Cornwall SoapBox is proud to have been a member of the Made in Cornwall scheme since 2005.
"Cornwall is renowned for its creativity, craftsmanship and its wholesome food and drink. However, as with all good things, there are always people ready to impersonate and take advantage of this reputation.
Following numerous complaints about goods being called ‘Cornish’ but not being made in Cornwall, to which there was no simple legal solution, Cornwall County Council's Trading Standards Service launched the ‘Made in Cornwall’ scheme, or 'Approved Origin' scheme as it is officially known, in 1991 to protect the identity of genuine Cornish products. It introduced the distinctive Engine House logo that members of the scheme can use on their products so that the public can buy goods safe in the knowledge that what they are purchasing is indeed Made in Cornwall.
Before products are allowed to carry the Made in Cornwall logo they need to be assessed by Trading Standards to ensure that: they are indeed being made in Cornwall, that the business attempts to source ingredients or raw materials from within the County (with extra merit given to those that do) and that the finished products comply with the relevant UK and EU regulations. Therefore any business wishing to become a member of the Scheme will firstly receive a visit from the Trading Standards Team.
The scheme has over 600 members, ranging from individual craftspeople to internationally trading manufacturing companies. Covering all industry sectors from food and drink to arts and crafts, from fashion through to websites, and furniture to pharmaceuticals, it is the largest such scheme in the country.
By choosing Made in Cornwall products you are not only buying fabulous gifts, you are also directly supporting Cornwall's creative heritage."
-'About the Made in Cornwall Scheme', by Cornwall Council Trading Standards Department