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Why not make the effort to buy British made Easter Eggs this Easter?

Tesco Help For Heroes Egg 187G. Made in the UK.

Tesco Help For Heroes Egg 187G. Made in the UK.

Over 80 million chocolate Easter Eggs are sold each year in the UK. This year check the packaging and make sure to choose an Easter Egg that is actually made in the UK (from British made chocolate and using British made packaging). From Thorntons to Fortnum and Mason to the Meaningful Chocolate Company to Moo Free to your local Sainsbury or Tesco or Marks and Spencer or corner shop it should be easy enough to find a British made Easter Egg. Buy British this Easter.

For the definitive list of all chocolate and confectionery that is actually made in the UK, including British made Easter Eggs, please click http://wp.me/p2KOue-AS

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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.

I’m afraid that you are simply making excuses if you say that you can’t find anything UK made – It has never been easier to find products made in Britain and they don’t have to be expensive. Don’t just rely on the High Street (although I encourage you to buy British made gifts you find in High Street shops); use the internet to research UK made gifts.

You’ll have to be careful to check the provenance of your gifts; there’s a tendency amongst many firms to claim British heritage in a way that misleadingly implies manufacture in the UK.

Anything manufactured Britain, for example any the items listed on this website or elsewhere, will make a good present. Here are some further suggestions of where you might get British made gifts this Christmas (in no particular order):

Maiden Dorset candles are made in England – http://www.maidendorset.co.uk

http://www.emmelinesimpson.co.uk – contemporary gifts celebrating British cities such as Oxford, London, Bristol and Bath. All items are made in Britain.  Made in the UK coasters, tea towels, mugs, placemats, tea pots, calendars, notecards, etc. Note though that Emmeline Simpson mugs are imported from China then decorated in England.

Emmeline Simpson Oxford Bridge of Sighs coaster. Made in Britain.

Emmeline Simpson Oxford Bridge of Sighs coaster. Made in Britain.

http://www.campbellcole.co.uk – men’s accessories made in England. One of my favourite items is the beautiful made in England key wrap.*

CAMPBELL COLE - KEY WRAP - Made in England.

CAMPBELL COLE – KEY WRAP – Made in England.

Beautiful adult or children’s aprons from http://www.thesundaygirlcompany.co.uk

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Deliciously Dotty Retro Red Sweetheart Adult Apron by Sunday Girl. Made in Britain.

http://www.mamnick.com – Gifts for men. Shirts and Sheffield Steel items such as a chip fork, money clip, card holder, etc. Products manufactured in the UK and Japan. Also, sold by Campbell Cole.

Raw Leather Workshop – James Bradshaw (of British Family fame) hand makes rugged leather accessories in Britain and they are available from Folksy – http://www.rawleather.co.uk.  You can also find other great British made gifts at Folksy – http://folksy.com*

Raw Leather Hand Stitched Wallet or Card Case (Saddle Tan). Made in England.

Raw Leather Hand Stitched Wallet or Card Case (Saddle Tan). Made in England.

Tulip and Nettle children’s clothes are all made in England and will make lovely Christmas gifts – http://www.tulipandnettle.com

Britain’s last-remaining volume teddy bear manufacturer, Merrythoughthas been handmaking the quintessential English teddy bear in Shropshire for over 80 years. For example this lovely Shrewsbury bear would make a great present – http://www.merrythought.co.uk

Merrythought Shrewsbury Bear. Made in England.

Merrythought Shrewsbury Bear. Made in England.

Reefer Sails products are all designed and manufactured in England and will make great Christmas gifts, for example their children’s crabbing kits in a recycled sailcloth carry bag or for adults perhaps one of their smartphone cases – http://www.reefersails.com

Vinnie & D sell a wonderful selection items by individual designers and contemporary artists all based in Great Britain and most of their products are made in Great Britain too and many will make great gifts. Gifts, home furnishings, jewellery ,art, stationery and produce. If it does not say something is made in Britain on this site, then it probably is not, so do check before buying – http://www.vinnieandd.com

If you’ve got plenty of cash to spare (which you probably haven’t!) or for your business, how about a made in Britain jukebox from http://www.classicjukeboxes.co.ukFor more musical things please see https://ukmade.wordpress.com/2012/11/02/organs/

Sound Leisure ROCKET 88 JUKEBOX. Made in Britain

Sound Leisure ROCKET 88 JUKEBOX. Made in Britain

http://www.zpm.com – wash bags, shower caps, pencil cases, baby bibs, etc. made in the UK. Please note that some of their items, such as their shopper bags, are foreign made.  Look for the words Made in Britain to get British made.*

ZPM Holiday-Hedgehog-Long-Zip. Made in Britain.

ZPM Holiday-Hedgehog-Long-Zip. Made in Britain.

http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/northerngoodsco?ref=l2-shopheader-name – paracord key clips made England.

County Choppers – Exclusive made in Britain chopping boards in the shape of British Ceremonial Counties, made from sustainable anti-bacterial bamboo – http://countychoppers.co.uk

A UK made toaster by Rowlett Rutland perhaps.

Rowlett Rutland Toaster

A Rowlett Rutland Toaster. Made in the UK.

Or a UK made television from Cello – http://www.celloelectronics.com

http://www.madecloser.co.uk has a great range of British made items to choose from.

http://www.notonthehighstreet.com – lots of gifts quite a few of which are made in the UK – look for the words made in Britain or filter to find made in Britain.*

http://www.jojoaccessories.co.uk – made in England headbands, Union Jack flag bags, pencil cases, purses and cushions, etc. Also at the fabulous London Sunday UpMarket every Sunday, and on notonthehighstreet.*

Jo Jo Accessories Union Flag cushion. Made in England.

Jo Jo Accessories Union Flag cushion. Made in England.

http://www.anorakonline.co.uk/search/britain – Anorak sell a few British made things – cushions, coasters, pencil cases, purses, picnic blankets, placemats, was bags, tote bags, laundry bags, jotter pads, etc.*

http://www.waitrose.com/shop/HeaderSearchCmd?searchTerm=dutchy&defaultSearch=GR&search=#_ – Dutchy British produced foodstuffs, drinks and mugs at Waitrose.

http://www.britishchristmasjumpers.com – Christmas themed jumpers made in Britain or Christmas themed clothing from Josery (with designs that can be removed after Christmas) – http://www.josery.com/mens_christmas_jumpers.html

http://ohyo.me – A made in England Ohyo collapsible water bottle would make a useful gift.

How about some darts or even a dartboard from Harrows Darts. Harrows Darts is the world’s leading and most widely distributed darts brand and the only darts brand maintaining production in England. If buying Harrows darts accessories and such items please check these are UK made, as I am not sure  – http://www.harrows-darts.com*

Harrows Darts

Harrows Darts.  Made in England.

Retriever Sports (Pentathlon, Amazon, and Elkadart brands) darts, dart flights, dart barrels, dart shafts and dart accessories are all produced at their factory in England. You can ask them for your nearest stockist or your can find their products online –http://www.retrieversports.com

Bulls Eye Darts are all made in the UK. Available on their website – http://www.bullseyedarts.co.uk

There is a possibility that some Target darts are made in the UK, as I have read on the net that they have production facilities in China and the UK. I have written to the company to clarify this, as their About and FAQ parts of their website do not work. The photograph on this website shows a packet of Target darts as having been made in China, so do check before buying.

Winmau darts and dart boards are apparently made in Kenya. They do not giving any information about country of manufacture on their website. Winmau are owned by Nodor who also do not give any information about country of manufacture on their website and presumably all their manufacturing is also abroad. Unicorn darts and dart boards are apparently made in China.

Made in England wooden toys by Croglin Designs.

UK made handbag tidies, tissue covers and purse security bells from Sandi Bags– http://www.sandibags.com*

Susie Faulks oilcloth ladies bags made in England – http://www.susiefaulks.co.uk

Love Lammie also specialises in oilcloth handbags, as well as homeware and accessories, all made in the UK – http://www.lovelammie.co.uk

Perhaps an elegant umbrella for a Christmas gift from http://www.foxumbrellas.com – see https://ukmade.wordpress.com/category/umbrellas/ for more British made umbrellas.

Or a lovely mug from http://www.emmabridgewater.co.uk – see https://ukmade.wordpress.com/2012/09/26/pottery/ for more British made mugs.

Talisker is the only single-malt whisky made in Skye and would make a good present for someone.  Available in Tescos.

Nyetimber make fine English sparking wines (great for the Christmas celebrations or as a present). Available for example in Waitrose  – http://nyetimber.com

Nyetimber blanc de blancs. Made in England.

Nyetimber blanc de blancs. Made in England.

Or what about a lovely made in England soap related gift from Lush.

How about a British made adult or child bicycle or tricycle from http://www.pashley.co.uk – for more British made bikes and cycling equipment please see – https://ukmade.wordpress.com/2012/09/26/bicycles/

http://limandalimanda.co.uk – Coastal & nautical themed home accessories and gifts ~ cushions, tide clocks, notice boards, chalk boards, key rings, and Christmas decorations. All their products are made and designed in North Yorkshire.

DreamGB have a lovely British made recycled wool rug*, as well as British made Christmas gifts for kids and lots of other British made items which will make great gifts – http://www.dreamgb.co.uk

Recycled wool rug at Dream GB. Made in Great Britain.

Recycled wool rug at Dream GB. Made in Great Britain.

Solway Blankets blankets, throws, baby blankets and picnic blankets are made in all made in British mills and would make wonderful gifts for all ages  – http://www.solwayblankets.co.uk. For more blankets please see https://ukmade.wordpress.com/category/blankets/

How about a fab pair of British made Union Jack slippers (or any of their designs really) from Triggerfish – for more British made shoes, boots and trainers please see – https://ukmade.wordpress.com/2012/11/12/english-shoes-ten-brands-still-made-in-britain/*

Triggerfish Union Jack - navy / red slippers. Made in England.

Triggerfish Union Jack – navy / red slippers. Made in England.

A lovely made in Britain scarf from http://www.miel-b.co.uk*

miel b King George scarf. Made in Britain.

miel b King George scarf. Made in Britain.

A made in the UK accessory pouch from http://www.bigxtop.com/product/accessory-pouch

iftys.com – Iftys is an online store that specialises in selling British made luxury products.

Map Marketing Limited have a production facility in Devon and make large printed wall maps, educational tools, postcode maps, digital and bespoke maps, and map gifts, for example a jigsaw puzzle map centred on your home at http://www.mapmarketing.com/map-gifts-best-sellers/customised-map-jigsaw-puzzle_ct295pd299.htm. They do not make everything they sell themselves, so please do check before buying that what you want is actually made in Britain.

Want a gift for your pet?  Please see https://ukmade.wordpress.com/category/pet-products/*

https://thingsbritish.co.uk – Gift shops where everything is designed and handcrafted in Great Britain. They have stores in London in Carnaby Street and St Pancras Railway Station and some items are available on their website. I visited the St Pancras store yesterday (8.12.13) and it is filled with reasonably priced wonderful British made gifts. Jewellery, technology cases, mugs, cups and saucers, passport holders, card holders, stationery, greetings cards, scarves, t-shirts, children’s wear, bags, satchels, clothing, luggage labels, coasters, pet accessories, English Handmade Soap, and much more; at affordable prices and all handcrafted in Britain. This is a must visit gift shop for tourists and anyone who lives in the UK.*

I love London travel card holder at Things British.

I love London travel card holder at Things British.  Made in Great Britain.

Things British gift shop in St Pancras railway station, London. Photograph by author.

Things British gift shop in St Pancras railway station, London. Photograph by author.

Next door to the Things British shop in St Pancras you’ll find a Smart Turnout shop.  Quite a few of the items in this menswear shop are British made, for example their cricket caps, some of their jumpers and some of their scarves.

Burford Woodcraft is a shop in Burford in the Cotswolds selling just British made wood products. They have an eclectic and innovative collection of wooden and wood related products such as cabinets, sculptures, bowls and platters, jewellery boxes, desk accessories, kitchenware, notebooks, bookmarks, wooden onions, wooden glasses, greeting cards, games and toys all made in the UK. Selected products are also available from their website. It says at the top of the front page of their website “Quality Products, Handmade in Britain” – http://www.burford-woodcraft.co.uk

Burford Woodcraft shop in Burford. Photograph by author.

Burford Woodcraft shop in Burford. Photograph by author.

How about a handsome British made tie? For example from http://tinaloder.co.uk/ties2013 – entirely made in England ties.

Or a beautifully made tie from Cavenagh London – http://www.cavenaghties.co.uk.  These top quality ties are all made in the UK (using Italian silk) and prices start at just £10 a tie.*

Cavenagh Ties. Made in England.

Cavenagh Ties. Made in England.

Or how about a made in England silk cravat from http://www.cravat-club.com

The whole Merchant Fox collection is made in Britain and includes so many beautiful items – http://www.themerchantfox.co.uk.  For example this beautiful Fox Mask Sterling Silver Pendant.

Fox Mask Sterling Silver Pendant. Made in England.

Merchant Fox – Fox Mask Sterling Silver Pendant. Made in England.

According to this article by the Grey Fox in the Guardian, a recent survey found that men prefer underwear to gimmicky gifts. So why not buy your man British made underwear? For example from British Boxers by DAP Squared, Cock and Bull, Burtonwode, Daniel Jenkins, or Kiniki. There’s actually a wide choice out there of British made underwear and swimwear for both men and women – please see https://ukmade.wordpress.com/2012/12/30/pants-and-knickers-british-made-underwear-for-men-and-women/

British Boxers. British made.

British Boxers. British made.

Super British made socks as a gift in wool, cotton, alpaca from http://www.jarbon.comYou can find many more British made socks here.

John Arbon Textiles welly-boot-socks-2012 - 80% British wool /20% nylon. Made in Britain.

John Arbon Textiles welly-boot-socks-2012 – 80% British wool /20% nylon. Made in Britain.

Or perhaps a British made alpaca scarf from http://www.plumoflondon.com (their entire range of knitwear for men, women and children is British made; the alpaca is sourced from Peru).

How about a made in England box framed memo board / key hanger board by Beautiful and Useful which are available at Things British or via the Beautiful and Useful website – http://www.beautifulanduseful.co.uk*

Ticking - Key Hanger Boards. Made in England

Ticking – Key Hanger Boards. Made in England

A lovely handmade clutch bag or purse from Sew Good Bags; available at Things British – http://www.sewgoodbags.com*

Or handmade fridge magnet pegs by The Home Made Haven; available at Things British –http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheHomemadeHaven?ref=shop_name_search_sugg*

The Velvet Co put together gift boxes which contain luxury products made in the UK – http://www.thevelvet.co

I hope you find this gift guide enjoyable and useful. There are so many quality British made items and it was difficult to know what to feature in this article. Do have a look around the rest of my site.  Thanks.

