• David Nieper shows that British-made clothing is a winning business model

    Hello everyone,

    As you know we are passionate about showcasing the fantastic work of UK manufacturers on the EEF Network!

    While Chinese made products dominate our high street, there is still a strong consumer demand for products made in the UK, with British brands such as Burberry and Barbour performing very well.

    I wanted to share a video showcasing David Nieper. For over 55 years, this Derbyshire-based business had continued to grow its customer base and reputation for being a leader in British-made clothing for women. The brand oversees its product range from design through to shipping to customers – a vertical integration model that’s a rarity in today’s textile marketplace.

    Please click here to see the video


    By keeping production at home and close to its customers (two-thirds of which are in the UK), the company is able to eliminate supply chain problems, bottlenecks and delays, overstock challenges, and waste. It is also a more nimble way to production where the designers can create new tailoring or other alterations mid-season if they find a certain design isn’t selling well or generating a higher than average number of customer returns.

    The biggest challenge for David Nieper is a common one that many of you experience: finding and retaining the specialist skills they need. The company has taken matters into its own hands by starting its own sewing school on site, working with the government to become a National Apprenticeship Trailblazer for the textile industry as well as sponsoring their local secondary school called the David Nieper Academy.

    Has your business benefited from the demand in products made in Britain? Please share with the community below

    Thanks

    Amy
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  • Hello everyone,

    As you know we are passionate about showcasing the fantastic work of UK manufacturers on the EEF Network!

    While Chinese made products dominate our high street, there is still a strong consumer demand for products made in the UK, with British brands such as Burberry and Barbour performing very well.

    I wanted to share a video showcasing David Nieper. For over 55 years, this Derbyshire-based business had continued to grow its customer base and reputation for being a leader in British-made clothing for women. The brand oversees its product range from design through to shipping to customers – a vertical integration model that’s a rarity in today’s textile marketplace.

    Please click here to see the video


    By keeping production at home and close to its customers (two-thirds of which are in the UK), the company is able to eliminate supply chain problems, bottlenecks and delays, overstock challenges, and waste. It is also a more nimble way to production where the designers can create new tailoring or other alterations mid-season if they find a certain design isn’t selling well or generating a higher than average number of customer returns.

    The biggest challenge for David Nieper is a common one that many of you experience: finding and retaining the specialist skills they need. The company has taken matters into its own hands by starting its own sewing school on site, working with the government to become a National Apprenticeship Trailblazer for the textile industry as well as sponsoring their local secondary school called the David Nieper Academy.

    Has your business benefited from the demand in products made in Britain? Please share with the community below

    Thanks

    Amy