Make it British Forum
There was a packed room at this year’s Make it British forum. Congratulations to Kate Hills, founder, for providing the audience with amazing speakers sharing their knowledge and experience of working in the Textile sector.
Mark Jarvis, MD of World Textile Information Network, filled us in on AI and digitalisation in the Textile& Apparel chain and the astonishing progress in material innovation, industry digitalisation & technical textiles. Helpful tips for best use of socialmedia came from Stephen Brent/DrMartens, Kate Holbrook/Turtle Doves and Patrick Morrison/Furious Goose. There was Brand and Marketing advice from Antony Wallis/ L&AW and Andrea Freeman/Redana Studio. The event finished with a panel discussion from manufacturers, Joshua Ellis & Co, English Tailoring Company and H.Dawson. Help was at hand from UKFT who assist 100’s of businesses in the UK to gain exposure overseas, giving advice and guiding them with information through the process of finding buyers and stockists Worldwide. ‘Make it British’ is surely the best platform to help U.K. manufacturers and British-made brands find more customers and now has a British Brands Directory as well as features on British Craftmanship.