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We’re celebrating the first Made in UK Day

#madeinukday

As the appetite to shop locally and support local businesses grows, we’re taking part in the first-ever Made in UK Day on Tuesday 9 March 2021!

 

Bill and Helen at number 66 Grassmarket, the Grassmarket Shop.

Bill and Helen at number 66 Grassmarket, the Grassmarket Shop.

We are an artisan craft business and produce our entire collection under our own roof. From yarn selection, through knitting and hand finishing we strive for the highest levels of quality and take great care and attention with each and every garment we produce.

 

 

We hugely value each and every visitor to our workshop and you’ll always see a smile on our face when you pop in through the door. Many of our customers have been coming back year after year and we are so lucky to be based in such a wonderful city that keeps people coming back time and again.

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On any visit into our Workshop in Edinburgh you will see us knitting, steam pressing, washing, linking or hand sewing knitted garments – we love our craft and take great pride in sharing it with you.

 

Our workshop, everything is designed and made in house.

Our workshop, everything is designed and made in house.

By purchasing from UK- made businesses like us you are 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.

UK-made products are often made in much smaller quantities, too. Many can be made
to order, discouraging waste within the supply chain.

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.

Boost local economies
Buying locally-made directly contributes to your local economy. Spend your money wisely and help contribute directly towards the area in which you live.

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.

 

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The Made in UK Day campaign has been created by Make it British to celebrate their 10 year anniversary. Started as a blog by ex-retail buyer Kate Hills to champion all the wonderful products that are made in the UK, the Make it British website has now been visited by more than 6.5 million people looking to buy UK-made products and search for UK manufacturers. This year alone has seen a 68% increase in enquiries since the UK left the EU’s single market and customs union. UK manufacturing is currently worth £192 billion to the UK economy and employs 2.7 million people.

 

Raspberry Donegal Cape and Snood, overlooking Edinburgh.

Raspberry Donegal Cape and Snood, overlooking Edinburgh.

How to get involved in Made in UK Day
You can get involved in the campaign too by pledging to buy something that is made in
the UK on 9 March and share your pictures on social media using the hashtag #madeinukday

 

#madeinukday mapFor more information visit madeinukday.co.uk