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Weekend Wrap-Up: British-made and ethical fashion champions hit headlines

Lauretta Roberts
06 December 2015

In our first "Weekend Wrap-Up" (a curation of some of the most interesting fashion headlines you may have missed), we find British-made and ethical fashion is enjoying a resurgence. Discover the new Scottish and Welsh labels who are proudly supporting local industry, how a British ethical e-commerce site is taking New York by storm and how a British-made menswear champion is expanding his business.

Corcale: inspired by traditional Welsh blankets

Corcale: inspired by traditional Welsh blankets

'More Welsh than Tom Jones' The new fashion brand made from traditional Welsh weaves

Having worked in the luxury fashion industry, including a stint in design at Ralph Lauren, childhood friend Jayne Hicks and David Tomlin have come together to launch Coracle, a fashion brand based around the traditional Welsh Carthen Blanket. They now have their sights set on a spot at London Fashion Week. Read more at Wales Online

NJAL at The Waldorf

NJAL at The Waldorf

Not Just A Label pops up at the Waldorf in New York

Online marketplace for new and established designers, Not Just a Label, has launched its first US pop-up show at New York’s iconic Waldorf hotel. NJAL which champions sustainable design and ethical business practice now represents more than 20,000 brands and recently hosted pop-ups in Berlin and Dubai. Read more at The Guardian

Elizabeth Martin by Garry F McHarg/Sunday Mail

Elizabeth Martin: Garry F McHarg/Sunday Mail

Scottish designer Elizabeth Martin quit catering and set up her own luxury label inspired by her grandmother

Elizabeth Martin quit her job in catering to set up her own label, which uses Harris Tweed and Morton Young and Borland lace, and has just won a place to showcase her designs at Scotland Re:Designed, part of a trade show in Hong Kong. Read more at The Daily Record

Patrick Grant with Antonio Salgado of Vertu

Patrick Grant with Max Pogliani of Vertu

Patrick Grant on how he is putting his BFC/GQ Menswear Designer Fashion Fund to good use

A champion of British-made clothing, Patrick Grant talks to GQ’s Robert Johnston on the strategies behind his three labels Norton & Co S (Savile Row tailor), E Tautz (contemporary men’s ready to wear) and Hammond (his collection for Debenhams). Read more at GQ

 

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