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Made in UK Day - 9 March

Made in UK Day - 9 March

Made in UK Day - 9 March

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 on 9th March 2011 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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Made in UK Day

On the 10th anniversary of the founding of Make it British we are calling on everybody to celebrate UK makers by taking part in Made in UK Day.

Make it British was founded on 9th March 2011 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!

Made in UK day map
Made in UK Day

Made in UK Day 2021 Infographic

Made in UK Day 2021 Infographic

Made in UK Day 2021 Infographic

Why champion UK-made?

Why champion UK-made?

Why champion UK-made?

Made in UK Day Lower your carbon footprint
Made in UK Day Preserve UK Manufacturing
Made in UK Day Save essential skills
Made in UK Day Promote UK Craftsmanship
Made in UK Day Create job opportunities
Made in UK Day Boost Local Economies
Made in UK Day

FAQs

FAQs

FAQs

When is Made in UK Day?

Made in UK Day each year on 9 March

Why is there a Made in UK Day?

Made in UK Day celebrates all of the wonderful products that are made in the United Kingdom and the people that make them.

More than 65 million people live in the United Kingdom. If everyone bought just one item made in the UK worth £20 on #madeinukday it would be worth £1.3 billion!

Buying products that are made locally is more sustainable, it helps to create job opportunities and boosts local economies.

Who is organising it?

Made in UK Day has been created by Make it British, a community of UK-made brands and manufacturers.

Make it British was founded on 9 March 2011 by ex-retail buyer Kate Hills, who started a blog to champion all the wonderful products that are made in the UK. 

Since its launch 10 years ago, the Make it British site has been visited by more than 6.5 million people looking to buy UK-made products and search for UK manufacturers. 

Can anyone get involved?

Made in UK Day is open to everyone!

If you're a consumer we are calling upon you to champion UK-made on Made in UK Day and pledge to buy at least one product that is made in the UK on 9 March.

Businesses that manufacture or sell products that are made in the UK can share stories of the people that make their products.

Search #madeinukday across social media to find the businesses that are taking part.

What's the hashtag?

The hashtag is:

#madeinukday 

NOT #madeintheukday 

NOT #makeinukday

Simply #madeinukday

I'm a consumer - how can I get involved?

Thank you for supporting Made in UK Day.

As a consumer, you can get involved by doing any (or all) of the following:

  • Follow the hashtag #madeinukday to find products made in the UK and meet the people that make them.
  • Contact a brand or store
    Ask your favourite British brands what, if anything, that they sell is made in the UK.
    If not, why not?
  • Buy a UK-made product
    Support UK makers by purchasing just one product that is made in the UK on #madeinukday
  • Share a photo
    Take a snap of anything that you have bought or own that is made in the UK and share it on social media using the hashtag #madeinuk

Download a copy of the championing pack for more details of ways that you can get involved.

I'm a business - how can I get involved?

Thank you for supporting Made in UK Day.

As a business, you can get involved by doing any (or all) of the following:

  • Use the hashtag #madeinukday to help consumers find your products that are made in the UK

  • Share on social media
    Create your own posts, or use our suggested posts and templates, to encourage everyone to buy UK-made on 9th March and discover UK makers.

  • Send an email
    Let your audience know about Made in UK Day by sending an email explaining why you are taking part.
    Encourage them to share a photo of something that they've bought using #madeinukday

  • Write a blog post
    Tell your customers why your business is supporting Made in UK Day. We have graphics and copy that you can use too.

  • Send a press release
    Write to your local or industry publication and tell them why you’re taking part.

Download a copy of the championing pack for more details of ways that your business can get involved.

The pack includes free templates that you can use to share on social media.

Do you have a press pack?

For press enquiries please email press@makeitbritish.co.uk

Download our press pack here.

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