We have generally struggled with buying linens made in the UK. Things like towels, bedsheets and duvet covers are things which we simply have not found yet as part of our project to survive on only British made goods. We have obviously survived well on our existing stock but they are admittedly getting a little beyond their use-by date. While this search continues imagine my surprise when I found British made pillows in our local Waitrose! I must admit that I would not normally have even bothered to check them out, assuming that they would have been made in Turkey, Bangladesh or alike. However, while passing, out of the corner of my eye I noticed the Union Flag on the packaging. Intrigued I picked them up and sure enough – Made in the UK was proudly printed thereon. This, for us, would have been enough to make the purchase but at only £15 per pair of pillows there was little doubt they were going to bed with me tonight 😉
We keep saying this, and I am sure that it is getting to the point were you think they are paying us, but Waitrose never cease to amaze us with their genuine effort to buy British. Where many other stores talk the talk and put out their guff press releases extolling the virtues of their buy British policies, Waitrose just quietly gets on with it.
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