We stock a fabulous collection of original and inspirational gifts from a variety of creative small business and well known designers and brands. We love all things 'handmade' and source many of our gifts from local British Independent Artists, Craftsmen and Manufacturers where possible. We also endeavour to support Fair Trade and build relationships with suppliers who have strong social ethics.
This stunning range of large artcards has been printed from embroideries by the extremely talented British textile artist, Abigail Mill. The whimsical and ethereal images were inspired by her local coastlines and landscapes in Norfolk and Suffolk and we love them as they are quintessentially English! The originals were made using layers of cotton, lace and organza, embellished with freehand machine embroidery... and a little magic!
Adorable Things produce fabulous mixed packs of soft and stretchy colourful hair ties which are kind to the hair and super-cute on the wrist! An ideal gift for all ages and a must have hair accessory for every a-list celebrity and savvy fashionista! The handmade hair ties won't damage, dent or crease hair like regular hair brands. The ends have been heat sealed to avoid fraying a provide a more polished look. They are perfect for sport, workouts, yoga, running, and everyday use.
Ashiana London is a designer jewellery and accessories brand that has become a firm fashion favourite throughout the years. It features widely in the press and is adorned by celebrities, having become know as the go label for bohemian relaxed elegance. With her Indian-Dutch heritage and nomadic background, Jewellery Designer, Anastasia Buisman ensures that every collection is enriched with global inspiration. She has translated colour, texture and style directly from the far corners of the world, ensuring that every hand-made piece encapsulates the allure of the exotic and provides a piece of pure luxury at an affordable price.
Designed in the UK, but hand-made in Africa and India, the Aspiga collection includes stylish clothing and kikoys and beautiful leather beaded sandals, belts and bags. Aspiga works with small suppliers in Kenya and India, with small work forces creating much needed jobs for local men and women, as well as revenue for the local community. Using traditional techniques of leather-making and beading, all of the stylish products are created by hand.
“Inspiration can come from anywhere” – that is the mantra that inspires Azuni jewellery. Resisting the trend to have a trademark style, founder and designer Ashley Marshall gathers his inspiration from many different sources and interprets it into stunning, individual pieces of jewellery. The influence of his travels in South America and Native American culture can be seen in his pieces. Combining his passions for tribal and ancient art with modern pop culture and fashion, Ashley’s concept of ‘Urban Tribes’ was born.
We are thrilled to be stocking the fabulous range of unique, humorous and heartfelt poem prints written by the award winning poet, Joanna Miller. Check out the full range if you are looking for a thoughtful and original gift idea.
Blade & Rose is growing into a leading British children’s clothing brand specialising in a trendsetting range of leggings and clothing accessories. Their clothing is premium quality with comfortable waistbands and super soft fabrics, a must have for your little ones wardrobe!
Buttonbag produce a lovely range of craft kits which are designed and made in the UK using a range of beautiful fabrics, wools and trimmings. Each craft kit contains everything needed to make the finished item. Sewing kits have needles, sticking kits have glue, and toys that need stuffing have the stuffing provided in the pack. The kits are beautifully presented and packaged making them an ideal gift.
Clockwork Soldier is a whimsical children's brand with a fresh and creative take on gifts, games and curiosities that will amaze children and adults alike. Their products are lovingly inspired by nostalgia with a healthy twist of original product development and a charming sense of style.
Dassie Artisan offers unique, handmade, feel good homeware. The owners combine their collective career experience as well as inspiration and knowledge gained on their global travels. Their brand is based on honesty, integrity and simply great design that inspires others to live well whilst remaining socially and environmentally responsible. Taking inspiration from the worlds of fashion, different cultures and our African roots, they are committed to offering customers handmade treasures that are lovingly created by talented artisans. Each item is representative of the hard work and skills developed over generations; woven with ounces of culture and years of heritage. Fairtrade principles are at the core of everything they do. Their mission is to build relationships with, and promote the work of talented artisans in developing countries by bringing their creations to a wider market. They seek to empower these artisans to make a living from their skills and create better lives for themselves.
Gabrielle Parker began her career as a designer of clothing and accessories in 2001 from a tiny shop in Brighton's North Laines. She is now based in a small village in East Sussex where she designs a stunning collection of vintage inspired cotton clothing, loungewear, nightwear & accessories. Her fabulous dresses, skirts, harem pants, kimono's, purses & bags have been designed using her own floral printed softest cotton voile, lace and broderie anglaise. Her designs are produced in Fair Trade in India by a family business with who she has been working closely for many years.
Hammamas are a 'Clever Cotton Towel' that can be used for almost anything. Hammamas are hand weaved pure cotton towels based on cotton Turkish bath towels. They are more than hot beach apparel, they're one of the most practical and versatile items you'll use this summer and beyond. They absorb water as fast as a normal towel, dry very quickly and wrap up to nothing making them easy to carry. Because they are super compact, they’re also the perfect travel towel. They also double as baby wraps, beach wraps, bath towels, table cloths, picnic rugs, throw overs ... well you get the idea.
