We’re celebrating the first Made in UK Day on 9 March 2021
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. More than 65 million people live in the UK and if everyone bought just one item made in the UK worth £20 on Made in UK Day it would be worth £1.3billion. What a boost!
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. We also don't just stop our sustainability practices at our socks or their creation, ALL of our packaging is either recycled, recyclable or biodegradable.
Much like our unique yet contemporary luxury socks, UK-made products are often made in much smaller quantities, too. Many can be made to order, discouraging waste within the supply chain.
In addition, more than 20%, on average, of our energy demands are supplemented by solar panels, taking a large load off of the energy grid.
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.
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.
When you buy a product that is made in the UK you are helping to preserve craftsmanship that has been passed down through generations.
Most of our collections here at Peper Harow are unique to us, designed by our expert and very creative design team who have many years of expertise in both design as well as the fashion industry.
Buying locally made directly contributes to your local economy.
Spend your money wisely and help contribute directly towards the area in which you live.
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.
How to Get Involved in Made in UK Day
Like us, 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