Here's a monster sized Union Jack collage which we created a few years ago using old denim jeans, a bedspread and some red velvet actually from my own wedding dress. It's a bit like Marmite; you either love it or hate it!
We encourage our customers to use luxury linens and indulgent velvets from British designers and tweed weavers, a trend that is hitting the British clothing manufacture industry too. Everyone is familiar with great British brands such as Mulberry, Barbour, John Smedley and The Savile Row Company but there is a great British revival on the High Street right now too. For instance, if you type "Made in Britain" into the search bar on the Topshop site you’ll see a new range of home-grown wardrobe essentials. The good old days where Made In Britain is a badge of prestige and heritage are back and we’re really excited about that. In fact, just today I bought myself a tiny little t-shirt (okay, who am I kidding?...) Anyway, can't wait to geek out in this hot-to-trot number:
http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=33057&storeId=12556&productId=8855322&langId=-1&categoryId=&searchTerm=made in britain&pageSize=20
What's your favourite British brand?