Features - Meet The Maker



The CHANGING DYNAMICS of GARMENT MANUFACTURING IN INDIA, WITH MEENAL MALHOTRA

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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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10 minutes with creative pattern cutter Monisola Omotoso

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Within the industry, the roles of designer and pattern cutter are mutually exclusive. This is really strange, as without the Pattern Cutter, the designer’s vision can’t be realised.

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10 minutes manufacturer chat with Hawthorn Int

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Howthorn work with a mixture of start-up and established brands, helping those who are new to the industry understand how best to progress on their journey

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Daring to be different: Kartik Kraft Vision Studio

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At a recent Utelier trip to India, we pay a visit to Kartik Kraft Vision design studio. A handbag manufacturing studio located in the charming Pitampura district of the Indian capital.

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Renee Lacroix – pattern cutter extraordinaire

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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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The art of modern day bespoke eyewear manufacturing – 1955 Srl

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Eyewear Designer and Utelier Specialist Sandra Battis.tel met with Raffaele Ricciuti, the owner of 1955, a small, yet highly artisanal eyewear factory in the South of Italy, near Potenza

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“Love what you do!” by garment manufacturer Plus Samples

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Utelier’s visit to a NW London factory specialising in high end (ready to wear) ladieswear soft separates garment pattern development, grading, sampling and small run production.

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What a Fashion Leathergoods Manufacturer Wants You to Know

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BeTangible is a leather goods and sample-making manufacturer, based in Ubrique, Spain, co-founded by ex-colleagues Pepe Montiel and Manuel Millan. They met during their careers at a larger fashion manufacturer, and both had grown tired of certain practices. Pepe and Manuel saw that there was a different way of working in fashion production; a more personable way, built on transparency and good communication with clients.

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Insley&Nash – The Printing Maestros

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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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Bespoke Shoemaker John Lobb Set to Grow

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One of the most respected welted shoemakers John Lobb, has been producing shoes since the mid-19th Century. Now, this Northampton-based £25m business is set to grow.

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Crafted: Makers of the Exceptional

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Last week, luxury and craft aficionados were given a chance to step inside the hidden world of Britain’s most talented craftsmen at the Walpole British Luxury Crafted: Makers of the Exceptional showcase at The Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington Gardens, London.

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