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

British made stationery.

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

You and your company or organisation or club or school or university can support British companies and British jobs and be environmentally friendly (by reducing your carbon footprint through reducing the miles goods are transported) by buying British at home, at work and for school.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Yorkshire Envelope Company / Mail Solutions Group

The Yorkshire Envelope Company make envelopes. Yorkshire Envelopes were part of the the Mail Solutions Group (see below) but in October 2013 it was announced on the Pukka Pads website that they had acquired Yorkshire Envelopes. Yorkshire Envelopes is a leading manufacturer of a huge range of envelopes (bubble Envelopes, business envelopes, home envelopes, greeting card envelopes, money envelopes, etc.), however it specialises in envelopes for greeting cards of all shapes, colours and thicknesses. Yorkshire Envelopes still make their envelopes in the UK and have a factory in in Bingley, West Yorkshire. Available online on their website – http://www.yorkshireenvelopes.com

Mail Solutions own a number of envelope manufacturers in the UK and India, including BHF Envelopes, Crossways Envelopes, Empire Envelopes and the newly founded Great British Envelopes Limited (which appears to be the new trading name of Empire Envelopes). I am not sure whether any of these brand names are still used or if only the Mail Solutions branding is now used. Empire Envelopes Limited trading as (t/a) Great British Envelopes & Print do have their own website. Empire Envelopes also have their own web address (online shop) but it is branded as Mail Solutions. Mail Solutions manufacture envelopes in Britain and India. They do not give country of origin information on their websites, so you will need to ask – http://www.mailsolutions.com

If you shop around you should have no difficulty in getting British made envelopes.

For more British made envelopes and associated products, please see my article on British made greetings cards, envelopes, gift wrap and postcards and British made stationery.