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It's oft lamented that we don't make anything in Britain any more. Well, while heavy industry may have gone, the country's upholstery businesses are pretty perky all things considered. So if you're after a new sofa with a Made In Britain label, try these brands for size

Adventures In Furniture

Call it what you will, but a credenza.. or sideboard..or buffet..is a wonderful piece of furniture that too many of us are going without

Windsor sofa

Joules has teamed up with British manufacturer DFS to produce the Joules Collection of sofas and chairs

Emma mattresses

Mattress ads are everywhere..and many of us are rejoicing that the mattress has gone from being an unwieldy monster to being delivered in a box, ready to unroll and voila. But mattresses at the end of their lives invariably get dumped in landfill, so what are manufacturers of this new breed doing to lessen their products' environmental impact?

Hay is a well known Danish design studio
Configure Tria for a living room

The Tria storage system from Mobles 114, one of Spain's most environmentally-friendly companies, is a paragon of virtue and versatility

Fistral beach is a paradise for surfers

Cornwall's coolest furniture maker has worked on one of the county's most popular beach hotels

A table should be a once in a lifetime purchase

A table, a bed, a chair... everyone needs these pieces of furniture says Mark Godsell-Fletcher, founder of the popular independent reclaimed wood furniture company Eat Sleep Live

Take an old sail and turn it into fabulous contemporary outdoor furniture

A fantastic table..the oak Branch table by Blu Dot, from £1,395 at Heal's

A table is a key piece of furniture needed for a civilised life ...along with a bed and a chair. There's no shortage of good design in eco-friendly materials, but here are a few we particularly like across the price spectrum

a bit of attention and wood will stay looking great

Steve Grimwood, MD of Osmo UK, shares his tips on how to rejuvenate your favourite pieces of wooden furniture that may be in need of a bit of TLC

Concept kitchen by German brand Naber is easy to assemble and disassemble without tools

We Brits have some of the smallest homes in the EU, as builders and developers give us tiny rooms, invariably with no built-in storage. And as buying property remains unaffordable for many so we're going back to being a nation of renters. In which case don't deny yourself good furniture, just make sure it's easy to pack up and take with you when you move.

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