Mary Portas isn’t happy. She wants to know just what’s happened to this country’s once proud British manufacturing business and why we’re not supporting unemployed communities living where once there was a thriving textile industry.
Several months ago, Mary took things into her own hands and began breathing life back into a Manchester suburb with her new business venture. Mary’s Kinky Knickers has thus far provided jobs for 8 apprentices in Middleton, giving the community a fresh injection of pride and a glimmer of hope that if this succeeds, others might well follow suit. While Britain cannot compete with China, the hope is that consumers won’t mind paying a little bit extra for something home-grown and of fabulous quality. Rule Britania!
Mary’s Bottom Line shows on Chanel 4 March 15th at 9pm.
Shop Mary Portas’s collection for House of Fraser online