At Fabric 41, we do everything that we can to print and manufacture our products in England.
British made goods boost the national economy. Manufacturing the items here keeps jobs and the craftsmanship skills that accompany these occupations within the country. The items produced from these companies increases the gross domestic product (GDP) and our domestic suppliers pay taxes within the UK instead of overseas. Furthermore, the workers who are employed in the manufacturing business in the UK have money to spend on consumer items, growing the national economy even more.
Buying made in England products also promotes ethical manufacturing practices. Many outsourced factories, often known as "sweatshops," run under unethical conditions, such as paying workers below a liveable wage, promoting unsafe working conditions, and poor treatment of factory employees. Under English laws, these conditions are prohibited in UK factories, so you can be sure that items made completely in the UK were manufactured in an ethical fashion.
In addition to supporting the local and national economy, made in the England products are also good for the environment. When items are made overseas, fuel consumption from shipping becomes exponentially larger than if these products were all manufactured locally. Purchasing items made in the UK drastically reduces our carbon footprint since these products don't have to criss-cross oceans to get to us.