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British socks: One of life’s little luxuries

Why, on one of the hottest days of the year so far do I find myself wanting to write about socks? Snuggly, patterned,…

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Survey: Do you care where your clothes are made?

We are conducting a survey to find out how much shoppers really care about where their clothes are made. Please take the survey…

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English Shoes: Ten brands that are still made in England
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English shoes: Ten brands that are still made in Britain

English Shoes? Yes, there are some that are still made in Britain When I read that the British shoe company Clarks were thinking of…

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Burberry – not as truly British as it once was?

There was a great post recently by Liz Jones at the Daily Mail about how Burberry is ‘trumpeting it’s British-ness’ with it’s drive…

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Modern British Bag Makers: A Few Fine Things

One thing that has amazed me since we started on our journey to develop a handbag brand made in the UK is how…

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Celtic and co The original sheepskin boot
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Celtic Sheepskin Co – the British-made Ugg

The more I search around for stories of brands that are still manufacturing in the UK, the more I uncover tales of companies…

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Some more interesting UK manufacturing statistics

Further to my post a while back with some interesting UK manufacturing statistics , I now have some more great findings* kindly given…

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Poppy Valentine's bespoke clothes and bags

I have a particular soft spot for the British brand Poppy Valentine, who make clothes and accessories from vintage fabrics from a room…

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Prescott and Mackay: How to make a handbag

Whilst doing some detective work and ringing any contacts I could to find people with handbag manufacturing skills in the UK, I came…

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Bags Made in Britain: St Leonards

Whilst looking for factories manufacturing leather goods in the UK I have come across some fantastic brands. One of these great companies, who…

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Made In England: New Balance Trainers

In an effort to practice what I preach I am trying to only buy products Made in the UK, so when it com…

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The Tweed Run

Unfortunately I missed the Tweed Run this weekend as my beloved British Pashley is out of service at the moment. By all accounts…

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