• Szilvia Burrows

Support Independent Makers this holiday season.

An amazing selection of my favourite fellow designer-makers.

It is perhaps more important now than ever to support Independent makers and Small Business owners.

I consider my Instagram community inspiring and full of amazing makers whom I've met along the way of my Indie Business' journey.

Please find this beautiful selection of my favourite fellow makers (along with our Gifts at the bottom), I can personally recommend every single one of them as I have already bought from most of them or met them on market fairs.

Francis + Louise

Francis + Louise is a contemporary luxury accessories brand, born out of an obsession with print, colour and pattern and their unique ability to express a mood or feeling.

Kerri creates unique accessories and gifts from her original artwork that is digitally printed using eco-friendly inks on 100% natural fabrics. She paints and draws using a combination of pen, ink, acrylics and directly into the computer. She takes inspirations from all around her mostly influenced by the natural world, architecture and the playfulness of colour and shape.

Her passion for print and colour is at the forefront of her collections, with each piece playfully imagined with a sophisticated edge. F+L is made in the UK by Kerri and highly trained artisans.

Francis + Louise pieces evoke the excitement of rummaging through a vintage shop and catching a glimpse of something for its colour or pattern, and the potential it has for your wardrobe. Kerri sources high quality wool, cotton and silks and design every product considering the way it feels on the body.

Kerri trained as a printed textile designer and has been working in the fashion industry for over 15 years, working with brands across the world including Filippa K, Calvin Klein, H&M, Duchamp, BCBG Max Azria, DKNY and Anthropologie.

In March 2018, at 14 weeks pregnant, Kerri launched Francis+Louise (F+L), named after her middle name and her Dad’s name.

To purchase Kerri's beautiful products, go to Francis + Louise | Modern Accessories & Contemporary Luxury Gifts (francis-louise.com)

To follow Kerri on Instagram: Francis + Louise (@francislouiseuk) • Instagram photos and videos

Poeco Creation

Founder and Designer-maker, Pauline created Poëco in 2017 after the birth of her daughter. Her products are perfect items and presents for babies, young children and even adults. She hand-makes all of her creations and her design process includes hand drawing the motifs then later gets it printed on Organic cotton with eco-friendly inks.

Being an ethically conscious small business, she only and explicitly uses materials with OEKO-TEX (free from harmful substances) label which makes Poëco a healthy and eco-friendly label.

Her ethical ethos and hand crafted creations makes a really thoughtful present, not just at Christmas as she offers a wide range of different of products.

To purchase Pauline's ethical products, go to Babies Children Parents Goods OEKO-TEX by PoecoCreation on Etsy

To follow Poeco Creation on Instagram: Poëco (Pauline 🌸) (@poeco.creation) • Instagram photos and videos

Rum & Ginger Home

Rum & Ginger Home offer a carefully curated collection of decorative home accessories. Rum & Ginger design due is committed to bringing stylish and unique products to market, mixing vintage with contemporary pieces to provide a perfect co