Cornwall is renowned for its:
- 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.
How Made in Cornwall works
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.
Any business wishing to become a member of the Scheme will receive a visit from the Trading Standards Team.
The scheme has 230 members, ranging from:
- individual crafts people
- to internationally trading manufacturing companies.
Covering all industry sectors from:
- food and drink
- arts and crafts,
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, and purchasing genuine Cornish products and you'll know it's Cornish.
Since May 2019 the Made in Cornwall Scheme has been run in partnership with:
- Cornwall Council,
- Cornwall Chamber of Commerce
- and Visit Cornwall
under MIC Enterprises CIC.
Cornwall Chamber of Commerce has released some guidance and support relating to the Coronavirus outbreak for members.
If you require any labels or other promotional materials please contact Mirren using the telephone number on the right hand side of this page to place your order.
Join the Scheme
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Made in Cornwall Scheme you will find details of how to do so, the fees and an application form, on our Join the Made in Cornwall Scheme webpage.
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 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 our Trading Standards Team.
Most issues can be resolved online, it's the quickest and most convenient way to get help.