Made in UK Day is a movement created by Make it British, a community of UK made brands and manufacturers.
The aim of Made in UK Day is to create a calling for all people to come together and celebrate UK makers – And it has come at a great time, as there has never been a better appetite for more home-grown business.
Make it British, the force for the appreciation of produce made within the United Kingdom is henceforth encouraging the country to celebrate this theme annually on 9th March.
Make it British was founded on March 9, 2011, by ex-retail buyer Kate Hills, who started a blog to champion all the wonderful products that are made in the UK. Since its launch 10 years ago, the Make it British site has 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.– Source
How to get involved
If you’d like to support this movement, on 9th March pledge to buy something that has been made in the UK. Whether that is a punnet of fruit or a handmade facemask.
Ask your favourite local shop owner which of their products have been made in the UK and discover more!
The great thing about Made in UK Day is that you may just surprise your self, learn something new and you’re supporting UK business while you’re at it.
On Snizl, we have hundreds of independent businesses operating using our marketing platform. Supporting one of these UK based businesses on March 9th could be your way of standing with the movement.
Why is Made in UK Day so important?
Ms Hills, the founder of Make it British, said: “It has never been more important to buy products that are made in the UK and support local manufacturing. By pledging to buy products that are made in the UK you are lowering your carbon footprint, saving essential skills, helping local economies and creating job opportunities. We want everyone to get behind Made in UK Day to celebrate the wonderful makers that we have in the UK.”
Supporting products that have been made directly from within the country has plenty of great benefits.
The need for less importation has a positive effect on our ecosystems.
More jobs are created as businesses within the country expand and therefore boosts the economy.
And supporting local business supports your local community. By shopping for UK made products within independent businesses, you’re supporting families, neighbours and friends.
The benefits listed above should make you want to shop for products made in the UK all year round! But we understand that may not be as easy as it seems, so let’s take it one day at a time, starting with 9th March.
Spread the word…
More than 65 million people live in the United Kingdom. If everyone bought just one item made in the UK worth £20 on #madeinukday it would be worth £1.3 billion!
Tell others about your efforts on March 9th and use the hashtags #madeinukday. Spreading the word only means you’re encouraging the benefits of Made in UK Day.