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Image caption Bhavik says his family's firm has seen new interest from British buyers. Thirty years ago Bhavik Master's parents watched in dismay as orders for their fine knitwear, chunky winter jumpers and cardigans disappeared overseas. Retailers had discovered they could cut costs by ordering from Chinese manufacturers. Now though the tables may be turning thanks to the coronavirus. "We're seeing an increase in inquiries and confirmed orders coming through," says Bhavik. Their factory, based in Leicester under the brand Paul James, is located in a sprawling network of long narrow rooms, filled with looms, colourful yarns and expert sewers seated in rows. Like dozens of British manufactu... Full story

27 February