Leicester and Leicestershire has a long history in this sector and continues to maintain a hub of textile manufacturers and garment makers. Every component is available to make a complete garment locally; local young people are welcome who are dedicated, keen to learn and eager to keep Leicester at the ‘heart and centre’ of textiles. The benefits of UK sourcing are vast and are necessary to move towards a carbon neutral future.
The sector includes designers, printers, knitwear manufacturers, garment makers, fashions houses, and fabric and label services. 25,500 people are employed in the sector across 2,255 employers.