Also please buy British made Christmas decorations, wrapping paper and Christmas cards, for example at:

Deck the Halls British made Christmas decorations – http://www.deck-the-halls.co.uk*

Deck the Halls licking cat DTH 1125 Ht: 7 cm. Handmade in Britain

Deck the Halls licking cat DTH 1125 Ht: 7 cm. Handmade in Britain

Happy & Glorious sell British made Christmas tree decorations, as well as lots of other British made gift items. Everything on the Happy & Glorious site is made in the UK – http://www.happyglorious.co.uk*

Shakspeare Glass make contemporary blown glass in Somerset, England, including beautiful Christmas baubles – http://shakspeareglass.co.uk*

BAUBLE-250-RUBY-PAIR. Made in England by Shakspeare Glass

BAUBLE-250-RUBY-PAIR. Made in England by Shakspeare Glass

Victoria Armstrong ceramics and stationery all made in England. Much of it is dog themed. It says on their website “Using traditional, hand-made methods, our dog-themed, ceramics are made in Stoke on Trent in the heart of the Staffordshire Potteries. Our mugs and jugs are made from the best Cornish clay and our Christmas baubles from the finest English Bone China. Our stationery collection is made in Wiltshire and Kent and uses high quality, responsibly sourced board which is FSC approved” – http://www.victoriaarmstrong.co.uk

Designed and made in Britain, a Timba Tree is a wonderful sustainable alternative Christmas tree – http://www.timbatree.co.uk

ChristmasTimeUK sell an artificial pencil Christmas tree at http://www.christmastimeuk.com/display_details.php?category=&cat=1&code=011-19359&type=&brand=

You can also get a British grown real Christmas tree easily, but do check where it is grown, that the trees on the farm are sustainably managed and consider a tree with roots so you can plant it in the garden after Christmas.

All of the green gables products are made in Britain, such as their Christmas cards and gift wrap.

Nancy & Betty Studio sell a range of British made greetings cards, gift wrap, notelets, and Christmas crackers. They say on their website “All of our goods are proudly made in Great Britain, including the envelopes and presentation boxes”. Available from their website, in various well known stores and elsewhere online for example at Unique and Unityhttp://www.nancyandbetty.com

Why not tie up your Christmas presents with Twool sustainable twine (and re-use it later).*

You can get British made Christmas crackers from Simply Crackers, the only company I know of making Christmas crackers in the UK. Simply Crackers  is the trading name of Wheatley of Nottingham who manufacture crackers for all occasions. They say on their website “for your peace of mind ALL our crackers are produced at our Christmas cracker factory in Bottesford, Nottinghamshire, UK” – http://www.simplycrackers.co.uk

You can find British made tinsel at http://www.dreamgb.co.uk/seasonal/christmas-gifts/british-made-tinsel-detail* This quality tinsel is made in Wales by Festive.*

British made tinsel by Festive

British made tinsel by Festive Productions Limited

Waitrose (and John Lewis) sell British made wrapping paper, but you’ll have to buy instore as country of origin is not listed on their website.*  Marks and Spencer Christmas wrapping paper is made in Britain, but again you’ll have to buy instore as country of origin is not listed on their website.* Sainsbury sell British made wrapping paper; sensibly they do state country of origin online so you can safely buy online or instore.*

Some shops, like House of Fraser and Paperchase, only sell Chinese made Christmas wrapping paper, but you will be able to find British made wrapping paper in most other shops – just check the country of origin on the packaging.

Some Christmas cards, like those from Marks and Spencer, Cancer Research, and Tesco are usually made in China. Some cards do not state country of origin on the back (and we have to assume these are foreign made) but most give country of origin.

Most shops have British made Christmas cards – just check the country of origin on the back of the card. For example, Woodmansterne greetings cards are all designed and printed in England (the RSPB charity Christmas cards I am giving this year are made by Woodmansterne) or Heavenly Creatures by the Almanac Gallery Christmas cards (part of the Great British Card Company) are printed in the UK or Christmas cards by the green gables are made in Britain. Pony Poo Christmas cards are made in the UK (from pony poo!). Emma Burningham Christmas cards and Christmas gift wrap are manufactured in the UK. Oxfam Christmas cards (at least all those I have seen) are made in the UK. Emotional Rescue and On-The-Ceiling personalised cards are all made in the UK and can be purchased online at TheDogsDoodahs.com. Another online company that makes their personalised cards in the UK (in Guernsey) is Moonpig.

For more information on British made cards and suppliers please see:

Buy British made cards – support Britain

When buying your diary or calendar for 2014, please buy one that is made in the UK – see https://ukmade.wordpress.com/2012/10/14/british-made-diaries/ for British made diaries and calendars.

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Health and Beauty Products Made in the UK. British Made Health and Beauty Products and Cosmetics for Men and Women

With such a large range of reasonably priced health and beauty products made in Great Britain, there really is no excuse for not buying British when it comes to looking after your skin.

Please also click the link in this sentence to see my favourite British made bars of soap.

Also, please see British Made First Aid and Survival Kits – Survival Gear – Medical Kits – Medical Supplies – Ropes and String – Military Equipment

And for shaving related products, please see Shaving products.

For British made hairbrushes and combs please click the hyperlink in this sentence.

Enliven Health and Beauty products are made in England. http://www.enliven.co.uk Enliven is available online at www.brandrefill.co.uk and from shops and and wholesalers within the UK and Worldwide.

Enliven Original Antibacterial Handwash. Made in England

Enliven Original Antibacterial Handwash. Made in England.

Enliven made in England liquid hand soap in use in a French restaurant (outide the UK).

Enliven made in England liquid hand soap in use in a French restaurant in Islamabad, Pakistan. Photograph by author.

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British Made Paints, Paint Brushes, decorating tools, polishes, wood finishes, fabrics and Wallpapers

Leyland Paints are all manufactured in Birstall, West Yorkshire, UK.  Leyland are owned by the American PPG Industries.

Leyland Paints - trecentcans

Leyland Paint. Made in England.

Crown Paints paints are all made in Darwen & Hull, England. Crown are now part of the Danish Hempel Group.

Crown Matt Emulsion. Made in the UK.

Crown Matt Emulsion. Made in the UK.

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Pet Products Made in the UK – British Made Pet Products and British Made Pet Food

Buying British made pet products (including British made pet food), especially from small local companies, supports British jobs, saves on transport (so it’s much better for the environment), and offers quality and flexibility. Plus the money circulates more quickly, supporting UK manufacturing and employment. Additionally the use of sweatshops and child labour in the UK is very unlikely.

In no particular order, here are some great manufacturers and suppliers of UK made pet related products:

Fig bags are leather camera bags and camera straps and dog leads and dog collars that are made in England – http://www.figbags.co.uk

Hettie bags – tote bags, cross body bags, handbags, technology cases, cosmetic cases in dot and square designs with detachable flowers of wool made by Moon – are British made. They say on their website ” Our mission is to make fresh, elegant and simple accessories here in Britain that you’ll want to keep forever. We are proud to be British made”. They also make a dog coat and a dog harness. The company are newly formed in late 2015. No information is given on their website about where to buy their products, although RRPs are given – http://www.hettie.co.uk

Berkeley Dog Beds have their Waterproof Orthopaedic Dog Beds, Raised Dog Beds, Wooden Dog Beds, and dirt trapper mats all made in the UK. Their other products, such as chew deterrent spray, Kong classic chew toy, dog hair removal brush and Washable Dog Bed Covers, I assume are foreign made as no mention is made of country of origin for these – http://www.berkeleydogbeds.co.uk

HeartVets Echocardiography Tables are made in the UK – http://www.heartvets.co.uk/#!echo-tables/cjw9

Pet Mate, established in 1986, is an importer of products for pets and ponds. Their website mentions “…careful UK controlled manufacture” and at least some of their products, such as the automatic cat feeder pictured below, used to be UK made. However, unfortunately they no longer manufacture in the UK.

Pet Mate Cat Mate C50 Automatic Cat Feeder. Manufactured in the UK. Front of packaging view.

A “vintage” Pet Mate Cat Mate C50 Automatic Cat Feeder. Manufactured in the UK. Front of packaging view.

Pet Mate Cat Mate C50 Automatic Cat Feeder. Rear of packaging view. The words "designed and manufactured in the UK" are visible bottom left.

A “vintage” Pet Mate Cat Mate C50 Automatic Cat Feeder. Rear of packaging view. The words “designed and manufactured in the UK” are visible bottom left. With this automatic pet feeder, remember to rotate the lid anticlockwise first until bowl ‘O’ is revealed to ‘set‘ the lid. This video explains how to use the cat feeder.

Broiler Equipment Company (BEC) are game rearing bird & poultry supplies owned by Osprey Limited and “with the emphasis on manufacturing in-house, many of these game rearing products are designed and produced in Osprey’s own factories here in the UK”. UK made products, such as their 25kg King Feeder Outdoor, are labeled as such on their website. Osprey has three manufacturing plants in the UK and also has products made in the Far East. Osprey products made in the UK, such as their tie wraps, are labelled as such on their website – http://www.bec.uk.com – http://www.osprey-plastics.co.uk

Classic drinking bottles are made in England by Caldex Ltd. They having been making these top quality animal drinking bottles in the UK since 1975. Their drinking bottles are suitable for small animals and I suggest also cats and dogs in their carriers (for example when transporting a cat by aeroplane). Their website is trade only but their products are available in good pet shops and in various online shops. They also sell other pet related products but, as no country of origin is given for any of these, I assume their other products are all foreign made – http://www.caldex.com

Caldex Classic pet drinking bottles. Made in England.

Caldex Classic pet drinking bottles. Made in England. Photograph by author, in Selections Pet and Garden Store in Leighton Buzzard.

Caldex Classic pet drinking bottles. Made in England. Close-up label view.

Caldex Classic pet drinking bottles. Made in England. Close-up label view. Photograph by author, in Selections Pet and Garden Store, Leighton Buzzard.

An online shop I found called Great & Small has a few British made products, such as dog and cat beds, hay for small animals which is farmed in the UK (not sure if it is packed in the UK or not), some British made pet bird food, and some guinea pig food. Most of the products on this website are foreign made though – http://greatandsmall.co.uk

Good to be Outdoors sell a bird nesting box that is made in the UK – https://www.goodtobeoutdoors.co.uk

Another online shop I have found, called Clippersharp, also has a few British made products, such as metal tick and flea comb, a plastic tick and flea comb, a protective horse riding vest, hoof dressing by Carr, Day and Martin (see below), stocks for dressage and the like, a Stubbs England stable tidy (see below), and a Moorland Rider horse riding fly swish (see below). The majority of products on this site are foreign made – http://www.clippersharp.com

Stubbs England (WB Stubbs (Hawksworth) Ltd) are stable and tack room equipment manufacturers. They say on the front page of their website “Stubbs products are made by Stubbs in England”. Stockists are listed on their website. They make a very wide range of stable related equipment. Unfortunately no country of origin is given against individual products on their website, so please ask where something you are interested in is made before buying as not all products this company sells may be British made – http://www.stubbsengland.com

Moorland Rider products for horse owners and riders sell a few British made products including a rider fly whisk or swish, a padded wash-bag for horse wash items, Equitie breakpoint horse tethers, and horse related greetings cards. Products are available through their website and at physical stockists. They do not give much information about their manufacturing and I don’t know if they manufacture themselves or not. Most products sold by this company are foreign made – http://www.moorlandrider.co.uk

Lancashire Textiles in Burnley seem to suggest on their website that all their Pillows, Mattress Protectors, Mattress Toppers, Towels, Home Accessories, Cushions, Pet Bedding, Bed Linens & Baby Bedding are UK made. I have emailed them to check this is the case (I’ve had no response though!) but I suspect it is only their bedding that is made in the UK and not their towels. Items made in Great Britain are clearly flagged with the Made in Britain logo; other products are foreign made. UK made products from Lancashire Textiles include some of their duvets, pillows, shaped pillows (such as v-shaped pillows), anti-allergy pillows, pillow protectors, some mattress protectors, a limited amount of their bedding, the Cavenagh of London ties they sell, some cushions, some cushion inners, some support cushions, their seat pads, some pet bedding, and their bean bags. Look for the Made in Britain logo on the Lancashire Textiles website; they a good range of Britain made products and they have their own mill in Lancashire. Products are availably directly from their website – http://www.lancashire-textiles.co.uk

Lacashire Textiles Standard Green Pet Bed/Pillow for Cat or Dog. Also showing a terracotta coloured pet pillow. Made in Britain.

Lacashire Textiles Standard Green Pet Bed/Pillow for Cat or Dog. Also showing a terracotta coloured pet pillow. Made in Britain.

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 Transport for London museum, as well as furniture, cushions, technology cases, key rings, wash bags, etc made using moquette. The collars and coats 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/pet-accessories.html

Routemaster Moquette Dog Collar. Made in the UK.

Routemaster Moquette Dog Collar. Made in the UK.

Phunky Pets is a website selling dog coats, collars, leads and bandanas. Their own range of dog coats are designed and made in the UK. They also stock made in London Hiro + Wolf collars and leads. Their other products are foreign made – http://www.phunkypets.co.uk

Cambrian Woollen Mill British wool woollen socks are fabulous. Medium weight (to heavy weight) I would say and plenty long enough, they are perfect for everyday wear with boots. Being 90% British wool they are as close as you can get to 100% wool and still retain some wear resistance. I got my green ones from Bison Bushcraft (see above). Based in Wales, Cambrian Mill design, weave and manufacture wool products, such as socks, purses, ties, dog coats, scarves, shawls, cushions, picnic blankets, blankets, throws, baby blankets, and Welsh tartan scarves – all made at their mill in Wales. Cambrian Woollen Mill is located just north of Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys. There is or at least was a Cambrian Mill Gift Shop & Heritage Centre and it seems at least part of the mill was up for sale during 2016. Very little information about the mill or the company is given on their website – http://www.cambrianmill.co.uk

Hiro + Wolf sell accessories for people and pets. Their products are Fair Trade foreign made or British Made. Most products on the site, whether for dogs or people, are foreign made – http://hiro-and-wolf.com

Holly and Lil dog collars and cat collars are made in Britain (using Italian leather). They do not give country of origin against individual products on their website, so I assume their other products will be foreign made – http://www.hollyandlil.co.uk

Dalton’s Leather are a relatively new company based in Essex making belts, dog collars, dog leads and other leather products in England using Italian leather According to their Twitter it says “http://www.daltonsleather.com Unique leather products hand made by ourselves here in the UK using fine Italian leather” – http://www.daltonsleather.com

Cheshire and Wain was set up in 2013 “to bring carefully British made products to the cat accessories market”. All their collars are made in London (the Colour-Pop range using Italian leather and the Limited Edition collars using British Leather) and incorporate a safety catch. The cat toys in are made in Dorset, the bowls in Cambridge and the sheepskin rugs are from the oldest sheepskin Tannery in the UK. Country of origin is not always clear on their website. For example they do not mention country of origin for their Italian leather cat collars (which are made in London) or where the components for the collars are made or where their ID tags are made, so as always it will be worth checking before buying. The collar hardware is in fact UK made (in Walsall) and the plastic safety catches are manufactured in America by Japanese company YKK. Some products are foreign made, for example their book of cat names is made in New England, USA – http://www.cheshireandwain.com

Cheshire & Wain Snow White Sheepskin Rug for cats. Made in England.

