#MadeinUKday is here again!
More and more people are choosing to shop locally and show their support for local businesses. Wednesday 9 March 2022 will be the second #madeinukday, which celebrates all the wonderful products made here in the UK.
The Made in UK Day campaign was created by Make it British to celebrate their 10 year anniversary. Their website, which began as a blog by ex-retail buyer Kate Hills, has been visited by millions of people looking to buy UK-made products.
UK manufacturing is 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.
Ruby Fury make all their activewear at their small workshop in Exmouth. By purchasing from UK-made businesses like Ruby Fury you are helping to:
Lower your carbon footprint
Buying products made closer to home means significantly reducing 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, as with Ruby Fury, discouraging waste within the supply chain.
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.
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.
How you can get involved in Made in UK Day
You can help the campaign 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