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HandCut Radio explores the world of men’s style and the fashion industry with insiders, aficionados and the most stylish men and women in the business.

Patrick Grant on fast fashion, sustainable style and Community Clothing | #017

Patrick Grant on fast fashion, sustainable style and Community Clothing | #017

Patrick Grant is an award-winning British menswear designer and a champion of British manufacturing. In 2005, he quit a career in engineering, remortgaged his house and sold his car to buy Norton & Sons, a failing Savile Row tailoring house. He’s since transformed it into one of the Row’s most elegant and successful bespoke tailors.

He went on to establish E.Tautz, a modern British sportswear brand that’s informed by its rich history of clothing innovation. Most recently, he founded Community Clothing, a design co-operative that makes clothes for men and women using British factories, and supporting local communities in the process. To do this, he’s developed a new retail model to create high quality clothes that can compete with fast fashion in terms of price.

He speaks to Aleks about how he’s broken the mould, and why we all need to think differently about where our clothes are made.


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