Cheshire & Wain Snow White Sheepskin Rug for cats. Made in England.

ScratchyCats cat scratching posts are all made in England – http://www.scratchycats.com

ScratchyCats VALUE Small Cat & Kitten Scratching Post. Made in England.

ScratchyCats VALUE Small Cat & Kitten Scratching Post. Made in England.

ScratchyCats Big Ben Cat Scratching Post. Made in England.

ScratchyCats Big Ben Cat Scratching Post. Made in England.

http://www.barkitty.co.uk – many of their products are made in Britain, for example Mutts & Hounds dog gear and  pet clothing and accessories – http://www.barkitty.co.uk

http://www.muttsandhounds.co.uk/ – mostly made in England dog apparel and accessories – http://www.muttsandhounds.co.uk

Muddy Paws have a made in the UK section on their website which sells UK made dog beds – http://www.muddypaws.co.uk/dog-beds/made-in-the-uk

Acme make the finest whistles in the world, including various dog training whistles, shepherd whistles and silent whistles. All made in England. Available via the Acme Whistle website and elsewhere.

http://www.acmewhistles.co.uk

Acme Shepherd 575 Mouth Whistle. Made in England.

Acme Shepherd 575 Mouth Whistle. Made in England.

Acme Silent 535 Dog Whistle. Made in England.

Acme Silent 535 Dog Whistle. Made in England.

Abbeyhorn also make a couple of whistles described as ideal for dog owners and a walking stick with built in whistle. Abbeyhorn also make gifts, tableware, kitchenware, silverware, homeware, and the like in Lancashire all using natural horn – https://www.abbeyhorn.co.uk

WildWash natural pet cosmetics company range of pet shampoos, conditioners and perfumes for dogs, cats and horses are made in England. On their website they say “All our products are Made In England” – http://www.wildwash.co.uk

Pet N Home are one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of Pet Bedding, including vet bed, dog cushions, pads and blankets. They have a factory in Somerset and many of the products they sell are British made. They also sell household cushions and a large selection of pet and home accessories. It says on their website which products are British made.

http://www.petnhome.co.uk

PnH Veterinary Bedding - By The Roll - Brown. PnH Veterinary Bedding is British made.

PnH Veterinary Bedding – By The Roll – Brown. PnH Veterinary Bedding is British made.

Pet N Home Red Tartan Sherpa Fleece Cat Cushion. British made.

Pet N Home Red Tartan Sherpa Fleece Cat Cushion. British made.

Plastic Cat House / Igloo With Cat Flap - Blue. Waterproof. Indoor and outdoor use. Manufactured In England & Available 5 Colours.

Pet N Home Plastic Cat House / Igloo With Cat Flap – Blue. Waterproof. Indoor and outdoor use. Manufactured In England & Available 5 Colours.

Pet N Home Black Faux Suede Cushion (Large 65cm x 65cm) - COMPLETE WITH HOLLOW FIBRE FILLED INNER. Removable inner. British made.

Pet N Home Black Faux Suede Cushion (Large 65cm x 65cm) – COMPLETE WITH HOLLOW FIBRE FILLED INNER. Removable inner. British made.

Baxter and Snow recycle old wine and port boxes, making them into cat beds (including a cat bunk bed) and other home accessories. On their website they say “We work in an old barn workshop in the Cotswolds…” suggesting they are up-cycled in Britain. The wine boxes themselves are mostly French. The cushions they sell with the cat beds are “locally handmade” – http://baxterandsnowwineboxes.bigcartel.com

Doggie Coats make and sell dog coats in a variety of sizes and styles. All their dog coats are made in the UK. Available in pet stores, on their website and on their eBay site – http://www.doggiecoats.co.uk

UK Pet Beds make and sell fleece pet mattresses, waterproof pet mattresses, waterproofed backed blankets, and fleece blankets, in a variety of colours, sizes and styles. All their pet beds are made in the UK. Available on their website and on their eBay site – http://www.ukpetbeds.co.uk

Reefer make their recycled sailcloth pet beds and other great stuff in England.

EdwynUK make all their products for ‘hound and home’ in London, England.  Available at their Etsy shop and at Spitalfields Market – http://edwynuk.com

Ditsy Pet have dog collars, leads and bandanas; all made in the UK.

Journeyman Leather make saddlery and dog collars and leads in the UK.

Cotswold Aquarius make fold away portable dog bowls, dog collars, and a waterproof dog bed. Cotswold Aquarius state on their website that they “are extremely proud of the fact that every item we produce has been designed and hand crafted here in Great Britain”.

http://www.cotswoldaquarius.co.uk/

The Vetbed by Petlife is made in England – http://petlifeonline.co.uk. Note that not all the products Petlife sell are made in the UK.

Wild Olive soaps are made in England. They make dog soap. They make soaps for humans too and have a shop in Buxton – http://www.wild-olive.co.uk

Louisa Brown soaps are hand made in England and they make dog soap. They make soaps for humans too – http://www.louisabrownsoap.com

I found on the internet various sites selling Petrope made in England rope toys for dogs – not sure who makes them – tough, durable rope toys made from natural hemp rope:

http://just-claws.com/petrope-toys-for-dogs/

http://www.the-pet-nurse.co.uk/cotton–rope-fun.html

http://www.catchtugchew.com/petrope-dog-toys

http://www.heathspetcare.co.uk/manufacturer/198-petrope-dog-toys.aspx#sthash.6RrhPGHD.dpbs

KJK Ropeworks (KJK Rope Leads) manufacture solely in the UK – rope dog leads, braid dog leads – their rope leads are hand made in the U.K. They are light, strong, durable and washable and come with steel or brass fittings. They also sell lanyards (useful for for whistles, mobile phones, knives, keys, fly fishing, etc.) and knot balls (rope dog toys). As well as dog products KJK Ropeworks also manufacture calving, lambing ropes and small halters.

http://www.kjkropedogleads.co.uk

Outhwaites Ltd (Ropemakers) make their rope products in the UK in Hawes, Wensleydale, North Yorkshire. I am not sure if all their products are made in the UK so please check before buying, but they have a manufacturing facility in Hawes (where they also have a visitor centre). They make ropes for the equestrian, farming and gardening markets, bannister ropes, barrier ropes, braids, rope pet toys, rope pet collars and rope pet leads. I note that the the Outhwaite Pet Divsion has recently been sold to The Animate Company based in Ripponden. There is scant information about Animate on the web but they appear to make dog beds in the UK as their website (such as it is) mentions a factory showroom.

http://www.ropemakers.com

Master Ropemakers Chatham sell animal halters, parrot perches, rope dog toys and dog leads. I get the impression from their website that these are made in the UK at Chatham Dockyard, but please check this before buying. Available via their website and also at Lissom and Muster.

http://www.master-ropemakers.co.uk.

Master Ropemakers Chatham Hemp Rope Dog Lead, 10mm, Tarred Whipping. Made in Kent, England.

Master Ropemakers Chatham Hemp Rope Dog Lead, 10mm, Tarred Whipping. Made in Kent, England.

Lissom and Muster sell a dog lead and a dog collar made in England by Cherchbi.

Green Peak Gear make dog leads from retired climbing rope.  Available via the Green Peak Gear Amazon shop.

BBD leather dog leads are manufactured in England. I think that the other items they sell are imported.

Oscar & Hooch (Steckler Ltd) dog leads and collars are “hand crafted in the UK” according to their Facebook and Twitter pages – http://www.oscarandhooch.com

Ethical Pets have a British made section on their website – http://www.ethical-pets.co.uk/48-made-in-the-uk

PetPlanet’s glitter exercise ball for hamsters is British made. They also sell some other British made pet foods and other products – http://www.petplanet.co.uk/product.asp?dept_id=446&pf_id=55929

Big Hug do pet bean bag beds and fleece blankets which I think are made in the UK (do check before buying).

Hug Rug make pet rugs and pet runners for your pet in England.

Hug Rug Pet 10. Made in England

Hug Rug Pet 10. Made in England

The Dartmouth Canvas Factory make a canvas dog or cat water bowl. Holds water. Fits in your pocket or bag. Made in Devon, England.

Dartmouth Canvas Factory Dog Water Bowl Size Small. Holds water. Fits in your pocket or bag.

Dartmouth Canvas Factory Dog Water Bowl Size Small. Holds water. Fits in your pocket or bag.

Creature Clothes – Hand-made in the UK – Their website states “We design everything in-house, test all of our products with our intrepid team of testers before sale, and manufacture all of our goods in the UK, primarily in our Suffok workshop.” – blankets, collars, leads, bandanas, emergency treats, beds, Union Flag goodies, wedding clothing for pets, wedding stationery for cats and dogs, and even some stuff for humans – http://www.creatureclothes.com

Cat Nappa - Union Jack - Tan/Brown by Creature Clothes. Made in the UK

Cat Nappa – Union Jack – Tan/Brown by Creature Clothes. Made in the UK

Cosipet (Alex Griffiths Cosipet Ltd.) manufacture all their products in the UK. They say on their website “we still manufacture all our products in the UK” – available in good pet stores and online for example at Seapets and PetPlanet – they make a wide variety of dog coats, cat beds and dog beds, basket liners, igloos, bean bags, novelty beds, bandanas, cushions, crate waterproof cushions, Tough Pad waterproof cushions, Dri-Dog bags, and dog carrying bags – http://www.agcosipet.co.uk Update 3/1/16 – sadly Cosipet went into liquidation in September 2015.

Cosipet All Weather Waterproof Coat. Made in England.

Cosipet All Weather Waterproof Coat. Made in England.

Cosipet Tough Pads in Navy. Made in England.

Cosipet Tough Pads in Navy. Made in England.

Cosipet Pet Chelsea Do-Nut Chocolate. Made in England.

Cosipet Pet Chelsea Do-Nut Chocolate. Made in England.

Cosipet Scatty Cat Igloo Bed. Small Blue. Made in the UK.

Cosipet Scatty Cat Igloo Bed. Small Blue. Made in the UK. Photograph by author 2/1/16, in Selections Pet and Garden Store, leighton Buzzard.

I found made in England dog lead swivel clips on e-bay and also this UK made dog ramp again on e-bay.

Dog Car Ramp Extra Long Heavy Duty Steel Made In The UK on eBay

Dog Car Ramp Extra Long Heavy Duty Steel Made In The UK. On eBay.

Toughmutts are one of my twitter follows. They make their dog beds in England – http://www.toughmutts.co.uk

Forest Fleece make dog coats in England – http://forestfleece.co.uk

Star Trek Fleece Jumpers for dogs. Made in England by Forest Fleece

Star Trek Fleece Jumpers for dogs. Made in England by Forest Fleece.

Just Wool Textiles are an artisan hand-weaver using  British Wool and British Falkland Islands Wool to produce dog coats, scarves, cushions, and blankets. Located in Derbyshire, United Kingdom, I get the impression everything is made in England – http://justwooltextiles.co.uk

Pup Tart Handmade are selling this rather cool made in Britain pet bow tie for cats or dogs (below) on NotOnTheHighStreet – http://www.puptart.co.uk

Christmas Tartan Pet Bow Tie by PUP TART HANDMADE. Made in Britain.

Christmas Tartan Pet Bow Tie by PUP TART HANDMADE. Made in Britain.

Harold Moore, based in Sheffield, manufacture and supply of injection moulded plastic shovels, scoops, scrapers and other tools that are used in food, cleaning, equestrian, marine, building and other industries, as well as cutlery handles, and snow shifting tools. They say on their website “To retain control of our stringent standards and quality, we continue to manufacture all our products at our UK factory.” Based on this statement it would appear everything they sell is UK made, although as always I advise checking. Country of origin is not given on the products themselves. Multiple quantities only but their products are available on the net, for example at the Hack ‘n’ Tack shop online – http://www.haroldmoore.co.uk

GB Tack Shop is a website specialising in selling a good variety of British manufactured equestrian products – http://www.gbtackshop.co.uk

Fyna-Lite are stable tool specialists.  Their range of products is extensive and includes stable forks, manure forks, rakes, shovels and field tools – http://www.fynalite.co.uk

Equi-Scuto are, according to their website, a company who try to source their materials from UK or EU companies and make their products in Yorkshire, England. They appear to often use leather from Pittards. They make equestrian horse protection boots, chaps, tool belts and  handbags – http://www.equi-scuto.com

New Equine Wear a British company manufacturing horse boots (leg protectors) and accessories in England – http://www.newequinewear.co.uk

Equetech state on their website that 40% of their equestrian clothing range is made in the UK. UK made items are labelled as such and you can put UK in the search to see all their UK made products, including riding jackets and padded riding underwear – http://www.equetech.com

Aerborn Bandages and Leg Wraps for horses are made in the UK – http://www.aerborn.co.uk/horse-accessories/Bandages_and_Leg_Wraps.html

Lavenham Jackets make horse blankets and horse rugs in England.

Lavenham Jackets Suffolk Sleeper horse blanket / rug. Made in England.

Lavenham Jackets Suffolk Sleeper horse blanket / rug. Made in England.

Emma Bridgewater make pet bowls in their own factory in Stoke-on-Trent, England.

Emma Bridgewater Personalised Pink Hearts Small Pet Bowl. Made in England.

Emma Bridgewater Personalised Pink Hearts Small Pet Bowl. Made in England.

Dimbleby Ceramics make cat and dog bowls in the UK, as well mugs and other ceramics. On their website they state “all our products are designed and made in Stoke-on-Trent” – http://www.dimblebyceramics.co.uk

Royal Warrant holders, Armitage Pet Care are the largest independent manufacturer and distributer of branded pet accessories and treats in the UK. As well as being distributers, they have a manufacturing facility in Nottingham, England.  Wholesale, but easily available online, in supermarkets, pet shops, garden centres and so on. Among the products they make in Britain are: Wafcol dog food, Good Boy dog choc and treats, Clean Green Dog Loo, dog bowls, cat treats, cat bowlscat litter trays, cat litter scoops, Rotastak hamster cages, pink/space/generic housing units for small animals, Rotastak small animal treats, caged bird sandpaper, perch covers and treats. Please note that by no means are all their products made in the UK so you will need to check before buying.

Armitage Pet Care cat litter scoop. Made in England.

Armitage Pet Care cat litter scoop. Made in England.

http://www.armitages.co.uk

 

Armitage Good Girl Large Cat Litter Tray. Made in the UK. Available for example at WaitrosePet.

Armitage Good Girl Large Cat Litter Tray. Made in the UK. Available for example at WaitrosePet.

Armitage Good Boy Choc Drops for dogs, made using a specially formulated chocolate substitute that does not contain cocoa and is therefore completely safe for dogs to eat. Armitage have been producing dog-safe choc drops in the UK for over 50 years .

Armitage Good Boy Choc Drops for dogs. Made using a specially formulated chocolate substitute that does not contain cocoa and is therefore completely safe for dogs to eat. Armitage have been producing dog-safe choc drops in the UK for over 50 years .

