We’re celebrating the first Made in UK Day on 9 March 2021
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. Started as a blog by ex-retail buyer Kate Hills to champion all the wonderful products that are made in the UK, the Make it British website has now 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.
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.
Cesca make all our notebooks and around 50 % of our other goods in Northamptonshire. By purchasing from UK-made businesses like us 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. Cesca focus on using sustainable materials, we minimise our waste by using off cut materials to make small goods, like our hand sanitiser pouches and book marks.
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. Cesca employ local people, training them, to preserve traditional skills of bookbinding and crafting with vegan leather materials.
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. Cesca is based in Northamptonshire which has a heritage of craftsmen & women within the shoe trade. Cesca is a family business, our grandfather was a clicker making traditional shoes. We are proud of our heritage and hope preserve traditional skills for future generations.
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. We are currently only selling on line but offer a click and collect service to save you the cost of postage and to minimise the miles your products need to travel.
Preserve UK manufacturing
If everyone living in the United Kingdom bought just one item made in the UK worth £20 on Made in UK Day it would be worth £1.3bn!
Spend your money wisely and help UK manufacturing to thrive.