Studio Favourites: Best Made in Britain brands
Stemming from Alice’s love of factories and her career exploring and working with different makers all over the country, Alice Made This was founded with a respect for factories at our core, with all our collections being made in Britain.
Whether it’s our Aerospace precision turning process, our Nanotechnology plating process or the casting we do in both Hatton Garden and Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter, our men’s accessories and women’s jewellery are all produced by experts within a couple of hours of the Alice Made This studio. This enables us to cultivate great working relationships with all our British factories and stay involved in every stage of our manufacturing processes.
Whether you have chosen a pair of timeless cufflinks and a men’s bracelet, or a statement necklace and a bespoke wedding band, you can be sure that your piece has been precisely made with the upmost attention to detail from ethically sourced raw materials.
Not only are we lucky to work with such wonderful factories, but we have some brilliant contemporaries in the industry, both new and established, who have also chosen to make their products in Britain. This week we are pleased introduce you to some of our favourite Made in Britain brands who regularly appear on all our shopping wish lists!
Woven in Ayr, Scotland, Begg & Co produce handcrafted scarves, wraps and throws from exquisite cashmere and lambswool angora yarns. Having worked with some of the most highly regarded fashion houses in the world, Begg & Co’s honesty lies in the quality of its materials and the warmth of its designs. Snuggle up with this Scottish staple.
As part of Studio AMT, we enjoyed designing a precision turned solid brass ring with Begg & Co, finished with a barrelled texture, to secure their beautiful scarves. The scarf ring is simple and minimalist in its design, featuring a spun diamond engraved Teasel detail symbolic to Begg & Co
Handmade in England, Bennett Winch produce luxury luggage and accessories, in both leather and canvas, ideal for everyday elegance and jetting off somewhere special. Ranging from totes and small leather goods, to weekenders and backpacks, Bennet Winch offer a minimalist aesthetic and classic designs to help you combat the ups and downs of modern life. Ideal for both the jet setter and lover of well-made accessories.
Proving that jean shopping doesn’t have to be stressful, Blackhorse Lane Ateliers work with selvedge and organic raw denim to manufacture sustainable jeans right here in London. Offering multiple styles, sampling and production services, you can enjoy quality jeans made with a conscience. Pair with one of our statement necklaces and a white t-shirt or a chunky knit and lapel pin for a simple, casual look.
Bremont have been inspired by innovation and mastery to create reliable and durable timepieces. Hand built in limited numbers, Bremont watches are produced at their headquarters in Henley on Thames and celebrate aircraft history. Available in a range of materials and styles to suit you, we love pairing a Bremont wristwatch with one of our cuff bracelets or rings.
Founded in King’s Cross London in 2012, Cubitts make the frames for their sunglasses and spectacles over a period of six weeks and in fifty stages, including four different stages of polishing. When it comes to precise processes and carefully selected materials, they are leading the way in the glasses space. Like our men’s accessories and women’s jewellery, they can be easily dressed up and dressed down depending on your mood and the occasion.
A heavyweight in British menswear and timeless design, Drake’s are a classic maker and haberdasher, offering luxury ties and tailoring from its East London base. Why not try one of their trademark ties to pair with your Alice Made This cufflinks or lapel pins?
Operating since 1890, Edward Green encompasses English luxury, timelessness and tradition. Based in Northampton, Edward Green’s leather shoes are quite simply best in class and are cut by hand using the same principles and processes that have served them well for centuries. Looking forward to a wedding or a special occasion? Why not opt for a pair of Edward Green shoes and one of our cufflinks, lapel pin and shirt stud gift sets.
Globe-Trotter are synonymous with the luxury travel lifestyle. Consistently offering handcrafted luggage in great British designs, a piece of Globe-Trotter luggage will serve you well on trips for years to come. Handcrafted in Hertfordshire, Globe-Trotter’s key principles of integrity and craftsmanship have remained the same since they were established in 1897.
Favoured by Royalty, adventurers and racing drivers alike, Grenfell have been producing luxury British clothing in London since 1923. Having only ever used their own factories, Grenfell make sure that every coat and jacket that leaves their East London factory is of the highest standard. Pair with the copper and brass tones of our men’s accessories for warm and complementary details.
Made in Margate, Haeckels are a natural fragrance and skin care brand that use local ingredients and are inspired by coastline living. Sharing our love of Britain’s coastlines and natural landscapes, Haeckels value design, quality and raw materials above all else.
Le Kilt celebrate a timeless uniform and handcrafted womenswear. Focusing on both the flaws and strengths of its raw materials, particularly wool, Le Kilt are inspired by heritage, community and tradition while creating garments that are innovative, fun and pioneering. Much like how we began looking at cufflinks, Le Kilt offer a fresh perspective on a classic.
Manchester based Private White VC offer luxury menswear and womenswear including rainmacs, trench coats, luxury clothing and cashmere knitwear. One of our stockists and a firm favourite in the Alice Made This studio, try pairing our copper accessories and jewellery with pieces from their beautiful and technical collections.
Initially setting up shop in London’s Mayfair, Thom Sweeney is now an internationally recognised name when it comes to ready-to-wear and tailoring. Centred around conversations, cuts, processes and materials, Thom Sweeney have mastered the juxtaposition of the relaxed with the polished, the comfortable and the chic. Combine a Thom Sweeney bespoke suit with a pair of Alice Made This cufflinks or a refined lapel pin.
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