Tag Archives: Made in Britain

Australian Made and British Made – How the Aussie’s seem to campaign for their country’s manufacturing and farming better than the Brits

A carrier bag advertisiing the Australian Made, Austrain Grown logo, togther with Bruce, an Australian made toy wombat. Photograph by author.

A carrier bag advertising the Australian Made, Australian Grown logo, together with Bruce, an Australian made toy wombat. Photograph by author. October 2015.

Wherever I travel in the world, I make the effort to buy locally made souvenirs and support local people. At the very least I make sure I buy a gift that is actually made in the country I am visiting.

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FREE made in Britain logo download here

FREE made in Britain logo download here.

The new “Made in Britain” marque from British Family. The British Family website is also home to Britipedia – a directory of British made goods and of course the Bradshaw’s blog about buying British.

Made in Britain @ ukmade

Made in Britain – Made in the UK – UK Made – British Made – Made in UK.

#BuyBritish #UKMade #BritishMade #MadeInTheUK #MadeInBritain

My website “ukmade” is about celebrating British manufacturing and helping you source British made goods. It has many recommendations of quality products made in the British Isles.

https://ukmade.wordpress.com

You can also find ukmade @BritishGoods on twitter, @MadeInTheUnitedKingdom on tumblr and at UKMade on pinterest.

Manufacturing in the UK allows companies to control supply, guarantee quality, offer flexibility and to be ethical and environmentally sound.

You and / or your company or the company or organisation you work for can support British companies and British jobs and be environmentally friendly (by reducing your carbon footprint through reducing the miles goods are transported) by buying British.

Why not make a conscious preference to buy British? You may have to look that bit harder (lots of goods on the High Street are foreign made these days), but Britain still makes most things. I hope this website will be of some assistance in your search to find not only British designed but actually British manufactured goods. You’ll also much information on the internet generally, but a word of caution. There’s a tendency amongst many firms to claim British heritage in such a way that it misleadingly implies manufacture in the UK. I’m sure you won’t be fooled by this, but do take care to ensure what you are buying really is manufactured in the UK.

Fly the flag!  Buy British.

 

Deck the Halls handmade Christmas decorations made in Britain

Deck the Halls British made Christmas decorations.

Deck the Halls licking cat DTH 1125 Ht: 7 cm.  Handmade in Britain

Deck the Halls licking cat DTH 1125 Ht: 7 cm. Handmade in Britain

Deck the Halls sausage dog DTH 1132 Ht: 7 cm.  Handmade in Britain

Deck the Halls sausage dog DTH 1132 Ht: 7 cm. Handmade in Britain

Miles Stronger – British Sports Shop – MilesStronger

 

Miles Stronger – British Sports Shop – MilesStronger.

Miles Stronger is one of my followers on twitter. I have not tried this company’s products myself but it all looks very impressive and apparently everything they sell is made in Britain which is impressive too. British made runners clothing, British made energy drinks and British made energy bars. A site selling British made running gear – I am very excited to find this.

http://www.milesstronger.co.uk

https://twitter.com/MilesStronger

 

Team up this gear with some British made sports shoes from Walsh Trainers or New Balance Trainers.

Ink and Thread

Ink and Thread are a shop in Derby and online and they state that all their products are made in Britain – http://shop.inkandthread.co.uk – fab – they sell things like notebooks, mugs, city guides, wash bags, compact mirrors, greetings cards, notelets, tote bags, tea towels, and costume jewellery.

RainbowTrugs | Plastic Containers and Tubs | Trugs | Buckets | Bins | Garden Planters | Feed Tubs

RainbowTrugs | Plastic Containers and Tubs | Trugs | Buckets | Bins | Garden Planters | Feed Tubs.

Flexible colourful plastic containers – made in Britain.  Available in 6 sizes and a wide variety of colours. Rainbow Trugs themselves and the Rainbow Trugs lid are made in Britain. Rainbow Trugs are food safe and UV stable. Inside there is a gallons and litres indicator. Some of the other stuff on their website is made abroad though.  Look for the Union Flag next to the item’s picture I assume to see what is British made. British made items include Rainbow Trugs, pot stands, Rainbow Trug Riddle, Rainbow Trug lid, Easi Skip Feeders, 3 gallon buckets, Rhino feed buckets, Rainbow feeders and tidy trays.

So useful…

http://rainbowtrugs.com

Rainbow Trug with lid.  Both trug and lid are made in Britain

Rainbow Trug with lid. Both trug and lid are made in Britain

45 Litre RainbowTrug in dark green.  Made in England

45 Litre RainbowTrug in dark green. Made in England

Yellow Rainbow Trug. Made in Britain

Cat Bed Sleep

Cat Bed / Basket – 25L – Rainbow Trugs 25L Dish Trug. Made in Britain

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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Woodpad for iPad and iPhone

I just got one of these Woodpad Walnut iPhone Keyring Stands today.  What a great bit of kit. Very light and it looks good.  An iPhone accessory that’s always with you.  WoodPad Key is ideal for when you are on the go and need to grab a few minutes for yourself.  Available for all iPhones.  £5.50.  Made in Britain.  They also do iPad stands, as well as chopping boards (not for your Apple stuff obviously!).

http://www.woodpad.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&path=61_64&product_id=100

Film and Television

Not strictly manufactured in Britain, but made in Britain; the UK makes some of the best TV and films (movies) in the world.  A recent good example of great British TV is the BBC drama Parade’s End starring Benedict Cumberbatch.  In the dying days of the Edwardian Empire, Christopher Tietjens enters into a destructive marriage with the beautiful but cruel socialite Sylvia.  Based in the novels of Ford Madox Ford.

In films, a good example of great British film making (well perhaps strictly speaking Anglo-American-Japanese film making) is the Bond films (based in the character created by Ian Fleming and starring Daniel Craig as the most recent incarnation of James Bond), the latest of which is Skyfall which is premiered in London tomorrow.

Adelaide Clemens, Benedict Cumberbatch and Rebecca Hall in the BBC drama Parade’s End