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14 clothing manufacturers for startups

UK clothing manufacturers for startups

Looking for a clothing manufacturer for your startup brand? Look no further than within the UK.  The following British clothing manufacturers are all members of Make it British and can help you with sampling and production.

When it comes to sourcing a clothing manufacturer for your startup brand there are a whole host of reasons why it’s to your advantage to have your garments made in Britain. (You can read about some of them here).

Read on for the details of UK clothing manufacturers for startups.

If you contact any of the garment manufacturers in this article, kindly let them know that you found them through Make it British.

For a comprehensive list of hundreds more UK manufacturers click here.

AIM athleisure

AIM athleisure Limited – Active Lifestyle Clothing are specialists in creating bespoke clothing collections for uniform, brand promotion and retail.

AIM athleisure is a Sample Room with an in-house, disruptive lifestyle fashion brand. Through creating their own collection, they now have the opportunity to assist others to bring their own garment dreams to life. The AIM team can take a concept, sketch or inspiration image right through to a ready-to-wear collection or production-ready sample.

B Fashion Studio

B Fashion Studio is an ethical and responsible fashion sample studio. They offer consultation on every stage of the product life cycle from tech packs and pattern cutting, through prototype sample making to production. Offering advice on garment finishes and alternative solutions to get the best results for your sampling and productions runs.

Colourways Textiles

Colourways textiles specialise in premium T-Shirts, sweatshirts, polo shirts, for luxury brands, lifestyle brands, high end boutiques, etc.

They have a low minimum order quantity – starting around the 100 units per style using their stock fabrics and colours. All their garments are manufactured in England using the latest machinery. All operated by their experienced and skilled machinists to create garments that feel amazing and are made to last.

Artisan Seams Atelier

Artisan Seams Atelier are a growing manufacturing unit producing high-quality womens, mens and childrens clothes, from small to large orders. They work with different types of fabrics such as wool, silk, jersey, cotton, fur and leather. Artisan Seams Atelier also offers pattern cutting services, garment sampling and grading.

ED Studio

ED Studio is a London based complete CMT manufacturing service. Their team has several years of experience manufacturing for many well known luxury brands.

ED Studio specialise in sample making, production making, cutting, sewing and grading. The fashion studio provides the highest quality service possible to designers and brands and are always looking for more exciting companies to work with.


Fabrika are a clothing manufacturer providing the highest standards pattern cutting, grading, sampling and small to medium production runs.

Their specialists have great experience in industry, paying equal attention to a single garment sampling order or a hundred pieces production run. They build close and personal working relationships with their clients, and strive to deliver the best possible outcomes in the shortest time.


LLUK are a bespoke CMT manufacturing facility for luxury goods including specialist finishes in lockstitch, blanket-stitch, hand-sewing and embroidery. They pride themselves on short lead times, quality of workmanship and personal service.

With strong ethical principles and commitment to social responsibilities, they are fully audited and approved by standards set by their high-end couture clients.


Pinkfudge Manufacturing are B2B designers and manufacturers of stretch garments. Specialising in the performance, sport and athleisure wear markets. They are also specialists in heat press vinyl and dye sublimation printing.

Their services and skillsets are all in house. From your initial design concept to your final product, their expert team will guide you through the whole process.

Plus Samples

Plus Samples are a well-established, high-quality London based clothing manufacturer and sampling studio. They provide a one-stop solution for all your garment development requirements.

They work with top-end fashion designers and retailers on garment sampling, grading and production. Their team of skilled professionals is dedicated and passionate about producing the highest quality garments. They love challenges and are happy to undertake the most complicated tasks.

Sew it in London

Sew it in London (SIIL) is a fashion production service provider Offering professional high-quality service of manufacturing in Dagenham. They offer small to medium productions, pre-production sampling, tech packs, toiles, pattern cutting services and design room space for aspiring designers and startups.

SIL are also a training provider offering skilled training and consultancy to individuals, new startups and existing fashion businesses. They constantly work towards applying quality professional approaches in learning.

Something Wicked

Something Wicked manufacture luxury lingerie and accessories. They carefully handmake in the UK using the most exquisite materials such as Japanese plonge leather.

Amidst today’s fast fashion market, they provide a more sustainable, more unique service. Never off-the-rack, every piece is made to order. Each exquisite piece is made from start to finish by their team of skilled seamstresses. Run by women, made by women, for the empowerment of women.

Studio Sewn

Studio Sew.n is a Product Design/Development Studio, Cut & Sew Contractor that specialises in production with zero MOQ’s. Based in Gloucester your products will be sewn where you can have greater control and visibility of your production.

They pride themselves on offering the highest quality standards and they are an excellent partner for young brands and start up businesses, who are looking for a ‘no minimum’ bulk production.

Style Manufacturing

Style Manufacturing offers UK clothing and accessories manufacture. They deliver high-quality production and have years of experience making a vast range of clothing and garments. Based in Sheffield, UK, they accept CMT and fully factored projects.

With more than 15 years experience, they specialise in cotton aprons, classic tailored shirts and waistcoats. Polo’s and T-shirts, formal and corporate wear, branded hospitality and bar wear.

Tanya Dimitrova Sampling & Production

Tanya Dimitrova Sampling & Production are a premiere clothing manufacturer providing extensive services in creative pattern cutting, sampling and small production runs.

Specialising in women’s and menswear, bridal, ready to wear and bespoke, they can work with all types of fabric.

What selection criteria was used to pick the UK garment manufacturers for this article?

This list is just a fraction of the garment manufacturers in the UK. So how did we pick just 14?

Our first port of call was the Make it British Manufacturers Directory, which contains details of lots of companies that make in the UK.

We also wanted to include clothing manufacturers that made a broad range of different types of clothing. And include those that could supply small businesses and start-ups.

Are you a UK garment manufacturer? To be included in this article join Make it British here.


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