Armitage have been producing dog-safe choc drops in the UK for over 50 years .

Armitage have been producing dog-safe choc drops in the UK for over 50 years .

Armitage Good Girl Catnip Drops Cat Treats 50g. Made in the UK.

Armitage Good Girl Catnip Drops Cat Treats 50g. Made in the UK. Available for example at WaitrosePet.

Armitage Good Boy Clean Green Dog Loo. A natural and sage way to dispose of dog waste in your garden. Made in the UK.

Armitage Good Boy Clean Green Dog Loo. A natural and sage way to dispose of dog waste in your garden. Made in the UK. Available for example at WaitrosePet.

Tangle Teezers (as featured on Dragons’ Den) hairbrushes are made in the UK. It says on their website that “Tangle Teezer is proud that our manufacturing is done exclusively in the UK.” On US Amazon it suggests that “Tangle Teezer is also recommended by pet groomers as a quick and easy way to brush through cat and dog hair.”

http://www.tangleteezer.com

Tangle Teezer The Original Mandarin Sweetie hairbrush. Made in the UK.

Tangle Teezer The Original Mandarin Sweetie hairbrush. Made in the UK.

Lawrence Petcare (Joseph Sellers & Son Ltd) grooming products are made in England – they make a shredder for dogs that moult, the Hound Glove for dog grooming, the Slicker Brush for dog grooming and the Tender Care Slicker brush for cats – http://www.lawrence-petcare.co.uk

Lawrence Petcare Tender Care "For Cats" cat grooming brush. Made in England.

Lawrence Petcare Tender Care “For Cats” cat grooming brush. Made in England.

 J Clark and Company Limited produce themselves pin related products in England, including a wide variety of pet combs for cats and dogs, as well as lice and flee combs, and pin products for the textile trade, pharmaceuticals, food preparation and packaging, and many more diverse industries. The pins (teeth) they use come from a UK manufacturer too. They are also agents for foreign made Staedtler Uhl pin products.  Trade only and they do not given any information about where about individual consumers can purchase their products from. J Clark and Company pet combs are distributed by HPP UK Ltd (see below) – http://www.jclarkandcompany.com – http://www.britishcombmakers.co.uk

J.Clark & Company 187F comb. Made in England.

J.Clark & Company 187F comb. Made in England.

HPP UK Ltd are distributers to wholesalers in the UK and internationally. They are importers of dog and cat equipment. They are also manufacturers themselves of combs, rakes and grooming equipment in their Sheffield factory, for example making Spratts combs. They are also agents for  J Clark and Company (see above). HPP UK Ltd do not bother to give country of origin for their products on their website or any information about where individual consumers can purchase their products from – http://hppuk.co.uk

Ashley Craig, a company in the USA, sell what they describe as Greyhound Combs. These are metal pet combs made in England and finished (coated and engraved) in the United States. I am guessing they are made by J Clark (see above). Ashley Craig say all their products are produced in the UK, USA, or West Germany. It’s been some time since I last heard anyone refer to West Germany! Their website is rather confusing. They also sell some made in England choke chains and leads – http://greyhoundcomb.com

Pegasus Health manufacturers and sells horse supplements, equine glucosamine and herbs for horses into veterinary practices, racing yards, stud farms, tack shops and directly to customers via their web site. Not everything they sell is UK made but they do appear to label UK made products on their website. For example, they sell a British made horse first aid kit – http://www.pegasushealth.com

The Trap Man are UK manufacturers & suppliers of humane cage live traps for every conceivable sort of animal, as well as cat carriers, wire mesh chimney bird guards, etc. Most of their products they manufacture themselves in the UK – http://www.trapman.co.uk

The Trap Man wire cat basket. Made in the UK.

The Trap Man wire cat basket / carrier. Made in the UK.

Jones and Son – “All Defender Bird spike products are manufactured in the UK” – http://www.birdspikesonline.co.uk

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Jones and Son Defender chimney spikes. Manufactured in the UK. Photograph by author.

Minkeys Tweed hand-make their dog coats in Surrey, England – http://www.minkeystweed.com

Whitefurze make a good range of reasonably priced pet bowls, pet carriers, pet scoops, and cat litter trays – all made in England – Available in pet shops – http://www.whitefurze.net

Whitefurze 15cm round pet bowl. Made in England.

Whitefurze 15cm round pet bowl. Made in England.

Igloo cat carriers / litter boxes are made in Great Britain.  Their boxes can be used as cat carriers and / or cat litter boxes. No country of origin information is given about their Snow cat litter or other products such as scoops, so I assume that is foreign made, but you could check – http://www.igloopets.com

Kitty-Lou is made in the UK. It comes flat packed and builds into an innovative and attractive house design which should reduce mess. Designed for all but the largest of cats – http://www.kitty-lou.com

The Kitty Lou Cat Litter House. Made in the UK.

The Kitty Lou Cat Litter House. Made in the UK.

The Kitty Lou Cat Litter House. Made in the UK. View with lid off.

The Kitty Lou Cat Litter House. Made in the UK. View with lid off.

Chapelstone OOOPS! Wood Pellet Cat Litter is made in the UK – http://www.chapelstone.co.uk/store/index.php?app=ecom&ns=prodshow&ref=ooops

Smart Cat Litter (by Wood Treatment Ltd) wood and paper based cat litters are all made in the UK, from sustainably sourced wood by-product in sawmills in the UK. Available in veterinary practices, in pet shops and online (for example here) – http://www.smart-cat.co.uk

Smartcat cat litter. Wood based. Made entirely in the UK

Smartcat cat litter. Wood based. Made entirely in the UK.

Verdo Cat Litter is Danish owned but produced in the UK. Wood pellet cat litter made from sustainably sourced 100% virgin softwood. Available online on their website – http://www.verdocatlitter.co.uk

BreederCelect cat litter is made in Australia and the UK. This Australian company makes cat litter from >99% recycled paper. Presumably the cat litter available in the UK would be made in the UK but you should check the packaging. Available for example at Pets at Home and elsewhere – http://www.breedercelect.co.uk

Friendly Natural Cat Litter is produced, by Friendship Estates Ltd, in Britain and is unique in the fact that it is made from British Straw. Available on their website and elsewhere – http://www.friendshipestates.co.uk/friendly-natural-cat-litter/view-all-products.html

Taylors Wood Pellet Cat Litter is available in 15kg bags and is made in the UK using virgin wood – http://www.taylorspetfoods.co.uk/taylors-wood-pellet-cat-litter—15kg-500-p.asp

15kg Taylors Wood Based Pellet Cat Litter. Made in the UK.

15kg Taylors Wood Based Pellet Cat Litter. Made in the UK.

CJ’s premium wood pellet cat litter (by Clifford Jones Timber) is created from 100% virgin timber residue, collected fro sustainably sourced wood by-product in sawmills in the UK. It can also be used for small furry animals and chickens and reptiles. Available online – http://cjtimber.com/clifford-jones-cat-litter

CJs Premium Cat Litter. Wood Based Pellets. Made in UK.

CJs Premium Cat Litter. Wood Based Pellets. Made in UK.

Catsan cat litter is made by Mars Petcare. Available in supermarkets. Clay or wood based.  No information about country of origin is given on their website. Catsan is manufactured worldwide and I don’t know whether any Catsan production takes place in the UK. It may not even say where it is made on the packaging. Thomas Cat Litter is apparently the UK’s No.1 selling branded clay based cat litter and is widely available. Again it is made by Mars Petcare and manufactured worldwide. I am not sure if any Thomas Cat Litter is manufactured in the UK and country of origin is not even given on the packaging.

Bestpets own label wood based cat litter is produced in the United Kingdom from 100% recovered sawdust. Bestpets do not generally give country of origin against products on their website, so I assume other Bestpets products are mostly foreign made – https://www.best-pets.co.uk/trade/cats/wood-based-litter.php

Sainsbury’s own brand cat litter is produced and packed or just packed in the United Kingdom, depending on which one you choose. Clay and wood based cat litters – http://www.sainsburys.co.uk

Sainsbury's Wood Cat Litter 10L. Produced and packed in the UK.

Sainsbury’s Wood Cat Litter 10L. Produced and packed in the UK.

I am unsure if Bob Martin (see below) cat litter is made in the UK, so please check the packaging (hopefully country of origin is labelled on the packaging).

I am not sure if Greenwoods cat litter is made in the UK, but possibly not. Please check the packaging.

Does anyone know of any more UK made cat litter?

Bob Martin say they are “the UK’s leading brand name for pet healthcare”.  Their main manufacturing site and head office is in the South West of England and they have other manufacturing in the UK. The Bob Martin includes vitamin supplements for dogs and cats, de-wormers, shampoos and many different products to rid pets of ticks and fleas, cat litter, snacks, treats and pet accessories. For dogs, cats, small animals, birds and fish. Available in supermarkets and pet stores. Unfortunately country of origin is not given against individual products on their website. It is not clear that all their products are made in the UK, so please check the packaging – http://www.bobmartin.co.uk

Robinson Animal Healthcare is a long established manufacturer of animal first aid woundcare and absorbents, including market leading brands such as Animalintex and Veterinary Gamgee. Almost all Robinson Healthcare products are produced at a large UK manufacturing facility in Worksop, Nottinghamshire so there is a good chance that the product you want will be made in the UK. They sell veterinary wound care, veterinary bandages, veterinary absorbents, equine first aid, anti-bacterial wash and kennel and cage liners. Available at veterinary surgeries, pet shops, online, and via the Robinson Healthcare website (in bulk).

Robinson Healthcare also make a Horse and Rider First Aid Kit.

Robinson Animal Healthcare Equiwrap cohesive bandage.

Robinson Animal Healthcare Equiwrap cohesive bandage.

Johnson’s Veterinary make or import a multitude of products for cats, dogs, birds and small animals – worm treatments, insecticidal products, Pigeon Tonic, flea tablets, medicines, cleaning and hygiene products for pets, flea collars, grooming aids, shampoos, treats, seed bells, etc. The company were founded in 1921 and refer on their website “a purpose built manufacturing and distribution centre in Sutton Coldfield in the West Midlands” where they are still based but is not clear if they still manufacture there themselves  or just have offices there. Country of origin is not given for products shown on their website. I am not sure of country of origin is given on physical product labels. Johnson’s have told me (5/5/15) that some of their products are still made by them in the UK, including some non-medicinal products, but that a large proportion of their products are outsourced and foreign made, including most products that are regulated by the VMD (Veterinary Medicines Directorate). Please ask Johnson’s about country of origin before buying their products – http://www.johnsons-vet.com

Fenella Smith – http://www.fenellasmith.com/store/dog-bowls – sell a range of made in England dog bowls.

Big Tomato do a range of made in England pet bowls, as do their sister company Unite and Type (these can be personalised) – http://www.bigtomatocompany.com/gifts.php?cat=4 – http://www.uniteandtype.com/personalise.php?cat=9

Snug and Cosy manufacture all their pet beds, pet blankets, pet cushions and mattresses, waterproof beds and mats, igloos and bags in the UK. Trade only but available online and in pet shops – http://www.snugandcosypet.co.uk

Dreamy Pet Products cat and dog igloo pet beds are made in Yorkshire, England. They have a ‘British made’ section on their website and sell a good variety of British made cat and dog beds. There is no suggestion on their website that they sell any more UK made products – http://dreamypetproducts.co.uk/product-category/british-made/

Hatchwell Pet Products make a wide array of dog, cat, small animal, equestrain and bird products, including many cat and dog treats (cat Easter eggs, dog Christmas pudding, dog birthday cake, cat Advent calendars, etc.), cat and dog disinfectant, dog soap, various caged bird products, various animal health care products (toothpaste for cats and dogs, disinfectants, coat conditioning tablets, flea collars, etc.), chinchilla nibbles, horse Easter eggs and Advent calendars, chalk powders, water fountains for hamsters, small food pots, and the like. Products are available in pet shops and they list online retailers on their website. I found the cat toothpaste below on Amazon. It says on the Hatchwell website (as of 16/12/14) that “all products are currently manufactured in the UK and are therefore of the highest quality” – http://www.hatchwell.co.uk

Hatchwell Meat Flavoured Toothpaste for Cats and Dogs 45g. Made in Great Britain.

Hatchwells Meat Flavoured Toothpaste for Cats and Dogs 45g. Made in Great Britain.

I read on the internet that cats cannot use human toothpaste and that you can use baking soda to brush your cats teeth, but that pet toothpaste is more enticing to them.

Hatchwells Easter Egg for dogs. Made in the UK.

Hatchwells Easter Egg for dogs. Made in the UK, in Blackburn, England. Made from carob. Contains no cocoa and is gluten free.

King British manufacture top class foods, medicines and water care treatments for the ‘fish’ world. King British is all made in the UK. On their website they state “All our products are manufactured in the purpose built, modern factory and then distributed throughout the UK in all those great little pet shops and garden centres” – http://www.kingbritish.co.uk

King British Turtle & Terrapin Food Sticks 110g. Made in the UK.

King British Turtle & Terrapin Food Sticks 110g. Made in the UK.

ChapelWood “foods are produced within the UK” currently. Their parent company Solus Garden and Leisure Limited was purchased by Scotts Miracle-Gro Company in 2014 after going into Administration. Let’s hope the new owners keep production of ChapelWood foods in the UK. ChapelWood sell feeds for all types of birds. Available in garden centres. I note country of origin information is no longer given on their website – http://www.chapelwoodwildlife.co.uk

Ernest Charles Co. make some of their wild bird seeds and suets in the UK, and some of their dog food. Other Ernest Charles Co. products are foreign made. Ernest Charles Co. belong to garden products supplier Gardman, who amongst other brands also own The Garden & Home Co. whose doormats (available in garden centres) are made in the UK. Other Gardman products are often foreign made and do not state country of origin on them. Where Gardman products are British made they are labelled as such, for example Gardman squirrel, swan and duck and hedgehog dry food is made in the UK – http://www.gardman.co.uk/ernest-charles – http://www.gardman.co.uk

Ernest Charles All Seasons Blend Bird Feed - 2Kg. Selected, blended and packed in the UK.

Ernest Charles All Seasons Blend Bird Feed – 2Kg. Selected, blended and packed in the UK.

Gardman Sqirrel Food and Gardman Swan and Duck Food, on display in Flitvale Garden Centre in Flitwick. Made in UK. Photograph by author 26 March 2017.

Gardman Hedgehog Dry Food, on display in Flitvale Garden Centre in Flitwick. Made in UK. Photograph by author 26 March 2017.

Waitrose Garden Bird Food was labelled as produced in the UK in January 2016 but in March 2016 it was only labelled as packed in the UK (and is therefore foreign made but packed in the UK), so you need to check the packaging every time you are thinking of buying. Waitrose now have a policy of not labelling country of origin on most of their products which is most disappointing and by not labelling Waitrose is deliberately setting out to mislead their customers; some products though like the birdseed do still carry country of origin but if no country of origin is given please buy elsewhere – http://www.waitrose.com

Waitrose Garden Bird Food. Produced in the UK.

