As if we needed any more reminders the ‘Big C’ is on its way, last week saw the return of the ever popular Spirit of Christmas fair in London’s Olympia.
I decided to set myself a challenge for Christmas, only buy gifts for children, both designed and made in the UK!
A wonderful family business I’m ashamed to say I wasn’t familiar with before the show. Around for 31 years, all the bears are lovingly made in the UK by Kerstin Blackburn and until today, continue to be designed by her artist father.
Their workshops are located in a small village in rural Kent and these bears really are heirloom pieces that will last a lifetime.
I fell in love with Verity, a funky natural organic cotton bear. RRP £75.
Lovely interiors and homewares brand spotted at Bubble London in January 2010, offer colourful over-sized ‘Love Letters’ in a range of prints and fabrics. RRP £45 to £65.
A gorgeous British children’s wear label designed by Camilla Ridley for babies from 18 months up to 10 years old.
Her designs are unmistakably British with detailing and the use of eye-catching and delicate Liberty prints throughout.