Putting ‘Made in Wales’ on The Map This Christmas

Demand for locally sourced products has never been higher. If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s to appreciate the things that are right on our doorstep.  In fact, almost 70% of consumers made the switch to shopping local during the pandemic.

With online marketplaces like Amazon and Etsy full of international sellers and dropshippers, ‘Made in Cymru’ exists to offer a one-stop shop for independent sellers located in Wales.

It’s never been easier to find a product with a ‘made in Wales’ label. With the holiday season right around the corner, read on to find out more about ‘Made in Cymru’ and how you can support a small business this Christmas.

Demand for locally sourced products has never been higher. If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s to appreciate the things that are right on our doorstep.  In fact, almost 70% of consumers made the switch to shopping local during the pandemic. With online marketplaces like Amazon and Etsy full of international sellers and dropshippers, ‘Made in Cymru’ exists to offer a one-stop shop for independent sellers located in Wales. It’s never been easier to find a product with a...
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Made In Cymru is 6 months old!

This one completely passed me by, but last week we celebrated our 6 month anniversary, we have come a long...
This one completely passed me by, but last week we celebrated our 6 month anniversary, we have come a long way since we launched on 1st Feb with 18 shops and over 100 products on the site. We now have over 400 artisans signed up with their own unique shops and over 2000 products on site. It's hard to get traction within Google as i'm sure many of you know, but we are getting there!! It's been a hard slog...
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Steeltown Welsh Vodka Filtered Through Anthracite fo...

Brighten the palette with a contemporary style blended Steeltown Welsh Vodka. The Spirit of Wales Distillery has a unique process...
Brighten the palette with a contemporary style blended Steeltown Welsh Vodka. The Spirit of Wales Distillery has a unique process when producing their Steeltown Welsh Vodka. Made with Welsh water and filtered once through Anthracite or Welsh coal from Ammanford in Carmarthenshire, Wales.  Introducing the Spirit of Wales Distilleries' newest premium Welsh spirit brand Steeltown. Steeltown is the first signature brand from the distillery based in Newport, featuring Steeltown Welsh Dry Gin and Steeltown Welsh Vodka. The range includes two practical everyday...
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Nearly 70% of Customers Switch to Purchasing Locally...

Newly launched online marketplace, Made in Cymru, has found that 68% of consumers are now opting to use small and...
Newly launched online marketplace, Made in Cymru, has found that 68% of consumers are now opting to use small and independent businesses following the COVID-19 pandemic instead of using the large corporations such as Amazon. The same survey found that a further 26% are now starting to make the switch.     The global COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on all of us. Thanks to social distancing and lockdowns, we have all had to adapt to a new...
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UK subscription box market to be worth £1.8 billion ...

The UK subscription box market is set to be worth £1.8 billion by 2025, according to Royal Mail’s new UK...
The UK subscription box market is set to be worth £1.8 billion by 2025, according to Royal Mail’s new UK Subscription Box Market report. The forecast comes as the subscription box market has seen its value more than double in size (135%) since Royal Mail’s last report on the industry, based on figures from 2017. Consumers spent almost £1.4 billion on subscription box purchases in 2020 and delivery providers made just under 88 million subscription box deliveries to subscribers across...
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Where to send your social traffic?

This is an extension of a Facebook message that I posted a few months ago that went quite viral so...
This is an extension of a Facebook message that I posted a few months ago that went quite viral so I feel it's worth the point of extending on it and adding as a blog. Etsy Fees If you make or sell your own products, it tends to be a good idea to advertise on various platforms, whether this is your own website, Etsy, Ebay, Amazon or even our very own Made In Cymru marketplace, list your items to different...
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Five Types of Handmade Gifts You Can Sell Online

Before lockdown and Covid-19, the appetite to purchase handmade gifts was slowly increasing however the recent events have only escalated...
Before lockdown and Covid-19, the appetite to purchase handmade gifts was slowly increasing however the recent events have only escalated it. Handmade businesses are now becoming more and more popular. But before you decide to go down the route of starting your own handmade gift business, you will need to come up with the perfect items that best suite your craft skills. There are so many different categories out there that will help you attract buyers to your gifts, crafts...
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INNOVATIVE NEW ONLINE MARKETPLACE, MADE IN CYMRU, LA...

Press Release 20/05/2021The last 18 months have been incredibly challenging for businesses across the United Kingdom, with small and independent...
Press Release 20/05/2021The last 18 months have been incredibly challenging for businesses across the United Kingdom, with small and independent companies struggling the most. Made in Cymru is the innovative new online marketplace designed to give these independent Welsh businesses the chance to showcase their products to a wider audience.   The world has changed dramatically in the last 18 months, and lockdown and social distancing have meant many small and independent businesses have been forced to close their physical...
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How it began - Guest blog by Rosewood Crafts

As part of the series of guest blogs from our lovely Made In Cymru sellers, we are delighted to bring...
As part of the series of guest blogs from our lovely Made In Cymru sellers, we are delighted to bring you the back story of Rosewood Crafts. Rosewood Crafts was born whilst we were living in Snowdonia 20 years ago. In its early years we concentrated on selling hand painted glassware and wooden toys made by my father. I should tell you at this point that my name is Rosie and my father Richard made things out of wood hence...
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Best Tips and Resources for Starting a Made In Cymru...

A mistake that many independent Welsh crafters can make is thinking that just because they can create something pretty cool...
A mistake that many independent Welsh crafters can make is thinking that just because they can create something pretty cool by hand, they will be able to sell it easily on a marketplace such as Made In Cymru or Etsy.But this isn't always the case; every product on Made In Cymru does not have the same potential for bringing in profit. While the development of your product line can start with an item or two that you have handmade and...
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What is Made In Cymru?

Definition & Examples of Made In Cymru Made In Cymru is an online marketplace built specifically for independent Welsh artists...
Definition & Examples of Made In Cymru Made In Cymru is an online marketplace built specifically for independent Welsh artists that connects sellers with buyers. It is primarily used for selling items that are handmade in Wales such as handmade goods, arts and crafts. What is Made In Cymru? Made In Cymru is an online marketplace where sellers can connect with buyers. Sellers on Made In Cymru typically sell a variety of handcrafted gifts, products and crafts. Products sold on...
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Well, “How did I get here?” - Guest Blog by @QuayCrafts

A long time ago in a far off country, metalwork, woodwork engineering drawing and applied mechanics were part of the curriculum!
Our very first guest blog is by the very talented @QuayCrafts Visit their shop HERE Where it began A long time ago in a far off country, metalwork, woodwork engineering drawing and applied mechanics were part of the curriculum!Over half a century ago I attended Mclaren High School in Callander, for those of you out there older than me you will remember the town as the home of Dr Finlay’s Case book, Tannochbrae.At the time my mum and dad worked...
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