Waitrose Garden Bird Food. Produced in the UK or just packed in the UK – check the packaging to see which.

Tesco own brand Wild Bird Seed Mix is produced in the UK – http://www.tesco.com/groceries/

Tesco own brand wild bird seed. Produced in the UK. Front of packet view. Photograph by author.

Tesco own brand wild bird seed. Produced in the UK. Front of packet view. Photograph by author.

Tesco own brand wild bird seed. Produced in the UK. Rear of packet view. Photograph by author.

Tesco own brand wild bird seed. Produced in the UK. Rear of packet view. Photograph by author.

Westland Horticulture’s Beckons indoor, pigeon and wild bird birds seeds (“prepared with pride in Britain”) and Nature’s Feast wild bird seed (“our comprehensive range of award-winning bird foods are all blended and packaged in the UK’s most advanced bird seed manufacturing facilities, where quality control is of the utmost importance”) are produced or at least packed in the UK. Some other Westland products such as compost and garden seeds are also produced in the UK, but you will have to look at the packaging to see which. Some products may be foreign made. No country of origin information is given against individual products on any Westland websites and for example their bird feeders may be foreign made – http://www.bucktons.co.uk – http://www.naturesfeast.co.uk

Tom Chambers sell a range of garden products, garden furniture, wild bird care and food. They have their own factory in Yorkshire. Trade only but available in garden centres and the like. No country of origin is given against individual products and, whilst it would appear everything they sell is made in the UK from their website where it says made in the UK at the top of each page, I would not like to say this is the case as it is not explicitly stated that everything is made in the UK. Hopefully the physical products themselves are clearly labelled with country of origin – http://www.tomchambers.co.uk

Garden Bird and Wildlife Co sell some UK made suet balls and suet feeding logs, but everything else on their site is grown, made and packaged abroad I assume – http://www.gardenbird.co.uk

 A Short Walk say on their website that all of their “Eco range products are made in the UK from recycled materials”. Country of origin is not given against individual products on their website though. Products are available from their website and include various bird feeders amongst their products like signs, bread boards, clocks. I assume clock mechanisms are foreign made and the products not in  their Eco range are foreign made. Also see Green and Blue below – http://ashortwalk.com/designs/

A Short Walk Eco Bird Cake Kit. Collected, recycled and remade in the UK

A Short Walk Eco Bird Cake Kit. Collected, recycled and remade in the UK

Green and Blue bird feeders, bird houses and bee houses are “made in England” according the front page of their website. Their story appears similar to that of A Short Walk above, in that the founders both used to work for Dyson (a company that makes vacuum cleaners and hand-dryers aboard) and the companies are both are based in Perranporth near Truro. I assume the two companies are connected in some way. Country of origin is clearly stated for individual products under ‘details’ – https://greenandblue.co.uk

With a few exceptions (which you can find by searching their website for ‘UK Made’), RSPB bird feed and bird feeders are foreign made. RSPB also have a few UK made nesting boxes and bird tables. Most RSPB products, disappointingly, are foreign made – http://shopping.rspb.org.uk

Supa Ltd (Supa Aquatic Supplies Ltd) say on their website that they are “proud of the fact that the majority of the products it produces are manufactured at its extensive factory in Sheffield from the finest quality raw materials.” For example, some of their wild bird feeders are manufactured in the UK (whereas others seem to be made abroad). Check products and see if they are labelled as being made in the UK – if not products are foreign made – no country of origin information is given against individual products on their website. Wild bird feeders, nesting boxes, bird baths, treat food for wild birds, aquarium and pond fish food, small animal dried fruit treats, etc – http://www.supa-aquatics.co.uk

Supa Wild Bird seed feeder (tall size). Manufactured in the UK.

Supa Wild Bird seed feeder (tall size). Manufactured in the UK. Photograph by author.

Supa Wild Bird seed feeder (tall size). Manufactured in the UK. Label view detail.

Supa Wild Bird seed feeder (tall size). Manufactured in the UK. Label view detail. Photograph by author.

Gap Garden Products garden structures and equipment- “All Gap Garden Products are made in their factory in Kettering using the best quality materials.” Not all individual products on their website show country of origin, so I advice checking where something is made before buying. Products include metal garden arches, garden tunnels, gazebos, garden towers, planters, garden furniture, boot scrapers, boot racks, garden incinerators, weathervanes, bird feeder hooks, etc. They are also the makers of products marketed under the brand name Poppyforge – http://www.gapgardenproducts.com

Birdhouse Follies tagline on twitter is “Handcrafted Birdhouses designed & created in the Peak District, Derbyshire, England”. These are unique looking bird boxes that would make a great addition to any garden – http://www.birdhousefollies.com

Birdtables.org.uk sell sell contemporary bird tables, that include bird baths, squirrel baffles and feeders, and are made for them in the UK – http://www.birdtables.org.uk

Harrogate Bird Tables are all hand made in the uk” according to their website – http://www.birdtable-birdtable.com

Harrogate Bird Tables Belton Bird Table Hand crafted in the UK.

Harrogate Bird Tables Belton Bird Table. Hand crafted in the UK.

Burgess pet foods state on their website that they are “a leading UK manufacturer catering for the country’s top 9 most popular pets – dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, hamsters, gerbils, rats & ferrets”. The company were established in 1649 as a flour mill, in 1963 stopping flour milling and moving into animal feeds, and then in 1987 stopping animal feeds and moving into pet foods. On their website they do not actually say where they manufacture their foods, despite the little Union Jack image on the front of their packs. Burgess tell me (5/5/15) that they manufacture most of their foods themselves in Yorkshire and in another email of 7/5/15 that all their cat food is made by them in Yorkshire. Please check with the company or check the packaging to find out where a product is made before buying. On their packaging they say “Burgess products are manufactured in the UK” – http://www.burgesspetcare.com

Burgess British Chicken with Duck adult complete cat biscuits (dry food). On display in Flitvale Garden Centre, Flitwick. Burgess products are manufactured in the UK. Photograph by author 26 March 2017.

Paddocks Farm Partnership Ltd, the makers of Verm-X, produce natural intestinal hygiene products for for a wide variety of animals. On their website it says “Verm-X is a British company, based in Somerset and all our products are produced in the UK” and on their packaging it says “all Verm-X products are produced in the UK” – https://verm-x.com

Verm-X cat treats on display in Flitvale Garden Centre, Flitwick. “All Verm-X products are produced in the UK”. Photograph by author 26 March 2017.

Houndworthy sell a range of UK made dog walking treat bags, UK made dog treats, UK made rope dog leads and an Early’s of Witney Houndworthy branded horse blanket – http://www.houndworthy.com/?s=england&x=0&y=0

Pooch’s dog treats and cat treats are handmade in Norfolk in the UK – http://poochs.co.uk

Billy + Margot dog treats are all British made – http://www.billyandmargot.com

Bertz Pet Bakery hand make dog treat biscuits, birthday cake for dogs, dog cupcakes, etc in Staffordshire, England – http://www.bertzpetbakery.co.uk

Alpha & Ruby’s make all their gluten free dog treats in the UK – http://www.tribalpetfoods.co.uk

Green and Wild’s venison dog treats are produced in the UK. Their other products are I assume foreign made – https://www.greenandwilds.co.uk

Hungry Hector dog treats are I think all made in the UK, in Cornwall – http://hungryhector.co.uk

Oggi’s Oven provides 100% British made “Great British Baking” for pets. They are part of Verity & Voss whose other products are all imported. Oggi’s Oven sell home baking mixes enabling you to easily made cakes, biscuits and scones for your dog. Stockists (some online) are listed on their website – http://www.oggisoven.co.uk

The Innocent Hound make luxury treats for dogs that are made in Britain with sustainably sourced British venison – http://www.theinnocenthound.co.uk

Barker & Barker dog treats and supplements are all manufactured and packaged by them in their own factory in Dorset. Ingredients are sourced from abroad – http://www.barkerandbarkertreats.co.uk

Ede & Roxie dog treats are made in Britain – http://edeandroxie.com

Sea Treats (previously called Mariners Choice pet treats) fish-based treats for dogs are all manufactured in the UK at the Sea Treats factory in Grimsby, England – http://seatreats.co.uk

Pooch and Company dry dog food range and dog treats are made in Britain. I assume their non-own-brand accessories are foreign made – http://www.poochandcompany.co.uk

Pooch & Mutt, founded in 2008, food for dogs, say in the About section of their website “All of our ingredients are bought in the UK for our foods, treats and supplements. You’ll also be glad to know that all of our production takes place in the UK too, so our ranges really are products of the United Kingdom”. Good stuff – http://www.poochandmutt.com

Pooch & Mutt dog treats are made in the UK.

Pooch & Mutt dog treats are made in the UK. Photograph by author.

H. G. Gladwell & Sons (Copdock Mill) are manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors of bird seeds, fishing bait and dog food. They say on their website “Today, we manufacture our own range of cage and wild bird mixes and seeds, small animal food, such as rabbit, guinea pig and hamster coarse feed, as well as fishing bait…We also have our own brands of dog foods”. So it appears this company make in the UK as well as importing, but unfortunately no country of origin information is given on their website or even on the products themselves, excepting their Brigadier’s Choice dog food (kibble and treats) which they say is “Made in England”. Generally then you will need to ask where their products are made –  http://www.copdockmill.co.uk

Green Dog food is made in the U.K. – http://www.greendogfood.co.uk

Betty & Butch dog food is made in the UK. There is no suggestion on their website that any of their other products are UK made – http://www.bettyandbutch.co.uk/#!betty–butch-dog-food/ckh

Wagg pet food appears to all be produced in the UK. Wagg makes a wide range of dry dog foods, cat foods, pet food suitable for Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Hamsters, Gerbils and Mice and semi moist treats and crunchy biscuits for dogs and cats. Wagg Foods Ltd, founded in 1923, was known as Page Feeds and supplied animal feeds. They started to manufacture pet food in the 1980s. By 1990 they had stopped producing animal feeds for farming, changed their name to Wagg and moved to their current site near Thirsk. They say “We aim to source our core meat meals and cereals from local producers” and their website, and as far as I can tell all their products, have an oval shaped Union Flag icon and the words “Since 1923 – Made in the UK”. Products are available from their website via Ocado or Pets at Home and from supermarkets and pet shops – http://www.waggfoods.com

Wagg Purr Cat Treats Hairball Control. Made in the UK.

Natures Menu raw dog food and raw cat food and treats appear to be made in the UK. They say on their website that their products are”Produced at our factory in Norfolk from carefully selected suppliers, our raw pet food products are carefully manufactured to the highest standard then distributed via our own temperature controlled vans” – https://www.naturesmenu.co.uk

Wagg treats, Natures Menu treats, Johnson’s Vetinery dog biscuits and Good Boy Treats on display in Selections Pet and Garden Store in Leighton Buzzard. Photograph by author 29 March 2017.

Skinner’s dog food is all made in the UK, including their Field & Trial and Life ranges. On their website they say – “We manufacture all our own products at our Mill in Suffolk. This means we have total control over every aspect of production from the sourcing of raw materials through to manufacture, distribution and most importantly quality control”. They also say “Wherever possible we use locally grown cereals. However, many of the ingredients we use, such as rice, are not grown in the UK and these are obtained from reputable sources in other countries. All meat sources are British”. On product packaging it says “manufactured in our Suffolk mill” – http://www.skinnerspetfoods.co.uk

Skinner’s Field & Trial Puppy 2.5kg dry dog food, on display in Flitvale Garden Cenre, Flitwick. Made in England. Photograph by author 26 March 2017.

Wafcol dog food by Armitage is made in the UK – http://www.armitages.co.uk/brands_wafcol.php

Wafcol Salmon & Potato Small & Medium Dog Food. Made in the UK.

Wafcol Salmon & Potato Small & Medium Dog Food. Made in the UK. Available for example at WaitrosePet.

Mars make many of their pet food and pet care products in the UK, but I am not sure which ones. Crown Pet Foods, part of Mars and the makers of Royal Canin and James Wellbeloved, have a factory in Castle Cary in Somerset for example. Pedigree are also owned by Mars. Other Mars brands include Whiskas, KiteKat, Cesar, Sheba, and Catsan. Mars pet care is based in Belguim. Unhelpfully Royal Canin cat food for example just says “made in the EU” on the packets, which is pointless and meaningless given how big the EU is. All James Wellbeloved dog, cat, and ferret foods are made in the UK. Does anyone know which other Mars pet food / pet care products specifically are made in the UK?

Union flag symbol used on the James Wellbeloved website

Union flag symbol used on the James Wellbeloved website.

James Wellbeloved Turkey Adult dry cat food. Made in Britain.

James Wellbeloved Turkey Adult dry cat food. Made in Britain.

James Wellbeloved Adult Fish cat food. Made in Britain.

James Wellbeloved Adult Fish cat food. Made in Britain. Photograph by author at Flitvale Garden Centre, Flitwick.

Iams is a pet food brand owned by Proctor and Gamble. In north America the brand belongs Mars since Prooctor and Gamble sold Iams, Eukanuba and Natura in north America to Mars in 2014. Iams and Eukanuba do not bother to give any country of origin information on their website and I assume they are foreign made.

Nestle owns Purina who market under names including Purina, Gourmet, Bakers Complete, Felix, GoCat, Winalot, Friskies and Bonio. Nestle pet division is essentially what was Spillers Pet Foods which Nestle bought from the now defunct Dalgety plc. Nestle / Purina / Spillers do not say where they make their pet foods, but they have factories in Aintree, Wisbech and Sudbury, so some of their pet food is still produced in the UK but I am not sure which. Nestle products are made all over the world, including in the UK. For example there has been a Nestle coffee production factory in Hayes since 1913 (it originally made chocolate when it first started and moved over to coffee production in 1939, having been purchased by Nestle in 1919) but during 2015 it was closed. Nestle’s Tutbury plant in Derbyshire and the Dalston plant in Cumbria continue to make coffee. Nestle still have factories in Girvan, Dalston, Fawdon, York, Halifax and Tutbury, Buxton, Welwyn Garden City, Bromborough, Sudbury, Wisbech, and Aintree; producing coffee, chocolate, water, pet food, etc. Unfortunately for the consumer Nestle have a policy of not labelling country of origin on their products, so you will not know where your chocolate / coffee / water / pet food was manufactured or if it was made in the UK – http://www.nestle.co.uk

Why not ask Mars, Proctor and Gamble, and Nestle about exactly where specific products are made. It might encourage them to label clearly.

Hills petted is an American company, owned by Colgate Palmolive. They are the makers of Science Plan. They give no information on their website about where their petfoods are made, so I assume they are all foreign made.

