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Clothing made in the UK – British clothes manufacturers and British Made Clothes – UK made clothes and accessories. Who made your clothes?

British made menswear, British made womenswear, British made children’s clothes.  Clothing made in the UK.

Is ANYTHING you’re wearing made in Britain?

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I sense a revival of British clothes manufacturing. Much has gone, but there is still a fantastic choice of British made clothes out there, whether you want to spend a lot or not very much money.

Here you can find links and information, in no particular order, about British made clothes, for men, women and children. This article is ongoing and I will add to it when I discover more British clothes manufacturers and suppliers. Only companies that actually make or supply clothes made in the UK will be featured here, not simply companies that used to make clothes in the UK or are just selling clothes in the UK. The products I list here are genuinely made in the UK, not simply labelled to imply British heritage or manufacture.

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British made hats and British made scarves – Hats Made in the UK – Scarves made in the UK

If you want to get ahead, get a hat

I have heard it said that a hat worn well is part of a British gentleman’s heritage. For ladies it is said a hat for every occasion is required. These days it probably won’t be a bowler you choose, but perhaps it’s time to rediscover the hat?

Get ahead, get a British made hat!

British made watch caps, beanies, wooly hats, trapper hats, Jinnah caps, pork pie hats, flat caps, dress hats, trilby hats, fedoras, homburgs, bowlers, top hats, panama hats, tweed hats, military headwear, baseball caps, etc.

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British Made Cricket Bats, Cricket Balls, Cricket Accoutrements; and British Made Tennis Balls, British Made Squash Balls and other British Made Balls

British made tennis balls

J Price (of Bath) Ltd was set up by Joseph Price in 1936 and is the only surviving tennis ball factory in Britain and the Western World, based in Box on the outskirts of Bath. Each week it produces 10,000 tennis balls alongside many other sports balls such as squash balls, racket balls, paddle balls, Irish handballs and more. They also make personalised tennis balls, over printed tennis balls, specialist learner balls for children, traditional white tennis balls, balls for mini tennis, yellow or white scented tennis balls smelling of freshly cut grass, or roses or lavender, tennis balls with different coloured seams, glow in the dark tennis balls, tennis balls for pets, throw down markers for sports coaching, bowls mats, mini-tennis ball key-rings made with reject materials, and promotional balls for high-end brands. The firm also produces custom rubber mouldings such as anti-vibration mounts, boat trailer rubber parts and rubber grips and all types of rubber components. Over the years the business has had its fair share of challenges such as in WW2 when trading almost ceased as tennis balls were such a luxury product. Work carried on producing rubber components for the Ministry of Defence, developing anti vibration units for ships engines, compressors, and generators, which are still made today. The 1980s saw manufacturing in the Fast East grow significantly, highly undercutting British manufacturers. Before that Prices made balls of all kinds for most known brands such as Dunlop. Wilson, Head, Prince, Donnay, Spalding, Rossignol and 40 others across the world, until they moved to cheap Far East suppliers. This made a dent in the factory’s profits, but the firm is still going today, currently employing around 12 people. There’s a short video about the company from 2011 on the BBC and a detailed 2015 article about the company in the Business Exchange Swindon & Wiltshire. Balls are available from their website, on Amazon and on notonthehighstreet – http://www.jpricebath.co.uk

J Price made in England tennis balls

J Price made in England tennis balls.

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