On Made in UK Day we are calling on everybody to celebrate UK makers by buying something made here in the UK.
Make it British was founded 11 years ago by ex-retail buyer Kate Hills, who started a blog to champion all of the wonderful products that are made in the United Kingdom.
Over the last 10 years, makeitbritish.co.uk has been visited by more than 6.5 million people looking to buy UK-made products and search out UK manufacturers.
UK manufacturing is worth £192 billion to the UK economy and employs 2.7 million people.
More than 65 million people live in the UK. If everyone bought just one item made in the UK worth £20 on #madeinukday it would be worth £1.3 billion!
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Why Champion UK-Made?
By pledging to buy UK-made products on Made in UK Day you will be 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.
Many UK-made products can be made to order, discouraging supply chain waste.
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.
Preserve UK manufacturing
If everyone living in the United Kingdom bought just one item made in the UK worth £20 on Made in UK Day it would be worth £1.3bn!
Spend your money wisely and help UK manufacturing to thrive.
Boost local economies
Buying locally-made directly contributes to your local economy. Spend your money wisely and help contribute directly to the area in which you live.
Made in UK Day happens on 9th March every year.
Everyone who wants to champion UK-made.
Whether you're a business that makes their products in the UK or you're a consumer who wants to buy UK-made, then Made in UK Day is for you.
We'd love to see all UK brands and manufacturers spreading awareness for benefits of making and buying UK-made products.
Create posts and videos sharing with your audience why they should champion UK-made.
Pledge to buy UK-made and help UK manufacturing to thrive!
Made in UK Day was created by Make it British to celebrate its' founding on 9th March 2011 by Kate Hills. You can find out more about that here.