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Programme to unite UK Manufacturers and Fashion Designers

Programme to unite UK Manufacturers and Fashion Designers

As the country gears up for London Fashion Week, collaborations between high-end UK fashion designers and manufacturers will take centre stage thanks to a new programme being launched today by the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA). The high-end fashion sector is responsible for the production of exclusive, high value products typically marketed through international fashion shows. However, recent NESTA research shows that four in ten UK designers are going abroad to fulfil their manufacturing needs due to a lack of collaboration between manufacturers and designers. Designers are concerned about unreliable delivery times, poor credit terms, lack of specialist skills and poor quality manufacturing whilst manufacturers struggle with demands for small order sizes,... »