We are pleased to be able to offer you an absolutely stunning range of luxury faux fur home accessories (hot water bottles) and personal accessories (slipper boots, huffs and scarves) by British designer Helen Moore. Hand-made in the UK (Devon) they are of the highest quality, made with only the most sumptuous and soft faux furs. Every item is cut by hand and every seam is brushed out by a dedicated finishing team so that each join is practically invisible.
House of Marbles produce a world famous range of glass marbles, board games, classic toys, puzzles, pastimes & decorative accessories for the home and garden. They have been designing, making and selling fun and entertaining products since 1973, when their founder began making board games in his workshop to sell at local craft fairs.
Jane Lampard, a landscape artist based in Gloucestershire, works in oils and pastels and uses subtle tones of colour to build up depth and atmosphere in her work. She employs an instinctively sensitive approach and works directly from life whenever possible, drawing inspiration from the fleeting effects of the changing seasons, the weather and the light.
She says of her work: “There is so much that I want to record in the beauty of our landscape. I am particularly interested in the small farms which surround my home in south Gloucestershire perhaps because I feel their traditional way of life is threatened”.
Jane also travels to Cornwall, the south of France, Tuscany and Venice to paint. She has exhibited paintings at the Pastel Society, the Society of Women Artists, and the Royal West of England Academy, as well as several leading provincial galleries. She is a member of the Dobunni Painters, a group of professional artists who paint in the Cotswolds.
In June 2010 Jane won the John Singer Sargent Award at the inaugural Broadway Arts Festival.
Commissioned by the Sunday Times, the BBC and the British Tourist Authority, James Bartholomew’s Seascape and Landscape paintings have collected several notable awards.
Inspired by the coastline, James regularly travels around the British Isles; particularly Cornwall, Pembrokeshire and the Scottish islands. He has also completed considerable bodies of work in France, Tuscany, Venice and New York.
In addition, James’s increasingly collectable animal paintings have created another aspect to his output, and now appear in many corporate as well as private collections.
A member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA) and The Manchester Academy of Fine Art (MAFA), when not on location, James works full time from his studio at the Mill House Gallery.
We think that he is a truly talented artist!
Jasmine White London produce a fabulous range for vibrant and colourful hand painted enamelware with pretty floral designs.
London entrepreneuse Jo Edwards (known to friends as Jojo) brilliantly fuses the styles and tastes of the East and West. Taking the traditional vibrancy of places like Rajasthan and tailoring them to European fashion, Jojo's exceptional colour palette makes her designs stand out in terms of quality, style and affordability.
Jonny Kimber's beautiful and timeless scarves are 100% cotton and come in range of fabulous colours and prints. They are designed by Jonny in the UK and screen-printed in India and are a must have for everyone's summer wardrobe.
Stylish, practical & Comfortable, Laidback London offers a fabulous selection of handmade leather Sandals, Flipflops & Bags that have been inspired by colourful cultures & handcrafted by skilled African artisans.
The company was born out of a desire to go back to basics. To make products the old fashioned way - by hand, using traditional techniques. To work with the imperfections to create naturally unique and individual products. Timeless pieces that are made to last, that wear better with age.
Having moved to London in 1997, the label’s founder wanted to bring back a part of the laid-back lifestyle he had experienced growing up on the coastal town of Mombasa to the big city. The first pair of sandals were sold from a market stall on Portobello Road in the summer of 2002.
Laidback London has established an infrastructure that creates jobs, provides sustainable incomes for the workers and preserves their skills and craftsmanship. The work they do has a positive social and economic impact- empowering local communities, giving hope and providing opportunities through education for future generations.
Keeping the processes hand made has enabled the company to build the work force and create maximum employment. The leather, which is sourced from a local, family owned tannery in Africa is hand dyed and sundried before being cut by hand. The sandal uppers are then hand embellished with tiny colourful beads using a technique that symbolises the traditions of the various local tribes. Different to any other, this painstaking method of sewing every fourth bead directly onto the leather can take one person up to half a day to embellish just two pairs of sandals.The uppers are then hand embellished with tiny colourful beads using a technique, which symbolises the traditions of the various local tribes.
In 1991 Margot Steel saw a gap in the market and decided to fill it. It was a simple idea that was to achieve worldwide success. She produced the lap tray – a unique concept which provided a flat surface from which you could eat, use a laptop or ipad, read a book, write a letter, etc. The lap tray sits securely on your lap thanks to it’s non-slip beanbag base that moulds to your shape. Over two decades later Margot Steel Designs is still creating high quality lap trays produced in Scotland.
Margot’s emphasis on quality and design have led to many awards over the years including runner up “Scottish Gift Of The Year”, Best Gift at an international trade fair in Paris and most recently Margot was awarded a “European Woman of Achievement” award.
We are delighted to be stocking them as we think that they are an ideal gift (everyone should own one!) and by far the best quality lap trays that we have found.
