FTCT-Supporting British manufacture

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 | Posted in Blog

Image courtesy of www.telegraph.co.uk

Think that there is no manufacturing left in the fashion & textiles industry in Britain? According to an article written by Kate Hill, published on her website Make it British, there a some key facts and figures you should know which prove otherwise.

Inspired by Mary’s Bottom Line- a programme documenting the progress of Mary Portas as she breathes new life into Headen & Quarmby, a factory on the outskirts of Manchester, Kate began to compile her own list of statistics on British manufacturing, to show how much clothing is still made in Britain.

Fascinatingly, Kate found that a massive £1.5 billion worth of clothing and accessories were manufactured in the UK in 2012, in factories including those of the iconic British brands Barbour and Mulberry.

FTCT’s grants crtieria covers all aspects of the UK fashion and textile industry-which means we can accept applications from parents and carers who work or have previously worked for a company within the UK which manufactures clothing or textiles. If you know anyone who works in this industry, please tell them about FTCT- they may be eligible for a grant for their child.

To find out about the types of grants we can offer-call us in confidence on 0300 123 9002.

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