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Bringing trousers back to Trouser Town: the small businesses reviving heritage industries

Meet the entrepreneurs resurrecting long-lost local products in regions round the country, from denim manufacturing in Cardigan to soap making in Portsmouth Drinking a pint of Trouser Town beer in the pub, Brant Richards and Ed Oxley found themselves debating the origins of the name. Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire made up to 1m pairs of trousers a year in its heyday, until production was moved offshore in the 1970s and 1980s. But that heritage sparked an idea. Continue reading…

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