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Is James Bond the saviour of British manufacturing?

Ever since James Bond was sent on his first big screen mission in 1962’s Dr No, the most successful franchise in movie history has been a shop window for British manufacturing. Is Spectre, the latest incarnation of Ian Flemings infamous MI5 agent, going to continue to promote brand Britannia? Bond famously has a weakness for British cars. Along side his famous Aston Martin  […]

Source: Is James Bond the saviour of British manufacturing? – A Truly British Family – Consumer champions of manufacturing & farming

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Spectre

Another great article from A Truly British Family – Consumer champions of manufacturing & farming. Sharing to widen the audience and promote GB. Thanks British Family. Looking forward to seeing the new Bond film hopefully next week.

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Grey Fox: How would the James Bond of 2015 live and dress? A Christmas Whimsy

Grey Fox: How would the James Bond of 2015 live and dress? A Christmas Whimsy.

Happy New Year.  Enjoy this great article from the Grey Fox.

Turnbull and Asser – Made in England

Sartorial Icon: James Bond [1962 Dr No]. Notice those cuffs: Turnbull & Asser turnback button closure.

Sartorial Icon: James Bond [1962 Dr No]. Notice those cuffs: Turnbull & Asser turnback button closure.

Turnbull & Asser.

Turnbull and Asser is a shirtmaker and clothier and Royal Warrant holder established in 1885, with a beautiful flagship store on Jermyn Street in London. Now owned by Ali Al-Fayed, younger brother of Mohamed Al-Fayed, former owner of Harrods. They have their own factory in Gloucester, as well as using other manufacturers. An exclusive traditional outfitters, selling off-the-peg and custom made shirts, knitwear, braces, boxer shorts, scarves, pyjamas, socks, handkerchiefs, umbrellas, bow ties and ties; with the majority of items made in Britain. Note that not all their items are made in the UK, but country of origin is given on their website. Turnbull and Asser remains, quite simply, one of the best shops in London and online.

http://www.turnbullandasser.co.uk

Turnbull and Asser, Jermyn Street, London, March 2010

Turnbull and Asser, Jermyn Street, London, March 2010

Film and Television

Not strictly manufactured in Britain, but made in Britain; the UK makes some of the best TV and films (movies) in the world.  A recent good example of great British TV is the BBC drama Parade’s End starring Benedict Cumberbatch.  In the dying days of the Edwardian Empire, Christopher Tietjens enters into a destructive marriage with the beautiful but cruel socialite Sylvia.  Based in the novels of Ford Madox Ford.

In films, a good example of great British film making (well perhaps strictly speaking Anglo-American-Japanese film making) is the Bond films (based in the character created by Ian Fleming and starring Daniel Craig as the most recent incarnation of James Bond), the latest of which is Skyfall which is premiered in London tomorrow.

Adelaide Clemens, Benedict Cumberbatch and Rebecca Hall in the BBC drama Parade’s End

MADE IN BRITAIN

Why aren’t more things made in Britain?

In this article in the Telegraph I read that:

“The EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, recently reported that 40pc of companies currently manufacturing abroad are looking to bring production back home.

We need to foster this interest in a resurgence of manufacturing in the UK: for the economy, for job creation and for national pride.”

Interesting.  Here’s a link to the article.  That is where the photo above is from too. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-business/9597671/Why-arent-more-things-made-in-Britain.html

And here is a link to visitbritain.com – VisitBritain is the national tourism agency, responsible for marketing Britain worldwide & developing Britain’s visitor economy.

http://bcove.me/huhmxwut