A Stitch in Time with Kate Hills

Kate Hills, Founder 'Make it British' and Managing Director 'Meet the Manufacturer'.


Make it British is the must go to site on the web for anyone that wants to support British craftsmanship and local manufacturing.

Kate Hills founded 'Make it British' in April 2011 as a way of supporting British brands that manufacture their products in the UK, the site originally started as a blog but has now grown to include a British brands directory as well as features on British craftsmanship and a resource for designers wanting to find manufacturers to make their products.

Through Make it British, Kate helps facilitate connections between designers/brands and UK manufacturers using a database of hundreds of British factories, predominantly in the clothing and textiles sector.  Clients have included start-ups, established designers that show at London Fashion Week, as well as retailers with outlets on the British high street.

Make it British also helps to promote companies that manufacture in the UK through various online marketing channels, and provides up to the minute editorial on the people, products and places that are important within British manufacturing.

Make it British was called an influential blog in The Guardian by fashion journalist Melanie Rickey in an article entitled ‘British-made fashion is back in business’.

If you want to know more about Make it British, please visit www.makeitBritish.co.uk

Meet the Manufacturer is the first and only sourcing event exclusively for British clothing, textile and leathergoods manufacturers. This major two day business event was launched in 2014 and showcases the best British manufacturers in the fashion and textiles industry. Featuring a trade show and conference for over 4000 visitors.

Kate says “My aim is not only to introduce buyers from companies of all sizes to factories that can make their products, but also to inspire them with a programme of thought-provoking seminars led by industry experts that can provide guidance through manufacturing in the UK.”

If you want to know more about Meet the Manufacturer, please visit www.meetthemanufacturer.co.uk