Here’s our Well Fashioned list of Made in Britain and UK-made womenswear and accessories. Every brand on this list is championing manufacturing in England, Scotland and Wales! By no means is it comprehensive and I will update the list as I meet more great Well Fashioned makers. If you want to be added to the list, go to Get Featured for more information.
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Age of Reason offers a range of playful silk scarfs, womenswear and cushions with an emphasis on quality and sustainability. Designer Ali Mapletoft is dedicated to her ethos of anti-sweatshop fashion and has embedded this into the brand. All of the clothes are made in Hull, Yorkshire (The Pin House).
A-mm-e: Totnes, Devon
Combining Italian elegance with a contemporary British style, designer Emma Kempton creates luxury wear for all lifestyles.
Alex Gore Brown: Tidmington, Warwickshire
Alex Gore Brown handmakes every item on her range of industrial knitting machines, aiming to create a fresh and innovative but elegant silhouette in each piece.
With 80% of all their alpaca yarns having been sourced in the UK, Ally Bee offer natural fibre knitwear and have recently been awarded the Butterfly Mark for the brands commitment to fair production standards.
Each bespoke silk wedding veil is made with silk tulle fabric and French lace, complimenting any wedding dress beautifully.
Antiform are passionate about sustainable design and fashion upcycling. All materials and workmanship used by the brand are sourced in the UK and the result is a unique collection ranging from fisherman knits to glitter.
Bamford wish to help women feel comfortable with what they wear and hope that each item will be cherished from one generation to the next. Although their line is at the higher end of the price scale, the quality they provide turns their simple items into investments.
Nicola Woods combines sophistication and fun childhood memories in her luxury womenswear prints which have acclaimed international recognition from the likes of Kate Middleton and Taylor Swift.
With 150 years of experience in shawl making but unafraid to champion innovative design, the brand provides a scarf to match any outfit.
Describing her brand as ‘Wearable Art’, Bianca manufactures scarfs, tops, skirts and dresses in various locations around the UK, with perfected attention to detail in every piece.
Blackfish create high-tech swimwear, with muscle compression fabric so you look and feel streamlined every time you swim.
Bridds make fabulous hats in the heart of Devon. Their attention to detail is superb as each hat is hand crochet by the Briddon family using great quality materials ranging from cashmere to soft acrylic.
There are over 50 special processes involved in making Brora cashmere from expert weaving and knitting to carefully washing the fabric, this attention to detail creates a beautiful cashmere range.
Collection of ladies lingerie, swimwear and nightwear dedicated to classic quality and femininity. All garments are designed and produced within the UK!
Candy Anthony: Southbank, London.
Candy Anthony creates bridalwear and accessories that are exclusively designed and made to order individually for each customer, with the perfect silhouette in mind.
Celtic & Co produce fine quality British sheepskin footwear and clothing, all manufactured in Cornwall and sourced in Britain wherever possible, priding itself on an eco-friendly ethos. For details on their factory shop click here.
Cioch: Struan, Isle of Skye, Invernessshire.
Based on the Isle of Skye, Cioch aim to provide outdoor clothing with the ‘Perfect Fit’ with garments tailor made to your measurements and in your colour combination of choice.
Cocoon produce made-to-measure affordable rainwear in their quaint workshop in Oxfordshire.
Colenimo has created a contemporary line with vintage details, aimed at the modern woman.
Community Clothing has a simple mission, to create high quality, affordable clothing whilst providing jobs to skilled workmen and women and thus restoring real pride within British manufacturing.
For over 175 years Cordings have created womenswear with the ‘quintessential British woman in mind’. Having dressed the Queen Mother, Cordings boasts both quality and effortless class.
With every garment made in London, Closet channels the confident and feminine style of the modern woman into all their pieces from tailored jackets to the little-black-dress.
This label presents in London Fashion Week and is supported by the likes of Topshop and the British Fashion Council, and what’s more every peice is designed and made in London!
With every sketch and stich produced in Derbyshire, David Nieper celebrates British design and manufacturing with his large range of womens garments finished with the signature of the principle seamstress who crafted them. For details on their factory shop click here
Established in 1777, Dents is globally renowned for created fine British leather gloves. Dents have extended their range to include other accessories from leather handbags to woollen hats. For details on their factory shop click here
With a following that ranges from the Royal Family to Nigella Lawson, Diva Catwalk is known for quality stretch fabrics and timeless classics, all designed and made in their London studio. Check out their show room: 146 New Cavendish St, Fitzrovia, London W1W 6YQ
Specialising in high quality sheepskin and shearling but ensuring that each item hold warmth without adding weight to your outfit. Based around two collections, BLACK and CLASSIC, Dlux London offers quality outwear made in the UK.
Eternal Spirits create corsets, handcrafted using Victorian techniques and steel boning, and lingerie which is sold around the world. Eternal Spirits pieces have appeared in London Fashion Week and have even dressed royalty.
