Longer days and warmer weather usually mean one thing – spending more time outdoors. This year that time will be even more precious as we take advantage of our time outside. For some of us that might mean enjoying open spaces, parks and beauty spots, while for others, spending time in the garden.
So if you are looking for some morale-boosting new summer wear, a new BBQ or the makings of a picnic, check out the UK options. UK companies need your business this year more than ever, and here are just some of their great outdoor products.
Why not update your summer swimwear this year? Stidston Swimwear is a small English brand that have developed a range of sustainable and ethical swimwear.
All of their Lycra swimwear is made from Econyl regenerated nylon made from recycled fishing nets and other pre-and post-consumer waste. This recycled material reduces the production on new materials while cleaning our ocean on.
Checkout their range of bikinis and one-pieces in various patterns, colours and prints to suit everyone.
If you are looking for something a little different, to brighten up the garden and inspire your next delicious feast then check out Chicken Shed Creations‘ range of innovative products.
Frog Bikes have created a range of bikes exclusively designed for children. Not only does this mean that their bikes are easier to ride but they are more fun too!
Whether your kids are still learning to ride, or hitting the trails, Frog has got them covered. Their range covers balance bikes to mountain bikes and hybrid bikes.
MoDI Clothing is a small clothing company based in Scotland. Their unique designs are inspired by various outdoor activities including Wakeboarding, Skiing, Surfing and Mountain Biking.
Have a browse through their products and pick your favourite design and enjoy wearing your new clothes whilst enjoying the great outdoors.
Denys & Fielding is a gardening brand that specialise in hand crafted gifts, garden furniture and deckchairs. Their passion for nature and encouraging people to connect with nature drives their designs and products.
Their wooden deckchairs are perfect for updating the garden and patio furniture this year. Their joyful prints are sure to inspire time spent in the great outdoors, whether in your garden, on your balcony or at the park.
The founders are passionate about the environment and had personally witnessed the terrible effect of plastic pollution in the ocean. This helped formed the ethos of the company and all of their products are made from Eco-Friendly 100% recycled and recyclable fabric.
Choose from a great range of designs that work at the beach or in the city and invest in a sustainable and long lasting pair of swim-shorts.
Gilbert is a world famous rugby brand and many will recognise them for equipment from balls, to boots and scrum caps to tackle bags.
A beach rugby ball is a great summer toy. Whether playing in the park with your friends, or keeping kids entertained on a long walk. This fun, light weight, Gilbert Beach Ball is a perfect, all round, summer toy.
Fidra Gin are a small East Lothian based Gin company. They are passionate about the provenance of their gin and many of their botanicals are foraged along the local coastline.
Their gin is London Dry in style and their costal botanicals leave a spicy taste of the sea.
Why not try their gin whilst sitting in the sun this summer. Their recommended serve is a measure of their gin with lots of ice, some tonic, a slice of lemon and a sprig of lemon thyme.
Amaiz Swimwear make a range of women’s contemporary swimwear. Their modern swimwear gives women more coverage, more choice, more style.
Part of Amaiz’s ethos is to empower women and make them feel confident in their swimwear choices. Their bright and bold prints are on trend and you can choose from a variety of styles.
You can read more about the brand in our special feature article.
JuJu are the creators of original makers of the British jelly sandals. Based in Nottingham, they have been making their shoes for over thirty years.
Their sandals have stayed stylish throughout the years with subtle changes to classic designs and on-trend colours. Get a new pair of jellies this summer and wear them while out and about.
Eurohike has been making outdoor and camping equipment for decades.
Their portable BBQ is perfect for taking to the beach or a park this summer and enjoying the sun and fresh air.
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