Arrow's client list reaches to all corners of the lifestyle market, spanning textiles to tableware, bed linen to baskets. Their one common feature is that they're all independent or newly-launched brands, bringing something fresh and exciting to the table.
A Little Bit of Almost Everything's mission is to support independent creatives, via their new platform for design-led homewares. Set up in 2018, the online marketplace is dedicated to supporting independent craftspeople and celebrating the unique products that they create. The idea behind the shop is not only to share the work of small-scale designers with a wider audience, but also to establish a community-building space for people to share ideas and be inspired by the work of others.
From their Chatsworth Road store in London, A New Tribe brings together an eclectic, curated mix of interiors objects and textiles from across the globe. Everything in their store is sourced from independent designers and small brands, and selected for the ethos and care that goes into each item, as well as the design. If you’re into handmade and small batch production, this is the place for you.
With their in-house design team, Blendworth creates intricate and luxurious patterned fabrics that utilise both new artworks and treasures from their illustrious archive – creating a perfect juxtaposition and harmony between the company’s heritage and its ability to innovate. Still inspired by its London roots, but influenced by its surroundings in Hampshire, Blendworth’s seasonal collections assume a perfect balance of past, present and future design – with bright floral prints, playful avian illustrations, and bold geometric patterns.
Launched in 2009, Ella James is the brainchild of sisters Ashley and Alison, who specialise in finding homeware and furniture that adds extra charm and character to your home. Their online shop includes a wide variety of product ranges for all corners of the house, not excluding the little ones in your family.
Lindsey Burrow has always been passionate about converting houses into homes. Originally starting off as an online venture, Grace & Grey has grown to a fully-fledged showroom in the heart of Poulton-le-Fylde, stocked full of contemporary, rustic and eclectic homeware and furniture. An interior designer with over eight years of experience, Lindsey also offers a bespoke styling service for customers struggling to translate their tastes into a cohesive 'look' for their homes.
Haus of Hyde was launched in 2015 by brother and sister, Fenton and Leah Hyde. Their style draws from the hedonistic era of the 1960s and 1970s, and their key themes channel fashion, travel, retro imagery, and freedom of expression. Oh, and why ‘Haus’, rather than ‘House’, you ask? That’s a nod to their Austrian heritage.
Minimalist style and functional design is what interior and lifestyle brand HOOS is all about. Combining product ranges from iconic Scandinavian designers with collections of handmade goods from around the world, HOOS sells homeware with emphasis on quality and timelessness. Owned and curated by founder Karen Harvey, the shop exists online as well as a brick-and-mortar store in Glasgow's West End.
Lilla Rugs is dedicated to making rugs of all different styles accessible to the masses, at the most affordable prices possible - removing the middleman by sourcing them direct from the country of origin. It began life as an Instagram account set up by Camilla Ahwazian, born of her love of rugs after spending much of her childhood around them.
Made+Good is a curated marketplace composed of small independent designer-makers all based here in the UK. Founder Alexandra Hayes strongly believes in supporting small, being environmentally conscious, and giving back – so everything available on Made+Good comes from an individual person rather than a large brand. Everything is chosen for being made to last - nothing 'throwaway' here. And, for every purchase made, 15% commission is donated to one of Made+Good’s supported charities(selected by the consumer).
Named after the Greek word for island – “nisi” – Eleni and Julian’s store provides everything you need to live a more colourful, more vibrant, more Mediterranean lifestyle. Eleni’s childhood experiences with her Greek relatives feed into not only the ethos of the brand, but into their own family life here in the UK. The hand-picked collection is packed with colour, character and quality, sourced worldwide from designers whose work celebrates colour, style and warmth.
Georgina Olley’s goal is to champion artisan creativity and break away from mass production. Nomad Design is her way of celebrating the skills invested in the production of Mudcloth, Baule Ikats and Central Asian Ikats. Sourced from small communities in Mali, the Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso and Uzbekistan, the raw fabrics are skillfully transformed by hand into a beautiful selection of homewares and accessories at her studio in Stroud, Gloucestershire.
Oggetto (pronounced “or-jet-oh”) is the Italian word for ‘object’, and that’s exactly what Helen and Charlie Camm’s online store provides: a carefully-chosen collection of simple, functional and thoughtful objects for everyday use in the home. Selecting handmade products where possible helps Oggetto to support the work of independent designers, makers, artisans and small producers, ensuring that their skills stay in demand.
Peter Ross and Gary Brown first met in 2010, when they were both working at an interior design and architecture practice in Kent. “We both have to love a product before we list it on our site,” says Peter. “Everything we stock, I would have in my home… and often do! We are essentially designers doing retail, not the other way around.”
Secret Linen Store is formed of Molly and Harriet, number one and number three in a line of four sisters. As adults they became a Textiles Designer (Molly) and a Marketing Manager (Harriet), gaining a combined 25 years’ experience in bedroom high street retail before co-founding their own business. Their online store provides everything you need to create the perfect bedtime, from duvets and linen through to accent cushions and throws.
The Monkey Puzzle Tree’s mission is simple: to support the UK’s most ground-breaking indie artists by turning their works into luxury fabrics and wallpapers. Each one is cherry-picked by founder Charlotte Raffo for their unusual and off-the-wall designs, which are adapted into fabrics, wallpaper and cushions. All of the artists receive royalties on sales of their products, allowing them to make a living from their craft and continue creating new work.
Expressive pattern designs created from paintings and drawings are at the heart of Victoria & Rebecca. Developed by artist Victoria Collinge, these works are translated onto select natural cloths to create thoughtfully crafted collections of intricately patterned fabrics. A shared love of interiors and textiles led Victoria and Rebecca to establish their fabrics and furnishings company together. Both founders care deeply about continuing our country’s rich textile heritage, and so have collaborated exclusively with UK manufacturers to bring their designs to life.
Caryl, founder of Violet Grey, spends her time scouring European markets in search of vintage pots, planters, decorative items and furniture. Parisian flea markets, the brocantes of Normandy and the markets of Southern France provide many of her best finds, owing to the excellent gardening climate in these areas. In fact, the majority of Violet Grey products are discovered in Paris: unsurprising, seeing as wealthy Parisians popularised the concept of outdoor living amongst the capital's elite in the 19th century.
Sisters Sophia and Phoebe have had a lifelong passion for travel, but also for creating beautiful spaces to come home to after their adventures. It was these two great loves that gave them the inspiration to create YONDER: an online destination for global homewares, stocking designs that the pair have personally sourced on their adventures abroad or designed themselves at home.