Patrick Grant buys historic Lancashire clothing manufacturer Cookson & Clegg, saving it from closure. Thinking about how to revive it he forms the idea behind Community Clothing

Patrick runs a crowdfunding campaign that gains UK-wide support and Community Clothing is born.

Newly added socks and jumpers become instant favourites and Selfridges gets on board.

A Ted Talk and a Topshop collaboration provide a boost. Hours of work created passes the 10,000 mark.

New factories join and several new product lines are added. Lots of new customers join the CC revolution. Hours of work created leaps past 100,000!

Covid hits and many of CC’s key manufacturers switch over to making critical PPE supplies for the NHS.

2021 is all about green shoots. The Homegrown/ Homespun project launches growing flax and natural dyes in Lancashire. CC partners with Liberty and John Lewis. Hours exceed 150,000.

CC now working with 40 partner factories and the hours of work created exceeds 200,000!

New partner factories in Ayrshire, Bolton and South Wales, hours of work created shoots past a third of a million!