Made in Cumbria
Cumbria as a county has so much more to offer than just our Fells and Lakes (although even on their own they are quite impressive). We have hundreds of small businesses that offer everything from clothes to furniture to food & drink. Made in Cumbria is a banner organization which strives to bring many of these goods and services to our attention, from their website, shops or from appearing at many of our rural shows. As a local I was guilty of ignoring the work they do as ‘aimed at tourism’ however I’m as fond of many of our local products as anyone else, so now rather than having to hunt for them or surf numerous websites I can just drop into Made in Cumbria (Kendal) and pick up what I need (I have a weakness for Mr Vikkis sauces and Starleys Spice blends). In our world of big business dominating the market with bland, middle of the road products it’s refreshing to support out local enterprises and have something completely different.
Made in Cumbria also supports and promotes local Artists, Photographers, Designers & other niche businesses. They have a great website and can be followed on Twitter and Facebook.