Ideas on how companies targeting the mature, price sensitive middle market could leverage a “Made in Britain” proposition were presented by Stephen Taylor, senior manager, Kurt Salmon, to an audience of parliamentarians and Government policy makers at the "Prospects for the British Fashion Industry - domestic manufacturing, skills and wearable technology” forum in London (22 October).

Stephen explained that until this sector, which had to source production overseas to offer compelling prices to its customers, could find another way to profit from the traditional perception of a “Made in Britain” tag line, the UK could not realistically say clothing manufacturing had returned to its shores.

“The UK is already a global leader in digital retail and ecommerce, so imagine if the clothing industry could replicate this success and gain a competitive advantage through wearable technologies, RFID technology or 3D printing,” he told the audience.