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 [...]

NEW Technical fabrics – Supplier meeting in their London based office!

By | November 14th, 2016|Bridge & Stitch HQ, Services, Suppliers|

During our day out to London to attend the trade show, Fashion SVP, we met up with one of our regular suppliers who had some great news for us here at Bridge & Stitch! With ever advancing technology, the supplier wanted to show us their new collection of technical fabrics. From water repellent to moisture [...]

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 [...]

Fabric Processes

By | August 22nd, 2016|Suppliers, Uncategorized|

Were you aware of the amount of processes fabric goes through to get to the state that you see it in on your clothes? I certainly wasn't! It is a common misconception that yarn is thread onto the knitting machine, where it then creates a roll of fabric which is then ready to use immediately [...]

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 [...]

Fashion SVP – How We Can Get The Best From Our Suppliers

By | July 1st, 2016|Events, Exhibitions, Suppliers, Trade Shows|

On Wednesday at Fashion SVP we really enjoyed a seminar by Liz Leffman from Clothesource, entitled “Getting the best from your suppliers”. This was a great talk on finding the right suppliers for your criteria, and key points on how to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with them. Here at Bridge & Stitch [...]

PACART sheets, labels, and swing tickets

By | September 18th, 2015|Bridge & Stitch HQ, Made in the UK, Services, Suppliers|

Over the past couple of weeks we've covered tech packs and master patterns, so this week its time to sit down with Rachael to discuss PACART sheets, labels, and swing tickets. Q: So what kind of labels and packaging can Bridge & Stitch produce? A: Bridge & Stitch can help with all labelling, branding and [...]

Bridge & Stitch in the Paper, and The London Textile Fair

By | July 17th, 2015|Advertising, Bridge & Stitch HQ, Exhibitions, Press, Projects, Suppliers, Trade Shows|

Another busy week here at the Bridge & Stitch HQ, as we took a trip to The London Textile Fair on Thursday. Based at the London Business Centre, the show presents an array of beautiful fabrics, prints, and trims from some of those most prestigious European mills. Its always a fun and informative visit, and is the [...]

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