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New brands join Best of Britannia London, the celebration of British Makers

From September 30th to October 2nd 2016, Best of Britannia – a celebration of British brands, and a place to buy the very best British-made apparel, footwear, accessories, jewellery, toys, cycles, homewares and food and drink – heads back to London for its fifth year.

Best of Britannia, in association with the Made in Britain Campaign, heads to Bloomsbury Square, bringing together under one roof some of the most exciting new British brands, heritage brands that have made in Britain for years, and exciting interactive moments still to be announced.  

BOB London 2016 will be set in the neoclassical landmark of Victoria House in Bloomsbury Square – just a short walk from Holborn station – breathing new life into this magnificent building. Early bird tickets are available now for £7: And kids go free!  

Best of Britannia was founded by Antony Wallis, Esme Lynch and Joe Pidgeon. Fashion designer Wayne Hemingway MBE is a non-executive director, and this year British menswear designer, founder of Community Clothing and TV personality Patrick Grant is an ambassador. David Evans of the popular Grey Fox Blog, a champion of British design and brands, and a devoted menswear, fashion and lifestyle blogger, is curating the menswear section.  

Brands that have just joined BOB London include cashmere from Johnstons of Elgin, underwear and nightwear from British Boxers, yak knitwear from Khunu, headwear from Kempadoo, male grooming products from Dear Barber, cycling clothing from Findra, men’s vintage reproduction attire from Oldfield Clothing, Ventile weatherproof outerwear from Lancashire Pike, hand-printed clothing from Marina Mill, Harrison Ovens with luxury artisan fuel ovens, modern active skincare from Albus and Flora, trouser-maker HebTroCo, and award-winning cold-pressed rapeseed oil from Brock & Morten.  

Also showing are hand embroidery specialist Hand & Lock, stoneware, textiles, furniture and fashion from Anta, women’s shoes from Van Dal, Purbeck Ice Cream, vintage-inspired dresses from Red Apple, Pinkster premium gin, ceramics from Nigel Matthews, Richard Allan Scarves, leather goods from Jam Love, Stolen Form homewares, Longflint bottled cocktails, a We Are Cuts pop-up barber shop, Mr Masey’s Emporium of Beards and Gruhme fine fragrances.  

There’s also Croots, makers of hand-crafted sporting accessories, menswear brand Harry Stedman, Scottish tweed jacket, knitwear and tailoring specialist Walker Slater, outerwear specialist London Tradition, sportswear designer Gymphlex, bespoke bicycle manufacturer Mercian Cycles and cycling shoes maker Reynolds England. Handmade shoes by Cheaney and Loake, printed silk accessories from Geoff Stocker, men’s knitwear designer Ross Barr, bespoke tailor Susannah Hall, Swift & Co shoemakers and Shackleton, with its broad lifestyle range, with more still to be announced.

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