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Carreducker Bespoke Shoemakers

Carréducker – Bespoke Shoemakers for Men

Bespoke shoemakers James Ducker and Deborah Carré, who make up the duo known as Carréducker create custom shoes for men, traditionally made and designed with a contemporary aesthetic to suit each client’s individual style.

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pattern cutter Renée Lacroix interview

Pattern Cutter Renée Lacroix: London Pattern Bureau

Renée Lacroix is Canadian born, London based pattern cutter extraordinaire. Having originally studied back in Canada for over 6 years, focusing on womenswear design and technical/pattern cutting skills, she came to London and set up London Pattern Bureau in 2015.

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Tushar Handworks – Limitless Innovation and Design

Tushar Handworks is an Indian garment manufacturer, not afraid of experimentation and who takes new challenges in their stride. The designer cum manufacturer- Tushar, talks to Fashion Insiders openly about the changes he has implemented to adapt to the competitive times, sustainable fashion and qualities that make a good a customer.

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Maes London

MAES London: No job is too big or too small

Maes London may not be a name you recognise right now, but if you’re a fashion designer based in London, soon you will. Diana, the bubbly and energetic founder behind it is not someone who mulls over ideas. Instead, she springs into action and does the impossible.

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meenal malhotra indian garment manufacturing

Changing Dynamics of Garment Manufacturing in India

India based Meenal Malhotra caught the fashion bug post her MBA stint in Finance and Marketing. After gaining some insights into the fashion industry whilst working with Masaba, the well-known fashion designer from India, she decided to set up a factory of her own – R and M Enterprises.

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future of fashion wholesale

The Questionable Future of Fashion Wholesale?

Over the last couple of decades, as the online shopping has steadily increased at a fast and furious pace, countless boutiques closed their doors and larger department stores sales suffered – many wonder what is the future of fashion wholesale?

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Utelier - Sandra Battistel - Eyespectacle - Eyewear Design

Eyewear: In search of the perfect fit

Sandra Battistel is an eyewear designer with more than 20 years of experience. She is also the editor of eyewear blog, EyeSpectacle where she shares her ideas and thoughts on eyewear, and celebrates independent brands. Here, she shares her excitement about an innovative solution for getting glasses to have the ‘perfect fit’.

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What We Didn’t Know About Leather

Hannah Stewart, a Product Account Manager at a London-based fashion company woke up at 5.30am recently, to travel two and a half hours from her London home to Northampton. She was attending the BLC Leather Technology Centre’s ‘Understanding Leather Course’, led by Barry Wood – a leather technician who has worked in the fashion industry for over 25 years.

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Insley & Nash – The Printing Maestros

Nestled in south-east London, in an arch underneath rail tracks, is the creative home of Insley & Nash. Inside, the fashion duo specialise in printing techniques that many printers will not even consider undertaking.

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MYB Textiles - Blog

MYB Textiles – The Modern Lace Makers

Lace has long been a treasured decorative element for fashion, interiors and hosiery. Yet when we talk about lace and the manufacture and making of it, we don’t usually think of lace and British manufacture in the same sentence. But surprisingly, we should! MYB Textiles based in Scotland is a lace manufacturer success story worth sharing and we find out exactly why from Wendy Murray from MYB Textiles.

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“No Comment” – The Art of Being Hermes

As anyone who knows or follows the luxury goods industry will tell you – there are luxury goods companies and then – there is Hermes. The family owned leather goods maker is a true champion of “the art of craft”. They continuously find new ways to educate and showcase what true craftsmanship means be it through pop up exhibitions, store demonstrations or videos. The latest new initiative paying respect to the true unsung heros behind the brand are a series of videos simple titled “No Comment”.

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ASOS – As Seen on Success

Nick Robertson the CEO of ASOS, the world-renowned online fashion retailer for twenty-somethings, describes his journey of becoming the second largest online retailer on the planet as being ‘luck at every junction’.

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Shop Til’ You Pop

Pop-up shops are taking over the retail world but what exactly is a shop that pops up? Pop-up shops are temporary stores at a designated venue, the purpose of which is to attract the consumer with something exclusive and exciting. Layla Webster delves to find out more.

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