Buyers and Retailers


Sourcing the right product and the right local supplier who can manufacture according to specific requirements has become a crucial strand to success for those who have committed to making their products in the UK.

However, it can sometimes prove a difficult challenge to find suppliers that fit the standards and procedures demanded by the industry especially with sourcing local now being a fundamental part of the UK textiles industry’s future.

The Leicestershire Textiles Hub has created a unique platform to bring these components together and allow retailers and buyers across the globe direct access to local textile manufacturers in the region who can make products to any specification.

This online database creates an opportunity for buyers, retailers and designers to engage with the Leicestershire industry.

Find the right supplier with a few clicks

The hub website provides a fully searchable database of Leicestershire textile manufacturing businesses, from knitwear firms to label printers, so that you can easily identify potential partners based on your specification.

As a buyer and retailer, you can use this directory to find out about local suppliers and source products who meet your objectives. 

Simply click on the "Search Manufacturers" tab to search our Leicesterhire Manufacturing database.

The directory is updated at regular intervals by identifying local manufacturers to enable greater access to products and a wider choice of supplier.

Leicestershire textiles in a snapshot

The textile sector in Leicestershire is worth over half a billion £’s to the UK economy.

Recent research suggest 88% of textile manufactures in Leicestershire intend to growth their business within the next 3 years.

The textile manufacturing industry in Leicestershire is the second largest employing area in the UK.

The sector accessed over £2million in capital investment from the recent governments regional growth fund.

The region has over 1400 textile, apparel and leather manufacturers, employing 8500 people.

Why should you engage with Leicestershire Manufacturers? Hear directly from the businesses themselves in this video;

Check out the video below, produced by Gateway College about British Manufacturing!