China vs Camden: The benefits of manufacturing locally

“We have some of the best clothing manufacturers in the world and we want to see their products in our stores.” ~ Suzanne Harlow, Group trading director at Debenhams.

With the sustainable fashion movement now well and truly established, there are so many benefits to producing your collection locally. Many shops which wouldn’t ordinarily stock first season or emerging brands are now more open to the idea, as long as the collection is produced locally.

Also keeping your manufacturing local means shorter lead times, cost savings and potentially better quality of finish.  

Learn more about the benefits and the step by step process involved in working with a local manufacturer on our Manufacturing course module available here

Post Author: Yolande Letshou

Yolande is the co-founder of Fashion Brand Bible. She previously worked in fashion buying for the UK's leading department store and has a passion for promoting and raising the profile of emerging and independent designers, who are often struggling to gain exposure due to financial constraints/lack of professional direction. As a result she has been fortunate to work on some unique projects and with some fabulous brands and organisations across four continents, North America/the Caribbean (New York & Jamaica,) Europe (Paris, Romania, Poland), Asia (China), and Africa .

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