Pets Choice (aka Pet Food Brands Ltd) have produced quality pet food since 1881, manufacturing and providing food and treat products for dogs and cats under the Webbox, Davies, Oceanic and Goodwyns brands. As well as their branded product, they also produce private label goods. All produced in the UK, in Lancashire, but please note they are also distributers for Vitakraft which is foreign made. Available online and in supermarkets – http://www.petschoice.co.uk

https://www.webbox.co.uk (Webbox – dog wet food, dry food, treats, chub rolls; cat wet food, dry food and treats; fish food; made in England).

http://www.dogsloveit.co.uk (Goodwyns – dog dry food; made in England).

http://www.daviespetfood.co.uk (Davies – Dog dry food, moist chubs, and treats; made in England).

http://www.oceanicpetfood.com (Oceanic – Fish dry food and treats for dogs; made in England).

Established in 1974, Town & Country Petfoods are the suppliers of HiLife pet foods for cats and dogs. Whilst most HiLife products are foreign made using foreign sourced ingredients, some HiLife products are made in the UK such as ‘HiLife tempt me!  Crunchy Kibbles Rich in Delicious Chicken’ for cats and ‘HiLife Treat Me!  Sticks with Chicken & Ham’ for dogs. UK made products are clearly labelled as such both on their website and on the packaging – https://www.hilifepet.co.uk

Fold Hill pet food for cats and dogs is all made in the UK by Fold Hill, in Lincolnshire. Dog dry food, treats biscuits and chews; cat treats. Available online and in pet shops – http://www.foldhill.co.uk

Petsmill (part of Central Veterinary Services) dry cat food and dry food for dogs is produced in the UK – http://www.petsmill.co.uk

Trophy Pet Foods sell own branded cat foods and dog foods that are all made in Northamptonshire, England, sourced using as many of the ingredients as it is possible in Britain. They are distributed straight to your home via franchisees agents or available online. I assume their accessories are not British made – http://www.trophypetfoods.co.uk

Oscar Pet Foods Ltd (Formerly Pet Equine & Pigeon Supplies Ltd PEPS Ltd) sell own branded pet food for cats and dogs is British made according to their Facebook page and one of their franchise pages, although there are no further mentions of British production. They are distributed straight to your home via franchisees agents or available online. I assume their accessories are not British made. Also available on Amazon – http://www.oscars.co.uk

Baileys Pet Foods, dry food for cats and dogs, is made for them in the UK – http://www.baileyspetfoods.co.uk

Millies Wolfheart cat food and dog food is British Made – https://www.millieswolfheart.co.uk

Nelsons pet food is all British made – food for cats, dogs, fish, birds, rabbits, ferrets, other small animals; branded under various names. Available online. They also sell pet accessories made by other people; some foreign made but some British made too (such as Snug & Cosy pet beds) – http://www.nelsonspetfood.co.uk

Elsa’s Kitty Chicken And Rabbit 10kg adult solid cat food by Nelsons Pet Food. Made in Britain.

Elsa’s Kitty Chicken And Rabbit 10kg adult solid cat food by Nelsons Pet Food. Made in Britain.

Harringtons dog dry food, dog treats, cat dry food, cat treats, rabbit and guinea pig foods is all made in Great Britain, sourced using locally grown products wherever possible. Everything is made in Thirsk, North Yorkshire. Available in supermarkets and pet shops. Stockists are listed on their website – http://www.harringtonspetfood.com

Harringtons Adult Cat Complete Rich in Salmon with Rice dry pet food for all cats. Made in England.

Harringtons Adult Cat Complete Rich in Salmon with Rice dry pet food for all cats. Made in England.

Benevo produce UK-manufactured vegetarian and vegan cat food and dog food.

Benevo cat original vegan cat food packaging. Made in the UK.

Benevo cat original vegan cat food packaging. Made in the UK.

Lovejoys dog food is made in Great Britain.

Lovejoys Dry Food Adult: Duck & Rice. Made in Great Britain.

Lovejoys Dry Food Adult: Duck & Rice. Made in Great Britain.

Lily’s Kitchen pet food for dogs and cats are made for them in the UK and in Europe. All their wet food is foreign made. Some of their dry food is made in the UK. Country of origin is generally given on their website, in terms of made in the EU (which is rather vague) or made in the UK – http://www.lilyskitchen.co.uk

Lily’s Kitchen Crunchy Nibbles - Delicious Chicken dry cat food. Made in the UK. Note all Lilly’s kitchen dog and cat wet food is foreign made and only some Lily’s Kitchen dog and cat dry food is UK made.

Lily’s Kitchen Crunchy Nibbles – Delicious Chicken dry cat food. Made in the UK. Note all Lilly’s kitchen dog and cat wet food is foreign made and only some Lily’s Kitchen dog and cat dry food is UK made.

Barking Heads & Meowing Heads (Pet Food UK Ltd) might make some of their cat food and dog food and treats in the UK, because they mention on their website that their new (as of August 2014) cat wet food is British made. They also talk about using British sourced ingredients on their website. However, there are no more references to British manufacture on their website, so you will need to check. Pet Food UK Ltd also have the brand AATU. The AATU twitter tagline is “Evolutionary Natural Feeding for Dogs & Cats. High Meat, Grain-free, containing fruits, vegetables, herbs & botanicals.” Wet and dry foods. It says on their website “Made in Britain using British ingredients”. According to LinkedInPet Food UK Ltd is a Hertfordshire based dog and cat food manufacturer with products in over 30 countries worldwide. Since launching the Barking Heads and Meowing Heads ranges of Ultra-Premium dog and cat food in 2009, they have established a reputation for high quality pet food.”

– http://www.petfoodukltd.com

– http://www.aatu.co.uk

– http://www.barkingheads.co.uk

Natural Instinct raw frozen feed for cats and dogs is all made in Britain. Their dog food is approximately 80% meat and bone to 20% vegetables, whilst their cat food is approximately 99% meat, bone and offal with natural supplements. They say they use only British ingredients. A gradual transition will be required to move your pet onto a raw frozen mostly meat diet – http://www.naturalinstinct.com

Arden Grange pet foods are British made. Surprisingly, this is only referenced once on their website that I can find, so I would advise checking if all their products are British made. Cat dry food and treats, dog dry and wet food and treats – http://www.ardengrange.com

Symply Pet Foods Ltd make Canagan pet foods and Symply pet foods.

From what I can gatherSymply wet, dry and treats dog food and dry cat food is all British made, although they do not state this very clearly on their website. Country of origin information is given at the bottom of the page against individual products on the Symply website and everything I have found today (26/4/15) on their site was made in Great Britain.

Also, from what I can gatherCanagan dry food for cats and dogs is all made in Britain, but this is not explicitly stated on their website. They do tell us “We try to source as many of our ingredients as we possibly can from Great Britain, although some ingredients are simply not available in the UK in large enough quantities.” Canagan wet food is made in Thailand. If you check the underneath of the packaging of Canagan dry food it carries the words “Proudly Made in Great Britain” and the front of the packaging tells us the food is “made with natural produce fresh from the British countryside” Stockist are listed on their websites. Grain free –

http://www.symplypetfoods.co.uk

http://www.canagan.co.uk

Canagan for Cats Country Game grain free dry food. Proudly Made in Great Britain. Front of packet view. Photograph by author.

Canagan for Cats Country Game grain free dry food. Proudly Made in Great Britain. Front of packet view. Photograph by author.

Canagan for Cats Country Game grain free dry food. Proudly Made in Great Britain. Bottom of packet label view. Photograph by author.

Canagan for Cats Country Game grain free dry food. Proudly Made in Great Britain. Bottom of packet label view. Photograph by author.

Burns Penlan Farm range of moist food for dogs is made in their own factory in Burry Port, Wales, using local ingredients where possible including ingredients sourced from their own farm in South Wales. No country of origin information is given for their other dog, cat and rabbit food, but today (5.5.15) they have told me “all our dry dog and cat foods are manufactured in England”, presumably by another company but it is good that all Burns cat and dog dry food is made in the UK. From their answer I assume all their rabbit food and wet food is foreign made – http://burnspet.co.uk

Burns Senior Original fish and brown rice dog food. Made in the UK

Burns Senior Original fish and brown rice dog food. Made in the UK Photograph by author, in Selections Pet and Garden Store, Leighton Buzzard.

Some Feelwell’s dog treats and dry food is made in the UK; some are foreign made. I assume the UK products are those that carry a little Union Flag on the packaging but please check before buying – http://www.feelwells.co.uk

Amberslade Pet Food is a British made dry food for dogs, cats and small animals. I found this company on the web, but currently (as of 3rd May 2015) their products seem to be unavailable, with their online shop being down for maintenance – http://www.amberslade.co.uk/index.php/pet-food

Greenwoods pet food for dogs, cats and small animals appears to be made in the UK. Strangely in this day and age, I can’t find a website for them. I have seen their products online, for example at Zooplus and elsewhere.

Joe & Jill’s dry food for cats is made in England. Available online at Pet’s KitchenVet’s Kitchen cat and dog dry foods and treats are also available online here (and elsewhere), are British made, and are owned by Pet’s Kitchen. Vet Joe Inglis, who was in Vets in Practice on TV, seems to be behind both Joe and Jill’s and Pet’s Kitchen / Vet’s Kitchen – http://www.joeandjills.co.uk

Pero (Foods) Ltd was founded in 1985 and their dry dog foods are made in the UK – http://pero-petfoods.com

Forthglade dog food and cat food is all made in Devon, England, they do not contract out or import any of their products and ingredients are sourced locally where possible. Wet food and frozen food. There is a partial list of stockists available on the front page of their website using a postcode search – http://www.forthglade.com

Forthglade Natural Lifestage Salmon and Chicken wet cat food. Made in England.

Forthglade Natural Lifestage Salmon and Chicken wet cat food. Made in England.

Does anyone know of other pet food made in the UK?

E Jeffries & Sons Limited (Jeffries Saddlery, Jefferies) was established 1820. They are a manufacturer of equestrian and sporting leather products and appear to maintain some production in the UK, although you will need to check before buying as no country of origin information is given on their website. They are also a distributer of foreign made equestrian products. The company also appear to also be known as Vale Brothers Ltd and are based in Walsall. Their brand names include Jeffries Saddlery, Falcon Saddlery, Eldonian Bits and Steelwork, Wembley Bridles and Brady Bagshttp://www.ejeffries.co.uk

The Ideal Saddle Company (Ideal & WRS) in Walsall make horse riding saddles and and appear to maintain some production in the UK, although you will need to check before buying as no country of origin information is given on their website. They also own the Barnsby Saddlery, the Walsall-based firm which was set up in 1873 and was formerly known as Jabez Cliff Limited, with the name being purchased by the Ideal Saddle Company in 2014 following the bankruptcy of Barnsby Equestrian. They also trade under the brand Barclay & Co. The only country of origin information given on the Ideal Saddle Company website is “The finest materials are used, from handmade saddle-trees made here in Walsall, to the highest quality leathers” – http://www.idealsaddle.com

Carr and Day and Martin horse care products were founded in 1765 have held a Royal Warrant since the reign of King George IV and still hold the Royal Warrant today for the supply of saddlery care products to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. They say 80% of their products are manufactured in the UK – “Unlike many companies today, we actually manufacture our own products in our own factory. In fact over 80% of the products in the current range are manufactured at our Lytham plant”. Carr & Day & Martin (branded Carr’s / Day & Martin’s / Carr & Day & Martin) used to make shoe polish in England, but as far as I am aware no longer do so, and now concentrate on horse care products – http://www.carrdaymartin.co.uk

I came across Supreme Products on the net – they sell a range of horse blankets and the like – http://supremeproducts.co.uk/shop/categories/Retail/Hoods-and-Garments/

CosyDogs – Manufacturers of fleece dog harnesses, collars and leads – All CosyDogs own brand products are made in the UK, but the other products they sell are not generally UK made – http://www.dog-harnesses.co.uk

Hainsworth – http://hainsworth.co.uk/ – make Newmarket Horse Blankets in England.

Hainsworth equestrian blanket

Hainsworth equestrian blanket

Friday Fox sell horse blankets – http://www.fridayfox.co.uk. Currently these are Witney horse blankets from Quiltex stock (please note the wool used in these is not British wool), but when stocks run out these will be replaced by blankets made by another supplier (Hainsworth?) Friday Fox tell me. Friday Fox also make other products out of this blanket (as well as some using other fabrics), including dog coats.

Fitted Witney Horse Blanket by Friday Fox. Made in England.

Fitted Witney Horse Blanket by Friday Fox. Made in England.

The Original Rug Bag Company make their bags for the storage of horse rugs in Britain – http://theoriginalrugbagcompany.co.uk

Laurence Butler Ltd. sell made in England magnetic therapy dog collars – http://www.copper-bracelets.com/copper-magnetic-therapy-dog-collars-12-c.asp

EcoKitty specialises in eco-friendly goodies for kitty-cats that are made from recycled, organic or locally sourced materials and most of their products are all made in Britain. Toys, blankets, bowls, scoops and a cardboard playhouse. Made in Britain products are clearly labelled as such, but not all the products they sell are British made (e.g. the BecoThings cat bowls and scoop are foreign made) – http://www.ecokitty.co.uk

Feloo’s origami-inspired cardboard products are all made in Britain. They make disposable cat litter boxes and cat sleeping pods. Their trays, lids and scoops are lined and water resistant, like a coffee cup. The trays and lid can be recycled and the sleeping pods can be composted. Trays can last up to 4 weeks, depending on use. Keep the lid and get more trays – http://www.feloouk.com

Need a British made “Beware of the Dog” sign? Rowan Stickers – http://www.classicsign.co.uk – make pet information sign stickersRowan Stickers Classic Sign’s range of self-adhesive stickers also includes disabled signs, wheelie bin stickers, warning signs, information signs, stickers for kids, number stickers, letter stickers, stickers for business, pet related stickers, fridge stickers, suitcase stickers, Halloween stickers, Christmas stickers, etc.

Anthony and Brown have a few British made dog collars and leads (they also have some British made jumpers, luggage labels, and satchels; with the rest of their range foreign made) – http://anthony-and-brown.myshopify.com/collections/accessories

Abbey England are a trade supplier and manufacturer of saddlery and leather goods workshop materials – http://www.abbeyengland.com

MANN + MOON design and make everything in the UK and source from UK suppliers. Harris Tweed and leather, bespoke dog coats, dog walker’s bags, dog collars, leads and hand warmers, Harris Tweed throws and heat pads – http://mannandmoon.com

Albion Saddlemakers are a saddle, and saddle accessory designer & manufacturer in Walsall. Their Albion brochure states “100% British in-house manufacture”. The Albion Sporting twitter page states they are “manufacturers of luxurious leather goods, shooting accessories & lifestyle accessories, which are individually hand made in our factory in Walsall, England”. I am not sure if all products are made in the UK, so as always please check before buying – http://www.albionsaddlemakers.co.uk – http://www.albionsporting.co.uk

For boots for riding and such like please also see British Made Shoes and Boots.

Sara Norwood dog (and cat) themed cushion covers are presumably made in the UK as her website says they are handmade in Brighton – http://www.saranorwood.co.uk

Poppy and Rufus dog products are all made for them in the UK – beds, bowls, bags, storage, travel bowls, poop bag holders, etc. – http://www.poppyandrufus.co.uk

Maisie Storage Basket in Leaf fabric. Made in the UK for Poppy & Rufus.

