10 reasons for giving British made gifts this Christmas:
Helping preserve the future of British manufacturing and craftsmanship.
You know where what you are buying is coming from.
You are preserving and creating jobs for British workers.
You are bestowing a gift that does not have a massive carbon footprint.
It gives you the chance to buy something of quality that will last.
You are encouraging others to buy British.
You are helping people to realise that we do still make many wonderful things in the UK.
You are being patriotic.
British factories have ethical hygienic production, fair wages & decent working conditions.
You are helping ensure future security of supply.
Manufacturing in the UK allows companies to control supply, guarantee quality, offer flexibility and to be ethical and environmentally sound. Please support UK industry by buying British.
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, based in Devon, England – John Arbon Textiles http://www.jarbon.com – make and sell British-made socks for men, women and children. They also sell yarns. Fibre and yarn is produced at their sister company – Fibre Harvest http://www.fibreharvest.co.uk – where it is processed and spun in their Mill based within Coldharbour Mill. John Arbon Textiles socks are unisex and are made from various percentages of wool, alpaca and nylon. They also sell cotton socks. For example, their Shetland wool socks are 90% wool and their traditional Icelandic patterned merino wool socks are 100% wool. John Arbon also sell tea and egg cosies, rugs, scarves and knitted ties, as well as yarns, yarns from Falkland Islands Merino, 100% British Wool, alpaca yarns and fibre tops. They have a shop in Lynton. You can also visit Coldharbour Mill – http://www.coldharbourmill.org.uk. All John Arbon textiles and yarns are made in Britain. I love this company’s philosophy and customer service. I have some of their British wool socks and they are fab.
John Arbon Textiles merino-icelandic-2012 – 100% merino wool
John Arbon Textiles shetland-wool-socks-2012 – 90% Shetland wool / 10% nylon
John Arbon Textiles stripy-socks-2012 – 54% UK Alpaca / 18% merino / 28% nylon
John Arbon Textiles welly-boot-socks-2012 – 80% British wool /20% nylon
John Arbon Textiles organically-farmed-merino-100% Merino wool
John Arbon Textiles wool-shooting-hose-2012 – 90% wool / 10% nylon
John Arbon Textiles persion-grey – 100% pure new British Wool – 70% Exmoor Blueface / 30% British Bluefaced Leicester.
Alpacas in Devon, c.2012
Exmoor Horn, c.2011
Exmoor Blueface sheep on the hills above Lynmouth, Devon, c.2011