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Top 20 British-made cycle clothing and accessories

British-made cycle clothing and accessories

The Make it British guide to British-made cycle clothing and accessories – updated for 2017 When we started the Make it British blog in 2011 we ran an article about British-made cycle clothing and accessories. Back then such items were difficult to find. Thankfully there has been a big increase in quality cycle-wear made in…

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Top 10 gym and athleisure brands made in Britain

To 10 British-made athleisure

Athleisure – clothing that takes you from the gym to the street – is on the rise. But which brands are making it in the UK? Here’s our guide to athleisure gear that’s made in Britain We put a call out on Instagram for gym and sportswear brands that are made in the UK. Given…

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What to wear to Wimbledon…and everything is made in Britain!

Womenswear to wear at Wimbledon

As far as events go, they don’t come much more British than the Wimbledon Tennis Championships. If you’re struggling for what to wear to such a British event, then surely you should start with something made in Britain? Read on for inspiration… The Wimbledon Tennis Championships, held annually at the 42 acre site in Wimbledon,…

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Top 10 British-made sunglasses

British-made Sunglasses

All the sunny weather in the UK recently has turned our attention to buying some British-made sunglasses. Read on to find out which sunglasses are made in Britain and by whom… We’d also like to give a special mention to eyewear designer Brian McGinn who gave us a pretty comprehensive low down on how to find…

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Top 40 men’s accessories made in Britain

We bring you our Top 40 of the best British-made men’s accessories made in Britain With Father’s Day just around the corner we bring you some inspiration with our list of the top 40 British-made Men’s accessories. Barnes and Moore High quality leather goods and accessories crafted by hand in England. Bennett Winch Established in…

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Top 20 British-made Garden Accessories

We bring you our top 20 British-made Garden Accessories Brands. With the help of our friends on Instagram and our Facebook community, we bring you our list of 20 of the best British garden accessories brands. Covering everything from greenhouses to lawn mowers, planters to hedgehog houses! The sun is out, it is time to make the…

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Top 25 British Ceramics brands

British Ceramics

We bring you our top 25 British Ceramicists and Potters. With the help of our friends on Instagram, we bring you our list of 25 of the best British ceramics brands. Ceramics can really add individuality and art to your home and this list gives you a vast range of products from tableware, serveware, vases…

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Top 20 British Millinery Brands

We bring you our list of the top 20 British Milliners, perfect for all occasions. It is the season for weddings and horse racing, both events which require a fabulous hat! With the help of our friends on Instagram we have put together for you a list of the best British Milliners offering everything from a fabulous…

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Top 20 British scarves and soft accessories

british scarves and soft accessories

We give you the top 20 British scarves and soft accessories, perfect for Mother’s Day With the help of our friends at Instagram, we have selected for you a list of British-made soft accessories including silk, cashmere and a little bit of velvet! Arati Devasher Individually dyed and hand painted silk scarves from Arati Devasher. Agnes Ashe…

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Top 25 British Gin Brands

25 best British Gin Brands

We like a G&T, so it is with great pleasure we bring you the Top 25 British gin brands “For the past 300 years the British have been making and drinking gins of varying quantities and qualities, but they have never been so deliciously diverse as they are today”. Gin Glorious Gin, Olivia Williams. It turns…

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Top 50 British-made Bags

Make it British Top 50 British-made Bags

A definitive list of the top 50 British-made bags. Thanks to our friends on Instagram we’ve put together a list of British-made bag brands for every occasion (and size). This was intended to be a top twenty, but with this much choice and such great quality, we couldn’t leave any out! Sarah Haran A premium handbag brand…

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20 of the best British beauty brands

Here at Make it British HQ we love a good beauty product, and of course it has to be a British made beauty find! We have rounded up for you our top 20 British beauty brands. Thanks to our friends on Instagram we’ve put together a list of British-made beauty brands including everything from face…

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10 of the best British-made Valentines gifts

British-made valentines gifts

With the 14th February just around the corner, we have put together a list of gorgeous British-made Valentine’s gifts. Thanks to our friends on Instagram we’ve put together a list of the best British Valentine’s gifts, to help you avoid the typical high street buys! Every single one of these products is made in Britain….and we’re…

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Top 20 British Baby Brands

20 of the best British baby brands

When it comes to British baby brands there are so many great companies out there producing in the UK. Why would you ever want to buy something that wasn’t made here? Thanks to our friends on Instagram we’ve put together a list of the best British baby brands out there. Although we originally called this ’10…

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Top 10 British-made beach accessories

Summer holidays are here and we have all the British-made beach accessories you need to make any beach paradise. With the kids off school and many businesses enjoying a bit of down time, August is the most popular month for  people to take their summer holidays. Whether you are hitting a UK beach, or somewhere…

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Some great British-made gifts for Under £20

Here are some of our picks from our Christmas Gift Guide for great gifts that won’t break the bank Top Row from Left

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Make it British Christmas Gift Guide

We make it easy for you to buy British-made gifts this Christmas It has been a labour of love – but we are pleased to announce that our Christmas Gift Guide is now ready for viewing. What are you waiting for… GET SHOPPING >> We will be constantly updating the product selection – so keep checking back…

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Christmas gifts for the home

The Metal House

Not found the perfect gift for that special someone yet? How about one of these? We’ve also thrown in a few Christmas decorations too. 3 in 1 Letterbox by The Metal House This iconic red postbox is not only a letter rack, but also a memo board and a key holder. Made from powder-coated laser-cut…

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British Christmas gift ideas for women

Robin Brooch by Dawn Gatehouse

Any lady is bound to love one of these British made treats… Leather Notebook by Let it Reign Natural leather notebook printed with striking flamingo design. The notebook is filled with high quality textured paper.  £30 15% off everything on the site with code: LIR15 www.letitreign.co.uk Robin Bead Brooch by Dawn Gatehouse This delightful beaded robin brooch…

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British Christmas gift ideas for kids

British Gifts Online: Merrythought

These fabulous British-made gifts will be sure to make their faces light up on Christmas morning Keep an eye out for special discounts from many of the companies below too… Merrythought Bear by British Gifts Online The Merrythought Ironbridge Gold is a delightful character that makes an ideal first teddy bear for a little one.…

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Christmas Gifts for Grandparents

Ettinger Red Pill Case

‘Make it a British Christmas’ for Grandma and Grandad with these lovely gift ideas… And look out for some of the special discounts offered to Make it British readers by the companies below Sporting Check British Leather Flask by Cordings A Practical and handsome flask for holding granddad’s favourite tipple. Covered in Cordings Sporting Check…

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British Christmas Gifts for Men

british christmas gifts for men

‘Make it a British Christmas’ for the dapper man in your life.  Dad, Son, Brother or friend will love these great gifts… Many of the companies below are offering a special discount to Make it British readers for the festive season. What are you waiting for? get shopping!  Stylish Neckwear from the Cravat Club. Navy…

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The Make it British list of British-made cars

British-made mini

Which models of car are made in the UK, and what was the best-selling British-made car of 2012? Make it British finds out… UK car manufacturing is on the rise – growing by 7% in July 2013, and in the first 7 months of this year nearly 900,000 British-made cars have rolled off the production lines.…

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Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Looking for Mother’s Day Gift inspiration? Make sure it’s British-made! All of these fantastic businesses in our directory have great gift ideas, all made in Britain, and many of them made by the designers themselves. Why not check them out and buy mum something made locally for Mother’s Day this year?

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