A New Career

Working in the slipper trade

By the late 1970's management in the factories realised that the next generation would not want to work in dirty and smell factories. Lambert Howarth helped produce a careers video to attract young people into the industry. Narrated by Jonathan Ross this video show the transition into technology with computer aided design and pattern cutting, automatic stichers and cutters. Sadly the footwear imports closed manufacturing down and the next generation never had the chance to see how technology could have revolutionised the industry. Running time - 7:48min