Poppies, symbols and wreaths

Every year our production team hand-make millions of Remembrance products for the Royal Family and The Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.

We were founded in 1922 to provide employment for veterans injured during The First World War and a partnership was struck at the time between The Royal British Legion and The Poppy Factory to produce poppies for the second annual Haig Fund (now the Poppy Appeal).

This was such a successful venture between the two charities that it continues to this day; around 30 veterans and dependents with disabilities, and a small team of home-workers, work year-round to produce wreaths, Remembrance symbols and poppies to meet an annual order from The Royal British Legion.

All donations from the Remembrance products are given to the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal. To order wreaths, poppies and Remembrance symbols buy online at The Royal British Legion or call 01622 717172.

Wreaths

Last year we hand-made 139,000 wreaths in 2017. Remembrance wreaths come in many varieties and are usually specific to a particular member of the Royal Family, regiment, or memorial event.

Remembrance symbols

We produce various wooden Remembrance symbols so that people from any faiths are able to honour their loved ones who lost their lives defending this country.

Last year, we made almost a million Remembrance symbols. These are mostly planted at gardens of Remembrance all over the country, including our Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey.

Poppies

Last year our production team hand-made 7.6 million Remembrance poppies for The Royal British Legion.

Poppies have long been a symbol of Remembrance for many. In the UK, poppies are usually worn in the lead up to Remembrance Sunday in November every year, as a reminder of the huge sacrifices of those in the Armed Forces community.