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Green Playing Cards – Eco Friendly! *Made in the UK*

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Redwood Green Playing Cards by Richard Edward Limited. 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 Playing Cards by Richard Edward Made in the UK.

Redwood Green Cards recycled playing cards

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. Pack rear view and base view (showing the words “made in the UK). Photograph by author.

Redwood Green Cards recycled playing cards unpacked.

Redwood Green Cards recycled playing cards unpacked.

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Merrythought – Handmade Teddy Bears – Made in England – British Bears – UK Made Soft Toys

Welcome – Handmade Teddy Bears – Ironbridge, Shropshire, England.

Britain’s last-remaining teddy bear manufacturer, Merrythought has been handmaking the quintessential English teddy bear in Shropshire for over 80 years.

http://www.merrythought.co.uk

https://twitter.com/MerrythoughtLTD

Merrythought London Gold traditional teddy bear. Made in England.

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. Made In England.

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.

http://www.lindonbears.co.uk

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Lindon-UK

Knockando Woolmill teddies are also made in the UK I understand, but they are a much smaller manufacturer.

Knockando Woolmill Tartan Teddies. Made in Scotland.

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

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.

Tender (Tresle Shop) natural black lambswool bear. Made in England, using Welsh Black lambs reared in England.

Dress-A-Doll say on their website “My ambition is to create a 100% Made in Britain Doll, clothes and accessories that are competitively price – but demonstrates our attention to detail and most of all quality. Although we still use factories in other countries, we try to work with companies who have a connection with Britain. In 2017 we are aiming to expand our team of knitters, crocheters and seamstresses and create a small factory right here in Lutterworth.” Looking around their website some products do appear to be British made including their one-of-a-kind dolls, Harvington Prep School dolls, Mabel and Friends dolls, and some dolls outfits. Check before buying these exclusively priced rag dolls – https://www.dressadoll.co.uk

 

Toys and Games made in Great Britain

British Made Toys and Games (as usual in no particular order):

Squidge & Pip intend to sell British made sensory teething toys. Launching in March 2016, they are one of my twitter followers. Trade only. their website is now up and running and on there they say “Squidge & Pip are proudly and reassuringly MADE IN BRITAIN from the safest medical grade silicone, which is rigorously tested to high British standards – http://www.squidgeandpip.com

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