Best of Britannia are championing BUY BRITISH DAY 2017 by once again bringing together hundreds of incredible British-made product under one roof at London’s Truman Brewery.
Brands / Organisations taking part at BOB London for Buy British Day include Fashion Enter, British Footwear Association, Trakke, Carradice, UPSO, Leather Satchel Company, Kempadoo, British Boxers, Pashley, Moulton, Celtic & Co, Salt & Co, Drew Lennox, Both Barrels, Malle London, Walker Slater, Geoff Stocker, Crown Footwear, Blok Knives, Jackpot, , Pigeon Organics, Juniper Kids, Monty & Co., Bryt Skincare, English Mineral Make-up Company, T-London, Genevieve Sweeney, Fera, Fabrikk, Poda, Muggi, Judith Pieterhoff, Agemes, Delivita, Romney Marsh Wool, Hill & Ellis, Hoopers, Crafty Wolf, Rupert’s Street, Sweet Potato Spirit Company, Cawston Press, Oatopia, Jackpot Peanut Butter, Pulled Food and Spitfire Heritage Gin.
Come and celebrate Buy British Day with us and meet our hundreds of makers at BOB’s Market of Makers in London’s Brick Lane. We guarantee you will go home happy.
BOB London - Thursday 12th October - Opening Hours (10.00am - 10.00pm)
Our fourth Buy British Day will be held on Thursday October 12th 2017. We are determined to focus consumer attention on the provenance and quality of the huge range of amazing products Britain still produces. Ironically the stamp Made in Britain has long been seen as a badge of quality overseas but less so at home. Buy British Day has been launched to try and change that. The BOB team firmly believe that the provenance of what we buy is increasingly important to the UK as well as to the international consumer. When attending BOB, the quality of each item produced is clear, whether it has been created lovingly by hand or in the oldest running factory in the world. Menswear blogger The Grey Fox recently wrote, “In writing about British menswear brands for some years, I’ve come to realise that there is a common thread to them all. They all have fascinating stories to tell; stories about how they started, about their craftsmen and women, their suppliers or the raw materials they use. While my main interest is menswear, the idea of using a story to sell your products is easily transferrable to any industry and product.
You’re a small British brand making leather bags by hand. You started the business five years ago. You had no experience of leather work, but you attended evening classes and talked to a local worker you know. You ran up a few bags for the use of your family. Friends spotted them and wanted bags too; so you made a few for them. It occurred to you to see if you could sell a few at a local craft market. They sold well, so you returned next week. More recently you opened a shop on Etsy and as this did so well you started your own website which now sells almost more than you can make. So, you’ve employed someone to help you and are considering outsourcing more work. A household name has come knocking, thinking about selling your products in its London store… This may not be every story; but it has elements many brands attending >Best of Britannia will recognise. It’s a good story with many interesting features, the early struggles of the entrepreneur, crafts skills being acquired, the business growing well. There are elements that describe your workers’ skills, the tools and the raw materials you use – the leather, wool or wood, the hammers, chisels and beautifully-engineered machinery” These are the reasons that we urge you to Buy British – not just on Buy British Day but all year round – the British economy and indeed the British psyche is depending upon it.