Features

‘This is my park bench’

Mining and rugby – it’s not an obvious combination like fish and chips, but it’s one that a Northumberland-based sportswear manufacturer has made work and has turned into a thriving business. P&P editor Melanie Attlesey reports. Graham Murdie’s relationship with mining runs as deep as the coal pits that used …

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20 years of excellence

On october 13, Henbury celebrated its 20th anniversary. The brand started with the launch of just five polo shirts and now it is ranked as one of the key players in the corporate and workwear market today. Here Katie Stewart, managing director and founder, takes a whistle stop tour of …

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Taking Manchester style global

Regatta Professional’s new Originals brand derives from the Manchester-based company’s desire to inject some Manchester style into the industry. The range encapsulates the Mancunian spirit and all that Manchester is recognised for. The city of Manchester really oozes through the Regatta Originals range. It is youthful, it is urban and …

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What an innovative transfer printer!

Did you miss the InnoPrinter in action at P&P LIVE! earlier in the year? Well Simon Holt and his business partner Steve Ward didn’t. The two men were so impressed by this innovative transfer printer that they formed a distribution hub in the UK for it. P&P editor Melanie Attlesey …

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Long may the renaissance continue!

Kate Hills, founder of Make it British and Meet the Manufacturer, takes a look at the current state of the UK textile manufacturing scene and what the future holds for it. It seems that not a week goes by at the moment without reading something about manufacturing returning to the …

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Proudly designed and made in Wales

Many years ago garment manufacturers could be found in abundance in Wales. One by one they have closed up shop, as the work has been taken overseas. Now only one corporatewear manufacturer remains. P&P editor Melanie Attlesey reports. It makes for sorry listening, when MD of First Corporate Clothing, Mal …

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Made in the UK

P&P editor Melanie Attlesey spoke to Mike Carden of Balmoral Knitwear, Charles Horton of Charles Kirk and Dan Turner of William Turner to gain an insight into their UK manufacturing set-up. Q. So, first of all where in the country do you manufacture? Mike Carden: Balmoral Knitwear’s UK manufacturing is …

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Why charity tees?

The printed T shirt has its many uses out in the promotional world and raising awareness of charitable causes is just one of them. So why should you get involved in this burgeoning market sector? The charity T shirt not only works as a souvenir, but also as a product …

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The weird and the wonderful

The summer months in the world of media are often referred to as the silly season, so here is our own take on the most bizarre garment related stories we have found online recently. First up is the optical illusion T shirt from Japanese brand ekoD Works. It has been …

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Systems, machines and people

Some days, fighting in the trenches gets bloody and awful. Nothing is working right, a hiccup here a falter there and a disaster thrown in for good measure. Arron Harnden of Shirtworks talks systems, machines and people. Your forehead takes the pressure of both palms as you cup your cranium …

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