Friday, 2 April 2010

From Britain With Love

For those of you who not yet discovered this little gem I would like to introduce you to . This is a brand new online guide to all things beautiful and British made. Cavania has been lucky enough to be selected as on of their online stores, I would like to show you some on the other wonderful creatives whom have also been listed.
Each Month Cavania will be featuring a handful of it's listed artisans and producers, such as the ones below.

1. Cookies by Biscuiteers Baking Company
2. From Britain With Love
3. Narcissi by Scilly Flowers
4. Bird House by Sparrow & Finch

“Our mission is simple...” explains founder and editor Nicky Sherwood “we want to show people that there are beautiful things being made in workshops, studios, factories and farms across Britain, and our aim is to help you find them”.

About Nicky Sherwood - Founder of From Britain With Love

Nicky has been drawing, creating and making things ever since she was old enough to pick up a crayon. After a degree in Three Dimensional Design, Nicky worked in marketing and new product development, dreaming up new products for companies such as L’Oreal, John Frieda, and ethical brands The Body Shop and Duchy Originals.
The idea for came about while Nicky was working for organic food brand Duchy Originals, where she was involved in sourcing British made products. On her travels around the country she met many inspirational artisans and producers, with fantastic stories to tell, and was surprised that there was no single website where these businesses could all be found together in one place.

Having also worked as a freelance style writer for House Beautiful magazine, Nicky wanted the site to be more than simply a directory, and was determined to convey some of the excitement and passion that she’d felt when talking to these inspirational business owners. With its stylish directory and exciting editorial features, Nicky hopes that the site will not only be a celebration of home-grown talent and creativity, but will also inspire people to rediscover the pleasure of making things for themselves.

Nicky is passionate about craft, design and travelling around Britain. She currently lives in West London with her husband and three year old son, and dreams of moving to Cornwall!

1. White Titania dress by Tulip & Nettle
2. Cute cloud top by Littlechook

Visit From Britain With Love and you’ll discover:
A unique and style-led directory, showcasing hundreds of Britain’s most creative designer-makers, craftspeople, food producers and retailers, with many featuring fascinating ‘behind the scenes’ video footage showing how their products are made. Discover cool crafts, unique homewares, original designer fashions, delicious locally sourced food and gorgeous handmade gifts, all made with love in Britain.

If you are a crafts person or a retailer with a unique product offering, made in Britain, and would like to put yourself forward for selection on this gorgeous site just pop over and fill out a few small details. Fingers crossed xxx

Handmade wallpapers by Dunford Wood Wallpaper

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