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British Made Christmas Gift Guide 2013 – Great Places to buy UK Made Christmas Presents

10 reasons for giving British made gifts this Christmas:

  1. Helping preserve the future of British manufacturing and craftsmanship.
  2. You know where what you are buying is coming from.
  3. You are preserving and creating jobs for British workers.
  4. You are bestowing a gift that does not have a massive carbon footprint.
  5. It gives you the chance to buy something of quality that will last.
  6. You are encouraging others to buy British.
  7. You are helping people to realise that we do still make many wonderful things in the UK.
  8. You are being patriotic.
  9. British factories have ethical hygienic production, fair wages & decent working conditions.
  10. You are helping ensure future security of supply.

Manufacturing in the UK allows companies to control supply, guarantee quality, offer flexibility and to be ethical and environmentally sound. Please support UK industry by buying British.

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Ohyo collapsable water bottle – made in England

Ohyo is the handy, collapsable water bottle that’s easy to take anywhere.

http://www.ohyo.me

Made in Sheffield, England.  Fits in a pocket or bag. Good for the environment (re-useable; not disposable bottled water). I saw these yesterday (17 May 2013) in the National Trust shop on Dunstable Downs. National Trust shops incidentally sell a limited range of made in the UK products that are well worth a look and some National Trust shops sell locally produced farm products.

Also available on the Ohyo website, elsewhere online and in shops, including some Boots and Marks and Spencer stores.  The M&S Ohyo bottles are M&S branded.

As well as the British made 500ml Ohyo bottle, Ohyo now make a  British made 1000ml collapsable bottle too.

Tip. To get around the airport security liquids ban carry an empty bottle and refil at an airport drinking fountain.  Carry one when you are out and about and fill for free at a drinking water fountain or household tap.

FILL IT FOR FREE

Visit www.findafountain.org

to find out about finding free water sources near you.

via ohyo water bottle.

Some interesting information about the benefits of drinking enough water can be found here.

How much water should you drink? The situation is complex. There is some guidance here on the NHS website.

“The amount a person needs to drink to avoid getting deyhdrated will vary depending on a range of factors, including their size, the temperature and how active they are. However, as a guide, the Department of Health recommends that we should drink about 1.2 litres of fluid every day. This works out to be about six 200ml or eight 150ml glasses.”

Ohyo collapsable water bottle. Made in England. Fits in the pocket. Dishwasher safe. Bottle measures approx: 13cm H (when full) 3.8cm (when collapsed) x 8cm Diam. 500ml capacity. Designed, developed and made in the UK.

Ohyo collapsable water bottle. Made in England. Fits in the pocket. Dishwasher safe. Bottle measures approx: 13cm H (when full) 3.8cm (when collapsed) x 8cm Diam. 500ml capacity. Designed, developed and made in the UK.

Ohyo 1000ml collapsable drinks bottle. Made in England.

Ohyo 1000ml collapsable drinks bottle. Made in England.

Disappointingly the Ohyo Bag is now foreign made. On the Ohyo website the Ohyo Bottle rightly proudly states it is made in England.  From their kickstarter campaign I know Ohyo’s original intention with the Ohyo Bag was that it would be made in London by Jas Sehmbi in his London workshop, where the prototypes were made. It was great that it was being manufactured in London by Jas Sehmbi at Jas MB Ltd.  However I now understand from their second kickstarter campaign manufacturing now takes place overseas.  As I say, disappointing.

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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