Meet the Makers
We work with some of the best independent makers across the UK to bring you carefully curated gifts. We make sure our makers share the same values as us: being careful to select only natural, environmentally friendly ingredients; caring about how they make their products; and most importantly, being conscious of their environmental impact, from the packaging they use for their products, to how they send their products to their retailers and customers.
Our current suppliers include:
All Natural Soap Co.
Established in London and now based in the pretty little village of Kimbolton, ALL NATURAL SOAP Co. is a multi-award-winning, artisan producer of truly natural soap. They handmake their bars in small batches using an energy-efficient twist on the traditional ‘cold process’ technique; and their extensive range includes an option for every skin type, and scent or texture preference. We LOVE their soaps and that's why they feature in so many of our boxes. Beautifully smelling, skin-loving soaps that don't leave your skin dry or weirdly squeaky.
Visit their website: All Natural Soap Co.
We came across the lovely Beth, Founder of BAO Skincare on Instagram and instantly fell in love with her approach and products. Founded in 2017 in her kitchen in Southbourne, Dorset, every product Beth makes is 100% vegan and cruelty-free, thoughtfully handcrafted from beautifully effective, natural ingredients that are sustainably & ethically sourced, with 95% being certified organic. BAO Skincare products are all about keeping it simple, using natural ingredients to attain noticeable results you can see and feel.
Visit their website: BAO Skincare
Bare Bones Chocolate
The talented Lara and Cameron of Bare Bones Chocolate who are based up in Glasgow. LOVE this chocolate. Not only do they make their packaging out of recycled coffee cups, they also include tasting notes on all their bars. Their process is bean to bar, which means they take raw cacao beans and with a bit of magic (and some impressive machines and a fair amount of patience) they create really wonderful chocolate. We bought their tasting pack after seeing them on instagram and was hooked. Oh and it’s also free of nasties, no E numbers and no palm oil.
Visit their website: Bare Bones Chocolate
Bean Chocolate London
After an extensive amount of searching for a chocolate company that delivered on both its flavour as well as its values, we came across the brilliant Bean Chocolate and we've never looked back! Bean Chocolate really care about what goes into their products, to the point where they've stripped out all the nasty additives you'll find in the chocolate on supermarket shelves! No palm oil, no refined sugar, no soya lecithin! In fact, their dark chocolate bar has just four ingredients. Each and every bar is handmade in their small East London kitchen.
Visit their website: Bean Chocolate London
Cart + Ferry
A new brand for Alice & Peg, we came across Cart + Ferry whilst searching high and low for a UK brand that made washbags and accessories that were non-leather and non-plastic. Based in Chester, Cart + Ferry hand-make all their bags from hand-dyed organic calico cotton.
Visit their Etsy shop: Cart + Ferry
The Chicken Shed
Spookily, we were approached by The Chicken Shed the same day we'd bookmarked their website intending to get in touch with them! The stars had aligned! Gorgeous eco-packaging, beautiful guilt-free (yes, really!) chocolate. The Chicken Shed hand make their chocolate in rural Oxfordshire using all organic ingredients: they use “the prince of cacao”, Peruvian Criollo, and combine it with fairly traded and sustainably harvested raw honey to sweeten their bars (honey has a much lower GI than sugar and is full of enzymes and antioxidants). Chicken Shed chocolate is 100% organic, dairy-free, gluten-free, raw, and refined sugar-free. The result: beautiful chocolate!
Visit their website: The Chicken Shed
Corinne Taylor Holistic Therapy
We had been given a bottle of Corinne Taylor's bath salts as a gift and knew immediately we wanted to include her products in our boxes! Corinne started as a qualified aromatherapist and now works with a small team to create her beautiful aromatherapy based products. From therapeutic grade essential oils to non-GMO Soy wax, each ingredient is hand picked by Corinne for a specific therapeutic purpose. All products are 100% free from Palm oil, sls, parabens, synthetic fragrance and mineral oils, and are never animal tested. Each and every product is made and tested in house in their workshop in the rural East Sussex countryside, using only natural, organic & vegan friendly ingredients - they also smell AMAZING!
