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This is Community Clothing

Community Clothing began in 2016, inspired in part by the sad closure of one of Hawick’s biggest knitwear factories, what had been Lyle & Scott, leading to the loss of 170 much needed jobs. The idea was to create a sort of social cooperative which sought to sustain and create British manufacturing jobs, many of them located in the regions of the country that needed them most. It has always been people who lie at the heart of everything we do and we are extremely proud of what we, with your amazing support, have accomplished so far.  

To date, we have created over 342,000 hours of skilled making work, and today we work with 45 partner factories which employ a combined total of almost 2000 staff. From New Tredegar in South Wales, to Blackburn in Lancashire, to Hawick in the Scottish Borders, it is our privilege to work with such committed and wonderful people.

They’re the reason our clothing is so good, and we celebrate them, their skill and the pride they take in the work they do.

Click here to read more about our story.

Community Clothing began in 2016, inspired in part by the sad closure of one of Hawick’s biggest knitwear factories, what had been Lyle & Scott, leading to the loss of 170 much needed jobs. The idea was to create a sort of social cooperative which sought to sustain and create British manufacturing jobs, many of them located in the regions of the country that needed them most. It has always been people who lie at the heart of everything we do and we are extremely proud of what we, with your amazing support, have accomplished so far.  

To date, we have created over 342,000 hours of skilled making work, and today we work with 45 partner factories which employ a combined total of almost 2000 staff. From New Tredegar in South Wales, to Blackburn in Lancashire, to Hawick in the Scottish Borders, it is our privilege to work with such committed and wonderful people.

They’re the reason our clothing is so good, and we celebrate them, their skill and the pride they take in the work they do.

Click here to read more about our story.

Esme Young and Patrick Grant, judges of the hugely popular BBC 2 series The Great British Sewing Bee, join us for one very special afternoon at the National Festival of Making.⁠

 

 

Join Patrick and team CC at We Invented the Weekend. Find all the details here.
When is a Polo Shirt not a Polo Shirt? Patrick talks about the history of the polo shirt and why the Community Clothing polo shirt - made in Leicester - the best polo you can buy for this price.