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.
British made menswear, British made womenswear, British made children’s clothes. Clothing made in the UK.
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I sense a revival of British clothes manufacturing. Much has gone, but there is still a fantastic choice of British made clothes out there, whether you want to spend a lot or not very much money.
Here you can find links and information, in no particular order, about British made clothes, for men, women and children. This article is ongoing and I will add to it when I discover more British clothes manufacturers and suppliers. Only companies that actually make or supply clothes made in the UK will be featured here, not simply companies that used to make clothes in the UK or are just selling clothes in the UK. The products I list here are genuinely made in the UK, not simply labelled to imply British heritage or manufacture.
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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.
Let’s hope someone buys this company (Icetech Freezers Limited or Norfrost) who are apparently the last fridge and freezer maker in the UK (and they their keep production in Scotland). If I knew there was still a fridge and freezer maker in the UK I would buy UK made.
Also, Rowecord Engineering, Newport firm in administration.
UPDATE on chest freezer maker Norfrost / Icetech – According to the below article from the net, they have been bought by water cooler and dehumidifier manufacturer Ebac. Ebac manufacture all of their products in Britain and apparently intend moving freezer production to their facility on County Durham. They apparently also hope to make washing machines eventually too. Let’s hope this is right and I look forward to hearing more about this project during 2013.
The Original Book Works Limited
Faux book products made by hand in Cirencester, Gloucestershire. Faux books, false books, fake and dummy books, paperweights, book safes, door stops, book ends, etc.
Desk accessories all made in the UK – magnifying glasses, business card holders, bookends, desk name plates, desk model replicas, gavels and stands, letter openers, paperweights, photo frames, rocker blotters, etc.
DMM Climbing Equipment. Innovative climbing gear, made in Wales.
DMM have been manufacturing quality climbing equipment in Wales since 1981. They make recreational climbing equipment, mountaineering equipment and industrial climbing equipment. You’ve got to love their tag line – “CLIMB NOW WORK LATER”. All DMM hardware (metalware) – carabiners and so on – are made in the UK. Some other products they sell such as ropes are foreign made. The ropes they sell are made in Europe, some DMM slings are made in Wales (others in Europe), DMM chalkballs are made in Wales (but other chalk products are made in Europe), DMM clothing is made in Turkey, DMM chalk and rope bags are made in China, DMM helmets, harnesses, boulder mats, rockshoes and some webbing used between carabiners on quickdraws are made in Europe.
Sugru mouldable glue say on their website “Invented & Compounded in the UK” and they appear to still have a factory in London. Since 2018 they have been German owned as in May 2018 their company FormFormForm was acquired by German adhesive company Tesa, a subsidiary of Beiersdorf. Available from their website and in stores like B&Q and elsewhere online such as eBay – https://sugru.com
Made in Wales
Corgi Hosiery, who are Royal Warrant holders, make socks, jumpers, scarves, hats and the like in wool, cotton and cashmere. According to their website – “Everything we sell is entirely made at our factory in Ammanford, Wales, using traditional methods.” They are part of the Dewhurst Dent Group of companies, who also own Dents gloves (which are not all made in the UK!). ”Since 1892 Corgi wool, cotton and cashmere socks and knitwear have been exclusively made at our factory in Wales, UK”. They also produce knitwear for Monkstone Knitwear – http://www.corgihosiery.co.uk
Monkstone Knitwear is produced from wool off sheep at Trevayne Farm, South Wales and other local nearby farms in Wales and made into garments by hand knitters and a factory which is only 42 miles away from the farm. The factory is Corgi Hosiery, who I mentioned in my earlier write-up of where to buy British made socks . The garments are then packaged on the farm. Availability is limited by the amount of wool produced in a season. Garments are made to order and some are available in the London shop Luna and Curious in Shoreditch. Trevayne Farm also has a camping and caravan site, a cottage and a blog.
There are a surprising a number of jeans made in the UK. Why not buy British made jeans next time? Here are the makers and suppliers I know of.