‘Meet the Manufacturer’, the only major sourcing event specifically for British clothing, textiles, leather goods and homeware manufacturers, is back with a new season and this time Elite Labels is the headline sponsor.
And as Kate Hills, CEO and Founder, Make it British, points out that as Elite Labels supplies to everyone from the smallest start-ups to largest and most prestigious names in retailing, it makes them the perfect headline sponsor. On the other hand, Elite Label, an exhibitor for the last two events are keen to be more involved in the event this year. They have chosen to become the sponsor this year, as this is the right time to be associated with the event as British bands have now become fully aware of the value of manufacturing in the UK, Shafique Hussein, Director, Elite Labels, has asserted in a recent interaction.
The event, scheduled on May 24 and 25 at the Old Truman Brewery, London, is expecting more than 5,000 visitors this year. This year’s program includes free drop-in workshops and seminars plus over 150 exhibitors showcasing some of the top knitters, weavers, tanneries, leather goods makers, CMT units and homeware factories in Britain today. New this year is a ‘Make it British’ brands hall, dedicated to a carefully curated selection of British-made brands. Altogether, over 150 exhibitors will be showcasing the best of British clothing manufacturers, textile mills, leather-goods makers, homeware designers and suppliers to the UK apparel and textile industry.