Sourcing their fabric mainly from Leicester market, Falcieri Design offers unique and classy womenswear for every occasion.
Farfield Clothing: Sedbergh, Cumbria.
With their range of warm coats and accessories, Farfield Clothing is dedicated to supporting it’s small local town in Cumbria. For details on their factory shop click here.
Frank and Faith: Gateshead, Tyne & Wear.
Frank and Faith are committed to selling top quality products without hidden, harmful chemicals like pesticides and other toxic substances
Frock: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire.
Frock produces bespoke vintage-styled dresses, tailor made to your size and style by appointment.
Every piece of Gilly Page’s fine silver jewellery is hand sculpted in her workshop in South Staffordshire. They also often team up with other South Staffordshire/Shropshire artisans to create great combined outfits and projects!
Gio Stockings: Loscoe, Derbyshire.
A range of Fully Fashioned (seamed) and Reinforced Heel and Toe (seamless) stockings made on original Reading knitting machines.
Grace Gordon: London.
Grace Gordon makes each handbag with British leather and solid brass hardware with the form and functionality necessary for the modern woman.
Grenson has a rich heritage of shoe production dating back to 1866 and was one of the first factories in the World to use the Goodyear Welted method of shoemaking. Their shoes reflect this heritage, producing high quality, timeless styles
Harley of Scotland use only yarn milled in North East Scotland in the production of their timeless classic sweaters.
Specialising in leather goods, Heistercamp offers a great range of belts and other leather accessories all handmade in Devon!
Faux fur accessories and beautiful berets designed and made in Britain.
Hope prides itself on creating clothing for ‘real body shapes and proportions’ with effortless style. With opportunities for a visit from a personal Hope at home stylist, the brand gives you a unique shopping experience.
Horsley Couture provides you with an opportunity to choose your fabric and measurements, allowing for their vintage-inspired range to suit your style and every curve.
Katherine Hooker creates endless combinations of fabrics, trims and buttons in her collection of tailored coats handmade in their London workshop. In recent years the brand has expanded to create jackets, dresses, coats and more.
Jane Hopkinson creates handmade leather bags for every occasion, from bags suited to Ascot to everyday satchels.
John Smedley,a family-run business established over 230 years ago, produces the finest British knitwear from skirts to shirts. For details on their factory shop click here.
All cloths are selected from British mills, and used to create a small British range of womenswear in Shropshire.
Justine Tabak is inspired by various places around the British Isles creating a brand rooted in UK style and traditions.
Created by Mary Portas and the brand of TV show ‘Mary’s Bottom Line’, Kinky Knickers creates beautiful women’s underwear using Nottingham Lace.
Knutsford: Knitsford, Cheshire.
Inspired by the rich tapestry of British military history, Knutsford craft beautiful womenswear using the finest quality materials, including cashmere and waxed cotton
Koro Kimono have created a unique range of Japanese inspired clothing using African fabrics in the heart of London.
Lauren Shanley decribes herself as a ‘self taught artist working with cloth’. Her use of recyled matierials and interesting embellishments leads to unique and bold pieces of clothing, great for a statement wardrobe.
Le Kilt: London
Samantha McCoach creates kilts with the aim of building upon her family’s kilt making heritage, re-appropriating her grandmother’s traditional Scottish tailoring to fit into a modern wardrobe.
Designer Lesley Shepperson offers a timeless range of leather classics and contemporary twists. Items from leather handbags to matching iPad cases are all individually handmade for you.
Famous for their innovative digital prints, ranging from floral to leopard, Lily and Lionel offer boutique scarfs and other unique women’s clothing.
In June 2013 Sheherazade Goldsmith and Laura Bailey teamed up to create Loquet London. The brand create beautiful lockets with a choice of chain, loquet and charm so that you can create your perfect piece of jewellery. They have since branched out into earrings, rings and bracelets to complete your Loquet London collection.
Using the best of Scottish yarn from Loro Piana and Todd & Duncan, Love Cashmere simple but stylish cashmere accessories.
Lucy May lingerie use their moulds to create a natural looking cleavage that is flattering under your clothes, giving you the perfect profile. letting you wear sensual underwear day in and day out.
Made with materials such as bamboo and organic cotton, Luva Huva create ethical lingerie and loungewear.
Maquien pays great attention to detail in their range of garments, often boasting quirky fine details.
Marlene Hounam Jewellery: Yarnton, Oxfordshire.
Using 925 Sterling Silver Marlene Hounam creates unique jewellery, from pearls to a ‘birds, bees and bugs’ collection, there is an item for every occasion.
Focused on giving each garment a perfect silhouette, Matilda & Quinn create quality dresses without breaking your bank account.
