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British made hats and British made scarves – Hats Made in the UK – Scarves made in the UK

If you want to get ahead, get a hat

I have heard it said that a hat worn well is part of a British gentleman’s heritage. For ladies it is said a hat for every occasion is required. These days it probably won’t be a bowler you choose, but perhaps it’s time to rediscover the hat?

Get ahead, get a British made hat!

British made watch caps, beanies, wooly hats, trapper hats, Jinnah caps, pork pie hats, flat caps, dress hats, trilby hats, fedoras, homburgs, bowlers, top hats, panama hats, tweed hats, military headwear, baseball caps, etc.

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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

 

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British Made Blankets and Throws – Hainsworth Textiles and Scarlet and Argent / John Lewis Blankets / Melin Tregwynt Mill / Witney Blankets / etc.

Founded in 1783 Royal Warrant holders A.W. Hainsworth & Sons Ltd. manufacture a wide range of wool and textile products for both home and international markets. Best known for manufacturing the scarlet cloth from which the Queen’s guards uniform is made, Hainsworth manufacturers – protective fabric for fire services and military personnel; snooker and pool cloth; woollen coffins; car headlining cloth for the likes of Jaguar, Austin and Bentley; blankets; Newmarket horse blankets; interior fabrics; curtain fabric; military uniform cloth; ceremonial uniform dress cloth; tribal blankets; textiles for the theatre and cinema industries; specialised industrial cloth such as biscuit cloth, a woollen baize used for conveying biscuits; academic scarf cloth; blazer fabric; fabric for clothes making; fabric for making into re-enactment clothing; uniform caps; hats and badges; hot air balloon fabric; table coverings; floor coverings, hotel blankets; laundry textile products; piano baize for companies like Steinway and Renner; gaming and card table cloth; cabinet linings; etc. As far I can tell all their fabrics are made at their mill in West Yorkshire. Trade but they also have a retail site selling finished products. Hainsworth also manufactures the historic Hudson’s Bay Point Blanket, which has iconic status in Canada. I am not sure how much Hainsworth use British wool.

Hainsworth is one of the few companies still making blankets in the UK.

Hainsworth also make Newmarket Horse Blankets in England.

Hainsworth equestrian blanket

Hainsworth equestrian blanket

http://hainsworth.co.uk/

Hainsworth’s retail site is Scarlet and Argent – http://www.scarletandargent.co.uk

Each Scarlet and Argent piece is created exclusively and entirely in their specialist Yorkshire mill.  Woollen blankets, throws and accessories (cushions, teddy bears and hot water bottle covers) made in England.

What’s the link between one of the oldest textile mills in the UK and the Royal baby? – See more at: http://makeitbritish.co.uk/gifts/what-is-the-connection-between-one-of-the-oldest-textile-mills-in-the-uk-and-the-soon-to-arrive-royal-baby/#sthash.TvXYBwfy.dpuf

Scarlet and Argent Chamber Blanket - grey. Made in England.

Scarlet and Argent Chamber Blanket – grey. Made in England.

John Lewis blankets

John Lewis wool holey blanket. Made in Britain.

John Lewis wool holey blanket. Made in Britain. Photo by author.

John Lewis wool holey blanket. Made in Britain. 2

John Lewis wool holey (cellular) blanket. Made in Britain. 2. Photo by author.

John Lewis pure new wool blanket. Made in Britain.

John Lewis pure new wool blanket. Made in Britain. Photo by author.

John Lewis merino wool blanket. Made in Britain.

John Lewis merino wool blanket. Made in Britain. Photo by author.

Some John Lewis blankets are made in Britain. John Lewis is one of the few retailers still selling British made blankets. John Lewis UK made blankets are excellent quality and reasonably priced.

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British Made Pottery – Mugs, Plates, Pottery, China and Glass Ware Made in the UK

It should be a relatively simple matter to buy Mugs, Pottery, China and Glass Ware made in the UK. British pottery is the best in the world and some of the industry still survives today. That said you’ll have to shop around, use the internet, and look carefully at back stamps for the words ‘Made in England’ or similar as a lot of pottery for sale on the high street these days is foreign made.

The base of a mug with the words "Made in England" on it.

The base of a mug with the words “Made in England” on it. Photograph by author. Look for the words “Made in England” on the base of pottery and glassware when buying.

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