London Mayor Boris Johnson tried his hand at sewing while visiting a new clothing factory in East London, and after a few attempts declared that he had made a 'codpiece,' a 15th Century pouch used to cover a man's loins.
While many manufacturing sectors are perceived as male dominated, others, like fashion and textile manufacturing, have a distinctly female profile. Ahead of International Women’s Day on March 8 TM talks to one of Made in GB’s ‘30 Under 30’ manufacturing champions about her work and the diversity of roles available in a variety of manufacturing sectors.
A Derbyshire start-up has developed a thin material clothing under layer that is four times more fire resistant than commonly used synthetic materials and can help prevent wound contamination.
North West manufacturer Headen & Quarmby is aiming to quadruple volumes and take on 30 new staff in 2013 after it was featured in the Mary Portas series ‘The Bottom Line’.