Visit their website: Corinne Taylor
Joe's Tea Co
Joe’s Tea Co. was founded in 2012 and Joe’s sought after organic blends have since won 25 Great Taste Awards. We came across Joe's Tea a couple of years ago and loved their values: sourcing tea from the most exceptional and ethical organic tea plantations they could find; to ensuring every member of staff in their manufacturing facility in Sri Lanka has a permanent position so they're eligible for medical and life insurance. And all in the name of bringing us our favourite British drink in its finest form without the faff; to take the ‘toff’ out of fine tea!
Visit their website: Joe's Tea Co.
LaAquarelle hand-make their beautiful sleep masks and lavender pillows in East London. They use botanicals, plant matter, and minerals to dye fabric to create beautifully unique, natural colours and patterns. We chose to buy their sleep masks made from beautiful bamboo silk, made from 100% organic bamboo fibres - a stunning vegan alternative to silk.
Visit their website: LaAquarelle
Lucky Cloud Skincare
Lucky Cloud Skincare is a natural, vegan friendly skin care company based in Edinburgh, Scotland. All products are lovingly handmade in small batches, using all plant based ingredients to create moisture rich, nourishing and soothing products for your skin. Founded in 2015 and run by the lovely Lucy Cardwell; inspiration for Lucky Cloud comes from her own struggles with skin conditions and a desire to find products that didn't exacerbate her sensitive skin. The result is a range of products that are jam packed with skin loving vitamins, nutrients and essential fatty acids.
Visit their website: Lucky Cloud Skincare
Made by Coopers
Believing that what you put on the skin and what you breathe in should be as important as what you put in your body; Made by Coopers only use natural, organic ingredients to create their artisan line of beauty and wellness products. All products are always 100% free from: Parabens, SLS’s, Mineral oil, Palm oil, Sulfates, Artificial colours and Synthetic fragrances, plus they're vegan friendly and cruelty-free. Now based in Sussex, all products are designed, formulated, hand blended and labelled by the small team at Made by Coopers. We stock their beautiful best seller, Sleepy Head Room & Pillow Mist.
Visit their website: Made by Coopers
Another Instagram find, we spotted the beautiful products made by Moksa Skincare a couple of months ago and again, knew we really wanted to work with Chloe. Mokṣa is a Sanskrit word meaning liberation, bliss and inner peace - and that's what her products are all about. Beautiful, natural, handcrafted, vegan and cruelty free, made from ingredients sourced ethically and sustainably.
Visit their website: Moksa Skincare
I was lucky enough to meet the lovely team at Nathalie Bond at a trade show last year. One whiff of their Glow Soap and I was sold! Originally set up by husband and wife duo Nat & Andy Bond, they create wonderful organic skincare products, free from palm oil, SLS, parabens and synthetic colours and fragrances. They are cruelty-free and all of their products that we stock are vegan-friendly.
Visit their website: Nathalie Bond Skincare
I met the lovely Natasha, who set up NOA Candles on instagram. Beautiful, affordable, vegan friendly, plant based candles made without palm oil and all the nasty additives you often find in candles at similar price points. We stock Natasha's mini candles, but she has a range of candles of all sizes on her website.
Visit their website: NOA Candles & Homewares
Sunday of London
Once you've smelled a candle by Sunday of London you'll never want to buy a nasty paraffin-based candle again (even if you do like the posh box it comes in). All their products are also environmentally friendly and vegan. Their candles are handcrafted and housed in stylish UK made apothecary jars, they use GMO-free coconut and palm-free plant waxes, as well as pure cotton wicks and generous doses of their uniquely formulated aromatherapy-grade, essential oil blends. Beautiful, unique scents to create a sense of warmth and tranquility.
Visit their website: Sunday of London
We came across Yellow Gorse on Instagram when we launched and finally had the pleasure of meeting them at a Trade Show in early 2019. Honestly, the first delivery we received from them was the best smelling delivery we've ever received! Yellow Gorse launched in 2014, aptly named after the Yellow Gorse bushes growing profusely in the Isle of Purbeck where they create and hand make their products in small batches. They only use natural, synthetic free, ethically sourced and nourishing ingredients, organic where possible. Their products are created passionately to nourish the mind, body and soul and are earth, animal and especially human friendly!
Visit their website: Yellow Gorse
All of the images on our site have been taken by two very talented photographers (they make us look good!):
Product Photography: Copper and Wild
Lifestyle Photography: Megan Elle Branding
We're always looking for exciting new products to expand our range - if you would like to work with us, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org