THE LOVELY THINGS WE SELL
At Clare Loves British Made everything we sell is made in Britain by individuals and small scale makers. We love this fact and are very proud of it. It’s the reason why you will always find something unique and a little bit special in our store.
We look forward sharing our favourite British made homeware and home gifts with you. We love well-designed and well-made practical, everyday things – whisks, pen holders, lamps, cushions, toys, anything and everything! There is a great quote by designer William Morris “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful”. But why can’t useful things be beautiful too?
From home essentials to things a bit more indulgent, we offer carefully curated collections for the home. Everything we sell has been handpicked for reasons of great design, high quality and purpose. We like to think of our shop as selling pieces with purpose – things that are lovely to look at, lovely to use and lovingly made in Britain.
A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY
Clare Loves British Made was founded in 2011. I gave up my job in commercial real estate to create a retail business that would showcase and support British designer makers and small scale British producers. My job in real estate focussed on out-of-town retail and this definitely influenced my decision to set up a shop devoted to British made goods. Seeing large scale retailing saturated with imports has given me a strong appreciation for the competition that face British makers and artisans. It seemed logical that if the great stuff we make here in the Britain was easier to find, then that could only help and promote the work of British designer makers. Clare Loves British Made is as much about supporting British designers as it is about selling the beautiful homeware and gifts they make.
We hope you enjoy shopping with us and that you discover some new British made favourites.
Wishing you a happy British made home!
Love from Clare x