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23

Mar
2016

In Uncategorized

By Frances Harper

Yarmo – BBC EAST ‘Inside Out’

On 23, Mar 2016 | In Uncategorized | By Frances Harper

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By chance, one afternoon, I meet a group of women, keen to tell me about their work as stitch-lockers and machinists in Gt. Yarmouth. As part of their daily work, I discover that they are producing garments that have become a fashion trend in Japan.

GT YARMOUTH is steeped in maritime history, and was once a major fishing port. In recent years it has become better known as a popular seaside resort with its Summer shows on the Pier, and Golden Mile. Shops and restaurants now meet the demand of a culturally diverse population.

Located along the quayside is Yarmo, a factory that started producing garments for the fishing industry, and has since continued to produce work overalls and uniforms. Everything looks the same as it has for many years, but times are changing.
This is YARMO, a manufacturing hotspot for fashion. Production is on the increase because Kenzaburo Suzuki, a Japanese designer, has discovered that little has changed at Yarmo. They offer a style that he is looking for, everything that is British for his brand. Their annual visits to the factory with their flashing cameras tell a story embraced by shoppers in Japan.

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Sara Thornton with designer, Kenzaburo Suzuki

26

Jun
2013

In Latest News

By Frances Harper

31

Jan
2013

In Latest News

By Frances Harper

Standards Committee Hearing

On 31, Jan 2013 | In Latest News | By Frances Harper

I shall be attending the Standards Committee Hearing at County Hall on Friday 1 February 2013

24

Jan
2013

In Frances' Blog

By Frances Harper

Henry Bellingham MP North West Norfolk, Westminster Hall

On 24, Jan 2013 | In Frances' Blog | By Frances Harper

Henry Bellingham MP, debates the proposed King’s Lynn Incinerator at Westminster Hall on the 16th of January 2013

‘65,000 residents have said ‘NO”

‘County Council ride roughshod over local people’

 Public Inquiry to be held late February 2013

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05

Nov
2012

In Latest News

By Frances Harper

King’s Lynn Incinerator: Public Inquiry to be held February 2013

On 05, Nov 2012 | In Latest News | By Frances Harper

A ceasefire has been called in the two year battle over the plans for a waste incinerator in King’s Lynn.

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02

Nov
2012

In Latest News

By Frances Harper

David Cameron plans clampdown on judicial reviews

On 02, Nov 2012 | In Latest News | By Frances Harper

David Cameron at CBI conference (Judicial Reviews)

PM says many applications are ‘completely pointless’, but lawyers and environment campaigners say move is misguided

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02

Jun
2010

In Frances' Blog

By Frances Harper

Frances “On the Sofa” interview at Radio Suffolk

On 02, Jun 2010 | In Frances' Blog | By Frances Harper

Frances was invited to appear on BBC Radio Suffolk’s “On the Sofa” show presented by Leslie Dolphin to talk about her work.

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