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Why It’s Better to Buy British Furniture

Posted on 29th May 2019 by Robes & Rails

Globalisation has put massive pressure on all kinds of businesses and as a result, many people have started to source their products elsewhere. With Brexit dominating the news and the UK’s opinions split down the middle, people are becoming more and more aware of where their products are being sourced and how they are being made. In this article we will examine the many reasons why it’s better to buy from a British retailer, rather than ordering in from another country.

Why is it better to buy British Furniture? - Robes N Rails

  • Environmentally and ethically friendly

When your purchase furniture from a British business, you have a clear conscious that it has been made ethically. UK businesses have to abide to current UK legislation, that means all factory and workplaces must meet a strict set of health and safety standards, so workers are always comfortable in their working environment. All workers are protected with statutory rights by law, which is something workers in some foreign countries don’t have to fall back on, leaving them vulnerable to dangerous working conditions and insecure jobs.

Another perk of sourcing materials from local businesses, is that you are reducing your carbon footprint, as not as much fuel is needed for the transportation of the material, and then the final product. Although the pricing may be slighter higher, it’s worth paying for the peace of mind that you’re buying a more ethically and environmentally conscious way.


  • Supporting local jobs and communities

Every time you buy British goods, you are supporting talented workers and keeping their skills alive with each purchase. It’s important to support your local businesses in order to keep people in jobs and aid the livelihood of the community. However, the biggest problem holding back a revival of the British upholstery industry is the lack of demand and the lack of trained individuals willing to take on the job. By increasing the demand, there will be a higher demand for employers to train new staff and thereby creating more jobs.


  • Quality

The item you receive will be of the highest quality, as many British manufacturers use the finest,, locally sourced materials to build their furniture. British-made furniture has to meet strict safety standards, meaning everything that is used to build each piece, must be suitable for use and fire resistant. With such regulations in place, customers can be assured that everything they buy or get repaired will be of the highest quality and will be reliable in the future. The quality of British-made furniture is unmatched by imported furniture, so it’s worth investing your money in products that will last you a lifetime.


Robes N Rails have been in the industry for over 30 years, making our team thoroughly experienced in answering any queries you may have about our services. We boast an extensive collection of high quality, British-made fitted furniture and specialise in the design and installation, guaranteeing complete customer satisfaction every time. For more information please don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team today!


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