The Hands Behind The Heritage: Inside The Burberry Factory In Yorkshire

by MR Magazine Staff

Using swift, sure strokes, Amanda’s strong fingers, one tipped with a thimble, push a needle through tough gaberdine fabric. After more than 20 years in Burberry’s factory in Castleford, Yorkshire, she can stitch a collar in eight minutes – and so neatly the eventual owner of the trenchcoat she is making will never notice her work. At most, the wearer may be vaguely aware that their coat snugly hugs their neck in a way a standard high-street raincoat never could. On the bright, white walls of the starkly lit room, Cara Delevigne and Eddie Redmayne pose in black and white posters that typify the glamorous image of the British brand. Read more at The Guardian.