An interview with Irish basket weaver Kathleen McCormick (Makers & Brothers)
British manufacturers (including Numatic, makers of Henry vacuum cleaners) are moving production of components back to the UK in a trend known as 'reshoring' (FT)
Also, on a related note: according to this article in Time, if Americans spent $3.33 on US made products each week, almost 10,000 new jobs would be created. I wonder if it is a similar story here in Britain.
Inside the Cooper & Stollbrand factory, Manchester (Selectism)
For further UK manufacturing stories, see Make it British's round up of the recent retail and fashion news
Photo of Kathleen McCormick from Makers & Brothers