The trendy chic hand made Mirabelle Jewellery collection is one of eclecticism, intrigue and soul. Designer, Veronique Henry has traveled extensively throughout her life, gaining a unique perspective in creating and sourcing jewellery. The daughter of a Parisian silversmith, Véronique's passion for South East Asia is translated in the intricacy and vibrant colour combinations of her designs, fusing ethnic and contemporary aesthetics.
With a strong belief in the power of jewellery to uplift the spirits, collections are imbued with symbolism and meaning, from crystal stones to ancient talismans. Most of Mirabelle jewellery is produced by fair trade suppliers using sterling silver, 22k gold plated metals, brass, semi precious stones, carved mother of pearl, wood, and shells from trusted sources. Mirabelle also produces a British Made collection, Hand Made in Britain. Bridging the gap between high street and high end, Véronique's designs are characterised by a love of texture, form and natural materials.
Monte Jewellery are proud to be a fair trade business, offering classic Ottoman style jewellery. They supply a beautiful range of handmade gold plated semi-precious jewellery.
MRD LONDON (Men's Socks)
This fabulous range of luxury socks are for successful men that wish to add personality and individuality to their outfits; whether running an empire, relaxing at home. Having honed his skills across the world of luxury fashion MrD brings colour, sophistication, and opulence to men's feet. In a world of grey we now have colour via bold stripes, and fine patterns. With quality, knowledge and experience, MrD is the difference between an essential accessories and a touch of luxury.
Nkuku create beautifully handmade home and lifestyle products. They work with artisans throughout the world, combining timeless design with traditional skills and natural materials. View their beautiful range of homeware and gifts. Browse their collection of photo frames, lighting, decorative accessories and homeware.
Powell Craft Ltd, a British family-run business, produce a fabulous range of quality wooden toys, decorative homewares, scented gifts and beautifully hand-finished cotton nightwear. They have recently launched of a wide selection of childrenswear, babywear, nursery accessories and a hugely popular range of gorgeous rag dolls.
Powell Craft support various charities notably “Mobile Creches” in India and “Chestnut Tree House”, a children's hospice in Sussex. Thanks to continued support from their suppliers they have managed to donate over £100,000 to date.
PRANELLA, is a British Jewellery and Accessories brand created by the mother-daughter duo, Alex and Charlotte Prenelle.
The label was founded in 2007 with the aim to provide fashion accessories of pure beauty and elegance at an affordable price-point, its products to be adorned and loved by women of any age.
The ethos of the brand is to develop a unique collection of Jewellery and Accessories by using carefully selected, globally sourced materials all hand picked by our design team and in-house stylists. Design aspects focus on semi precious and natural stones, creatively blended combinations, a note to colours and detail, always with a fashion forward style.
Their new range of stylish scarves is inspired by the vibrant colours of Asian dressing, Mediterranean beach life with sun bleached hues and natural fibres.
Rex International provide a range of interesting, sometimes quirky gifts that hark back to the good old days.
RICE is a Danish home wares and accessories company, known for its colourful melamine, handmade baskets and storage, and hand glazed Italian tableware. Their homely objects are down to earth, funky, fun and functional with a big emphasis on colour, imagination and playful design. With a big heart and strong social ethics, RICE support Global Compact, and are the first Scandinavian company certified by the SA8000 standard, based on their projects with suppliers around the world.
The Vintage Years Birthday Cards range by Spice Studios feature a collection of beautiful images created in a dusky vintage palette and printed on textured Accent Antique soft white board with metallic gold envelopes and packed in luxuriously thick cello bags.
The Vintage Years collection has a vintage/retro feel, die cut tip-on tags and stylish matt gold foiling. The elegant images feature butterflies, birds, cakes, through to more fashionable handbags, shoes and dresses.
Why not introduce a youngster to the joy of making a genuine piece of British engineering? The Vintage Model Company enables you to re-discover a world of free-flight, gliding and control line with models based on the old classics from Keil Kraft, Veron, Mercury & FROG. The kits, which are shipped all over the world, have been brought bang up to date with precision laser-cut parts.
"The Joy Is In The Making"
A COLOURFUL, CREATIVE WORLD OF EXTRAORDINARY STATIONERY, GADGETS, CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES.
Tinc is an inspiring place where kids of all ages, whether 4 or 44, can feed their imagination and re-discover the joy of making, learning and doing. Kit yourself out with our extraordinary stationery. Stick to your favourite colour, or mix it up a bit and clash your greens with your blues. It's up to you.
Trumpers World produce an exquisite and humorous range of illustrative greeting cards created by two very talented British watercolour artists, Jeffy Salt & Susan Torrington.
The fabulous range of What on Earth? A3 fold-out Wallbooks use a 2.4 metre timeline and over 1000 hand-drawn illustrations to tell giant stories covering History, Nature, Science, Sport and Shakespeare. They are ideal for promoting the joy of learning and captivating the imagination. A truly inspirational gift for children (age 7+) and adults, we know that you will love them as much as we do!