Mathmos traditional and the original lava lamps are still made in the UK.
“It would be much cheaper to make lava lamps in China,” said Ms Granger, adding that some of the company’s other LED lighting products are no longer made in the UK.
“But I think it’s special to make a heritage thing in the place it’s always been made. The bottles are made in Yorkshire, the bases are made in Devon, the bottles are filled in Poole and the lamps assembled to order in Poole.”
Great stuff, although it is only the Mathmos lava lamps that are made in the UK, with other Mathmos products often made in China.
Anglepoise (Herbert Terry) on the other hand have moved all production to China, except for the Anglepoise Giant 1227 lamp which is made in the UK.
Richard Edward also make some of the Waddington cards but some are also made overseas and Waddington Playing Cards no longer state country of origin on the packets, stopping you from making informed decisions about whether to purchase in light of provenance and sustainability. Waddingtons are now owned by Winning Moves. Winning moves tell me they used to be made in the UK, but that they have moved production over to a factory in Austria.
Richard Edward specialise in the manufacture of games cards, trading cards and playing cards.
Richard Edward are now on Canvey Island, Essex and are owned by Belgian company Cartamundi. It will be interesting to see whether Cartamundi maintain any production in the UK!
The Richard Edwards website and twitter are being rather neglected I’m afraid.
Redwood Green Playing Cards by Richard Edward Made in the UK.
Redwood Green Cards recycled playing cards. Pack front view.
Redwood Green Cards. Pack rear view and base view (showing the words “made in the UK). Photograph by author.
Redwood Green Cards recycled playing cards unpacked.
Mackintosh dates back to 1823 and the invention of a rubberised cloth. Even today people still refer to a raincoat as a “mackintosh”, although today the brand is very exclusive. All Mackintosh outerwear is made in Britain. Rubberised and non-rubberised coats for men and women. Traditional Weatherwear Ltd. is the old name for the Mackintosh company and is now used to sell their made in China range of clothing which is deceptively labelled with a Union Flag and the word Scotland (albeit next to the small made in China label). Mackintosh / Traditional Weatherwear Limited is now owned by a Japanese company.
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Merrythought London Gold traditional teddy bear. Made in England.
Dean’s Rag Book Co. is an older British teddy bear company (producing Dean’s Bears since 1915) however their products are now manufactured overseas.
Vintage 1960s Teddy. Dean’s Childplay Toys. Bri Nylon. 7″ tall. Made In England.
Lindon UK are manufacturers of textile items. They manufacture in England teddy bear outfits and accessories (the actual teddy bears they sell are foreign made), purses, drawstring bags, shoulder bags, adult bibs, aprons, children’s clothes, pram sheets, tote bags, ladies dresses and skirts, curtains, etc. Trade or retail. Prices are very reasonable. Teddy bear clothing products are available from their website and a range of their products are available from their eBay shop.
Knockando Woolmill Tartan Teddies. Made in Scotland.
Little Bean has a range of products that includes toys, clothing and nursery items, for newborn to aged 5 years, all made in the UK and their range includes a couple of plush rabbits – http://www.little-bean.co.uk
Loopy Lapin – Retro. Made in England.
Trestle Shop (Tender) sell some made in England plush animals in wool/lambskin/cotton. They are hand made and do not meet child’s toy safety standards and are intended for grown-ups only – http://www.trestleshop.com
Tender (Tresle Shop) natural black lambswool bear. Made in England, using Welsh Black lambs reared in England.
Cash’s still make their famous name tapes, as well as bookmarks and cards, in Coventry, England.
Garment Identification. Never fear losing your jackets or jumpers again. Uniform labels. Successive generations of schoolchildren and adults have relied on sewn in name labels for identifying their clothing. I am pleased to hear that Cash’s are still making their clothing labels in the UK.