The benefits of buying British

The benefits of buying British

Today is the first Made in UK Day. This campaign has been created to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Make it British, a blog championing all the wonderful products that are made in the UK.

UK manufacturing is currently worth £192 billion to the UK economy and employs 2.7 million people. More than 65 million people live in the UK and if everyone bought just one item made in the UK worth £20 today, it would be worth £1.3 billion!

We're proud that all of our products are made in Stroud, in the beautiful Cotswolds. We manufacture in small batches, to reduce waste and ensure our products are as fresh as possible.

By choosing to buy from UK-made businesses like us, you are helping to:

Lower your carbon footprint

Buying products made closer to home means you can significantly reduce the number of miles something has travelled. In turn, this reduces its carbon footprint.

Save essential skills

Manufacturing requires skill.  Not everyone suits working in a service-based industry. By purchasing a product that is made in the UK you are helping to save skills within local communities. Skills that would otherwise be lost.

Create job opportunities 

2.7 million people work within manufacturing in the United Kingdom. When you buy a product that is made in the UK you are directly contributing to keeping someone in employment.

Promote UK craftsmanship 

When you buy a product that is made in the UK you are helping to preserve craftsmanship that has been passed down through generations.

Boost local economies 

Buying locally-made directly contributes to your local economy and helps to contribute directly towards the area in which you live.

For more information on other British-made brands, check out the Make it British brand directory here.

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