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how nylon stockings are made in UK working conditions - without boiling-up live silk worms

There's been some discussion on the forum about where to buy products made in good working conditions in the UK.

I don't buy or sell nylon stockings (you might want to comment if you know anything about the market) but came across this rather wonderful explanation. The company is advertised as a business for sale but it might suit ethical fashionistas as a flexible supplier with UK working conditions for the staff, sustaining a done-for UK economy and avoiding the boiling of live… Continue

Added by on April 3, 2010 at 12:00 — No Comments

Agreement for funding relative to creative sector support - designer fashion - £4.2m

British Fashion Council have not published their reports to the London Development Agency before, but a request under the Freedom of Information Act now puts them on-line. Previous responses have sketched the terms of contract between government and the British Fashion Council.

"Question by Darren Johnson

Would you… Continue

Added by on December 3, 2009 at 9:42 — No Comments

Manchester Wallet Manufacturer JJ Blackledge for sale :

The deadline may have passed in theory, but anyone looking for assets or a going concern wallet manufacturing business in Manchester could still contact Charles Tayor auctioneers as the auction for individual machines is at the end of November - presumably they're kept together till then. The factory ran until 16th October… Continue

Added by on November 15, 2009 at 12:00 — 1 Comment

Subsidised out-sourcing: London Assembly members question Boris

China prices can be cheaper than other low-wage economies. Quotations are often for large quantities, the Chinese government has no pension, healthcare or democracy costs, and governments east and west have manipulated the exchange rate, but another surprising reason is that the UK taxpayer subsidises introductions and training, and hectors fashion designers to use China specifically. The money is paid from funds paid in London to reduce disparities in the Labour… Continue

Added by on October 4, 2009 at 9:30 — 7 Comments

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