Posts in Meet Our Makers
Meet Our Makers: Nutmeg and Arlo

With a design for every mood, outfit and occasion, Nutmeg and Arlo’s super cute pins, patches and accessories are a fun and colourful way to make a statement. Their lovely range includes the beautiful ‘kindness is cool’ pin and the quintessentially British ‘Tea Please’ pin, which is even shaped like a mug of tea!

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Meet Our Makers: Forge Coffee Roasters

An extremely proud Sheffield-based business, The Forge aim to uphold the city’s record of high quality craftsmanship in every aspect of their coffee venture, and they surround themselves with memorabilia of Sheffield’s industrial forging heritage as creative inspiration.The team behind The Forge Coffee Roasters are as passionate about their coffee as they are about their roots, and that passion carries through into their wonderful products. With values firmly focused on quality, accessibility and of course, flavour, it’s clear to see why here at BearHugs we’re such big fans of The Forge.

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Meet Our Makers: Bread and Jam

‘Jolly nice things for jolly nice people’ is how Bread and Jam describe themselves, and we couldn’t agree more! Founded by husband and wife team Jamie and Catherine in 2012, Bread and Jam create the most beautiful range of stationery, homewares and gift items. At BearHugs we believe in always being kinder than is necessary, and we love how Bread and Jam’s wonderful array of items promotes this value too.

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Meet Our Makers: SarahNickNicks

Anyone who’s expecting a little one will fall in love with SarahNickNicks delightful Baby Bear Cub hat. Knitted from Merino wool exclusively for BearHugs, this adorable little hat will keep your little one cosy and cute! Suitable for 0-3 months, it makes the perfect gift for a baby shower or to keep your own newborn warm and snuggly.

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Meet Our Makers: Hello Sunshine

Hello Sunshine is quite possibly the cutest, most cheerful and quirky little online shop that you may ever come across. Hello Sunshine’s fabulous collection includes enamel pins, sew-on badges and laser cut jewellery; including necklaces, brooches, cufflinks and earrings.

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Meet Our Makers: Jayne Tapp Design

The wonderful work of Jayne Tapp is cute, quirky and creative. Another wonderful business support by The Prince’s Trust, Jayne Tapp Design is the home of wooden gifts, keepsakes and accessories all carefully created by Jayne in her home studio.

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Meet Our Makers: Natalie Lea Owen

Bright, bold and beautiful! Three words that we think perfectly describe the wonderful designs of Natalie Lea Owen. Natalie’s background in printed textiles and surface pattern design combine perfectly with her love of illustration to create a fabulous and fun range of items for those who love all things bright and cheery.

From coin purses that’ll keep your change safely stored in one place, to notebooks for all your lists, musings and doodles, Natalie Lea Owen’s distinctive style is immediately recognisable and will appeal to anyone who loves to add a pop of colour to their lives!

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Meet Our Makers: StephieAnn Design

StephieAnn Design is a fantastic business supported by The Prince’s Trust, and was created in 2014 by Stephie Woolven. Designing a range of sumptuous, silk eye masks, clothing, accessories and cards, Stephie’s inspiration comes from the works of classic poets. Naming each design collection after a famous author, each of StephieAnn Design’s pieces is created using richly coloured, luxurious fabrics.

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Meet Our Makers: The Printed Peanut

Driven by a love of illustrating and peanut butter (what a brilliant combination!), Louise Lockhart created The Printed Peanut after seeing an opportunity to create quality party games that include beautiful illustrations. Louise proudly runs The Printed Peanut as a one-woman enterprise, based in Yorkshire,.and has now expanded her range of products to include homewares, apparel, prints and much more besides.

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Meet Our Makers: Tipple Tails

The fantastic handmade creations of Tipple Tails are the work of Sheffield-based Jane Stammers. Jane’s passion for baking began from a young age; growing up with her parents and four siblings, Jane’s childhood was filled with memories of home grown fruit being made into delicious baked goods. As the years went by, Jane’s own fruit cake became such a family favourite that she was enlisted to bake it for numerous special occasions, before Tipple Tails was born. Jane uses fabulously indulgent boozy infusions to add the ‘tipple’ to her luxurious fruit cakes. Each flavour adds a little twist to the tradition; from flavours of chocolate, to ginger, cherry or cinnamon, all of course including unique liqueur infusions. And for those who love cake without the tipple, nothing can beat a ‘Total Fruit Cake’ with a steaming hot cuppa. Perfect!

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Meet Our Makers: Dandelion Cocoa

A true treat for the chocoholics among us (that’s almost everyone, then!), Dandelion Cocoa is the wonderful work of Sorrel Botham. Sorrel makes an amazingly delicious range of chocolate bars, truffles, lollies and hot chocolate stirrers that not only taste fabulous, but look absolutely beautiful – nearly too good to eat, but don’t let that stop you!

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Meet Our Makers: Lovely Cosmetics

Featured in our ready-made BearHugs and a top pick when building your own, Lovely Cosmetics provide your recipient with naturally beautiful, quirky skincare. A sure winner to bring a lovely, big smile to their face. Handmade with love, fun and care (and based in Sheffield - our favourite!), Lovely Cosmetics have the loveliest values, which ensure the best quality, ethically sourced, organic ingredients for one’s skin.

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Meet Our Makers: Sheffield Skincare Company

The fantastic team over at Sheffield Skincare Company are on a mission to create a range of delicious smelling, skin nourishing body butters, lip balms and soaps that are ethically sourced, natural and cruelty free. They hand-make each of their products in small batches to ensure they’re as fresh as possible when they arrive in your BearHug.

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Meet Our Makers: Sheffield Candle Company

Founded in 2015 by James McKennan, The Sheffield Candle Company is based just a few miles from BearHugs HQ (also known as the BearHub!) and is another of our wonderful, local suppliers. James was inspired to create the Sheffield Candle Company after awakening from a nap to a perfectly cosy, comfy living room, lit up by tea lights all around. Wanting to create something that would evoke such lovely feelings for others too, James got to work and the Sheffield Candle Company was born. Producing a range of hand-poured candles, room sprays and wax bars, they use natural soy wax, which is not only more environmentally friendly than paraffin wax candles, but gives a longer burning time too!

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