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At Made in: Here, we have a passion for local history and local manufacture, so we combined the two!
For a start, every item carrying our name is made locally. But then, every item is more than that: every single one shares a story from Southampton, officially historic or pleasantly trivial. These snippets are printed on our Trivia Tags. So, whether you’re buying for yourself or as a gift, whether it’s chocolate, a greeting card or organic conditioner, simply turn over the Southampton tag and read on to discover a story… Our favourites include Warrior the War Horse; the origins of the Flying Boats; how the term ‘Sotonian’ was coined; how The Cowherds pub got its name; why a witch blessed the pitch at St Mary’s; and why a Southampton pub is the consulate of a remote island… There’s a snippet of local history with every product. What better way to start a conversation?
Passionate as we are about Southampton’s role in history so far, we’re just as keen for this to continue! For this to happen, active engagement with our environment is essential so we’re pretty hot on sustainability. We print, wrap, package and deliver in the most eco-friendly way possible… there’s no plastic or synthetic in anything with our name – not even our candles, they’re soy wax and cotton. Not even our greeting cards, all the wrapping is made of cellulose.
And nothing’s been flown in or shipped.
Our ambition is for Made in: Here to be the stamp for ‘localness’ and ‘trivia’. So treat yourself or gift a friend, and take a story from Southampton with you…