A new British label is looking to bring clothing manufacturing back to the UK one foot at a time. Drake & Hutch was launched by former buyer Pete McGuinness from Lancashire.
The label creates everyday clothing essentials for women and men, designed in the heart of the countryside supporting British manufacturing.
The companies new line of colourful socks are made in England and there are already plans for a future range of made in Scotland hats, gloves and scarves.
Pete explains “I loved working in the industry buying and developing for high-street labels, but I was always disappointed that despite an incredible textile history in the UK, so little clothing was made here.”
In the early 1900s UK textile production was in full swing. At one point an estimated 80% of the worlds cotton had passed through Manchester, known at the time as Cottonopolis. By the 1950s production was in rapid decline. In the 1970s the little...