Blog: Leonie BarrieTailor 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.”

UK: Tailor removes ‘Made in England’ from Mauritius suits


Tailoring mass manufacturing to the individual

As the fashion industry shifts towards proper omnichannel it requires an on-demand supply chain that combines customisation with the ability to restock shops more efficiently and respond to trends mor...


Asia-Pacific trade deal now signed by 11 nations

The 11 remaining countries of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) have now signed a revised version of the multilateral trade pact without the US, reviving a deal that will slash tariffs and foster tr...


Rethinking supply chain models for speed

Technology and social media have transformed consumers into veritable fashion industry insiders. No longer looking to retailers to direct them towards the newest hot looks, when consumers see somethin...


China still dominates apparel sourcing

The latest full-year data on US apparel import trends for 2017 suggests China will remain the dominant sourcing region for some time to come....

just-style homepage

Forgot your password?