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British made baby carriers, prams and bibs – Rose and Rebellion, Kari Me, Genesis, Silver Cross

Rose and Rebellion baby carriers and bibs are made in the UK.  I came across these on pinterest. Great looking products.

Kari Me – UK made fabric baby carriers – http://www.kari-me.com

CGR Bike Gear sell Genesis British made bags for babies prams, to protect them during transport – http://www.genesis-products.co.uk. All CGR own branded products are made in England. Designed for bikers for men and women – micro-fleeces, leggings, short-sleeved zipped tops, polo neck tops, etc. – http://www.cgrbikegear.co.uk

Silver Cross currently manufactures two models of full-size coach-built pram in the UK, the Balmoral and the Kensington, as well as two models of dolls pram, the Oberon and the Chatsworth. Silver Cross is the only pram manufacturer still producing coach-built prams in the UK (source Wikipedia). The Silver Cross website confirms this giving some country of origin information about these models; for example describing the Kensington pram as “Still hand made and hand finished in Yorkshire by skilled craftsmen…” They are rather more coy about where their other products are manufactured and of course this means they are foreign made – http://www.silvercrossbaby.com

Bicycles, frames and bike accessories made in the UK – British made bikes, British made bike parts and British made bike equipment

If you owned a bike in the 1980s or before in the UK, it was probably British-made. If you own one today, most likely it’s made abroad.

My 1980s Falcon racing bike was made in England. It is superb quality and a rides like a dream despite its age. Falcon Cycles is still going. The company owns and sometimes uses a number of different former British bicycle brands including Elswick, Hopper, Holdsworth (the Holdsworth brand is also used by Far East manufacturer Planet X Bikes), Falcon (once the second largest bicycle manufacturer in the UK after Raleigh; the factory in Barton-on-Humber closed in the mid-1980s and production was moved to nearby Brigg; in 2006 Falcon ceased UK production entirely, but by this time only a few high end bikes were being assembled in the UK by Falcon and most Falcon bikes were already being made abroad, since about 2002), British Eagle, Coventry Eagle (also previously a motorcycle manufacturer), Townsend, Wearwell and Claud Butler. The same company (Tandem) now owns Dawes cycles (the Dawes factory in Tyseley, Birmingham closed down in around 1990 and production was moved to the Far East) too. Like Raleigh Cycles, Falcon and Dawes (Tandem) do not make bikes in the UK nowadays, all their bicycles now being foreign made.

Be First on a Falcon, a 1950s adevrtisement for Falcon Cycles

Be First on a Falcon, a 1950s adevrtisement for Falcon Cycles

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