Why the new era of British fashion is all about the factory.

The realisation that a combination of globalisation and mass-produced throwaway product does not make for a sustainable future is central to the feature in The Guardian newspaper from 14th August 2021.

The article focuses on UK manufacturing, highlighting the benefits of shorter supply chain, transparent and responsible working practices, and the skills that go into creating a product that is designed to last a long time. 

Making leather in Yeovil and turning that leather into bags and accessories under the same roof results in products with low manufacturing miles. Through its life, Pittards leather is easy to care for and doesn’t require much in the way of additional resources to maintain it.

Working with brands such as Alice Temperley and producing our own Daines & Hathaway collection we know that manufacturing in the UK has very real benefits, not just for the brand and end consumer, but for the future of leather making and leather craft. We see an opportunity to ensure the old skills are not lost and create new skills and new crafts people for the future.

Read the full article here.