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Red Dragon Flagmakers
Green Initiative
Swansea, West Glamorgan, United Kingdom
Established flagmakers. 100% UK made traditional sewn and quality printed flags. No order too small.
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Description
We we are flag makers with workshops and offices in Somerset and Swansea, supplying all market sectors including military and maritime - and in 2014 the Official Supplier of ceremonial flags to the NATO Wales Summit 2014 in Newport.  

Red Dragon Flagmakers was borne out of a family company manufacturing traditional sewn flags for over 45 years and a result of the merger of several business into a social enterprise under the Limited company name, Red Dragon Manufacturing Ltd.


Our elected President Robin Ashburner founded the original business in 1969 when he made the flag for the investiture of Prince Charles at Caernarfon Castle. This makes us one of the most established flag makers in the UK.

Under our registered trademark and trading name, Red Dragon Flagmakers, Robin is past President of the Flag Institute and one of the few flag makers in the World to have received the recognised international award for services to the flag industry (FIAV). He is also a Fellow of the Federation.

We are a micro manufacturing social enterprise business in Swansea and Somerset with a family business ethos with what we believe to be a dynamic 'can-do' attitude. We are a Limited company and our profits are invested back into our local communities through up-skilling in sewing skills and we produce among the best quality traditional sewn flags, printed flags, banner and bunting available on the World market - all 100% made IN HOUSE in our WORKSHOPS in Swansea and Somerset - no (cheap) 'economy imported products here.

Traditional skills, niche product, enviable history, in depth knowledge
classic quality British made product and professional efficient customer service.  


Corporate social responsibility - we are a social enterprise


We are the ONLY flag maker incorporated and run as a social interest company - all profits go back into the personal and professional development of the staff who are all trained in house. Sales enable profits which support our recruitment of additional people to train for sustainable employment with the outcome of a positive contribution to local, regional and UK economy.


Red Dragon Flagmakers has a huge social conscience with inclusivity and opportunities for all at its heart and all the company's manufacturing and marketing communications project our social values and ethical commitments.


Our customers tell us our products are of the highest quality available in the World market - we agree.  


Recycling and sustainability

We up-cycle and recycle ALL of our fabric off cuts sending nothing to landfill. We comply with a strict environmental policy, equality and diversity strategy and are a equal opportunities employer. We ship our goods using recycled bags and boxes where possible and otherwise use 'new recycled packaging. We correspond electronically with minimal use for paper and print.



Production, capacity and service

We believe strongly in the ethos that people buy from people (no jargon or long words here) and no matter how tricky your flag, banner, bunting and flag poles requirements may appear, we're here to help the best we can.


Collaboration

We are open and committed to building relationships with our customers to ensure they keep coming back time and after time and are delighted to show off the investment purchases they purchase from us. Because that is what UK-made quality products are when they are well made - investment pieces for the present .... and the future.


Flagmaker or flag retailer....?

There are plenty of flag retailers on the market selling standard flag, bunting and banner products at different prices with varying degrees of quality (and ability to deliver).


Buyer beware - not all 'flag makers' actually make the flags they sell..... which means that you the customer are paying a premium for the middle man.  Perhaps you'd prefer to buy direct from the manufacturer? Welcome to Red Dragon Flagmakers once again!


We believe there is more than enough business to go around the key to success is to open and transparent, honest and trustworthy and to do 'exactly what it says on the tin'.

 
Production capacity - we are flagmakers

We make everything from scratch in our own independent workshops we can (and frequently do) help other flagmakers fulfill tenders, contracts, emergency orders and last minute complex non standard production quantities.


We're pretty unique in what we do, and fundamentally we really are flagmakers, in name, in function and in every which way.


We supply a niche product using traditional skills and have capacity to produce one-offs on a daily basis.  85% of our business is in the production of custom sewn and printed flags. Thats what we do.  Thats what we're great at.

We have capacity to fulfill any size order with sufficient notice (no order too small) and have plans to expand our production capability still further in partnership with strategic partners throughout the UK.


We work closely with other SMEs to fulfill projects requiring flag poles (we are distributors of DanoMast flagpoles), embroidered flags, maintenance, installation and repairs - no job is too small and everything we do is with quality, durability and integrity of product in mind.  


We love what we do and very much look forward to a long, healthy and happy working relationship with you.

Showcases
Project
Red Dragon Flagmakers makes historical custom flags for Pembroke Castle
Pembroke Castle approached us to help make historical flags for the castle in West Wales. All historical designs and fabric colours were matched to ensure authenticity and the flags fly proudly 24/7 365 days of the year.
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Red Dragon Flagmakers, Official Supplier of flags to the NATO Summit 2014
Red Dragon Flagmakers were awarded the contract to make the ceremonial flags (all 220 of them) which were carried at the opening ceremony and stood behind the World leaders at the NATO Summit in Wales 2014. this was a real achievement for our relatively small business, but we delivered on time, on budget and with no complaints.
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Red Dragon Flagmakers makes flags for film and TV
We are regularly asked to reproduce historical or make-believe flags for film and TV productions. Our back catalogue includes work for Dr Who, Endeavour and various World War II films.
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Type of Org: Non-Profit Organization

Business Type: Distributor/Wholesaler, Manufacturer, Producer, Retailer

Year Founded: 2014

Revenue: $100K to $1M USD

Employees: 8

  • Green Initiative: Plan
  • Diversity: Women-Owned Business
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