Maisie Storage Basket in Leaf fabric. Made in the UK for Poppy & Rufus.

Hector Dog Bed in Poppy fabric. Made in the UK for Poppy & Rufus.

Hector Dog Bed in Poppy fabric. Made in the UK for Poppy & Rufus.

Maxi Dog Travel Bag in Rufus fabric. Made in the UK for Poppy & Rufus.

Maxi Dog Travel Bag in Rufus fabric. Made in the UK for Poppy & Rufus.

KoogaTree cat furniture (scratching posts, beds, etc.) is, as far as I can work out, made in Britain – http://www.koogatree.com

Ardingly Arks make Animal Housing, especially Pig Arks and as far as I can gather these are all made in the UK – http://www.ardingly-arks.co.uk

Rainbow Trugs are flexible colourful plastic containers that are made in Britain. Available in 6 sizes and a wide variety of colours. Rainbow Trugs themselves and the Rainbow Trugs lid are made in Britain. Rainbow Trugs are food safe and UV stable. Inside there is a gallons and litres indicator. Some of the other stuff on their website is made abroad though. Look for the Union Flag next to the item’s picture I assume to see what is British made. British made items include Rainbow Trugs, pot stands, Rainbow Trug Riddle, Rainbow Trug lid, Easi Skip Feeders, 3 gallon buckets, Rhino feed buckets, Rainbow feeders and tidy trays. The trugs make ideal cat bed – http://rainbowtrugs.com

Cat Bed / Basket – 25L – Rainbow Trugs 25L Dish Trug. Made in Britain.

Cat Bed / Basket – 25L – Rainbow Trugs 25L Dish Trug. Made in Britain.

PS Pet Tags (Pack Shack Pet Tags) – http://pspettags.com – Made in the UK name tags for dogs and cats. PS Pet Tags are top quality and they provide excellent customer service.

PS Pet Tags Union Jack tag. Made in the UK.

PS Pet Tags Union Jack tag. Made in the UK.

Human chocolate contains Theobromine, a naturally occurring compound found in the cocoa bean, and it is this that is poisonous to dogs and cats. Instead feed your pet a suitable ‘safe’ alternative such as Good Boy dog-safe choc drops or Hatchwell Easter Eggs.

There are other hidden dangers to dogs, cats and other pets in certain foods, plants, drugs and insecticides for example, plus road accidents. You can find research and find advice on the internet, for example at Bluecross, the RSPCA, the VPIS and many other sites. Some of the most common, potentially severe cat and dog poisons reported to the VPIS, are listed on the RSPA and VPIS websites.

Tea, coffee and hot drinks blended and packed in Great Britain

Twinings – “Still blended and packed with pride in the UK” it says on the Twinings  tea I got the other day. Sadly this is not true of all their tea – some Twinings tea is now blended and packed in Poland. On some packets / tins of tea it says blended and packed in England or Poland and does not even tell the customer which one. All very disappointing! http://www.twinings.co.uk

The same foreign manufacturing presumably applies to Jacksons of Piccadilly too, as they are owned by Twinings – http://www.jacksonsofpiccadilly.co.uk

Keith Spicer Ltd, established in Bournemouth in 1934, source, import and blend teas from all over the world for many famous brands here in UK at either their Ferndown, Dorset or their North Shields, Tyne & Wear site – they bought the old Twinings site at Earl Grey Way (yes, really!) in 2012 after Twinings had decamped to Poland making c.260 employees redundant in 2011.
Their brand is Dorset Tea and it is all packed in Britain – www.dorsettea.co.uk

Whittard of Chelsea stress their British heritage but as far as I can tell all their teas are all packed in Germany.  Some of their products do not even state the country of origin.  They do though sell a very limited range British made tea pots and the like in their shops.

Yorkshire Tea, Betty’s Tea and Taylors of Harrogate tea (Bettys and Taylors of Harrogate Group) – http://www.bettysandtaylors.co.ukhttp://www.yorkshiretea.co.uk – is all made in the UK as far as I am aware. The same goes for their coffee.

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Taylors of Harrogate Lazy Sunday Sunday ground coffee. Roasted and packed in the UK.

Taylors of Harrogate Lazy Sunday Sunday ground coffee. Roasted and packed in the UK. Photograph by author.

Taylors of Harrogate Lazy Sunday Sunday ground coffee. Roasted and packed in the UK. Rear label view.

Taylors of Harrogate Lazy Sunday Sunday ground coffee. Roasted and packed in the UK. Rear label view. Photograph by author.

PG Tips tea is, as far as I am aware, all blended and packed in the UK. I understand that it is blended and packed in Manchester, England (PG Tips is part of Unilever) – http://www.pgtips.co.uk

PG Tips loose tea. Blended and packed in Manchester, England (part of Unilever).

PG Tips loose tea. Blended and packed in Manchester, England (part of Unilever).

The London Cuppa Ltd is a new brand to me but I am pleased to see their tagline is “a fine tea specially selected, and blended, in London England” and as such presumably all their teas are blended and packed in the UK – http://www.thelondoncuppa.com

New English Teas provide gift teas in tins and cartons. Trade only. Founded in 1985. No country of origin information is given on their website, but the tins of tea in the picture below by New English Teas are produced in the UK. I don’t know if the tins / cartons themselves are made in the UK or if all their products are UK made, so please check before buying. I don’t know whether they manufacture themselves but possibly not – http://www.newenglishteas.com

New English Teas Tea Rations gift tin. 40 tea bags. Produced in the United Kingdom. Photographed by the author in the Edinburgh Woollen Mill in Bourton on the Water.

New English Teas Tea Rations gift tin. 40 tea bags. Produced in the United Kingdom. Photographed by the author in the Edinburgh Woollen Mill in Bourton on the Water.

The East India Company (EIC), also known as the Honourable East India Company and informally as John Company, was a British company that once ruled India and has influenced the very fabric of all our lives today. The company was dissolved in 1874, by which time its immense power had long passed to the British Government. Sanjiv Mehta, a Mumbai-born entrepreneur, has since around 2005 taken on the name East India Company and launched his new business under that name in around 2010, in an interesting twist of history. The new East India Company sells premium priced teas and coffees, biscuits, chocolates, jams, marmalades and mustards; some of which are made in the UK. Whilst country of origin information is not given as such on their website for most products you can see pictures of the labels on the packaging which say where a product is made. Looking around their Covent Garden store in January 2016, I noted that pleasingly quite a few of their products such as teas are made in the UK, so with careful selection you may be able to find UK made products from this company – http://www.eicfinefoods.com

East India Company Jasmine Pearls Green Tea. Blended and packed in the UK.

East India Company Jasmine Pearls Green Tea. Blended and packed in the UK.. Photograph by author.

East India Company Jasmine Pearls Green Tea. Blended and packed in the UK. Rear of packaging label view.

East India Company Jasmine Pearls Green Tea. Blended and packed in the UK. Rear of packaging label view. Photograph by author.

East India Company Real Stawberries in Chocolate - NOT made in the UK.

East India Company Real Stawberries in Chocolate – NOT made in the UK. Photograph by author.

Fortnum and Mason tea is, again as far as I aware, all blended and packed in Britain – https://www.fortnumandmason.com/t/categories/tea-and-coffee/all

Fortnum and Mason Royal Blend Tea - Blended and packed in the UK

Fortnum and Mason Royal Blend Tea – Blended and packed in the UK

Fortnum and Mason Breakfast Tea - blended and packed in the UK

Fortnum and Mason Breakfast Tea – blended and packed in the UK

Fortnum and Mason Royal Blend Tea

Fortnum and Mason Royal Blend Tea

Essential Waitrose tea is packed in the UK. Essential Waitrose Rich Roast Coffee instant granules used to be clearly labelled as processed and packed in the UK. Note country of origin is no longer given, in line with a new Waitrose policy of not labelling country of origin. Presumably this Waitrose coffee is now foreign made – http://www.waitrose.com

Essential Waitrose Original Blend - Loose Leaf Tea 250g. Packed in the UK.

Essential Waitrose Original Blend – Loose Leaf Tea 250g. Packed in the UK.

Essential Waitrose Original Blend Tea - 40 Round Bags 125g. Packed in the UK

Essential Waitrose Original Blend Tea – 40 Round Bags 125g. Packed in the UK

Essential Waitrose Rich Roast Coffee instant granules. Front view. Note country of origin is no longer given. Presumably this Waitrose coffee is now foreign made.

Essential Waitrose Rich Roast Coffee instant granules. Front view. Note country of origin is no longer given. Presumably this Waitrose coffee is now foreign made.

Essential Waitrose Rich Roast Coffee instant granules. Front view. Note country of origin is no longer given. Presumably this Waitrose coffee is now foreign made.

Essential Waitrose Rich Roast Coffee instant granules. Label view. Note country of origin is no longer given. Presumably this Waitrose coffee is now foreign made.

Tregothnan tea is unique in that it is actually grown, blended and packed in England. The Tregothnan camellia sinensis tea bush is grown in small pockets all over the Tregothnan home estate whilst larger plantations are located on Tregothnan land throughout south Cornwall. Available via the Tregothnan website and in Waitrose. It has been available to buy since 2005. The Tregothnan estate in Cornwall also their own British produced biscuits, honey, jam, charcoal and firewood, as well as running holiday cottages in Cornwall – http://tregothnan.co.uk

Tregothnan GREAT British Tea. Grown, blended and packed in England

Tregothnan GREAT British Tea. Grown, blended and packed in England.

The Clipper Tea, Mango Green Tea bags, (c/o Kallo Foods Ltd – not quite sure what that means) is labelled “imported ingredients blended and packed in the UK”. Good to see such clear provenance labelling, although they do not say where the tea is grown. It is not so clear on their website though whether all their tea and coffee is blended and packed in the UK, although of their tea they do say in their FAQs “All the teas we source are then brought home to Beaminster, Dorset, where we take loving care to blend them, and check the quality to ensure they are just right before they are packed for their journey on to our customers” which seems to suggest all their teas are made in the UK, although tells you nothing about their coffee. Check the packaging for country of origin as that does seem to be clearly labelled. Clipper products are available via their website, although they do not give country of origin information on their website, or in shops. Clipper hot chocolate is made from imported ingredients and is packed in the UK, but does not say where it is made. Clipper Nettle tea is made from EU/Non-EU agriculture imported ingredients and is then blended and packed in the UK by Clipper Teas Ltd. Sadly Clipper coffee is made in Germany – http://www.clipper-teas.com

Clipper drinking chocolate. Imprted ingredients. Packed in the UK for Clipper Teas Lts. No indication of where it is made.

Clipper drinking chocolate. Imported ingredients. Packed in the UK for Clipper Teas Ltd. No indication of where it is made. Photograph by author.

Clipper drinking chocolate. Imported ingredients. Packed in the UK for Clipper Teas Ltd. No indication of where it is made. Label detail view.

Clipper drinking chocolate. Imported ingredients. Packed in the UK for Clipper Teas Ltd. No indication of where it is made. Label detail view. Photograph by author.

Clipper Nettle tea. EU/Non-EU agriculture imported ingredients. Blended and packed in the UK by Clipper Teas Ltd.

Clipper Nettle tea. EU/Non-EU agriculture imported ingredients. Blended and packed in the UK by Clipper Teas Ltd. Photograph by author.

Clipper Nettle tea. EU/Non-EU agriculture imported ingredients. Blended and packed in the UK by Clipper Teas Ltd. Label view detail.

Clipper Nettle tea. EU/Non-EU agriculture imported ingredients. Blended and packed in the UK by Clipper Teas Ltd. Label view detail.

Charbonnel et Walker (or Charbonnel and Walker) chocolate drink is made in the UK, as are all Charbonnel et Walker chocolates. Available via their website and in supermarkets such as Waitrose.Charbonnel et Walker have a shop in the Royal Arcade on Old Bond Street, London and their factory is in Tunbridge Wells – http://www.charbonnel.co.uk

Hans Sloane drinking chocolate is made in the UK. Available via their website and in supermarkets such as Waitrose and Tesco – https://www.sirhanssloane.com

Traidcraft Organic Fairtrade Cocoa 125 g is made in the UK. Available from their website or online elsewhere – http://www.traidcraftshop.co.uk

Traidcraft Organic Fairtrade Cocoa 125 g. Made in the UK.

Traidcraft Organic Fairtrade Cocoa 125 g. Made in the UK.

Buckshot Coffee Co. coffee blends are made In Sheffield, England. Their other items (‘hardware’) is all foreign made – buckshotcoffeeroasters.com

Smith Street Coffee Roasters coffee is made in Sheffield. They also sell Café Olé stove top Italian style coffee makers and a Café Olé cafetiere which they say are made in Sheffield – http://www.smithstreetcoffeeroasters.co.uk

Beanies Amaretto Almond flavour instant coffee is made in the UK for Beanies. They also do other flavours of coffee – http://www.beaniesflavourco.co.uk

Beanies Amaretto Almond flavour instant coffee is made in the UK for Beanies.

Beanies Amaretto Almond flavour instant coffee is made in the UK for Beanies. Photograph by author.

Beanies Amaretto Almond flavour instant coffee is made in the UK for Beanies. Rear label view.

Beanies Amaretto Almond flavour instant coffee is made in the UK for Beanies. Rear label view. Photograph by author.

Carte Noire instant coffee from American company Mondelez International (Kraft / Douwe Egberts) is “Made in the UK”. Look for the words “Made in the UK on the packaging as not all Mondelez is made in the UK – http://www.mondelezinternational.com

Mondelez Carte Noire Classic instant coffee. Made in the UK.

Mondelez Carte Noire Classic instant coffee. Made in the UK. Photograph by author.

Mondelez Carte Noire Classic instant coffee. Made in the UK. Back label view.

Mondelez Carte Noire Classic instant coffee. Made in the UK. Back label view. Photograph by author.

Most of the big UK supermarkets, fortunately for the consumer, still stock many British made products and clearly label their own brand products too (the exception being Waitrose who now no longer bother to tell their customers where most of their products are made) and so by looking at supermarket packaging you can easily buy British produced foodstuffs. Coffee production in the last few years seems to have moved mostly to Germany, I assume following Nestle’s factory closures in the UK (see below).

Tesco own brand Classic instant coffee and Tesco Value coffee is described as produce of more than one country. It does not specicify where it is made specifically but abroad in any case, although it is packed in the UK. Tesco cocoa powder is produced in Italy and only packed in the UK. Tesco Original loose leaf tea is again produced abroad but packed in the UK. Tesco Everyday Value Instant Hot Chocolate is made in the UK  – http://www.tesco.com

Tesco own brand Classic instant coffee. Produce of more than one country. Does not specicify where it is made specifically but abroad. Packed in the UK.

Tesco own brand Classic instant coffee. Produce of more than one country. Does not specicify where it is made specifically but abroad. Packed in the UK. Photograph by author.

Tesco own brand Classic instant coffee. Produce of more than one country. Does not specicify where it is made specifically but abroad. Packed in the UK. Label view detail.

