Meghan Markle wore a pair of jeans made by Hiut, a tiny Welsh denim company. Here's what happened next
Co-directors David and Clare Hieatt have hired two more makers and have plans to expand into an old jeans factory in Cardigan, Wales
David Hieatt only found out that Meghan Markle had worn a pair of jeans made by his company when a newspaper rang up to check they were his.
Hieatt and his wife Clare are the co-founders of the Hiut Denim Company in Cardigan in Wales. For almost 40 years, Cardigan was home to a factory that made 35,000 pairs of jeans each week for Marks & Spencer. Then in 2002, production was moved offshore to Morocco to save costs, resulting in the loss of 400 jobs.
Read more How East London's traders are joining forces to demand fair rent Small business body calls on Hammond to address late payment 'crisis' How trading and small business has grown inside Rohingya refugee camps When Hieatt started scouting about for a location to start a denim company, he realised that Cardigan, which had hundreds of people with decades of experience, was the perfect ..