Shop Local & Buy British

Shop Local, Buy British at Barretts of Woodbridge


We’re a very patriotic lot at Barretts, and we feel it’s time to really ‘Back Britain’ and support British manufacturing. Manufacturing accounts for about 13% of the UK’s output, and we want that to grow. We also hope you will continue to support local, independent stores like ourselves in every high street in every town and city throughout the country.

We are, and have been now for a few years, facing some real challenges and threats to our town centre. Recently a couple of well known chain stores have set up in nearby out of town retail parks, in addition to constant growth of on-line shopping. We really feel Woodbridge is such a beautiful, vibrant and eclectic town centre which is now in real need of support. Unless people continue to shop, eat, drink and spend time in this wonderful town we are in real danger of losing it. We welcome healthy competition, but please, please keep supporting your local shops in Woodbridge town centre. The alternative is a closed, deserted high street, just like lots of other great British towns, which have succumbed to out of town retail parks and on-line shopping. As the saying goes, “Use it, or lose it!

In case you needed a bit more persuasion, please have a look at this short video giving you the Top 10 reasons to shop local.



We’ve listed below the products we sell which are ‘Made in Britain’. We will do our best to increase this list throughout 2015.
Come in and see for yourself great British quality and value, and experience our famous friendly expert service.


Linens, Gifts & Artwork


Norfolk Feather, all products, including Duck Down pillows, Goose Down pillows, our sale DF&D and GF&D pillows and cushion pads
Anti allergy fitted mattress protectors
Evans Lichfield
All cushion covers
Seat pads and cushion covers
Catherine Colebrook
All mugs
British made woolen home furnishing
Acton & Acton
Bespoke sheets & mattress protectors
Peter Reed
Egyptian cotton in Lancashire Mills
Early’s of Witney
Merino wool blankets
Sophie Allport
Woollen throws and blankets
Le Chateau
William Morris tablecloths
Art Marketing
Thomas Kent clocks

The following are designed in the UK, by UK-based companies:

All products designed in the UK
Fine Bedding Company products
Towels & bedlinen
Ashley Wilde
Sir Jacob Behrens Ltd
Sheets & bedding
Bliss Home (Orla Kiely)
Cotton mattress protectors


Sofas, Sofabeds & Recliners, Dining Room Furniture, & Bespoke Upholstery


Alstons, Salcombe Sofa, Accent Chair & Stool, Cambridge Sofabed & Accent Chair, Loire Sofa & Chair, made in Colchester, Essex
Celebrity, Woburn & Westbury Recliners, made In Somercotes, Derbyshire
Parker Knoll, Oakham Sofa & Chair, Burghley Sofa & Chair, Wing & Occasional Chairs, made in Riddings, Derbyshire
Covercraft, Camden Chair, made In Long Eaton, Nottinghamshire
Collins & Hayes, Santalina Sofa & Chair, Merano Sofa, made in Hastings Hastings, Kent
Gallery, Assorted Mirrors, made In Sittingbourne, Kent
Bespoke Dining Room Furniture, Living & Dining Furniture, made in Martlesham, Suffolk


Carpets & Floor Coverings


Westex Carpets, Ultima Twist, Westend Velvet, Natural Loop, made in Cleakheaton, West Yorkshire
Whitestone Weavers, Durham Twist, Pinpoint Twist, Deco Stripe, made in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire
Victoria Carpets, Castillian, Tudor Twist, Simply Heathers, Crown Twist, Regal Twist, Celtic Heathers, made in Kidderminster, Worcestershire
Penthouse Carpets, all ranges made in Rochdale, Greater Manchester
Ulster Carpets, most ranges made in Craigavon, Northern Ireland


Beds, Mattresses, Headboards & Bedroom Furniture


Hypnos beds, all beds in range made in Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire
Myers & Staples beds, all beds in range made in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Relyon beds, Aurora Deluxe, made in Wellington, Somerset
Corndell, Annecy Range, Nimbus Range, Stuart Jones, all headboards & chairs made in Rustington, West Sussex
Cotswold Caners, all headboards & bedroom furniture made in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Dreamworks beds, all beds in range made in Westbury, Wiltshire
One Call, all bedroom furniture made in Barking, London


Curtains, Blinds, Fabric & Paint


Sanderson, Highlands collection & Sanderson Home Madison collection, made in the UK
Nantmoor Blinds, all blinds in range made in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex
Little Greene Company, all paint in range made in Manchester
Harlequin, Kallanthi fabrics designed by English designer Clarissa Hulse
JSC, Tracks and Poles, assembled in Colchester, Essex
Blendworth, all wallpaper manufactured in UK, all Prints designed in UK
Swaffer, all fabric printed in Carlisle, Cumbria
Jane Churchill, all wallpaper printed in UK, majority of printed fabrics printed in UK, all Jane Churchill fabric and wallpaper designed in London