Discover the best British brands and manufacturers specialising in clothing, textiles and homeware at this unique trade show.
With free seminars and workshops helping you to get the most out of making in the UK, and over 200 exhibitors, it's the go-to event to guarantee your products are 100% British-made
If your business wants to take advantage of the benefits of selling quality British-made products then you need to be at this show. With over 200 exhibitors under one roof it's the perfect place to find suppliers of British-made product.
Anyone who's anyone within the UK textile and homewares industry will be at The Old Truman Brewery in London's vibrant East End on the 24th and 25th May 2017.
Is buying from UK suppliers part of your sourcing strategy ?
Do you want to discover some of the best British-made brands to stock in your stores?
Are you ready to learn more about how other companies are successfully making and selling British-made products?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions then you need to be at this event.
Not only does Meet the Manufacturer offer a fantastic opportunity to find all of the greatest UK manufacturers and brands all in one place, but it is also one of the best events to network with others who make in the UK.
Plus, there are two days of informative seminars and workshops that you’ll love…
Learn tips and tricks for making in the UK from leading industry speakers - discover what makes a perfect manufacturing partner, why provenance is important both at home and abroad, and how UK production is some of the most innovative in the world.
There are also live workshops for you to attend demonstrating everything from screen printing, leathergoods making, machine knitting, hand-linking and garment embellishment!
So as well as finding the perfect manufacturing partner and British-made products you’ll walk away feeling knowledgable and inspired.
Whether you are looking to make your own product in the UK or find British-made brands to stock in your store, you can find the perfect suppliers amongst the 200 exhibitors at this event. With suppliers who make garments, leathergoods and homewares, as well as those that provide services to the industry, if you want to sell products made in Britain you can get it all sewn up at Meet the Manufacturer 2017.
Find all the suppliers that you need to make a 100% British product.
Make it British Brands Hall
New for 2017 is an area dedicated to bringing you the best ready-made British brands.
Over 5,000 industry buyers, designers, sourcing directors and business owners visited Meet the Manufacturer in 2016, if you want to make and sell British-made products, can you afford to miss it?
What sort of fashion, homeware and gift industry professionals come to this event? All sorts!
But you'll get the most from this event if you're:
If you see yourself in this list, then you need to be at Meet the Manufacturer 2017!
"Another fantastic Meet the Manufacturer event. Great to be around so many exciting British manufacturers and brands! "
- Ian Holdcroft, Director, Shackleton Clothing
"As the customer demands more product, and more flexibility on when they get that product closer to home sourcing is critical"
- Simon Platts, Sourcing Director, ASOS
"Came away from MTM2016 feeling inspired to make it British!"
- Nayna McIntosh, Founder, Hope Fashion
"Last year's conference was really good but this year's was even better!"
- Jane Wach, Head of Supply Chain, Oasis
"Well done to Kate Hills at MakeItBritish for two excellent days at Meet The Manufacturer. Congrats!"
- Eric Musgrave, Journalist
"A great opportunity to network with people from different parts of the industry"
- Simon Colbeck, Head of Innovation & Quality, M&S
"Day one at Meet the Manufacturer - fab progress with knitwear partners. Labelling and grading sorted. Great British suppliers here. Day two calling!"
- Laura Crabb, Founder, North Clothing
"Great to visit Meet the Manufacturer. Made some fantastic contacts and excited to start working together #madeinbritain!"
- Genevieve Sweeney, Founder, Genevieve Sweeney