• craft Made In Britain: Footwear

    British shoe manufacturing is steeped in history. Since WW2 many brands have moved their production overseas, however there is growing evidence of re-shoring, as manufacturers try to meet the current demand for British made Shoes. The English county of Northamptonshire has 900 years experience in the production of leather and the making of footwear. It […]

  • craft The Boys are Back in Town

    With just six weeks to go there are only 14 spaces left available at Best of Britannia and we are welcoming some fantastic brands on board. Albam, Brooks England, Lavenham, London Tradition, Pantherella and Sock Club London are all joining us for the first time and we are over the moon to be able to announce […]

  • craft The Power of the Story – Selling British-made brands

    In writing about British menswear brands for some years, I’ve come to realise that there is a common thread to them all. They all have fascinating stories to tell; stories about how they started, about their craftsmen and women, their suppliers or the raw materials they use. While my main interest is menswear, the idea […]

  • craft Buying British – Are British products appreciated more by foreign consumers?

    In my first post on this blog I mentioned that many British fashion clothing and accessories brands are better known in countries like Japan and China than here at home. While it’s very satisfying to see British goods so appreciated abroad, I’d like UK consumers to know more of the exciting products made in this country. […]