Blog: Tailor targets rogue traders
Leonie Barrie | 5 December 2008
A London-based tailor has launched a campaign to stop manufacturers labelling products 'Made in England' when they have in fact been made abroad.
Tony Lutwyche’s stand comes after Richard James, who last week won Bespoke Designer of the Year at the British Fashion Awards, and retailer John Lewis were both forced to stop selling falsely labelled 'Made in England' suits.
Changes to trading regulations in May removed a loophole which had allowed tailors to claim suits had been made in England provided “substantial changes” had been carried out in the UK.
Lutwyche says: “Someone had to take a stand against companies intent on ripping off the general public and denying the British economy much needed jobs and investment.”
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