Is “Made in Britain” the new buzz phrase?
With the recent spotlight on British manufacturing, lingerie designer Ayten Gasson wonders if “Made in Britain” is just the latest buzz phrase and what will become of UK production in the future.
Anyone who has read a lingerie magazine, blog, or been on any of the numerous social networking sites recently would have seen the uproar at Mary Portas’ claim that she is “turning the lights back on Great British manufacturing”. With each new article on her range of Kinky Knickers we were all disappointed to hear her dismiss all the UK designers who have been proudly designing and manufacturing in the UK for years. But with each article also comes news that more and more labels are re-evaluating how and where their production is done. Sir Philip Green has promised to look into how the Arcadia Group can boost production in…
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