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Top 10 British-made stationery brands

We bring you our top 10 British-made Stationery Brands.

We all use it in one form or another, but is your stationery lacking in style and quality? If so, look no further than this wonderful list of the top 10 British-made stationery accessories.  From beautiful pens to luxury journals this will revolutionise your daily ‘lists’.


Artcuts are a UK based family business operating in Surrey. Established in 2012, they started making wooden craft shapes for the retail craft sector. Over the years they have developed their range of Christmas, seasonal and novelty decorations and now supply retail organisations throughout the UK and abroad.

Cesca Gifts

Cesca Gifts Stationery

Cesca is a family run business, with a loyal team of extended family members, beavering away to make colourful and creative leather gifts. They have been making beautiful notebooks, travel accessories and gifts for many years; specialising in colour and achieving thousands of colour combinations.

TOAD Diaries

TOAD produces unique Date-Flexible, Format-Flexible Diaries and related products, which are customised and personalised by the on-line customer. Now, for the first time, customers can tailor their Diary, Journal or Organiser needs around their life. 

Roslyn Whiting Leathercraft

Roslyn Whiting Leathercraft Leaderfoot Journals

This refillable journal hand-crafted by Roslyn Whiting Leathercraft, is designed to fit a Moleskin brand cahier pocket notebook.  Making it the perfect size to fit in a jacket pocket or a bag, so you can use it at home or out and about. 

Made from luxurious veg tanned calfskin, it will develop a beautiful patina and improve with age and use.

Jwesty Designs

JWesty Design are a small independent business specialising in one of a kind, paintings of London, Animal and Abstract designs that are made into affordable, quality gifts. Their designs are available on tea towels, mugs, totes, make-up bags, greetings cards notebooks and textile products.

The Copper Collection

The Copper Collection marries copper, traditional techniques and modern technologies, each item is handcrafted from materials of exquisite purity and quality. The result is a contemporary collection of items that will only become more beautiful with age.


Seawhite area Brighton based suppliers and manufacturers of art & design materials to education and retail. Manufacturer of the UK’s finest sketchbooks.

Westminster Pens

At Westminster Pens they combine the finest materials, not only from a bygone age, but also embrace material such as ‘Tru-stone’, ‘Syn-Gem’ which have the feel and smoothness of marble and look stunning.

Whitlock Wooden Designs

Stunning & Traditional Unique Pens Made By John At Whitlock Wooden Designs in his Northampton workshop.

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  1. Michael Hyman on February 14, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    Do you use non woven black Polypropylene between 100 and 125 microns
    to manufacture products?

  2. Ronel on March 2, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Good day,
    We looking for a UK manufacturer to make a pencil without wood. We have patent rights on the formula and would prefer to manufacture in the UK. Can you perhaps guide me in the right direction?

  3. Stationery Aunt on May 1, 2018 at 8:40 pm

    Love this article, didn’t know there was that many British stationery brands.

  4. Doug Lennon on March 22, 2019 at 11:36 pm

    Derwent are owned by Acco Uk part of the American Acco Brands Corporation so sadly not an British Company as such.
    There is Chambers Pencils ( http://www.chamberspencils.co.uk/ ) in Nottingham, a family business.

  5. Mike B. on May 17, 2019 at 8:09 am

    No Diamine??? It is one of the most respected and oldest fountain pen ink brands!

  6. Annabel on July 31, 2019 at 11:40 am

    There are so many stationery brands that I didn’t know about – and I thought I was a stationery addict!

  7. Alex on April 24, 2020 at 10:27 am

    Agreed with Mike on it, Diamine make world class fountain pen inks; I’m surprised they aren’t on the list.
    I’d be curious to know which of those notebook manufacturers make the best notebooks for fountain pen. I’d be keen on trying a new brand (I use Rhodia)

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