Made It aims to ensure that the UK’s creative talent of the future have the right skills to work with the flourishing manufacturing industry here in Britain. Together they can continue to deliver the breadth and quality synonymous with British fashion.
In Autumn 2017 UKFT delivered a series of masterclasses at five universities across the UK, with the aim of promoting a better understanding of sourcing, production and the business benefits of selecting a UK-based manufacturing strategy.
At each masterclass, a brief was set, asking the students to use what they had learnt to research, design and develop a fully UK made collection for a high street retailer. One student from each University was selected to receive sponsorship and support from the Made It campaign to go through the full production process with one of our brilliant UK manufacturers, receiving mentoring throughout.
The students were required to understand sourcing, costing, methods of communication and the importance of accuracy, problem solving and a good working relationship with their manufacturer.
The Made It campaign for 2018-19 will start soon.
Academic institutions wishing to get involved, please click here for more information.