Kick Start a new Wardrobe with some British made bargins

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Celebrity tailor Patrick Grant, of The Great British Sewing Bee, has launched a not-for-profit clothing initiative to support British manufacturers that is offering some real must-have bargains. Grant has recently set up Kickstarter fund inviting the public to pledge their support by placing advance orders for some British made essentials, including jeans at just £49.

The Community Clothing collection features three key items for men and women: a five-pocket jean priced at £49, a classic Harrington jacket priced at £79 and a single-breasted raincoat priced at £119.

The clothing will be made in Blackburn at the Cookson and Clegg factory (which Grant saved from closure last year. However, the garments will also source their suppliers for things like buttons and labels from other UK factories.

Community Collection - Rain Coat

Community Collection – Rain Coat

Engineered for simplicity and selling direct to the consumer, Grant hopes to keep the prices low, especially when compared to most other labels sporting the ‘Made in Britain’ logo. He hopes to raise £75,000 through order via Kickstarter and manufacturing will begin in March with delivery expected in July.

I have just pledge to buy a pair of jeans and a raincoat. Once I recieve these in the Summer expect an extensive review from us.

Click here to grab yourself some british made bargins… we have!

Comments

  1. This is brilliant! Thank you so much for posting and as a result I too have supported the campaign. I love the Great British Sewing Bee and am so pleased Patrick is doing this. I try to always buy British and usually question where each part of an item comes from – like wool, I’m always asking is it from British sheep, but unfortunately they often don’t know and if they do they don’t seem to think it important to tell the consumer!

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    • admin says:

      Good news! Let us know what your thoughts about your new purchases when they arrive!

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  2. Just getting a little worried they may not hit the target, just under half way with 14 days to go at the moment. I’m sure everyone has already, but could everybody spread the word again far and wide please. It seems such a worthwhile project it would be such a shame for it to fail just because of lack of awareness.

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    • admin says:

      Yes, it is getting a little close. However, I have seen a lot of press attention for the project. I am supprised it has not smashed through the goal already.

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