Retailer Marks & Spencer is flying the flag for British manufacturers this autumn with the introduction of a capsule collection that has been 100% designed and made in Great Britain.

Inspired by heritage styles, the 'Made in Great Britain' line for men and women includes coats and accessories which incorporate traditional British fabrics and are hand cut, handmade and hand finished at factories in Yorkshire and Manchester.

"We have developed the very best of British premium tailoring using fabrics sourced and developed in the UK," explains Simon Colbeck, head of innovation and quality for clothing.

"Each garment is completely hand constructed from pattern cutting to production celebrating the very best of clothing manufacturing that Great Britain has to offer."

Items include a military wool coat for women priced at GBP249 (US$394), while men's wear includes a wool parka (GBP275), wax jacket (GBP249), waistcoat (GBP129) and formal jacket (GBP249) made from 100% British wool and British wax fabric. The line also includes belts and scarves.