A great article appeared 4 days ago in manufacturingglobal.com talking about Sir Philip Green's Arcadia Group increasing the share of work given to UK textile manufacturers. We really support Sir Philip Green here - the more we talk about this and the more high profile industry leaders talk about, the greater the chance we have of increasing the numbers of people directly employed in textile manufacturing in this country. Very good news for genuine wealth creation - this is not asset price inflation driving wealth, but sustainable grass roots employment and job creation.
And, of course, if you read a bit about why we setup Quantock, you will notice the connection between what Sir Philip is saying about the time and cost of manufacturing overseas and one of the reasons why we see UK manufacturing as key to our success.
We may not necessarily sell in the same segment as Topshop, et al. but we salute you, Sir Philip, for doing what we think needs to be done.