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Patrick Grant has a lot to say about clothes; how many we buy, how we value them, what they’re made from, and importantly who made them and where. His campaigning clothes brand Community Clothing supports local clothing and textile manufacturers across the UK and Patrick is an outspoken advocate for radical change in the fashion and clothing industry moving beyond sustainable to circular and regenerative.
Patrick’s career in fashion has spanned almost two decades. In that time he has rebuilt the Savile Row tailor Norton & Sons, relaunched E. Tautz for which he won Menswear Designer of the Year at the British Fashion Awards, and built the most successful designer collaboration in Debenham’s history with Hammond & Co. He has worked with some of the world’s best known brands including Cartier, Rolls Royce, Lotus, BMW, Mercedes, The Macallan, Chivas Regal, Barbour, Christian Louboutin, John Lobb and Alexander McQueen. Combining a love of craftsmanship, history and storytelling Patrick knows what it takes to build successful passion brands.
Then in 2015 Patrick bought the ailing Blackburn clothing manufacturer Cookson & Clegg, saving the factory from closure. This got him thinking about the fate of the many other great UK textile and garment makers, many of which he knew well, and how to secure their future and the future prosperity of the communities that those businesses support. The result of this thinking was Community Clothing which was launched in 2016 and has since earned him widespread praise from all corners, including across the political spectrum.
Patrick is best known for his role on the hit BBC series The Great British Sewing Bee which was nominated for a National television Award in 2017 and a BAFTA in 2022. He is a regular commentator on TV and Radio on subjects including fashion and UK manufacturing. He has been a contributor to several documentaries including Savile Row and Harris Tweed for BBC Four, Making Fashion Sustainable for Radio 4 and the recent Coronation Tailors; Fit for a King for BBC Two which received widespread acclaim. Patrick won Celebrity Mastermind and The Weakest Link but didn’t do quite as well on Masterchef.
He has written on diverse subjects for many titles including The Financial Times, The Times and GQ. His first book, Original Man, was published in 2014, and he is currently writing two more.
Patrick is an excellent host of awards ceremonies, with a particular link to design and fashion if you are interested in Patrick appearing Event, please contact a Prime Performers Booking Agent on 020 3500 3331 to discuss your requirements.