Skarlette Celebrates Made In UK Day09 March 23
Skarlette Celebrates Made In UK Day on the 9th March with pride & passion.
As the appetite to shop locally and support local businesses grows, we’re taking part in Made in UK Day because this has always been a value of Skarlette's, and it appeals to many of our international customers too.
The Made in UK Day campaign has been created by Make it British to celebrate what 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. As Skarlette is the first lingerie brand specifically for flat chested people following mastectomy in the UK, designed by flat women for flat women, and made here in the North West of England, we're deighted to offer a celebratory MIUK discount!
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.
Skarlette make all our lingerie and candles in Cheshire, U.K. By purchasing from UK-made businesses like us you are helping to:
Reduce Waste: UK-made lingerie is often made in much smaller quantities. Many can be made to order, discouraging waste within the supply chain.
Save essential skills: Manufacturing requires skill. Not everyone suits working in a service-based industry. By purchasing a Skarlette that is made in the UK you are helping to save skills within local communities. Skills that would otherwise be lost. Our manufacturers have enabled women to return to work, work flexibly around their families, have machinery to work from home.
Create job opportunities: 2.7 million people work within manufacturing in the United Kingdom. When you buy a Skarlette that is made in the UK you are directly contributing to keeping someone in employment. Seamstresses who were out of work have been enabled to find work locally with Skarlette.
Promote UK craftsmanship: When you buy a Skarlette that is made in the UK you are helping to preserve craftsmanship that has been passed down through generations. Many lingerie seamstress skills have been lost as companies turn to factories abroad, and once, the U.K had a thriving lingerie trade.
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 may only be a small British brand, but we have a passion and a purpose which fuels our drive and determination.
You can get involved in this campaign too by pledging to buy your Skarlette products which are made in the UK, on the 9th March, and let's see your pictures on social media using the hashtag #madeinukday and #theskarlettefamily
Here's Heather modelling the beautiful UK Made lingerie by Matrix Design Services, and Kate busy at her sewing machine, creating the prototypes which become Skarlette lingerie products, enjoyed by many.