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Kate Hills from Make it British in The Independent 8th Mar 2017

By Admin | March 9, 2017

Kate Hills was asked to give her thoughts on how the Spring Budget might effect UK manufacturers You can read the article on The Independent website here

Make it British team in The Independent

Make it British featured in The Independent 8th March 2017

By Admin | March 8, 2017

Thanks to the Independent for their feature on the Make it British story. You can read the full article here  The Independent ran a feature for International Womens Day about the Make it British team, and how we are all working mums. You can read the full story here…

Mums that Make it British

By Admin | March 8, 2017

Press Release: Mums that Make it British Around 54,000 new mothers lose their jobs each year, according to an Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) report.  It was statistics like this that prompted Kate Hills, a mother of two young children herself, to employ an army of mums to support her when she launched her…

BBC Radio 4 interview with Kate Hills, Winifred Robinson and Brant Richards

Kate Hills on BBC Radio 4 You & Yours with Winifred Robinson and Brant Richards

By Kate Hills | August 26, 2021

According to the Office of National Statistics UK textile manufacturing has grown from £9 billion to £11 billion between 2018 to 2020. Kate Hills, founder of Make it British, was invited to discuss these figures on BBC Radio 4. She was also joined by Make it British member Brant Richards, who is the co-founder of…

Make it British dresses Adrian Chiles in UK-made clothing for BBC Radio 4

By Kate Hills | December 17, 2020

With just over 2 weeks until the UK leaves the EU, Adrian Chiles made a radio programme for BBC Radio 4 called Living British. He challenged me to dress him head to toe in British-made, and I obliged with the help of our Make it British members. In November 2020 I received a call from…

Make it British Members featured in Brilliantly British Campaign

By Kate Hills | December 10, 2020

In December 2020 The Express newspaper ran a ‘Brilliantly British’ campaign shining a light on UK-made firms. Dozens of Make it British members were among them… Over a period of two weeks, the Express newspaper is encouraging its readers to buy UK-made goods in a new “Brilliantly British campaign. Many of the businesses listed in…

‘One Woman’s Mission to Successfully Save UK Fashion Manufacturing’

By Kate Hills | November 5, 2020

Kate Hills features on Fashion Roundtable’s first ever podcast.  I was delighted to be featured as the first ever guest on Fashion Roundtable’s great new podcast ‘From Front Row to Front Bench’. Fashion Roundtable is an organisation that collaborates with Government and Parliament, through All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs), and across the public and private sector…

‘The implications of fashion’s pivot to PPE production’

By Kate Hills | May 15, 2020

Vogue Business. 15 May 2020 Make it British founder, Kate Hills, comments on fashion’s role in manufacturing PPE Equipment in this Vogue Business article discussing Covid-19 relief efforts paving the way for more local production and collaborations. Read the full article here.

Kate Hills feature marketplace.org

In the press: Britain’s textile industry gets an unexpected boost from COVID-19

By Kate Hills | April 13, 2020

Marketplace.org. 13 April 2020 Kate Hills features in an article on marketplace.org regarding the impact of Covid-19 on British manufacturing. Kate Hills of Make It British, a manufacturing advocacy group, said that British clothing retailers and brands are now focused on sourcing their fabrics domestically “so that in future the whole garment can be made in…

Kate Hills, founder of Make it British

Kate Hills joins the UK manufacturers call for action on migration

By Kate Hills | July 9, 2019

UK manufacturers have warned the fashion industry could face a “severe” shortage of skilled workers if a recommendation to restrict the migration of workers comes into force after Brexit. The below article was featured on drapersonline.com in July 2019, by Isabella Fish: In September 2018, the government’s Migration Advisory Committee recommended folding European Union citizens…