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British Made Luggage and Travel Accessories – British Made Trunks – British Made Suitcases – British Made Rucksacks – British Made Wallets – British Made Bags – British Made Small Leather Goods and handbags

The modern traveller, hiker or person about town can still carry or ship the right bag or luggage; a British-made bag, rucksack, suitcase or trunk. In no particular order, here are some great British made bags, handbags, rucksacks, suitcases, wallets, pouches and trunks.

A vintage made in England suitcase. You will find the choice of reasonably priced British made suitcases nowadays to be very small indeed.

A vintage made in England suitcase. You will find the choice of reasonably priced British made suitcases nowadays to be very small indeed, but there are still plenty of British made bags, overnight bags, luggage tags, trunks, wallets, rucksacks and travel accessories out there. Photograph by author.

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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.

Mamnick. Gifts, clothing, cycle stuff for men (and women). Shirts, t-shirts, socks, jackets, shoes, pocket squares, a foul weather wallet / pouch, penknives, hip flasks, and other Sheffield Steel items such as a chip fork, money clip, card holder, cycling trouser clip (with a hole to attach it to your key ring when not in use), bracelets, key rings, etc. Products manufactured in the UK and Japan. Available from their website and they also have a shop in Tokyo. Country of origin is clearly labelled on their website. Also Mamnick 42.21 steel road summer or winter steel road bicycle frames are handmade in Derbyshire, England, using Reynolds 531 lightweight tubing. Some Mamnick products are also, sold by Campbell Cole. Mamnick 42.21 frames are also available at Vernon Barker Cycles. There’s a fascinating interview with Thom Barnett of Mamnick here – http://www.mamnick.com

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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www.madecloser.co.uk – a marketplace for UK manufactured products

Have a look at Made Closer http://www.madecloser.co.uk if you get chance, one of my followers on twitter. They have a varied range of British made goods for sale.

Just a quick look earlier on and I found:-

UK made televisions from Cello – http://www.celloelectronics.com

Cello Electronics 55" C5566DVB LCD TV. Made in the UK.

Cello Electronics 55″ C5566DVB LCD TV. Made in the UK.

UK made PVC table cloths from UK Tableclothes –  http://www.uktablecloths.com

UK Tablecloths manufactured striped tablecloth made in Britain using 100% cotton, with a PVC coating for a wipe-clean finish.

UK Tablecloths manufactured striped tablecloth made in Britain using 100% cotton, with a PVC coating for a wipe-clean finish.

UK made children’s furniture, sofabeds, chairbeds, sofa, chairs, bean bags, bean chairs, z beds, toyboxes, and headboards from Just 4 Kidz – http://www.just4kidz.co.uk

UK manufactured sofabeds by the Churchfield Sofa Bed Company – http://www.sofabed.co.uk – fab looking furniture here, a reasonable prices too.

Churchfield Naples sofa bed. Made in the UK.

Churchfield Naples sofa bed. Made in the UK.

The Churchfield Sofa Bed Company also own Just 4 Kidz and UK Tableclothes I believe. The Churchfield Sofa Bed Company also  supply a complete range of furniture, including chairs, sofas and sofabeds, which is suitable for contract applications such as schools, colleges, universities, hotels, hospitals, retirement homes, and so on.

UK made sieves by Hill and Sons.

UK made toasters by Rowlett Rutland.

UK made ladies and mens fashions, adult snake belts, fingerless gloves and beanies from Britwear – http://britwear.co.uk/magento/made-in-britain.html (note that not everything from Britwear is made in Britain!). Britwear also have an Amazon shop and an eBay shop

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.

Made in Britain menswear by Cock and Bull Menswear.

Made in the UK washbags and showercaps from ZPM.

ZPM Tom Stripe medium sized washbag, that comes with two interior pockets and a zip top, uncoated woven cotton exterior with a polypropylene trim and black, wipeable interior. Dimensions(cm): 25w x 17h x 8.5d . Made in Britain.

ZPM Tom Stripe medium sized washbag, that comes with two interior pockets and a zip top, uncoated woven cotton exterior with a polypropylene trim and black, wipeable interior. Dimensions(cm): 25w x 17h x 8.5d . Made in Britain.

British made pyjamas from PJ Pan

Crowns & Coronets British made childrenswear and babywear.

Made in England jewellery from L.K. Rosa.

Lojango Design’s made in Devon, England ladies flat pack hats – sun hats, rain hats, wedding hats, etc. and bespoke hats.

Made in England New Forest Aromatics – candles, hand care products, lip balms, bath products.

UK made children’s furniture from Weamo Furniture.

PHOENOX TEXTILES LTD are manufacturers and importers of textiles. They have a manufacturing facility in West Yorkshire, but also manufacture in India and the Far East. Their carpets, rugs, bathroom floor mats and entrance mats still seem to be made in the UK. Trade and their public brands are Rug Guru (made in India and the UK – you’ll have to ask if what you are interested in is made in the UK); Hug Rug (made in England rugs / mats – made in England door mats, runners and half-moon mats, entrance and garden mats, pet mats and bathroom mats); Big Hug (bean bags for indoors and bean bags for outdoor use, outdoor rugs, door stops, cushion pads, pet bean bags and fleece pet blankets).  As Phoenox Textiles manufacture manufacture many of their products abroad you should ask whether the bean bag or whatever you want is actually made in the UK before buying.

Original Plain Hug Rug. Made in England.

Original Plain Hug Rug. Made in England.

English made Mens cufflinks and ladies jewellery from Silver Chic and Magic Accessories. English made Pewter jewellery from Cornwall made by The Cornish Jewellery Co.

Wooden toys, kitchen boards, card cases and so on made in England by Croglin Designs.

UK made vintage style signs for the garden and home made from old fence panels and floor boards by Button and Jewels Vintage Sign Company.

Dean Williams Studio Ltd design illuminating sculptures for the home and garden, plus do bespoke work, all manufactured in the UK –http://www.deanwilliamsstudio.com/.

Unidome (portable rigid semi permanent dome structures) made in England – http://www.unidome.co.uk

Made in Britain candles on the Pretty Chic website  – http://www.pretty-chic.co.uk – some other British made products on this website too.

Made Closer is a useful website. Turn on their only made in the UK button to get only UK made items and you can even narrow down by region. The concept behind the website is presumably sustainability by reducing your carbon footprint through reducing the miles goods are transported by buying locally made products. Fab. Prices include delivery to the UK mainland. I have found many great UK made products for sale on this great site. An interesting site selling UK made products 🙂

You can find information about the Made Closer ethos at http://www.madecloser.co.uk/about-us

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

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

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

http://www.pencils.co.uk

https://twitter.com/derwentpencils

https://www.facebook.com/welovepencils

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

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

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