In stitches: Bringing sewing skills back into fashion
8 June 2014 Last updated at 11:07 BST
As consumers show an increased interest in products branded Made in Britain, more and more retailers want to bring production back to the UK.
However they claim it is difficult to find British staff with the right skills.
The BBC's Emma Simpson reports on a project called the Stitching Academy aimed at training the next generation of textile workers in traditional techniques.