Make your home a sanctuary this Christmas with these beautifully handmade items.
MINIMALIST PIECES FOR THE CONSIDERED HOME.
Atelier Jessie creates minimalist, small batch ceramic objects in East London. A fine balance between playful and clean lines, Jessie's pieces are crafted carefully to spark joy and fulfilment.
FINDING THE JOY IN LOOKING AT A PRETTY CANDLE.
Founded in South London, Esh (Esh meaning fire/flame in Hebrew) is a small team creating sculptural and ornamental candles with a strong emphasis on natural ingredients and extracts. All their candles are made with European sourced natural soy wax, and high quality essential oils. They believe strongly in sourcing materials from ethical companies with traceable supply chains, and are proud to use entirely recyclable/reusable manufacturing tools, as well as packaging materials.
A FUSION OF ELEGANCE AND GEOMETRIC SYMMETRY.
Born from an uncontrollable desire to escape the creative restrictions of the pandemic, Ethos is a London-based vegan brand specialising in beautifully crafted, handmade candles. Their superbly finished sculptural designs are a fusion of elegance and geometric symmetry - with classic pieces focusing on the beauty of the human body.
Sustainability and transparency run deep within the brand - each piece is hand-poured using exclusively the finest biodegradable soy wax, organic cotton wicks and occasionally dried flowers. Their candles are free of additives, dyes, whiteners and synthetic fragrances. In addition, Ethos creations are delivered in plastic-free packaging, including ever-so-fun biodegradable packing peanuts that can be dissolved under running water or disposed of in your food bin.
Ethos was created with the world and its communities in mind - 10% of its profits are donated to charity all year round, with up to two different charities selected every month.
MAKE YOUR HOME A SANCTUARY.
Kittu Lilly, established during the early days of lockdown, create beautiful hand poured soy wax candles. The inspiration for the name was driven from the founder's parents names, "Lilly" being Georgia's mother's middle name, and her fathers Asian family nickname of “Kittu”. All candles are individually hand wrapped with personal messages on request.
VIBRANT HOMEWARES WITH BAGS OF PERSONALITY.
Scruffy Studio is all about encouraging people to include bright, bold and brash colours in their homes. Made using Jesmonite, a low VOC and eco-friendly material, every piece is completely unique and although they are all finished to a high standard, the pattern itself is random and wonderfully scruffy!
EVERYBODY HAS THIER OWN STORY.
Sonder Candles is a female owned, small business based in the Scottish Borders. Specialising in hand-poured candles made with soy wax and organic cotton wicks, Sonder Candles will brighten up any home. With sustainability in mind, their packaging are recycled with biodegradable bubble wrap.
THE INDIA SHOP
THE FAIR TRADE GIFT SHOP.
The India Shop, established in 1987 is a family business based in the heart of rural Wiltshire. They offer quality stylish hand made products that are full of character - products that are fun, colourful and a little bit different. New products are sourced each Spring and Autumn. The four beautiful Sari Gift Bags pictured here, have been made out of old sari Scarves. These bags of fabric are perfect for gift wrapping presents. These can be reused time and time again, traditionally in India they would be passed around the family between different generations.
These come as an assortment. They don't just have to be gift bags, they can be used as vegetable bags, or a dirty laundry bag for your suitcase.
HANDMADE COLOURFUL CREATIONS.
Victoria Ceramics offers a collection of projects created by Victoria Gilles, a designer/maker from Argentina, now based in Manchester, UK. Through her work, Victoria tries to bring a bit of her own culture and vision of the world while adding joy to each space. She hand-makes all of her pieces and uses colour and patterns as a way to highlight form. Her inspiration comes from art, history, heritage and the need to reconnect with nature and rituals.