• people Interview with Patrick Grant

      We had a chat with Fashion Designer, Judge on The Great British Sewing Bee and BOB Ambassador Patrick Grant to get his thoughts on BOB. How it resonates with his brand values, on why buying British is buying quality and the Launch of Community Clothing.   How do you feel about working with BOB? […]

  • people Wayne Hemingway MBE BOB Interview

      Wayne Hemingway MBE is a fashion designer and co-founder of HemingwayDesign - an award-winning creative design studio. Under HemingwayDesign’s sub-brand Vintage, came the Classic Car Boot Sale. Where over 100 vintage vehicles and traders are joined by thousands of shoppers, collectors and vinyl lovers for a family-friendly celebration of all things vintage, collectible and […]

  • people June Sarpong MBE joins Best of Britannia as an ambassador

    Best of Britannia is proud to announce that British television personality June Sarpong MBE is joining us as an ambassador for BOB London 2016, and launching her new collection, Ldny. June Sarpong MBE has been working with not-for-profit company Fashion Enter on Ldny (a new collection with designer Daniella Helayel, and in partnership with the United […]

  • news BOB was very sad to hear this news today

    A sad announcement of the passing of Norman Walsh, the great founder and craftsman. The planned exhibition at the Northampton Museum 8 – 27 July will be a tribute to Norman’s unique contribution to British sports footwear. For further details please contact Tim Walker on 07896 002558   /    07841 421320

  • people Ian Oliver, CEO of GPlan

    We are very pleased to introduce our special guest-blog contributor; Ian Oliver – CEO of GPlan Many of us recall being disinterested in our parents’ furniture, growing up it seemed so unfashionable. The bright colour schemes and patterns that often clashed, the sideboard full of crockery and cutlery that was saved for best and used only on the rarest […]

  • people The British Summer – Don’t Leave Home Without It, by Alix Waterhouse

    I have had a houseguest staying with me from California. A week ago we had rain, sun and hail all in one day. Confused, he asked me, ‘when is the summer coming?’ I shrugged. Until that point I hadn’t considered it. I’m from Yorkshire, I’ve learned not to hope for or expect sunshine. The next […]

  • news Newly signed up to BOB: Owen Barry & Donald Alexander

    Owen Barry – Leather, suede & lifestyle crafted products. Based in the heart of the West Country five generations of the Barry family have been involved in the skin tannage and manufacturing of sheepskin and leather goods, this inherent knowledge and skill base makes Owen Barry the unique company it is today. The present company was […]

  • people On The Road With BoB by Alix Waterhouse

    On a road trip to the North West of England with BoB I cover 1000 miles in 56 hours and experience a mini-education in textiles from raw material to final product. The trip starts at an astounding Victorian cotton warehouse, a potential site for the 2015 Best of Britannia Manchester show. We meet the British […]