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 [...]

UK Sportswear Factory Shows Us Fabric Production Up Close

By | February 16th, 2017|Made in the UK, Manufacturers, Suppliers|

Last week we visited a factory in Derbyshire to see some of the garments they produce and the processes used in creating them. We were guided through the factory by Steve, one of the owners of the business, who explained to us how everything works, as well as some of the company history. The factory [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Wullie and his Ultrasonic Knickers!

By | August 12th, 2016|Industry News, Made in the UK, Manufacturers, Projects, Services, Suppliers, Uncategorized|

On Monday our Director, Rachael, travelled up North to Scotland to visit a family run factory that we have discovered. The factory specialises in laser cutting, heat bonding and sealing, taping, ultrasonic seams and even inventing and developing the machinery for producing and applying the above specialisms.   Armed with the task of taking as [...]

Factory Sourcing

By | July 18th, 2016|Bridge & Stitch HQ, Manufacturers, Services|

After your designs have been finalised and fabric has been sourced, we can look into sourcing a factory to produce your garments for you. We send them your tech packs and they provide an estimate on how much production will be. Lead times on receiving quotes is usually 1-2 weeks. Bridge & Stitch has a large [...]

FSB Connect Event

By | October 30th, 2015|Advertising, Bridge & Stitch HQ, Made in the UK, Manufacturers|

The FSB Connect group offers networking opportunities for young entrepreneurs looking for a more supportive start-up environment, and for those of you who follow us on Facebook and Twitter you may have seen our recent posts regarding their upcoming event at which Bridge & Stitch's Director Rachael Hobbs will be speaking. Rachael will be sharing her journey from graduate [...]

Representing England in the Rugby World Cup

By | September 21st, 2015|Bridge & Stitch HQ, Made in the UK, Manufacturers, Press, Projects|

Having not written a blog for my own company for many months, possibly even years, the Rugby World Cup Opening Ceremony has inspired me to write again. It has bought back so many memories to a time when Bridge & Stitch was first established. One of our first clients was Rugby School who we produced [...]

DTG Printing

By | July 31st, 2015|Made in the UK, Manufacturers, Services|

When it comes to garment printing, there are so many options out there is can sometimes be confusing to which is the best method for you. DTG, or Direct to Garment printing, is the process of printing full colour images directly onto garments using a specialised printer. Here at Bridge & Stitch we feel that occasionally DTG printing [...]

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