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British Made Pens and Pencils – British Made Ink – British Made Crayons and Chalk – British Made Pencil Cases – British Made Rulers

Makers and suppliers of British Made Pens and Pencils, British Made Ink, British Made Crayons and Chalk, British Made Pencil Cases, and British Made Rulers:-

Derwent Pencils have been making pencils in Cumbria since 1832. Not everything they sell is made in the UK. Individual Derwent Pencils that say “England” on them are UK made. Multi-packs of pencils will say made in the UK on the packaging if they are made in the UK or look for the Union Flag on the packaging. Some of their Academy Sketching eraser tipped pencils and their Lakeland Jumbo pencils are made in Thailand or PRC. None of their sketch pads and accessories are made in the UK. Basically on their pencils if it does not say England or if it does not say made in the UK on the pack, then it is not UK made; best to go by what it says on the tin. The tins themselves by the way are not made in the UK. The Cumberland Pencil Company (Derwent Pencils) is a division of ACCO Brands (Rexel) and so is American owned. Lovely pencils for you to sketch, colour, illustrate and create!  See the video below for some history of pencils and pencil making at Derwent Pencils today.

http://www.pencils.co.uk

https://twitter.com/derwentpencils

https://www.facebook.com/welovepencils

http://www.accobrands.com/acco/en/gb/home.aspx

Video – How pencils are made today – Derwent Pencil Factory, Cumbria, UK.

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Are the Office Supplies and Stationery in your Workplace, School, Club, and Home made in the UK? Plus British made fridge magnets

British made stationery.

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

You and your company or organisation or club or school or university 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 at home, at work and for school.

A good starting point is to buy only British made stationery (pens, pencils, staplers, paper clips, scissors, paper, files, etc.).  Don’t order stationery unless you know where it is made.  Refuse to buy cheap foreign made stationery.  Buy British stationery for your workplace and home and it will last longer and so save you or your company money long term.  Most stationery these days is foreign made but you can insists on buying British made stationery.  Just say 10 years ago most stationery was made in the UK, but sadly this is no longer the case.Most stationery these days is foreign made but you can insists on buying British made stationery.  Just say 10 years ago most stationery was made in the UK, but sadly this is no longer the case. We all know those cheap Chinese made staplers don’t last 5 minutes, whereas the old made in England stapler that has been floating around your office since who knows when is still going strong!  My old made in England Rexel stapler is superb quality; modern Chinese made Rexel staplers are very poor quality and do not last very long at all before they are broken.

An old made in Britain Rexel stapler. Still going strong after many many years. Photograpgh by author.

An old made in Britain Rexel stapler. Still going strong after many many years. Photograpgh by author.

An old made in Britain Rexel stapler. Still going strong after many many years. Photograpgh by author. Base view 1.

An old made in Britain Rexel stapler. Still going strong after many many years. Photograpgh by author. Base view 1.

An old made in Britain Rexel stapler. Still going strong after many many years. Photograpgh by author. Base view 2.

An old made in Britain Rexel stapler. Still going strong after many many years. Photograpgh by author. Base view 2.

A vintage box of made in UK Rexel No.56 staples. Sadly Rexel / Acco staples are now foriegn made. Photograph by author.

A vintage box of made in UK Rexel No.56 staples. Sadly Rexel / Acco staples are now foriegn made. Photograph by author.

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BBC News – Inside the UK’s last carbon paper factory – York Haven Carbon Paper

BBC News – Inside the UK’s last carbon paper factory.

York Haven Ltd. make carbon paper in the West Midlands of England and are probably the last remaining manufacturer of one-time carbon paper in the UK. They make one-time carbon paper which is widely used for computer stationery. They also make pencil carbon which is used when multiple uses of the carbon are required such as in duplicate and triplicate books and backing/masking papers used in the heat transfer printing process in the textile industry. Please see the above video and article from the BBC.

Once the mainstay of offices carbon paper enabled people to make duplicates of documents and it was also used when making credit card payments, with the details being copied onto the paper that the vendor kept. We still talk about making a ‘carbon copy’ (cc) and despite it being less used than previously, it still has its uses and it is great to see a British firm still manufacturing carbon paper.

http://www.yorkhaven.co.uk

Desk and Study Accessories

The Original Book Works Limited

Marlborough World make a range of desk accessories in England + hip flasks, bags, and technology cases – http://www.marlboroughworld.com

http://www.originalbooks.net

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.

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http://www.deskaccessories.co.uk

Desk Accessories: Office Desktop Accessories & Gifts.

