It is unusual to manufacture here in the UK – that is fact. Until the 1990s – it wasn’t unusual, but typical for clothes to be made here. With rising wages and new rules governing how this industry works in this country, things changed rather quickly.  Suffice to say it’s a hotbed of political opinion and not something i would often raise in polite conversation with anyone who experienced that change unless i had plenty of time to spare!

And this isn’t a post about ethics or politics or pricing – it’s about our lovely factory and our core values.

We currently manufacture the majority of our House of Foxy dresses, coats and trousers at a dedicated factory.


We have 4 sewing machinists who bring a variety of different skills and wisdom to the team. We mainly do ‘through-work’ which means that one person generally makes an entire garment rather than just a ‘piece’ of it. This – again – is fairly unusual. You will soon find special labels in each of the dresses – saying who has made your garment!

We also have a Pattern Cutter who looks after all our patterns and cuts the fabric for each garment. We use traditional methods and our patterns are on card and cut by hand.

Our Garment Finisher quality checks each garment, does all the hand finishing such as adding any of the trimmings and packs the garments ready to send.

Finally our Production Manager overseas the whole process and runs a tight ship!

Having a dedicated factory gives us the facility to create new products quickly and means that we don’t have to resort to strict seasonal collections. I would find that too restrictive and since i get design ideas during the season too – this is ideal. This is a designers dream. We are extremely privileged to have a team of people who are so dedicated and get as excited as I do about all our garments.

It also gives us a great deal of control over quality – something that is really important. We aren’t fast fashion orientated – we are creating clothes that we want you to love and enjoy wearing for many years.


December 15th, 2017

Posted In: About The House of Foxy


  • Michelle Allen says:

    I love the idea that each item is largely made by a single dressmaker – it makes the garment feel particularly personal, which is wonderful in an age of mass production and disconnection. You are, by far, my go to clothing brand – the fact that you truly care about your manufacturing team just makes your company even more special.

  • Helen Taylor says:

    Thanks for this insight. It again proves why you are the best.

  • Sundee says:

    One more reason to love this wonderful store. I adore each and every item I have that has the House of Foxy label. I only wish I lived in the UK so I could be closer to all this goodness.

  • Monica Schneider says:

    I live in the US and have purchased quite a few dresses from The House of Foxy. These are some of my favorites dresses. I love the quality,cut,fabric and prints. The attention to detail makes it all worth the price. Sadly I have lost quite a bit of weight over the last several months and these dresses are too big. Hopefully I can find a taylor who can do it justice and modify the size.

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