The UK's food and drink sector is booming. Using YouK, you can discover over 400 kinds of cheese, more than 500 gins and even 20 types of ginger snap which have all been made in the UK! Cheese YouK lists 418 British different kinds of cheese, including 44 regional blue cheeses and 19 bries! You … Continue reading British Food & Drink Finds
If you think of products traditionally made in the UK, you'll start to think about tweed jackets, rich black pudding and the Bentley Continental. However, there are thousands of products, ranging from the ordinary to the fabulous, that you would never guess are made right here in the UK. We have picked 10 of the best to show just a snapshot of what you can find on YouK!
If you follow a plant-based diet, there are so many innovative companies in the UK cooking up new ideas and changing how we think about vegan food. Here are a few that feature on YouK to get you started!
Buying local can mean buying anything from meat and chutney sold at a farmers market in Wrexham to jewellery handmade in Orkney or bread produced in a factory in Lancashire. When we purchase goods, sometimes we don't think about the consequences of where we choose to spend our money, but supporting UK businesses has far-reaching … Continue reading Why Buy Local?
It’s Fashion Revolution Week, so let’s talk about clothes. We all wear them, and we all buy them, but where do they come from and who makes them? Fashion Revolution Week calls for greater transparency in the fashion supply chain. It is no coincidence that it falls on the anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory … Continue reading Where Are Your Clothes Made?
British Cycling has received much public recognition for its successes over the past decade. The GB team achieved 14 medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 12 medals at both London 2012 and Rio 2016 and three British cyclists have won 6 Tour de France titles between them since 2012. The press coverage of these … Continue reading UK Cycling Shifts Up a Gear
When you search online for picturesque villages in the UK, it comes as no surprise that the results show quaint fishing villages with painted stone houses lining cobbled streets and fishing nets scattered around a sheltered harbour packed with boats. You can almost hear the masts clinking in the breeze and your mind wanders to … Continue reading In Search of Fresh Fish
With the UK's growing season around the corner, it's worth considering which produce is coming into season soon! Whilst some products are in season for over half the year, others only last for a month. Seasonal produce tastes better, has higher nutritional value and is cheaper than imported or out of season products. Eat Seasonably … Continue reading UK Seasonal Produce
When we think of jeans, we often think of classic American brands. However, the origins of denim are within Europe and some jeans are made closer to home than you'd expect.
When the weather gets colder and supermarket shelves are still stacked with berries, peppers and cucumbers, it's easy to forget that these products aren't grown locally. The reality is that these products are often imported from Southern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. In fact, we imported £11 billion of fruit and vegetables … Continue reading Reduce your Product Miles by Buying Locally Grown Foods