Marks & Spencer team up with British Fashion Council to create new clothing collections

Marks & Spencer will produce two new Best of British clothing collections

Marks & Spencer have announced two exclusive new clothing collections as part of a three-year partnership with the British Fashion Council, called Best of British.

The high street store will work with the BFC to celebrate British fashion, home-grown talent and sustainability.

The new clothing menswear and womenswear collections will feature a combination of British heritage, sourcing and production and will be available in selected Marks & Spencer stores and online from October 2013.

Natalie Massenet, Chairman of the BFC said of the new partnership: ‘The M&S brand is synonymous with all things British so we are delighted that they will be partnering with us to champion the very best of the UK’s manufacturing, textiles and practice. We are charging them with taking a lead on positive fashion and change within our industry. Myself and the team are looking forward to developing this with them over the next three years.’

Marc Bolland, M&S Chief Executive added: ‘We are proud to collaborate with the British Fashion Council and look forward to working alongside them on our exciting ‘Best of British’ initiative. This is the start of an exciting journey to put more emphasis on British design and talent.’

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