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.

http://www.deskaccessories.co.uk

Brushed Brass Letter Opener by www.deskaccessories.co.uk

Brushed Brass Letter Opener by http://www.deskaccessories.co.uk

Large Gavel with Wooden Stand by www.deskaccessories.co.uk

Large Gavel with Wooden Stand by http://www.deskaccessories.co.uk

Executive Rocker Blotter by www.deskaccessories.co.uk

Executive Rocker Blotter by http://www.deskaccessories.co.uk

Greetings Cards / Birthday Cards / Christmas Cards / Blank Cards / Envelopes / Postcards / Gift Wrap – are the greetings cards you buy made in the UK? Buy British made cards – support Britain.

Greetings cards, birthday Cards, Christmas cards, blank cards, thank you cards, Valentines cards, wedding cards, anniversary cards, etc. Are the cards and gift wrap you buy made in the UK?

Buy British made birthday cards – support Britain.  Fortunately many shops still sell greetings cards that are made in the UK, but there is a recent trend of cards in places like Paperchase being made in China.  Please look at the back of the cards you are buying and make sure they say that they are made in the UK.

If you shop carefully you should have no difficulty in getting British made greetings cards, envelopes, gift wrap and postcards.

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Diaries, Notebooks, 2012 Diaries, Back To School, Address Books, Stationery & Postcards – Go Stationery

Diaries, Notebooks, 2012 Diaries, Back To School, Address Books, Stationery & Postcards.

Go Stationery, together with their other brands, make diaries, notebooks, ring binders, address books, note cards, writing sets, postcards, gift wrap, placemats, coasters, calendars, products for museums, greetings cards, etc. and do printing generally on paper and plastics.

100% British designed and made products.

Go Stationery – NOTEBOOK – SILHOUETTES CROWN FLAG. Made in England.

Silvine Stationery – Made in England

Nice quality stationery.  British made.  Good prices.

http://www.silvine.com/

Silvine make British made stationery – notebooks, pocket notebooks, exercise books, sketch pads, jotters, shorthand notebooks (reporter’s notebooks), scrap books, refill pads, record cards, postcards, raffle tickets, writing paper, envelopes, exercise books, memo books, cash books, duplicate books, triplicate books, receipt books, educational planners, petty cash vouchers, water resistant outdoor notebooks, etc. You can view their full range in their catalogue on their website. Nice quality stationery. There’s a review of a Silvine memo book here. British made. Good prices. Silvine paper products are made by Sinclairs in Yorkshire, who were established 1837, and can also make bespoke own-branded stationery for companies. All but a few of their products are made in the UK. For example Silvine don’t manufacture their Executive soft touch notebooks in the UK, but almost everything else is made here. In January 2017 their sales team said “Our soft feel executive notebooks are one of the very few lines in our range that are not produced at our manufacturing site here in the UK, these are currently sourced from the Far East.” Available in locals shops, good stationers, and online (for example on eBay, Amazon, and the Post Office).

Silvine Cash Book. British Made. 10 x 16 x 0.5cm. Suitable for use with a fountain pen, gel pen, biro, or pencil. 72 pages (36 sheets).

Silvine British Made Cash Book. Front cover view. Photograph by author 1 July 2017

Silvine British Made Cash Book. Rear cover view. Photograph by author 1 July 2017

Silvine British Made Cash Book. Inner pages view. Photograph by author 1 July 2017

 

Silvine Classic Memo Book. British made. Quality lined paper. Quality red jacket. Pocket sized. Lightweight. Ref 042F. 10 x 16 x 0.5cm.

Silvine Classic Memo Book. British made. Quality lined paper (feint ruled). Suitable for use with a fountain pen, gel pen, biro, or pencil. Quality red jacket. Pocket sized. Lightweight. Ref 042F. 10 x 16 x 0.5cm. 72 pages (36 sheets).

Silvine British Made Memo Book. Front cover view. Photograph by author 1 July 2017

Silvine British Made Memo Book. Rear cover view. Photograph by author 1 July 2017

Silvine British Made Memo Book. Inner pages view. Photograph by author 1 July 2017

Peter Cook in the 1950s, with John Cleese, using a Silvine Notebook. Still made in Britain today.

Peter Cook in the 1950s, with John Cleese, using a Silvine Notebook. Still made in Britain today. Screen shot from a BBC documentary about Les Dawson (the Many Faces of Les Dawson, 2011).

Silvine Value Spiral Bound approx 227 x 125 x 70mm including spine (approx. 8" x 5") lined Shorthand Notebook 160 pages (80 leaves). Made in the UK. Suitable for use with a fountain pen, gel pen, biro, or pencil.

Silvine Value Spiral Bound approx 227 x 125 x 70mm including spine (approx. 8″ x 5″) lined Shorthand Notebook 160 pages (80 leaves). Made in the UK. Suitable for use with a fountain pen, gel pen, biro, or pencil.

Silvine striped fashion notebook. British Made.

Silvine striped fashion notebook. British Made.

Silvine Union Jack Scrap Book. Made in the UK.

Silvine Union Jack Scrap Book. Made in the UK.