Join Seddon and Davison in championing made in UK Day
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.
The Made in UK Day campaign has been created by Make it British to celebrate their 10 year anniversary.
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.
Seddon and Davison has its entire range of country inspired products made here in the UK - with our china made in Stoke-on-Trent, our textiles all made in Lancashire, our coasters and placemats in Lincolnshire and our greeting cards in Cheshire.
We also continue to support many other British made brands too - such as Siabann organic beauty products and Sandwick Bay candles - based in Scotland, and Bronte by Moon luxury wool throws - made in Yorkshire. Over the next few days we'll highlight how and where our own products are made, as well as the other British brands we support too.
By purchasing from UK-made businesses 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.
Spend your money wisely and help UK manufacturing to thrive.
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