December’s Meet the Maker - We chat to Corinne Taylor

If you are anything like us, winter is about regrouping, restoring and taking moments to replenish your energy levels after a busy year. For a while, we have been looking for a range of natural, cruelty free and vegan bath and body products that would feel luxurious to use, relax the senses, and make a perfect gift for yourself or someone you want to treat to a dose of home pampering. When we met Brighton based aromatherapist Corinne Taylor and her partner Dan in September, we realised we had found just the products and have been delighted to be stocking some of...

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November’s Meet the Maker - We chat to Materia Rica

Recent visitors to the shop have noticed a bold, bright and colourful new addition to our jewellery collections - wooden jewellery created by Marta and Joan of Materia Rica.   They have designed and developed collections inspired by, and in celebration of, different themes, ideas and artists to create collectible, meaningful and wearable pieces that make a statement, such as these beautiful Art Deco inspired necklaces.   We chat to them about their company and their process - their passion for what they do is infectious!   Tell us about what you make... In Materia Rica we live, feel and get...

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October’s Meet the Maker - we chat to Michelle from Fox in the Attic

children’s products fox in the attic

In September we went to several trade shows to look for some new products for our Autumn and Winter ranges.  We were lucky enough to meet Michelle Kreussel who is based along the South Coast in St. Leonards on Sea.  We fell in love with her range of children’s products, which she designs from her home studio.   She creates beautifully soft cotton rattles and swaddles in various designs featuring cute and colourful illustrated animals with woodland, bunny and tropical themes.  They have been an instant hit with our customers and we were keen to find out more about her, so...

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September's Meet the Maker - We chat to Fenella Smith

During any visit to our Brighton shop, a peruse on our social media or a browse online, you will most likely have noticed the bold and vibrant designs of Fenella Smith. Based in London, Fenella's product range is both glamorous and practical, with vegan leather wash bags, pencil cases, porcelain trinket dishes and stylish jewellery wraps, featuring tropical prints, retro styles and nostalgic imagery, all designed to add a little bit of colour to your world. We ask her how she started, what inspires her and what advice she would give other designers just starting out.     Tell us about...

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August’s Meet the Maker - We Talk to Kat from Misskukie

jewellery Misskukie

One of the many things I love about being an independent retailer is getting to know the people behind our products. I first met Kat of Misskukie Designs three years ago after she came into the shop to show me her jewellery collection as a potential range for the shop .  Based near Brighton in leafy Hurstpierpoint, Kat runs her business from home, where she lives with her husband and two dogs.  Her collection includes delicate, minimal and statement pieces which can be worn alone or layered for an individual look.  We started to meet up for coffee, she would bring her latest collections and I...

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