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Top 25 British-made stationery brands

We bring you our top 25 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 25 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.

Effective Consumable Solutions

Effective Consumable Solutions are the UK’s largest remanufacturer of toner cartridges with a key focus on quality, performance and reliability. ECS have been awarded the prestigious remanufacturer of the year award in their industry for two consecutive years.

Green Agenda

One of the largest recycling schemes in the UK, Green Agenda help businesses recycle their waste reprographic consumables; toner cartridges, printers, laptops & mobile phones.

TOAD Stationeryware

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. 

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.

Chroma Stationery

Chroma Stationery is a brand that creates personalise products allowing everyone to be able to create their perfect piece of stationery.


Ajoto British Pens

Ajoto was established in 2011 in Manchester, where they assemble, check and pack every pen in their studio.

ARK Colour Design

ARK Colour Design British stationery

Made in Scotland and designed in Cambridge, some of the most cheerful colourful note pads, journals and pencil cases around.

Bound by Hand

Bound by Hand British stationery

Fine leather wedding guest books, notebooks, memory books and journals. All designed and made in Devon.

Chase and Wonder

Chase and Wonder British stationery

Award winning designers of unique ranges of luxury greeting cards, notebooks, stationery and gift items. Proudly made in Britain.


Derwent pencils British stationery

Derwent have been making high quality artist pencils, watercolour pencils and a wide range of supporting materials for artists since 1832. Proud of its Cumbrian roots, Derwent now make in their purpose built factory in Lillyhall.

Fraser and Parsley

Fraser and Parsley British stationery

Quintessentially English Bespoke Stationery – Crisp, Classic & Clean Stationery from our studio in rural Kent. Personalised Stationery with a classic feel.

Fred Aldous

Fred Aldous

Over 130 years of helping you make things. Fred Aldous offer everything you need to make everything you want, in Manchester and Leeds.


Globe-Trotter British Stationery

As well as beautiful luggage, the luxury brand also offer gorgeous leather journals. Handcrafted in England.

Harvey Smith Leather

Harvey Smith Leather stationery

One of a kind hand dyed, hand stitched, refillable leather journals. Handcrafted in England.

Leathersmith of London

Leathersmith of London stationery

Finest quality leather bound books, diaries, leather gifts and accessories. Manufactured in England since 1839.

Mark and Fold

Mark and Fold stationery

Refreshingly simple, modern stationery. They source remarkable materials and work with small family-run factories in the UK and Holland.

The Pink Pig

Pink Pig stationery

High quality drawing books made by this family run business in Yorkshire.


Silvine stationery

Iconic brand Silvine stationery is a proper British institution, made by Sinclairs Stationers in Yorkshire.

The Drawing Tool CompanyThe Drawing Tool Co stationery

The Drawing Tool Company are the company behind the IsoSketch, a global selling drawing tool. All the products from The Drawing Company are designed, developed and produced 100% here in Great Britain.

The Sketchinizer

The Sketchinizer

The Sketchinizer is a collection of tools to inspire the interior designer and assist the passionate user to communicate via the drawn language of sketches.

William HannahWilliam Hannah UK

Beautiful notebooks to last a lifetime from William Hannah. Made in the UK.

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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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