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We are very proud to be accepted as members of the "Made in Britain" organisation. We can now use the Made in Britain mark on our website, labels and communications to clearly communicate that our manufacturing is 100% British. Read more about the businesses we work with here.   

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It was wonderful to finally meet Get Out With The Kids when they called by our stand with The Outdoor Guide. Have a look at their day out. Can you spot us? Lovely to see our friends at Kidunk Clothing also featured.  (Main pic left to right: Gina Bradbury – The Outdoor Guide, Gavin and Shell – Get Out With The Kids, Guy – PACMAT).  

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With the climate crisis at the forefront of all of our minds, it is becoming ever more apparent that making environmentally conscious choices is a necessity for us all. Many businesses are turning to ‘green washing’, focusing on eco-centric marketing, to appear environmentally friendly, whilst still racking up an immense carbon footprint by mass importing goods from overseas. Many of these goods are also produced cheaply and in bulk therefore generating a lot of waste. At PACMAT, our mats are printed, cut and sewn in Britain on fabrics from Oeko-Tex certified suppliers. Not only does this help to keep our...

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We often get asked what made us think of doing PACMAT? We've always been into outdoor activities and sports. After our kids were born we carried on with our outdoor pursuits, taking them with us. Living within a budget, picnics were most practical for a family of four out and about (especially with two ants in pants toddlers). Our youngest, who has since been diagnosed as ASD, was always fussy about textures. He particularly didn't like snow. Everywhere we went, we had to take a picnic mat. Picnic mats then were bulky and with two small kids we had enough...

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When did it all begin? Well, I think the importance of size and weight really came home when we were motorcycle touring around Europe. Often away for several weeks, with one trip only having two small panniers between us to carry our tent, sleeping bags and clothes. Mainly living in leathers with shorts underneath just incase we stopped and had a chance to cool down. Don’t think about what you can do with, only pack what you can’t do without. (Thank you Alastair Humphreys).    Once I got my own bike there was more room to spread out into but...

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