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Are the Office Supplies and Stationery in your Workplace, School, Club, and Home made in the UK? Plus British made fridge magnets

British made stationery.

Manufacturing in the UK allows companies to control supply, guarantee quality, offer flexibility and to be ethical and environmentally sound.

You and your company or organisation or club or school or university can support British companies and British jobs and be environmentally friendly (by reducing your carbon footprint through reducing the miles goods are transported) by buying British at home, at work and for school.

A good starting point is to buy only British made stationery (pens, pencils, staplers, paper clips, scissors, paper, files, etc.).  Don’t order stationery unless you know where it is made.  Refuse to buy cheap foreign made stationery.  Buy British stationery for your workplace and home and it will last longer and so save you or your company money long term.  Most stationery these days is foreign made but you can insists on buying British made stationery.  Just say 10 years ago most stationery was made in the UK, but sadly this is no longer the case.Most stationery these days is foreign made but you can insists on buying British made stationery.  Just say 10 years ago most stationery was made in the UK, but sadly this is no longer the case. We all know those cheap Chinese made staplers don’t last 5 minutes, whereas the old made in England stapler that has been floating around your office since who knows when is still going strong!  My old made in England Rexel stapler is superb quality; modern Chinese made Rexel staplers are very poor quality and do not last very long at all before they are broken.

An old made in Britain Rexel stapler. Still going strong after many many years. Photograpgh by author.

An old made in Britain Rexel stapler. Still going strong after many many years. Photograpgh by author.

An old made in Britain Rexel stapler. Still going strong after many many years. Photograpgh by author. Base view 1.

An old made in Britain Rexel stapler. Still going strong after many many years. Photograpgh by author. Base view 1.

An old made in Britain Rexel stapler. Still going strong after many many years. Photograpgh by author. Base view 2.

An old made in Britain Rexel stapler. Still going strong after many many years. Photograpgh by author. Base view 2.

A vintage box of made in UK Rexel No.56 staples. Sadly Rexel / Acco staples are now foriegn made. Photograph by author.

A vintage box of made in UK Rexel No.56 staples. Sadly Rexel / Acco staples are now foriegn made. Photograph by author.

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Bartuf Systems | Kennett and Lindsell | Spur Shelving | Replica Ltd | Retail display units made in England

Bartuf Systems – retail display units.

Made in Yorkshire, England.

http://www.bartuf.co.uk

A Bartuf retail display unit in use.

Kennett and Lindsell was established in 1877 and all of their products are still hand-crafted at their UK factory. They make models for fashion displays (stands for fashion, shop dummies) and are ideal for stores selling fashion to use in their shop displays. The Oliver Spencer jacket below is displayed on a made in England Kennett and Lindsell display stand – http://www.kennettlindsell.com

Oliver Spencer Buffalo Jacket Broadstone Navy OSJ243 Manufactured in the UK. Displayed on a Kennet abd Lindsell, made in England, model

Oliver Spencer Buffalo Jacket Broadstone Navy OSJ243 Manufactured in the UK. Displayed on a Kennet abd Lindsell, made in England, model

Spur Shelving manufactures wall mounted and freestanding shelving for warehouse, commercial, museum & domestic situations. All their shelving is made in Britain – http://www.spurshelving.co.uk

For replica foods and other replica displays, try Replica Ltd but do check country of origin, as I am not sure that all their products are UK made, as this is not clear from their website. Replica foods are something you see in the windows of restaurants in Japan and are a great idea. I suppose they must be used for displays in the UK too and it is nice to hear that they are being manufactured in the UK – http://www.replicafood.co.uk