Monthly Archives: January 2014

Campbell Cooper Jackets – Made in Great Britain

Green British Wax Cotton Padded Jacket.

Campbell Cooper Green British Wax Cotton Padded Jacket. Made in England.

Campbell Cooper (Ingrams) make in the UK fabulous wax jackets, motorcycle jackets, quilted jackets, Harrington jackets, tweed jackets, tweed waistcoats, tweed breeches, and re-proofing wax dressing in a can.  Campbell Cooper have been making classic wax jackets in England for over 35 years.  Please note that it is only their jackets that are British made – Campbell Cooper hats are all foreign made.

For men, women and children.  Great prices and free UK delivery. Available via their website and via their eBay shop.

Campbell Cooper is also marketed under the name Greenbelt Countrywear.

http://www.campbellcooper.com

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Premiere Optical – British Made Glasses (Spectacles) and Sunglasses

Premiere Optical hand make spectacles (glasses), and sunglasses, and do spectacle repairs. They are also able to make a one off copy of any vintage plastic frame. Their glasses are all made in the UK.

Basically at Premiere Optical you can have any style, any frame, any size, any colour & any lens that you want, including metal and rimless frames, but they specialise in plastic frames.

Premiere Optical glasses are available at selected opticians and online (retail or trade) at the Premiere Optical website –http://www.premiere-optical.co.uk. They make lenses to your prescription and frames which can be custom made or chosen from one of their existing designs.

Premiere Optical also make classic and / or modern glasses for the theatre, TV & film industry.

Hand-made, bespoke glasses made in the UK in any style, frame, design, colour, size & lens.

Their brand name is JB Handmades. Their range is split into “maids” (for women), “blades” (for men), “shades” (sunglasses) and “tailor mades” (custom made), as well as Michael Cain, Johnny Depp and Retro styles.

I highly recommend Premiere Optical for their excellent customer service and as the place to get a quality pair of glasses.

JB’s Michael Caines.  Made in England.

JB’s Michael Caines. Made in England.

JB Handmades Tommy (Black).  Made in England.  (1)

JB Handmades Tommy Spectacles (Black). Made in England. (view 1)

JB Handmades Tommy (Black).  Made in England.  (2)

JB Handmades Tommy Spectacles (Black). Made in England. (view 2)

Please see http://www.specrepairs.com for spectacle repairs and spectacle re-glazing.

For more British made glasses, sunglasses, and contact lenses please see https://ukmade.wordpress.com/category/glasses/

Origin Doors – Quality Bi-folding Doors Manufactured in the UK

Origin Doors – Quality Bi-folding Doors Manufactured in the UK

Founded in 2002, Origin Doors are one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of aluminium folding sliding doors and design and manufacture all their products from their High Wycombe HQ. The family-run business was founded by cousins Neil Ginger and Victoria Brocklesby who noticed a gap in the market when they couldn’t find suitable bi-folding doors for a building project.

Origin now employ 88 people in the UK, including many members of Neil and Victoria’s family, and further staff are employed in sales offices in Dubai and Florida, where Origin distribute their doors to. Origin chose to manufacture products in the UK because this is where the company’s main market is, so manufacturing here ensures short lead times and total control over every aspect of the manufacturing process.

Neil Ginger, Origin CEO explains, “Every door we make is completely bespoke and made entirely to the customer’s specification, whether they want one set of doors or enough to cover the front of an entire building. This means that we take great care in manufacturing our doors and have strict quality control process in place so we deliver exactly what the customer wants. Manufacturing our products in the UK means that we can oversee this process and ensure that our customers receive the highest quality product with the highest level of customer service.”

Innovation is key at Origin and the company is the only bi-folding door company in the UK to offer a range of different coloured finishes for their bi-folding doors, including bright primary colours and subtle candy shades. The company also offers a ‘your lead time not ours’ service which means they can deliver doors when customers need them, whether it’s the next day, week or month – something which manufacturing in the UK makes possible.

www.origin-global.com

Neil Ginger of Origin Doors

Neil Ginger of Origin Doors

Origin Colour Palette 2

Origin Doors – Origin Colour Palette 2

This is a guest article written for ukmade by Origin Doors.

British Made Luggage and Travel Accessories – British Made Trunks – British Made Suitcases – British Made Rucksacks – British Made Wallets – British Made Bags – British Made Small Leather Goods and handbags

The modern traveller, hiker or person about town can still carry or ship the right bag or luggage; a British-made bag, rucksack, suitcase or trunk. In no particular order, here are some great British made bags, handbags, rucksacks, suitcases, wallets, pouches and trunks.

A vintage made in England suitcase. You will find the choice of reasonably priced British made suitcases nowadays to be very small indeed.

A vintage made in England suitcase. You will find the choice of reasonably priced British made suitcases nowadays to be very small indeed, but there are still plenty of British made bags, overnight bags, luggage tags, trunks, wallets, rucksacks and travel accessories out there. Photograph by author.

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