Fashion does not have to mean luxury

By | May 17th, 2017|Fashion, Industry News, Trade Shows|

When we look at the work from the most popular designers in catwalks, there are two words that immediately come to our minds: fashion and luxury. We usually overlook such relation and simply say: “Oh! These garments are incredible, I wonder who could pay for them”, but the linkage fashion-luxury is more damaging than we [...]

ENOUGH! It is time for a change

By | April 27th, 2017|Industry News, Manufacturers|

“24th of April 2013, my life changed completely. It seemed to be an ordinary day, I wake up very early in the morning and went to work to the Rana Plaza building as every day. I needed to bring money home so we could eat and so I have never minded to work untiringly during [...]

Brexit and the uncertain future for the UK apparel industry

By | April 20th, 2017|Industry News, Made in the UK, Manufacturers|

“Brexit” is everywhere: TV, radio, press, street talks, at home… We are constantly seeing endless debates about its potential repercussions; there are many opinions, but the same question arises in everyone's mind: 'What is going to happen after Brexit?' Jean-Claude Juncker, the President of the European Commission, has said today that the general election, scheduled [...]

Struggles For ‘Made In America’

By | March 22nd, 2017|Industry News|

"We want products made by our workers in our factories stamped with those four magnificent words — made in the USA," Trump said. Many American clothing firms have welcomed this proposal with open arms; they believe that the new administration’s view will finally clear the foggy future of American manufacturing and return it to its [...]

Nottingham’s Fashion Industry

By | March 7th, 2017|Bridge & Stitch HQ, Industry News, Press|

Recent figures from insurance broker Simply Business reveal that Nottingham saw the largest rise in fashion startups in 2016 and is now the UK’s budding fashion capital. The city has had 126 per cent more fashion industry startups in 2016 than in 2015, which is a larger increase than any other city in the UK. [...]

Manufacturing From A Material Printers Eyes.

By | January 23rd, 2017|Bridge & Stitch HQ, Industry News, Made in the UK, Manufacturers, Suppliers|

‘Back in 1987 we created our business because there was a gap in the market for a UK based print industry’. This was because what would have taken China a couple months to turn around would take 2 days in the UK. And the demand for screen-printing in Britain was high. The business started off [...]

Manufacturing in the Modern Day

By | January 11th, 2017|Bridge & Stitch HQ, Industry News, Made in the UK, Manufacturers, Suppliers|

I’m Simon, one of the graduates interning at Bridge & Stitch. During my time here we will be visiting different suppliers and manufacturers to check up on how some of the projects are coming along. Whilst we are there we are using the opportunity to learn more about the business, the fashion industry as a [...]

Sportswear

By | December 16th, 2016|Industry News, Services, Uncategorized|

We get daily sportswear enquiries here at Bridge & Stitch. So we've got together some tips for you when you're designing your sportswear. Sportswear, more than most other garment types, must be suitable for its purpose. You'll need to consider the fit you want for your garment and how that will effect the level of [...]

Great British Knitwear

By | November 1st, 2016|Industry News, Made in the UK, Manufacturers, Services, Suppliers, Uncategorized|

At Bridge & Stitch, the majority of projects that we have worked on in the past consist of jersey and woven products as well as cut and sew knitted garments. With a database of over 160 factories, which continues to grow, over 20 of these factories specialise in knitwear which can offer fully fashioned knitted [...]

Make it British Forum

By | October 31st, 2016|Events, Exhibitions, Industry News, Made in the UK, Trade Shows|

My name is Krystal and I am a new production assistant at Bridge and Stitch Nottingham. A lot of my previous experience has revolved around high street fashion and bridal wear. I have now decided to pursue a career in production, reason being that I wanted to be more involved in the process to increase [...]

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