May in Manchester has been incredible! One of the busiest, most diverse & challenging months is complete. We’re exhausted but very excited!

Altrincham Market Pop-Up

We kicked off the month with a successful pop-up appearance at Altrincham Market. This incredible place is something of a spiritual home as we share a postcode! The opportunity to connect directly with our local community was embraced with open arms. Fortunately, we were well looked after by the stall holder ‘regulars’ & the product was exceptionally well received by those that came along across the Early May Bank Holiday weekend.

Our direct-to-consumer proposition allows us to be very close to consumer needs, build relationships with families & listen keenly in order to refine our customer connection. Simply put, we’re able to offer our best possible service. A very pleasing take-out was the support for a local business with a contemporary UK Made product. Introducing the product embodiment of our design philosophy was a genuine honour.

Thank you to all existing friends of the brand that spent valuable weekend time with us & to all the new friends we made too – thank you. We’re already busy planning our next pop-up!


The middle of the month saw a fabulous exploration of Manchester’s fabled streets. In response to the growing ‘lifestyle’ presence of the brand we’re adopting a new approach to the brands imagery. Where better to celebrate that than our own city streets?! We’ve experimented with various compositions, locations (with a very questionable stand-in model) & stories which connect directly with real life. We don’t believe in over-produced, fantasy imagery; just as the product philosophy follows we celebrate a transparent, honest & authentic approach throughout which is evident in everything that carries our mark.

Developing a photography brief & collaborating on art direction was an entirely new (& terrifying) skill set. We’re excited to release the trial imagery which will help inform & inspire the next shoot planned for June – we’re on the look out for Manchester based models so if you know one, are one or fancy yourself as one please get in touch via

Sneak previews and behind the scenes footage of the first shoot are available on our Instagram channel 🙂

Make It British Live

An incredibly inspiring couple of days at MiB Live in London. An annual event which is invaluable to brands, designers & manufacturers in the UK. An entire day spent in the expertly organized & delivered Symposium was fantastic. Being able to hear expert voices from established businesses such as Smyth & Gibson, Fashion Enter, Grenson, Joseph Cheaney, Jigsaw, John Smedley & Nigel Cabourn was a real privilege. There’s such incredible energy behind reinvigorating UK Made brands we returned inspired, full of ideas & with even more new like-minded friends.

As a young brand we embrace the responsibility of connecting UK Made with the present & future whilst always paying respect to the proud industrial past. UK Made product continues to represent the highest in quality, richest in history & amongst the most covetable across the world. Our aspirations include export markets such as Denmark, Germany, Japan & the USA. We’re excited to take our message, via our product, out to the world.

An enormous thanks to Kate Hills & her fantastic team for arranging, organizing & delivering such a spectacular event. We’re so proud to be part of what it means to be Made in the UK.

Roll on June – we’re ready!