HAMALIE is a newly found brand to us, and we have fallen in love.
Everything is hand made or hand painted in Africa or the UK, and has an authentic artisan feel to it. The colour pallete is vibrant and bold, and we particularly love the art work.
‘Hamalie caters to the discerning global customer living life on their terms and to the fullest. We believe that no matter where you are in the world, you should have access to the unique creations from Africa and beyond’
‘We partner with incredible brands, artisans and creatives that pour their hearts into their work, a slow and conscious process that yields high-quality items. From Home Decor made in Kenya to luscious Skin Care from South Africa and show-stopping Fashion from Nigeria. There is something for everyone and we’re glad you’re here’
Be sure to check out the website and follow on social media.
Dorset based Oggetto is a gorgeous homeware store full of handmade, crafted items to bring joy to your home.
With a neutral colour pallete and artisan feel, their collection is beautifully curated with accessories, lighting, furniture and more.
‘Inspired by our local area with it’s world renowned dramatic and diverse coastline, we produce our own in house collections while also seeking out the work of independent designers, makers and small producers whose work complements our own‘
A favourite for natural, handmade homeware, Bohemia is a must visit store. With gorgeous woven baskets, printed cushions and more, their collection is beautifully collated.
‘Working collaboratively with artisans in Morocco, India, Kenya and Turkey we produce timeless collections of functional objects. Gaining a deep understanding of the techniques and processes of each craft is fundamental to our design process and we spend many many hours in the company of our partners quietly observing in awe of their skills’
This gorgeous online market place is full of homeware, jewellery and fashion from independent African designers.
Choose from hand woven blankets, baskets, soft furnishings and more, full of beautiful colour and pattern.
‘We champion small, independent businesses. Our designers not only meet our criteria for ethical sourcing and manufacturing, but they go above and beyond to provide skills training and employment opportunities for their workforce and artisans as well as engaging in philanthropic and social impact projects locally in Africa‘
This independent online marketplace has a carefully curated selection of homeware, kitchenware and lifestyle goods. All the products are made a produced by independant studios and sold on limited quantities.
With Made+Good when you buy something you know you are supporting artisan makers, as well as giving to charity. 15% of all sales commision is donated to a an organisation.
Be sure to check this store out online, full of gorgeous handcrafted pieces, all made with love.
Dassie Artisan is a brand which has huge appeal with its selection of gorgeous handmade products. These aged brass bowls, plates and jugs are no exception and just lovely pieces to have on display when not being used.
‘As metal trends go darker this season, we are thrilled to introduce this stunning aged brass dinnerware collection. The combination of a time-old traditional technique on modern shapes with the contrast of clean, contemporary white interior results in fresh and striking collection that you’ll be proud to display‘
Since 2016 the Loewe Craft Prize has been showcasing new talent and excellence in modern craftsmanship. Held at the Design Museum, London this free event featured all the nominees for the 2018 prize.
‘These works stand for the culture of effort and the revival of traditions, and lead to the essence of LOEWE and its legacy of knowledge and quality in a time of immediate and indiscriminate production’
Spring is officially here now and so it’s time for this year’s Country Living Fair. Get along to Alexandra Palace, North London to explore lots of independent designers, craftspeople and artisan makers.
This Spring fair will inspire you with ideas for interiors, gifts, food and fashion with over 100 stands to shop from.
Launched in 2012 by David & Roxi Zeeman, Dassie Artisan is an emporium of handcrafted, unique pieces with global influences.
Dassie Artisan is a big believer in ethically produced products, working closely with artisans around the world. At the same time being environmentally and socially responsible.
‘Taking inspiration from the worlds of fashion, different cultures and our African roots, we are committed to offering our 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‘
We saw this look grow in popularity last year, and it’s continuing this year. Focusing heavily on independent makers and designers but also handmade, hand woven products.
Move away from mass produced factory homeware and look at handcrafted goods. The detail and time spent making them is what appeals, and every piece becomes unique.
Soft furnishings is a a great place to start with fringes, raw edges and heavy adornment on cushion covers and throws.
Wicker, rattan and woven furniture is having a huge comeback – Habitat has just launched a new collection of rattan furniture, with John Lewis going for a woven look with their range. The Leia range of outdoor dining furniture has a fishermans rope weave on its chairs and sofas.
This woven style extends to pendants lights giving a very relaxed Boho feel. Lots of layered soft furnishings and natural colours. Go as bold or as subtle as you want.