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British Made Diaries and Calendars – Please choose a British made diary

A proper paper diary is silent and unobtrusive in use; it has no batteries to go flat; it doesn’t break if you drop it or tread on it; it helps you remember things because you have actually written them down; you can write in it during meetings and so on (when your smart phone will be outside or turned off!); and things don’t get mysteriously deleted. There is the risk of losing your paper diary of course, and unlike a smart phone will not require a passcode, which is something to bear in mind.

When you are getting your next diary, planner or calander please choose a British made one. Before buying, check the inside or back cover and see where the diary you are looking at is actually made (printed and bound).

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notonthehighstreet.com

http://www.notonthehighstreet.com – great for gifts, home and garden, baby and child, weddings and even clothes.  Some items have free delivery.  They work closely with British designers and manufacturers and much of what they sell is made in the UK – look for the words “made in britain” when choosing.  Note that not everything they sell is made in the UK.

Sock Polar Bear Craft Kit by Sock Creatures.  Sourced in the UK and assembled in Cornwall.  @notonthehighstreet.com

Sock Polar Bear Craft Kit by Sock Creatures. Sourced in the UK and assembled in Cornwall. @notonthehighstreet.com

Personalised Engraved Wooden School Ruler by Cleancut Wood.  Made in Britain.  @notonthehighstreet.com

Personalised Engraved Wooden School Ruler by Cleancut Wood. Made in Britain. @notonthehighstreet.com

Union Jack Tea Towelby Honey on Toast.   Made in Britain.  @notonthehighstreet.com

Union Jack Tea Towel
by Honey on Toast. Made in Britain. @notonthehighstreet.com

British Made Soft Furnishings, Furnishing Fabrics, Haberdashery, Antimacassars, Chair Arm Covers, and Cushions

The Tube seat fabric is known as moquette, a mix of wool with a small percentage of polyester, and well known for its hard wearing, durable, fire resistant and not-showing-the-dirt qualities, is still woven in Yorkshire. You can buy dog collars and coats using the fabric at the London Transport Museum, as well as furniture, cushions, technology cases, bags, handbags, key rings, wash bags, etc made using moquette. These are made in England by Matt Fothergill using moquette fabric. Whilst a lot of stuff in the London Transport Museum Shop is made in China, they do stock a very good range of UK made products too – http://www.ltmuseumshop.co.uk/moquette.html

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10 reasons you should buy gifts made in Britain this Christmas

10 reasons you should buy gifts made in Britain this Christmas.

British Made Diaries and Calendars – Please choose a British made diary

A proper paper diary is silent and unobtrusive in use; it has no batteries to go flat; it doesn’t break if you drop it or tread on it; it helps you remember things because you have actually written them down; and you can write in it during meetings and so on (when your smart phone will be outside or turned off!).

When you are getting your next diary, planner or calander please choose a British made one. Before buying, check the inside or back cover and see where the diary you are looking at is actually made (printed and bound).

Continue reading