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Don’t Underestimate UK Manufacturing
Although, the UK is not known for manufacturing garments like China and countries across Asia (mainly) many people are unaware and doubt the UK manufacturing industry; manufacturing contributes £6.7 trillion to the worldwide economy. As opposed to across the board observations, the UK is flourishing, and as of now the world's eighth biggest production country. On the off chance that present development patterns proceed, the UK will break into the best five by 2021. In the UK, fabricating makes up 11% of GVA (Gross Value Added), 44% of all out UK trades, 70% of business R&D (Research and Development), and legitimately utilizes 2.6 million employees.
As indicated by Make UK, in the UK manufacturing scene currently:
Utilises 2.7 million individuals – procuring a normal of £32,500
Contributes 11% of GVA (Gross Value Added)
Represents 45% of altogether exports – totalling £275bn
Speaks to 69% of business exploration and expansion (R&D)
Gives 13% of business investment
University of Cambridge, cautions that the financial benefit of assembling to the UK is being thought little of in authentic measurements. It says the present worth set on assembling depends on obsolete and off base strategies for tallying, and that the monetary estimation of fabricated products progressively relies upon exercises authoritatively classified as having a place with different parts of the economy.
The manufacturing industry assumes a noteworthy job in the UK economy. As indicated by ONS (Office For National Statistics) national records, it gives over 2.7 million occupations, makes up 49% of the UK sends out and contributes 66% of all UK R&D business use. In any case, assembling's commitment to the UK economy – about 9% of GDP – shows up overshadowed by administrations, which make up 70% of UK GDP.
In any case, as indicated by the report, this is deluding and assembling may in certainty be essentially higher in monetary commitment – and thinking little of it could have genuine ramifications for national dynamic. As per Clare Porter, Head of Manufacturing for BEIS: "Official insights don't give the full image of the job of UK producing in supporting national financial intensity and development. Specifically, official assembling insights do exclude the extra worth included or occupations produced by administrations across assembling esteem chains. A significant number of these administrations would not flourish, or even exist, without UK-based assembling." The report clarifies that the present arrangement of industry grouping is obsolete, with a scope of assembling related administrations avoided from the assembling classification.
These are for the most part specialised administrations requiring profound area explicit specialised skill, including R&D, structure and testing. "This report is a clarion call for government officials of all gatherings to refresh their comprehension and perceive the focal significance of manufacturing not exclusively to nearby areas, yet to the more extensive UK economy too," said Seamus Nevin, Chief Economist at Make UK. "An undeniably obsolete comprehension of what present day fabricating really is implies policymakers have disregarded the part in the misinformed conviction that administrations, not manufacturing, is the place future potential for development and profitability development lies.”
Overall, manufacturing is a rising sector/ industry in the UK however, there are 5 things that can be improved on that can take the manufacturing industry to the top 5 largest sectors in the UK economy:
1) Smarter Factory:
Although most manufacturers abroad are using updated technology and heavy machinery in the UK, many manufacturers still use good old paper and pencils when doing sketches, pattern cutting and more. If companies decided to use machinery it can increase manufacturing in the UK and bring a lot of business back to the UK. Furthermore, clearer strategies are needed from the government as well as stronger leadership as now we are no longer part of the EU we shouldn't hesitate investing in new technologies.
2) Government Policies And Strategies for Industries:
Since leaving the EU, there has been an uncertainty in UK manufacturers and their companies being put at risk as one of the many implications of Brexit especially in the recent economy and the breakout of Covid-19 many companies are not sure what will happen to their businesses and the government is not helping.
3) Skills and Training:
There has been an outflow of skilled manufacturers in the past couple of years, there are an insufficient amount of people that are not skilled enough to be in the manufacturing business due to the education system. However, what can you do as a manufacturing company?
Simple solution to the lack of skills and training you can offer internships and offer training schemes to students, graduates and apprentices who want to go into the manufacturing industry. You will be able to teach people and recruit them afterwards in a win-win situation!
4) Business Growth:
Businesses growths are one of the main reasons that many manufacturers are scared to expand overseas. Many companies are also scared to do business with other factories as they believe they will poach customers and more reasons however, ass a manufacturer you should be expanding your business overseas and according to a report from the University of Cambridge manufacturers have a 77% success rate when expanding overseas.
5) Financing Investments:
After the crash of the UK market back in 2008, many manufacturers have become cautious going to banks for funding, ultimately leading to many manufacturers going out of business which is one of the reasons around 64% of manufacturing business fund from their own resources according to the report by the University of Cambridge.
Many people are scared which is understandable, especially in times like now however, many people have started to borrow from banks again. All in all, it’s all up to manufacturers themselves though.
British Textile Manufacturing at a glance:
● 340,000+ direct jobs across 79,000+ companies
● Annually adds £11.5bn+ to the UK economy
● GVA per head measured at an average of £34,220
● Third-largest fashion employer in the EU – behind Italy and Germany
● British consumers spend annually almost £55bn on the high street
Altogether, UK manufacturing has been heavily criticised in the past years however, we can tell that it has contributed towards, £6.7 trillion to the worldwide economy and is ranked the 9th best manufacturing country in the world. So the UK really produces some of the best garments and is a good industry to be apart of in the UK.
The post-growth future of fashion
Currently fashion has this growth at all costs model in place, this model has been destroying the planet, but now the future could have a recued growth in store for us.
Fashion is a trillion dollar industry, and we have all worked hard to get it to this point. Now sustainability experts are questioning have the recent efforts we have made to be more sustainable mean anything, especially now with some of the most influential brands in the world like Chanel and Dior are sticking to the fashion calendar as Paris Fashion Week is set to go ahead as planned.
It has been estimated that fashion can shift up to 80-150 billion different items of clothing every year, which as only been accelerated by fast fashion. It has been estimated that by 2030, global apparel and footwear is expected to increase by 81% up to a staggering 102 million tonnes, which is estimated to be worth up to $3.3 trillion.
If this does happen, it will come at a heavy price. The current rate of greenhouse gas emissions caused by the fashion industry; it will be set to soar over 50% in the same period of time. 2030 will be an important year. 2030 is the deadline where the Paris Agreement goals say emissions need to reduce in order to keep global warming below the 1.5 degree Celsius increase. The rate the fashion industry is going at, this won’t help the Paris Agreement goals to be achieved.
Morton Lehmann, who is currently the chief sustainability officer of the Global Fashion Agenda says that “the sustainability performance of the industry is just not catching up with the pace of growth. Even if we pull all the levers, we will be very far from having a sustainable industry by 2030.” If we are to ever meet this aim, we need to focus on ‘post growth’ and rethink all levels of production and consumption.
To do this, we need to start small. There are currently small businesses that are focused on sustainability and aren’t constrained to public ownership that already to do. Vivienne Westwood reduced her ready to wear collection by 37%, bags by 55% and shoes by 58% in the last few years For Vivienne Westwood “we had to walk the talk of our ‘Buy less, choose well, make it last’ mantra. We can sell less, but sell better, and it still be profitable,” according to Christopher Di Pietro who is the global brand director for Vivienne Westwood. Brands are starting to think smaller but think better and expand their ideas in a more sustainable way.
The pace also needs to be changed for luxury brands. Gucci is one of the brands calling for change during this crisis and is actively trying to slow down the fashion calendar. It has been recognised by both the British Fashion council and the Council of Fashion Designers of America that we need to slow down and massively reduce the excessive production.