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Hunter Wellies are now made abroad! See the long list of complaints at the end of this post!

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Hunter WellingtonJoining what used to be Scotland’s Silicon Glen, manufacturing costs in this country have driven the makers of the famous Green Hunter Wellington boot overseas.

Having survived their first brush with the administrator in 2006, the company succeeded in surviving a number of trials, but ultimately had to yield to economics and transfer its production to places such as Serbia, China, and Brazil. The changes are expected to see its head office move from it Heathhall works near Dumfries, and result in the loss of up to 22 jobs – with only seven employed in boot manufacture. In 2006, staff had numbered 101, with most involved in manufacturing, and the company then ranked amongst the largest employers in Dumfries.

Beginning as the North British Rubber Company in Edinburgh in 1856, it made its place by using a new process to cure and stabilise the rubber – vulcanising. World War I…

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British Made Shoes and Boots: 100+ footwear brands still made in Britain – UK Made Shoes

The words "Made in England" on the sole of a Hotter VICTOR MEN'S GORE-TEX BOOT. Photograph by author.

The words “Made in England” on the sole of a Hotter VICTOR MEN’S GORE-TEX BOOT. Photograph by author.

British made footwear is still the best quality in the world. There are still plenty of British footwear makers. You can still buy British made shoes – why not do so and keep the industry alive. Here are well over 100 quality UK footwear brands still manufacturing in the UK (in no particular order):

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