We are one of the very few Corporate Clothing suppliers that manufacture our own range of both ladies and men’s work wear in our own factory here in the UK makes us totally flexible not only in providing a first class service, but in speed of response with everything from initial story boards of ideas to sample garments for your uniforms.
As all design and sampling is carried out in house, with our resources we can refine patterns to ensure garments are exactly as required with the quality and attention to detail overseen at every stage. Modifications to patterns / garments can be made at any time prior to production.
Any special sizes, alterations or requirements will be prioritised in our design department, therefore ensuring that every staff member is included in the corporate uniform for your organisation.
We are proud of our British manufacturing abilities!
Unlike many other corporate clothing suppliers, whose whole production is based off shore.We produce garments in our own UK factory.
We welcome clients to visit our factory and see garments being made.
We have also formed strong partnerships with UK manufacturers of knitwear and outerwear to support 'Make it in Great Britain'. We pride ourselves on where possible working with fabric suppliers who have fair trade status.
What are the Key benefits of UK Manufacturing?
Lower Carbon Footprint
Sustainability and the environment are key business issues. There have been changes at a political level such as the introduction of the 5p charge for plastic bags in shops and supermarkets, as well as the recent ‘latte levy’ for coffee shops and cafes. With issues like limited landfill space and the continued effect of damaging the ozone layer, it is pertinent for any business to want to consider their own carbon footprint.
Using UK manufacturing, you are decreasing the amount of miles that the product has to travel. The less distance travelled, the less fuel is used and the less damage to the environment. Choosing UK manufacturing means that you are adopting the greener option for your company and for your customers, that would be a preferred and admirable choice.
With less distance to travel when delivering products manufactured in the UK, the time it takes from production to delivery is significantly reduced. With faster turn around, your product can get into the hands of the consumer quicker, which in turn could lead to more sales per year. Product introduction through UK manufacturing means that you can beat your competitors to market and capitalise on the demand.
Supporting Local Economy
Choosing UK manufacturing doesn’t only benefit your company directly, it also impacts on the national and local economy. Supporting our heritage of manufacturing in Britain means supporting new job opportunities in local areas. UK manufacturers are working together to facilitate the resurgence of UK manufacturing, from direct business to forums and websites like Make It British, who highlight and celebrate UK manufacturing.
See Your Production In Person
Being able to visit a factory or manufacturers premises and see your products being created can be highly beneficial. It reassures you about the sustainability of the product and the quality of what you’re buying.
In addition, if your manufacturer is UK based it means it is much easier to conduct audits for any of your policy needs, be it ethics or sustainability - you can have more access to audit stock and business practises by being able to view the processes for yourself.
With UK manufacturing you are more likely to have lower minimum order quantities than you would overseas, which is practical for smaller businesses. The unit cost may be higher but there is less commitment and less risk for businesses who cannot tie up their cash in such large investments. It also means that old styles or models can be run down easier if discontinued to make way for the latest models.
… but what about cost?
There is definitely cost concerns when it comes to UK manufacturing over offshore manufacturing. In some industries, the cost differences are more of a myth. Make It British for example have a blog entitled “Is making clothing in the UK really more expensive?", which breaks down the different costs involved in manufacturing a T-shirt.
Cost is always going to be a driving force when choosing your manufacturer, but any business should also consider the benefits of UK manufacturing and their own brand ethics when making this decision.
If you want to support UK manufacturing and have your next uniform Designed and Made in Great Britain, please contact us.