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A Shady Problem!

Picture of Next Butterfly Cut Out Light ShadeI was so annoyed! We had ordered a gorgeous lampshade for the nursery from Next with butterflies, hearts and flowers cut out of a pink fabric.

But until we picked it up from the store we didn’t know where it was made. Surprise, surprise there was “Made in China” on the label!

I must admit I liked the shade so much I thought we’d let this one go and keep it!

Picture of Heart Pendant LampshadeBut thankfully Robert suggested I looked to see whether I could find one made in the UK.

Google served up very little results but I did find Imperial Lighting, a family run manufacturing company in Devon. They have a number of children’s lampshades and the one that caught my eye was the Heart Pendant shade (£18). The only disappointing thing was the delivery charge of £8.50 taking the total for the lampshade to £26.50!

Picture of Shapes and Things  LampshadeI then decided to search the UK makers directory on the From Britain with Love website and found quite a few British lighting specialists.

Helen Rawlinson designs, prints and makes lampshades in London. This lovely Shapes and Things lampshade (£45) in powder pink or white is ideal for a nursery. She has also designed ABC lampshades too in many different colours – check out the Children’s Lampshades range here!

Picture of Daisy Pink Lampshade

Bay Design in Hertfordshire has a collection of handmade lampshades including fabulous hand painted and ribbon wrapped lampshades. I liked the Daisy Pink lampshade for £34.

Picture of Cow Parsley LampshadeHannah Nunn is based in Yorkshire and makes beautiful paper cut lighting inspired by nature and I love this Cow Parsley lampshade (£57).

So back goes the Next lampshade and then the only problem is trying to choose one from the UK made ones I’ve found here!

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Baby Changing Mat Made in the UK!

Picture of a Baby Changing Mat from Next

A couple of weekends ago we were delighted to find this baby changing mat in a Next Home Store which had a label on the back stating “Made in the UK”. We didn’t hesitate and bought it straight away!

It’s the Ziggy & Friends Changing Mat for £14 and can be bought online at:

http://www.next.co.uk/x475256s3#728932×47

Although it doesn’t say in the description I can assure you the label on the back of the packaging clearly says “Made in the UK”.