All Mcrostie leather accessories are handcrafted in their Scottish workshop using the finest of British materials, truly representing the great quality of UK manufacturing.
Specialising in jersey fabric, Nancy Dee produces clothing that can easily be worn in both the day and night whilst upholding a sustainable and eco-friendly ethos.
Behind their famous blue door, Pantherella offer the softest socks around made from high quality yarn, they are made to last without compromising on comfort.
Patricia Dawson uses colour in a daring way to produce eye-catching pieces designed for women over 50.
Polka Pants have noticed that despite the rise of female chefs entering the industry, most chef’s trousers remain aimed at a unisex market. Polka Pants have thus created a range of stylish, tailored trousers which are high waisted, slim-fitted and cropped at the ankle proving to be a perfect alternative to unisex options.
Quintessentially ‘Brit Chic’, Recipe offers a unique line that harks back to classic British styles.
Rixo London ensures that each garment is made with longevity in mind so that you can cherish everything you buy from one season to the next. Their prints are unique and bold, creating a stand out collection.
A collection of soft lambswool scarves, gloves and hats. All of Rose B. Brown lambswool is dyed and spun in Scotland and manufactured in Northern England, creating a unique and contemporary range of accessories.
The label originally started as a vintage reworking project which then evolved into Rowan taking inspiration from vintage pieces and creating her own one-off designs. Rowan Joy also offers a bridal-wear range.
Rowan Joy Bridal: Edinburgh.
As the sister-label of ‘Rowan Joy’, Rowan Joy Bridal mirrors the vintage styles and inspirations of Rowan Joy but combines them with bridal elegance and glamour.
Ruth Dent channels her love for art into bold abstract silk scarfs.
Drawing inspiration from her Indian heritage, Saloni celebrates bold colours and unique patterns in her designs. Her work has been worn by the likes of Emma Watson and is stocked in shops including Selfridges and Harrods, truly reflecting the high quality of the Saloni brand.
Siobhan Molloy: Manchester.
Describing her brand a ‘obscurely beautiful’, the geometric and quirky styles live up to expectations of unique and striking design.
Harking back to the days of traditional Scottish woollen manufacturing, Skye Weavers create beautiful scarves and accessories on a pedal-powered loom.
Inspired by the Stroud Valleys, Susie’s designs are printed in England onto a high quality linen union cloth and coated to produce beautiful oilcloth bags. The company prides itself on its PETA and vegan approved products.
Susie Stone designs collections from ready to wear garments to high end. Her design portfolios show the great depth of her talent.
State of Mind create sports and swimwear for plus sized ladies, aiming to provide a collection which makes all women feel and look good whether they are exercising or just relaxing.
The Couture Company specialise in custom made, alternative, quirky,unusual and unique bespoke bridal wear.
Taking influences from fashion in the period 1925 to 1965, The House of Foxy creates unique vintage clothes whilst upholding an ethos which supports local businesses and eco-fashion!
Every girl needs a dress that makes her feel great, but Little Posh Dress doesn’t just limit that to a Little Black Dress. With one classic design, you can pick from a pattern of polkadots to satin.
The Pretty Dress Company’s items all have a vintage twist, in some it is a simple design feature and in others the vintage nature stands out more. Either way the collection is fun, vibrant as well as timeless and classy.
Tusting has been passed down five generations within the Tusting family, creating a deep and rich knowledge on the design and production of their bags and other accessories whilst retaining the unique character of the brand.
Una Burke’s timless leather accessories are all handmade in London using the best vegetable tanned leathers and solid brass fittings from the UK and Italy.
Venus Cow pride themselves on creating a staple clothing item for every woman, the ‘Perfect Black Leggings’ with all fabric and manufacturing sourced in the UK!
Sarah Haran designs quality leather handbags big enough to carry around her work belongings but sleek enough to take out in the evening.
Norman Walsh has created specialist sports shoes since the 1960s. Originally worn by 9 out of 10 of the Rugby League’s best kickers in the 1970s, Walsh’s casual line produced are now worn by celebrities such as The Vamps and Jes Stretton.
Good shoes take you good places’. Yull is one of the only labels which manufactures their high-heels in the UK, they hope that by championing UK manufacturing they can help bring skills back to the country whilst creating fun and bright shoes.
Zatchels create simple satchels in a myriad of colours and finishes, you can even personalise your bag with your name, initials and more.
& Daughter produce their items in Hawick in the Borders of Scotland as well as Donegal in Ireland, combining the style and expertise of British and Irish design. Passing from father to daughter, the brand creates simple and elegant knitwear, often using cashmere for the softest feel.
Make it British and Still Made in Britain are also great sources of information and have ever-growing womenswear listings. If you’re looking for UK-made menswear, check out the fabulous Grey Fox and his fantastic list of suppliers and designers of UK-made menswear and accessories
Childrenswear? Well Fashioned Kids is coming soon.