Environmental benefits of UK manufactured merchandise

How buying British helps the environment


When purchasing merchandise in great quantities, cheap isn’t always cheerful; especially when you consider the environmental impact. In 2019, the United Kingdom imported a staggering $689.6 billion worth of goods from all around the globe, equating to 250 million tonnes of UK carbon.

This amount doesn’t even include the “invisible” footprint from when the goods are manufactured. About half of Britain’s carbon footprint is from these “invisible” footprints alone.

Buying British ensures that your goods don’t need to travel from the furthest corners of the world, ensuring you’re actively lowering your carbon footprint without compromising on quality.

Not only does this benefit the environment, but also the UK economy. With new post-Brexit regulations coming into effect, UK manufactured promotional merchandise can help invest in British industries without the need for potential import taxes and tariffs.

At Sycal we offer a wide range of UK manufactured branded merchandise options, designed to help cut down your current carbon footprint.

British know rain best

The UK’s average annual rainfall is a dripping 1200mm! With a constant flow of grey clouds, a good quality umbrella is a fantastic promotional tool to boost your brand identity.

The Fare 5095 mini umbrella is manufactured in Sheffield, Yorkshire. Not only are they manufactured and printed in the UK, but it’s also eco-friendly. The canopy and handle are constructed from recycled PET plastic bottles, lowering our overreliance on single-use plastics. Featuring a high-quality stormproof system to face the wettest of UK weather.

Fare 5095 group shot umbrella

Coffee Tumbler

In a previous Sycal blog, we highlighted how re-usable travel mugs can help us stop damaging our environment and our wallets. With the Americano Eco recycled tumbler, your customers wouldn’t only save money on takeaway hot drinks but would be buying British and an eco-friendly product. This double-wall insulated tumbler has a secure twist-on spill-proof lid made from 75% recycled plastic.

Smart sticky notes

Still an incredibly popular and practical merchandise option, sticky notes provide your company with a blank canvas for cost-effective branded gifts. The Enviro-smart sticky note features 50 sticky notes made from recycled paper and available in a range of sizes.

Enviro-Smart Sticky Notes

Something sweet

Promotional merchandise can taste as good as it looks, especially with confectionery made by UK chocolatiers. Made with 41% cocoa the 6 baton chocolate bar comes in a kraft wrapper you can fully customise for your very own branded bar. This chocolate bar is made with cocoa beans ethically sourced through the Cocoa Horizons Foundation. As a little optional extra you can add a golden ticket inside the bar for a fun Willy Wonka twist. Sycal also offers Vegan and eco-wrapped options for an even more eco-friendly chocolate baton, all made by UK chocolatiers.

branded chocolate bar group shot

Branded bottles

Our Baseline Plus sports bottle range are all manufactured in the UK. These bottles come in a variety of styles, sizes and a large range of colour combinations. With your printed logo and over 20 colourways to choose from, you can create the perfect bottle for your brand.

Baseline branded sports bottles

To find out more about our range of products from the UK, speak to a member of our team today on 01234 841741, or drop an email over to sales@sycal.co.uk, we’re happy to help.