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Micro factories: Fashion's reshoring rush

12 Feb 2023
The Source Catwalk

Why are companies moving back home? What are the drivers of location choice in the UK apparel industry? In the UK, the trend is far from straightforward, with questions over the higher production costs and Britain’s capacity to meet reshoring demand after decades of industrial decline and underinvestment. Despite the challenges, there are many benefits:

  • Speed to market
  • Increases in resiliency in supply chains
  • Reduced transport costs, and in turn, a reduced carbon footprint