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’.
Manufacturers are continually searching for innovation that sticks. And for sign-maker MTM Labels that is only too literal as the company continues to produce labels and signs for factories and machinery that stay in place and in good condition throughout the product life.
After its purchase of Norwegian Seals earlier this week, industrial belting firm Fenner is to buy specialist hose manufacturer Mandals and Florida-based American Industrial Plastics.
The former luxury clothing factory of Aquascutum in Corby, Northamptonshire, has been sold to a company pledging to recruit up to 30 staff.