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.
Made in Britain – Made in the UK – UK Made – British Made – Made in UK.
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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.
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.
Cock and Bull Menswear are a new brand manufacturing small runs entirely in the United Kingdom. Full details of the sourcing of their products and raw materials are on their website. They have beautifully made men’s garments, including cotton men’s boxer shorts, tweed flat caps, t-shirts, shirts, tweed waistcoats and knitwear. Cock and Bull menswear currently have a stand at the fabulous London Sunday UpMarket, at the Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane selling their menswear and are well worth a visit.
You can find great stalls and upcoming businesses, many selling items made in Britain at the London Sunday UpMarket, together with wonderful foods from all over the world and up-cycled clothing.
At the Sunday UpMarket as well as made in England Cock and Bull menswear you can find, for example, made in England Walsh casual and sports trainers, ReVampit up-cycled textile vintage gifts (made in Peru as well as Essex) cushions, knitted items, and furniture and by the same people English Eccentric cushions, Union Flag cushions, Christmas decorations, egg cosies and suchlike. Also, Jo Jo Accessories – made in England headbands, Union Jack flag bags, pencil cases, purses and cushions, etc. Reloved – bags and pouches made with recycled denim and leather and Highland 2000 quality made in the UK British wool from British sheep hats and scarves (these are mostly sold to Japan usually). Stores at the market change quite often.
You’ll also find great stalls at other markets and shops nearby (many selling British made items), for example at the Old Spitalfields Market.
At Old Spitalfields Market for example you can get one of Andrew Duncan Graham’s wonderful handmade in the UK lavender Scottish cats or dogs.
Nearby the Spitalfields Market you can find Albam, who sell some UK made menswear. Nearby the Sunday UpMarket you can find London Undercover, who sell a few UK made umbrellas. There are loads more interesting shops and stalls to see, with some selling British made goods.