Staying true to the roots of the man himself, all Private White V.C. clothing is manufactured in the same factory in Manchester where Jack originally started his apprenticeship after WWI, and which he later became owner of.
The factory, known to many in the industry as Cooper & Stollbrand, is staffed by a great number of local people who have seen the comings and goings of life there over many years. Sons and daughters, brothers and sisters have all worked together, with the factory playing a focal point in their lives and that of the local community.
Keeping with tradition, all the materials are sourced locally where possible with the majority of cloth being supplied from the mills in the surrounding area. These too have a wealth of history behind them and a trading relationship with the factory going back to Jack White’s days.
— I have decided to focus into creating a building to represent Manchester. I initially researched into the Cotton Industry as this is something I am interested in. Manchester was the international centre of the cotton and textile trade industry during the 19th Century. Today, Manchester still is a city shaped by cotton, with the likes of big department/ high street stores around the city, to the more smaller independent local shops. I want to focus on the latter, this could be a good interpretation of incorporating Manchester into my building.