Tesco own brand Classic instant coffee. Produce of more than one country. Does not specicify where it is made specifically but abroad. Packed in the UK. Label view detail.

Tesco cocoa powder is produced in Italy and only packed in the UK. Front view.

Tesco cocoa powder is produced in Italy and only packed in the UK. Front view.

Tesco cocoa powder is produced in Italy and only packed in the UK. Label view.

Tesco cocoa powder is produced in Italy and only packed in the UK. Label view.

Tesco Original loose leaf tea is again produced abroad but packed in the UK

Tesco Original loose leaf tea is again produced abroad but packed in the UK.

Tesco Original loose leaf tea is again produced abroad but packed in the UK. Label view.

Tesco Original loose leaf tea is again produced abroad but packed in the UK. Label view.

Tesco Everyday Value Instant Hot Chocolate. Produced in the UK. Front of packaging view. Photograph by author.

Tesco Everyday Value Instant Hot Chocolate. Produced in the UK. Front of packaging view. Photograph by author.

Tesco Everyday Value Instant Hot Chocolate. Produced in the UK. Rear of packaging label view. Photograph by author.

Tesco Everyday Value Instant Hot Chocolate. Produced in the UK. Rear of packaging label view. Photograph by author.

Tesco Finest Columbian freeze dried instant coffee. Produce of Columbia. Packed in the UK. I wonder where it is processed? Photograph by author. Front view.

Tesco Finest Columbian freeze dried instant coffee. Produce of Columbia. Packed in the UK. I wonder where it is processed? Photograph by author. Front view.

Tesco Finest Columbian freeze dried instant coffee. Produce of Columbia. Packed in the UK. I wonder where it is processed? Photograph by author. Rear label view.

Tesco Finest Columbian freeze dried instant coffee. Produce of Columbia. Packed in the UK. I wonder where it is processed? Photograph by author. Rear label view.

Sainsbury own brand coffee, likewise, seems to be packed in the UK but made abroad. I am not sure about their own brand tea, etc – http://www.sainsburys.co.uk

Marks and Spencer own brand coffee all seems to be packed in Germany from foreign milled beans. I am not sure about their own brand tea, etc – http://www.marksandspencer.com

Asda coffee own brand is packed in the UK but presumably is foreign made. I am not sure about their own brand tea, etc – http://www.asda.com

Nescafe (part of Nestle) coffee is made all over the world, including in the UK. For example there has been a Nestle coffee production factory in Hayes since 1913 (it originally made chocolate when it first started and moved over to coffee production in 1939, having been purchased by Nestle in 1919) but during 2015 it was closed. Nestle’s Tutbury plant in Derbyshire and the Dalston plant in Cumbria continue to make coffee. Nestle still have factories in Girvan, Dalston, Fawdon, York, Halifax and Tutbury, Buxton, Welwyn Garden City, Bromborough, Sudbury, Wisbech, and Aintree, producing coffee, chocolate, water, pet food, etc. Unfortunately for the consumer Nestle have a policy of not labelling country of origin on their products, so you will not know where your coffee was manufactured – https://www.nescafe.co.uk

For British made coffee and tea making machines, please see here.  For British made mugs, teapots and suchlike, please see here.

For more British produced foodstuffs, please see my Pinterest British Food and Drink page.

#BuyBritishTea #BuyBritishMadeTea #BritishTea

Toilet Rolls (Toilet Tissue), Tissues, Wet Wipes, anti-bacterial hand gel, household clothes and Kitchen Towels produced in the UK

I noticed that on the pack of 4 Andrex toilet rolls I bought the other day (in October 2013) it says “Made in the UK and European Union”. It doesn’t say which!  In the past Andrex was always just made in the UK I think*. So, I suggest you buy a brand that is definitely made in the UK. Most still are, but you should check. The Waitrose own brand Essential range of toilet tissue for example is produced in the UK, as are the Tesco Spring Force and Tesco Luxury Soft ranges of toilet tissue in Tesco. Update 28/12/15 – the Tesco Spring Force toilet tissues are now marked “made in EU” – check what you are buying is British made each and every shop, because the supermarkets make changes.

Buy British made toilet tissue. Check the packaging carefully and make sure the tissue you are thinking of buying is made in the UK.

* Andrex (part of Kimberly-Clark) inform me that “all ANDREX toilet tissue are manufactured in the UK, except the Andrex Eco which is manufactured in Switzerland”. Good news then it seems for people who like Andrex toilet roll. The labelling is nevertheless very unclear. The same unclear labelling is used for Andrex wet toilet tissues.

Whereas some Kimberly-Clark products, such as the commercial toilet tissues below, are clearly labeled. The commercial toilet tissue below is also made in the UK.

Kimberly-Clark Scott Brnad Performance 320 toilet tissue rolls. Made in the Uinited Kingdom. Front View.

Kimberly-Clark Scott brand Performance 320 toilet tissue rolls. Made in the Uinited Kingdom. Front View. Photograph by author.

Kimberly-Clark Scott Brnad Performance 320 toilet tissue rolls. Made in the United Kingdom. Rear View.

Kimberly-Clark Scott brand Performance 320 toilet tissue rolls. Made in the United Kingdom. Rear View. Photograph by author.

Also, are your KITCHEN TOWELS made in the UK? The Waitrose Ultra Kitchen Towels I purchased today are but a lot of the kitchen towels on supermarket shelves is not. Please check before buying. Some other Waitrose tissue products are made in the UK, such as the Waitrose Essential Toilet Tissue mentioned above and those items pictured below, but do check carefully before buying – http://www.waitrose.com

Waitrose ultra kitchen towels, white - pack of 2. Made in the UK.

Waitrose ultra kitchen towels, white – pack of 2. Made in the UK.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waitrose Ultra strong multi purpose cloth. Produced in the UK.

Waitrose Ultra strong multi purpose cloth. Produced in the UK. Photograph by author.

Waitrose Ultra strong multi purpose cloth. Produced in the UK. Rear of packaging view.

Waitrose Ultra strong multi purpose cloth. Produced in the UK. Rear of packaging view.

Waitrose essential 50 all purpose cloths. Produced in the UK. Front of packaging label view. Photograph by author.

Waitrose essential 50 all purpose cloths. Produced in the UK. Front of packaging label view. Photograph by author.

Waitrose essential 50 all purpose cloths. Produced in the UK. Rear of packaging label view. Photograph by author.

Waitrose essential 50 all purpose cloths. Produced in the UK. Rear of packaging label view. Photograph by author.

Essential Waitrose fragrance free baby wipes. Produced in the UK.

Essential Waitrose fragrance free baby wipes. Produced in the UK. Photograph by author.

Essential Waitrose fragrance free baby wipes. Produced in the UK. Rear of packaging view.

Essential Waitrose fragrance free baby wipes. Produced in the UK. Rear of packaging view. Photograph by author.

John Dale Limited is a privately owned manufacturer of a range of high quality branded and private label baby wipes, wet wipes and facial tissues products in the UK – Anti-bacterial (and anti-viral) wipes, baby wipes, wet wipes, facial cleansing wipes, skincare wipes, self tanning wipes and facial tissues. Their modern UK production facility is in North Wales. I am not sure if all their products are made in the UK, but the website does strongly suggest this is the case. Marketed under names such as John Dale, JD Protects, Cherish, Skin Deep, Baby Dream, Mucky Faces, Duet, Soft, Fleur, Viscount and Countess. Available in good supermarkets and chemists, on their website and elsewhere online (for example on eBay) – http://www.johndale.co.uk

John Dale Anti Viral Hand and Body Sanitising Wipes. Kills 99.99% of Bacteria, alcohol free, dermatologically tested, contains added moisturiser. Manufactured in the UK. When no soap and water is available, sanitises hands.

JD Protects Anti Viral Hand and Body Sanitising Wipes by John Dale. Kills 99.99% of Bacteria, alcohol free, dermatologically tested, contains added moisturiser. Manufactured in the UK. When no soap and water is available, sanitises hands and cleans generally.

Kimo Enterprises Ltd of Ascot, Berkshire make their Big D Travel Wipes in the UK. Strongly they don’t seem to have a website.

Big D Travel Wipes. Made in the UK.

Big D Travel Wipes. Made in the UK.

Big D Travel Wipes. Made in the UK. Rear of packet label view.

Big D Travel Wipes. Made in the UK. Rear of packet label view.

Cuticura anti-bacterial (and anti-viral) hand wipes are made in the UK, as are some (possibly all?) of their other products such as bar soap and the Cuticura Hand Hygiene range. Cuticura is owned by Keyline Brands Limited, which is itself owned by the Indian Godrej Group.

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Cuticura anti-bacterial (and anti-viral) hand wipes. Kills 99.99% of bacteria. Made in the UK. When no soap and water is available, sanitises hands and cleans generally.

Boots antibacterial cleansing handy wipes are made in UK, as are their small pocket tissues.

Boots Cleansing Handy Wipes. Made in UK.

Boots antibacterial cleansing handy wipes. Made in UK. Photo by author.

Boots Soft White pocket tissues, 4 ply tissues. Made in UK.

Boots Soft White pocket tissues, 4 ply tissues. Made in UK. Photograph by author.

You should also buy anti-bacterial hand gel (and soap) that is made in the UK.  For example, and I am sure there are more, Cuticura anti-bacterial hand gel, Enliven hand sanitiser, Bio-D hand sanitiser and Tesco anti-bacterial hand gel.

Enliven Hand Sanitizer Original 500ml. Made in England.

Enliven Hand Sanitizer Original 500ml. Made in England.

Evans Vanodine International was established in 1919 and the company has a factory at Walton Summit, just outside Preston. They manufacture cleaning & hygiene chemicals and have a wide product range. Whether all their products are made in the UK I don’t know, but I have seen their Hands hand sanitiser and it said on the label that it was made in the UK. Check before buying. Products are available through distributors and on sites like ebay and Amazon – http://www.evansvanodine.co.uk

Rose Tissues produce toilet tissue and kitchen towel products in the North West of England. Branded, unbranded & private label. Supplier to wholesale businesses. Possibly all their products are UK made, but do check – http://www.rosetissues.co.uk

Splash Kitchen Towels. Produced in the UK by Rose Tissues.

Splash Kitchen Towels. Produced in the UK by Rose Tissues.

Freedom Paper Converters Ltd are manufacturers and distributor of soft tissue and disposable paper products (kitchen towels and toilet tissue), both own branded and private label. (All?) products are produced in the UK – http://freedompaper.co.uk

Freedom Luxury Kitchen Towel. Produced in the UK.

Freedom Luxury Kitchen Towel. Produced in the UK.  Photograph by author.

Best-In kitchen towel. Made for them in the UK. Front view. Photograph by author.

Best-In kitchen towel. Made for them in the UK. Front view. Photograph by author.

Best-In kitchen towel. Made for them in the UK. Rear view with country of origin detail. Photograph by author.

Best-In kitchen towel. Made for them in the UK. Rear view with country of origin detail. Photograph by author.

Huggies Soft Skin wipes (baby wipes) by Kimberly Clark are made in the UK.  They packets I have seen say “Made in the UK” on the rear – http://www.huggies.co.uk/wipes

Huggies Soft Skin wipes. Made in the UK.

Huggies Soft Skin wipes. Made in the UK.

Some Tesco tissue products are made in the UK, such as the Tesco Spring Force toilet tissue mentioned above (Update 28/12/15 – the Tesco Spring Force toilet tissues are now marked “made in EU” – check what you are buying is British made each and every shop, because the supermarkets make changes) and those in the pictures below, but do check carefully before buying. Tesco products are clearly marked with country of origin and often country of origin information is given for products on their website too – http://www.tesco.com

Tesco Everyday Value tissues. Made in the UK.

Tesco Everyday Value tissues. Produced in the UK. Photograph by author.

Teco Luxury Soft Spring Frrsh wet toilet tissue. Produced in the UK. Front view.

Tesco Luxury Soft Spring Fresh wet toilet tissue. Produced in the UK. Front view. Photograph by author.

Teco Luxury Soft Spring Frrsh wet toilet tissue. Produced in the UK. Rear view.

Tesco Luxury Soft Spring Fresh wet toilet tissue. Produced in the UK. Rear view. Photograph by author.

Tesco Kitchen Towel. Made in the UK.

Tesco Kitchen Towel. Made in the UK. Photographed by author in Tesco Flitwick 15 January 2016.

Ora Kitchen Towel, Mighty Giant Kitchen Towel, Tesco Ultra Absorbant Kitchen Towel - all made in the UK. On display in Tesco Flitwick 15 January 2016.

Ora Kitchen Towel, Mighty Giant Kitchen Towel, Tesco Ultra Absorbant Kitchen Towel – all made in the UK. On display in Tesco Flitwick 15 January 2016. Photograph by author.

Tesco Everyday Value toilet tissue, 6 rolls, produced in the UK. Front of packaging view. Photograph by author.

Tesco Everyday Value toilet tissue, 6 rolls, produced in the UK. Front of packaging view. Photograph by author.

Tesco Everyday Value toilet tissue, 6 rolls, produced in the UK. Rear of packaging label view. Photograph by author.

Tesco Everyday Value toilet tissue, 6 rolls, produced in the UK. Rear of packaging label view. Photograph by author.

Tesco Luxury Soft Wite toilet tissue, 9 rolls. Produced in the UK. Front view. Photograph by author.

Tesco Luxury Soft Wite toilet tissue, 9 rolls. Produced in the UK. Front view. Photograph by author.

Tesco Luxury Soft Wite toilet tissue, 9 rolls. Produced in the UK. Rear of packaging label view. Photograph by author.

Tesco Luxury Soft Wite toilet tissue, 9 rolls. Produced in the UK. Rear of packaging label view. Photograph by author.

Co-op own brand Soft White Bathroom Tissue is made in the UK – http://www.co-operative.coop

Co-op Soft White Bathroom Tissue. Made in the UK. Photograph by author.

Co-op Soft White Bathroom Tissue. Made in the UK. Photograph by author.

Co-op Soft White Bathroom Tissue. Made in the UK. Rear label view. Photograph by author.

Co-op Soft White Bathroom Tissue. Made in the UK. Rear label view. Photograph by author.

Ora kitchen towels are made in the UK. On their website it says in response to the FAQ “Where are Ora kitchen towels made?”, “Ora is proudly made in Britain, right from the early design stage all the way through to manufacture!” – http://www.ora-home.com

Ora kitchen towels, with their inovative cone design, round shape and compactness, are made in Britain. They even double up as coffee filter papers and snack holders and can be grabbed with one hand with no need to tear off.

Ora kitchen towels, with their inovative cone design, round shape and compactness, are made in Britain. They even double up as coffee filter papers and snack holders and can be grabbed with one hand with no need to tear off. Photograph by author.

Accrol Papers Ltd, established in 1993, make branded and private label tissue paper products – toilet tissue, kitchen towels, facial tissues. They have a factory in Lancashire. I am not sure if all their products are made in the UK, so do check. Their Mighty Giant multi purpose wipers pictured above are made in the UK – http://www.accrol.co.uk