I originally saw this on the Tumblr blog by Spoke – http://spokefit.com – https://twitter.com/spokefit – Spoke have their men’s trousers made in London, England and the prices are reasonable. Made using mostly Italian components.*
*Having looked at the spoke website and blog again today (22/11/14) I can find no reference to any of their products being made in England and on Facebook it says they are made in Europe, so this is wrong. Spoke clothes appear to be foreign made after all, although they do say they use some British fabrics.
It would be nice if JLP really does increase their proportion of British made products they sell. If they can bring more textile manufacture back to the UK in doing so all the better.
Disappointingly John Lewis do not always label their products with the country of origin and where this is the case the products in question are foreign made. JLP still have quite a way to go, as most of the products in their stores are foreign made.
The article also mentions “on-shoring” by other companies, including:
- Topshop giving more work to British suppliers.
- DFS increasing its UK production.
- Hornby planning to make a new range of Airfix kits in Newhaven, East Sussex.
- And online bathroom company Bathrooms.com giving more work to British suppliers.
Long may this trend continue.