As you probably know from visiting or living in Cornwall, our beautiful county is bursting with talented people who put a lot of love and hard work into their fantastic creations.
We've chosen our 10 favourite Cornish makers (there are plenty more but the list would be never ending otherwise!).
1. Laura Lane Ceramics
2. Atlantic Blankets
Atlantic Blankets is a family run business based by the sea in Cornwall, working with the very best mills to bring you a mouthwatering selection of beautiful throws, blankets, gifts and accessories in luxury fibres. The range blends nautical contemporary design and colour, with traditional weaving methods and natural fabrics.
3. Luxulyan Valley Candles
Luxulyan Valley Candles are the makers of Cornwall's best loved luxury scented candles and diffusers. Made using premium vegetable wax blend, their candles are friendly to the environment and to the customers' health. Inspired by the surrounding Cornish coastline and countryside; hand poured in the heart of the beautiful Luxulyan Valley, Cornwall. They're also 100% vegan!
4. Trenance Chocolate
Trenance Chocolates use the most luxurious Belgian couverture to create their entire range. Their small team of chocolatiers temper and mould the chocolate in small batches to create solid novelty shapes, gourmet bars, luxurious soft centred chocolates and indulgent truffles.
5. Justin Duance Contemporary Jewellery
A small jewellery business that design and hand craft their pieces from a workshop in the woods in Heamoor, Cornwall. Their ethic is to try and be as environmentally friendly as possible, and up to 95% of the metal they use is recycled or Fairtrade. This culminates in a collection of contemporary jewellery, which changes subtly with wear in much the same way as the sea shapes the coastlines of Cornwall.
Green&Blue are based in the beautiful seaside town of Perranporth in Cornwall, UK. They were started in 2005 by husband and wife team Kate and Gavin Christman. Working from a garden shed for a few years the couple followed their passion of designing beautiful, stylish products that help wildlife. Plus their bird feeders and bee houses are sooo pretty! You honestly have to check them out!
7. Karen Davey Contemporary Home Furnishings
Karen decided to give up her day job and do ‘something totally different’. She sat down with a borrowed sewing machine, and very soon discovered her future lay in the creative sewing world. Karen handed in her notice and booked a stand at the Royal Cornwall Show, selling just bunting, two months after she started the business. In 2012, Karen was recognised by former BBC Dragon Theo Paphitis as part of his Small Business Sunday twitter awards and has also set up a pop up shop outside of number 10 Downing Street. She now makes home furnishing products for shops, online websites, businesses, holiday properties, wedding venues and private homes.
8. Cornish Chough Bakery
The Chough Bakery is a small family run craft bakery based at the Quayside in Padstow which has been running for nearly 30 years. Their multi award winning pasties are made using locally sourced ingredients and are famous for their extra dollop of “Cornishness” they give them by adding clotted cream.
9. Isles of Scilly Flowers
Churchtown Farm is a small family farm based on the stunning Isles of Scilly, 28 miles west of Land’s End off the Cornish coast. The Julian family run a home delivery service, which sends gorgeous, scented island flowers direct from Scilly to any doorstep in the UK. The farm is based on St Martin's, one of the smaller islands that make up the Isles of Scilly. The warm Gulf Stream flowing around the island creates a sub-tropical climate that makes it possible to grow scented outdoor flowers throughout the year.
10. Poppy Treffry
And last, but no least, it's us! Our products are handmade here, in sunny Cornwall. They're about finding something unique and beautifully made, the perfect gift or a treat for yourself. Treasured by their owners, each of our products tells a story, and puts a spring in your step - a little tingle of owning something lovely!