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16 Sep 2014



Still Made in Britain

12 Sep 2014

I was having a search for some items still made in Britain and on my search came up with an amazing array of home grown businesses which make products here in Great Britain.

I thought it would make a change to highlight a few of the more unusual, and in keeping with my own 'hand made shoes', focus on the companies which use hand crafted methods to create their 'Still Made in Britain products'.


Still Made in Britain:

One company I found is called Turnberry Rugs, this appealed to me hugely as Turnberry offer a bespoke service in wich you can design your own rug, see some of their cool and quirky hand crafted rug projects.  You can order samples by clicking on the link:  

There is something infinitely appealing about having a 'one off'' rug. All the rugs are made in merino wool and use hand tufted methods.


Still Made in Britain:

 Eat Sleep Live, is the home of unique natural rustic furniture handcrafted in Nottingham UK from 100% British Reclaimed Wood...

Nottingham based Eat Sleep Live’s reclaimed wood furniture is high quality in terms of design and longevity. Being entirely handmade, attention is paid to every detail of every piece and this shines out when you look at the beautiful solid wood furniture which is on offer. Remember it's 100% solid Wood, 100% made in UK

One of the great benefits of shopping at Eat Sleep Live is that you can do your bit for the environment through purchasing reclaimed furniture. Furthermore, many of these furniture pieces have the desirable naturally-worn look that is so hard to replicate artificially. If you’re looking for robust furniture with a rustic look, you will find what you want in the wood furniture on offer here at Eat Sleep Live. Using reclaimed wood and built by hand, it is impressive and resilient and fit to grace any home.


Still Made in Britain:

Pauline Lothian Designs offers a range of luxury ladies bags, purses, accessories and gifts, all handmade in Scotland using Harris Tweed cloth. Looking at the products and lovely fabrics makes me want to make some British Made Shoes in Harris Tweed.



I could go on and on... there are some great websites you can go to to find some of truly lovely 'Still Made in Britain' companies and products out there in 'Empire' land.  Here are a few links to help you:

Chronicle and Echo September 2014

12 Sep 2014

Lovely piece written about The Ladies Gymnastics Team in this weeks Chronicle and Echo.


A Shoe Story Blog

12 Sep 2014

A lovely piece written about The British Flat Shoe Company yesterday which appeared on a Blog wrriten by @ashoestory (a look at the shoes we love around Britain and beyond.) Do take a look at her Blog and follow her.

You can read thre piece here:

A happy customer..

04 Sep 2014

I do not often post pictures from my customers wearing my shoes but i just had to do this one. Sally  lives and works in German and saw my shoes online and just had to have a pair. 

They look great on her.










There is a question outstanding about what will happen in the event of a 'Yes vote' in Scotland and they gain independance.  The British flag is iconic in so many ways and we hope that we can retain the flag as it is a brand in iteself.  However, there are a few emblems which could work quite well and one of those is the Tudor Rose which has been a potent symbol of Britain for 500 years. I am not so keen on the Tri-colour flag that so many countries have adopted.

The Tudor Rose is actually a symbol of unity, something i quite like the sound of, it is actually two roses joined together, a white one fused with red, two opposing side, being at peace and united.

Making it could be a challenge and I am having some thoughts about this and other designs in case we lose the beloved flag. 


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