Category Archives: Brushes

Hairbrushes and Combs that are made in the UK

British made hairbrushes and combs.

Denman brushes are top quality and they still produce the majority of their products in the UK. Check the packaging and if it is UK made it should say so.  Unfortunately country of origin information is not given on their website (but country of origin labelling can be seen in some of the pictures). Some Denman products are foreign made, for example their JDMB55 Jack Dean Military Brush is made in the Far East and their JDCB Jack Dean Club Brush is foreign made too. I understand the Denman branded range of brushes are all made at their factory in Bangor, Northern Ireland. Denham combs seem to be made in the UK too, but do check the packaging to be sure – http://www.denmanbrush.com

Denman D14 Small 5 Row Styling Brush. Made in Northern Ireland.

Denman D14 Small 5 Row Styling Brush. Made in Northern Ireland.

Denman made in the UK combs on display in Tesco Flitwick 1 Feb 2017.

Denman made in the UK combs on display in Tesco Flitwick 1 Feb 2017. Photograph by author.

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British Made Paints, Paint Brushes, polishes, wood finishes, fabrics and Wallpapers

Leyland Paints are all manufactured in Birstall, West Yorkshire, UK.  Leyland are owned by the American PPG Industries.

Leyland Paints - trecentcans

Leyland Paint. Made in England.

Crown Paints paints are all made in Darwen & Hull, England. Crown are now part of the Danish Hempel Group.

Crown Matt Emulsion. Made in the UK.

Crown Matt Emulsion. Made in the UK.

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British Made Shoe Laces, Boot Laces, Insoles, Shoe Brushes, Shoe Protectors and Shoe Polish

UK Made Shoe Laces, Boot Laces, Insoles and Shoe Polish

Fabmania: Quality British made shoelaces and bootlaces

Fabmania –  http://www.fabmania.com – The largest manufacturer of laces in the UK – Order shoe, boot and trainer laces direct from their website.

They also sell round elastic cord online and (in minimum quantities) made to order braid and cord, tape, ribbon, woven tape, elastic and webbing, piping, treasury tags (India tags), etc. – all made at their factory in Leicester.  Fabmania were previously named Hancock and Roberts Ltd.

Fabmania 4mm laces for boots and trainers, 31.12.12

Fabmania 4mm laces for boots and trainers, 31.12.12

Fabmania 3-4mm round laces for trainers and shoes, 31.12.12

Fabmania 3-4mm round laces for trainers and shoes, 31.12.12

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G B Kent & Sons Ltd (Kent Brushes)

Royal Warrant holders G B Kent & Sons Ltd (Kent Brushes) have a factory in Apsley, Hertfordshire, England, but I read that only 50% of their products are actually made in the UK.  Still that’s better than 0%!  They make hairbrushes, toothbrushes, combs, shaving brushes, make-up brushes, etc.  Choose Kent products carefully and look for the magic words “Made in England” before you buy!

http://www.kentbrushes.com

British Made Plastic Storage Boxes / British made plastic storage containers / British Made Laundry Baskets and Laundry Bags / British Made Brushware / British made Ironing Boards and Laundry Products

Curver – some of Curver’s products (including the Union Jack plastic box in the picture far below) are made in the UK, but many of their products are made abroad. You’ll need to check whether the products from this company you are interested in are made in the UK or not, as no country of origin information is given on their website. Curver have a range of products made in the UK, in Redruth in Cornwall, but most are foreign made. It will be best to check the packaging itself as the company’s staff are not very knowledgeable about where their products are made. For example, they told me that they manufacture all the 5, 20 and 40 litre Deco bins in the UK, whereas currently the 50 litre Deco and the Duo Deco recycling bins are manufactured in Europe. I ordered a 5L Deco bin and when it arrived it was made in Luxembourg so I had to return it – http://www.curver.com

Union Jack plastic box by Curver. Made in the UK.

Union Jack plastic box by Curver. Made in the UK.

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