Posts in 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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Jess Sharp

Jess has always loved designing and creating products. A lot of her work focuses on mental health and wellbeing. She tries to make and design products that have a positive message and can act as reminders when you need it most. 

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Emily Coxhead

Emily Coxhead is a fluffy-haired, smiley kinda thing but also a designer, illustrator and happy thing maker. In 2015 she published The Happy News, a newspaper celebrating only the good stuff going on around the world, after a successful Kickstarter campaign that tripled its target. Emily has since appeared on BBC, HuffPost, Virgin and more, released a range of greeting cards and merchandise, published her book 'Make Someone Happy' with Penguin Random House and is continuing to expand all things happy from the worlds tiniest, most rainbow-filled office. Emily aims to add a little bit of sunshine to this funny old planet, making a few people smile along the way.

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Our Tiny Bees

Jon, the founder of Our Tiny Bees, is committed to 100% natural skincare.

Our Tiny Bees are purveyors of naturally effective skincare using 100% British beeswax and honey. They work directly with British beekeepers and bee farmers to carefully harvest honey and beeswax, which they then use in their product range.

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Wild Swan

Wild Swan believe in the importance of self-care and taking the time to unwind. Started by Sheffield-based artist Jess and her Mum Lesley, Wild Swan create natural botanical well-being products to sooth and nourish. 

Wild Swan began after Jess noticed she would struggle with skin irritation and headaches when around lit candles or diffusers. Jess decided to research making her own, all-natural products. As Jess' mum Lesley had been making her own flower essences and botanical remedies for years, she made the perfect Wild Swan partner!

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Alkimi and Aura

Kim Scott founded Alkimi & Aura after leaving a rewarding but high-stress position as a director of a housing charity, taking early retirement to explore her passion for natural beauty and fragrance. Having always loved perfume, Kim took a leap of faith to study natural cosmetics and fragrances at the renowned Grasse Institute of Perfumery in France. She returned to the UK determined to empower and inspire other women to be creative, relax, connect with others and uncover their passions.

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Emma Jackson

Emma Jackson is an illustrator, printmaker and art teacher who loves anything and everything to do with art. The mini lion tote bag is from her Emili brand that she created with her two young daughters to help raise awareness of some of the amazing wild animals that are close to extinction due to human action.  

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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