A jacket thread got me thinking about obsession with stuff made within your country. Air miles of stuff is definitely better to reduce but there's very little made in the UK in volume. I've read people talking about brand K as being British made and that made their minds up to buy that brand. They've read three company website about being based in Scotland or Sheffield or Newcastle and being British led brand. But what does that mean? Unfortunately not British made. At most it's British designed or British owned brand but not made here. When I point that out I feel bad. I'm bursting bubbles or dispelling myths. One is bad the other potentially good but I still take no pleasure because I want to see British made in a mass market outdoor brand.