Key Note Report: What’s in a Label?

According to market analyst Key Note, British clothing manufacturers are springing up as a welcome alternative to the questionable ethics in overseas regions.

Press Release (ePRNews.com) - TEDDINGTON, England - Jan 19, 2016 - 2 years on from the worst ever human disaster in the global textiles industry, Key Note’s brand new Clothing Manufacturing Market Update questions: how much has truly changed in the clothing manufacturing industry?

The collapse of the Rana Plaza factory in April 2013 may not have been the first tragedy to strike the international factories where Western clothing is made, but a number of campaign groups and retailers are now demanding that it is the last. Clothing companies have, for many years, hidden cheap labour behind a thin veil of ignorance, but the seams have unravelled to reveal the truth of how this season’s latest skirt, knitwear or scarves actually came into being. Calls for a Fashion Revolution have seen a flurry of brands rushing to prove that they can trace their supply chains all the way back to the very cotton field or cashmere mill that the fabric is sourced from, while others are reshoring their production sites back to UK factories, where manufacturing is traced one stitch at a time.

British manufacturers are springing up as a welcome alternative to the questionable ethics in overseas regions, and the heritage brands which refused to follow the crowds to the likes of Bangladesh and the Far East a few decades ago are now smugly counting their sales figures from their in-house factories. The Leicester textile industry is slowly being restored to its former glory, as the ‘Made in the UK’ clothing label is enough to send garments flying off the shelves. So now, rather than ‘fashionistas’ asking what designer are you wearing, the question on everyone’s lips has become: who made your clothes?

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Press enquiries: Adam Pembrey at Key Note at apembrey@keynote.co.uk or 0845 504 0452. Press/review copies of the report are available on request.

Notes to editors:

Key Note’s 2015 Market Update, Clothing Manufacturing, analyses the market for clothing manufacturing in the UK.

Key Note Ltd has been providing commercially relevant market information to libraries, academia and businesses since 1978. With over 1,000 titles available across 22 market sectors, and new or updated titles published every month, Key Note is one of the UK’s most prolific and respected business information providers. Within the range, some reports are written in response to particular market conditions, whereas other reports will be produced regularly year on year.

Key Note’s 2015 Market Update, Clothing Manufacturing, is available to purchase from Key Note on 0845-504 0452, by e-mail at sales@keynote.co.uk or at www.keynote.co.uk, priced £575.

Source : Key Note Ltd
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