Here at YouK, we have been talking about the different brands that have caught our eye this year. We’ve listed the brands we hope to find under the tree on Christmas Day to give you a little UK-made inspiration for your Christmas shopping!
C. W. Sellors
From their base in Derbyshire, C. W. Sellors offer a wide range of jewellery exclusive hand crafted collections, to unique one-off designs. They specialise in the use of the British gemstomes Whitby Jet and Blue John.
Whitby Jet is a striking, rare gemstone sourced from the north-east coast of Yorkshire. It is known for its black, high lustre finish and shine. C. W. Sellors range of Whitby Jet jewellery includes everything from rings, earrings and necklaces to cufflinks, brooches and bracelets.
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Lucy & Yak
We’ve had our eyes on Lucy & Yak for some time and they are well known for their dungarees, but we love their fleeces.
Lucy & Yak’s fleeces are made using 100% recycled polyester from used plastic bottles. Recycled polyester is great because it prevents thousands of plastic bottles from entering landfill or the sea. Creating polyester yarn from recycled bottles also uses less energy than producing brand new polyester yarn from oil. Best of all, it is super soft and cosy.
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Conchus make it easy to move towards reduced plastic and eco-conscious health and beauty products.
Their range of plastic-free, 100% natural bathroom products are all made with completely natural ingredients. With no synthetic additives, preservatives or fragrances, their products are suitable for the whole family. Conchus have even developed extra gentle ones specifically for babies, children and people with sensitive skin.
RubyMoon is a sustainable brand that offers vibrant, high-quality, affordable swim and activewear for women who want more design, functionality & ethics. Whilst being ethically manufactured and made from cutting-edge sustainable materials, RubyMoon also helps women set up and grow businesses across the globe.
Each of the items in the RubyMoon range can be used for yoga, swimming, the gym or anything in between!
Beauty Kitchen offers an amazing range of natural, sustainable and effective beauty products for skincare, haircare, bath and body. Their extensive range of products offers vegan-friendly options as well as the possibility to reduce waste through refillable bottles.
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Hollyrood Spiced Gin
Finally, for a bit of festive spice, Hollyrood Distillery’s Spiced Gin is a beautiful blend of traditional juniper supported by fresh red cherries, fresh clementine zest and warming spices including nutmeg, cinnamon, clove and allspice berries. It is robust and satisfying, a Christmassy twist on the classic London Dry style.