The annual trade show Make it British will now be known as Make it British Live! The show is a leading British sourcing event attracting designers, manufacturers, retailers and academics each year. Since its launch five years ago, the event has grown from 56 to over 200 exhibitors and is becoming increasingly more popular among British manufacturers and businesses, who want to source products that are made in the UK.
The new name, Make it British Live!, reflects the essence of the Make it British campaign and encourages more people to buy British and manufacture in the UK. The rebrand is expected to attract even more progressive businesses, looking to source locally and re-shore their production back to the UK.
From garment manufacturing and textile mills to pattern cutters and trimming suppliers, Make it British Live! aims to bring together all manufacturers under one roof, if they want to make in the UK. More and more businesses in the UK are looking to manufacture locally. More companies from overseas are seeking out brands with a Made in Britain label. For many years, the fashion and textiles supply chain in the UK was fragmented but Make it British Live! is all about bringing that supply chain back together.