Monday, 3 September 2012

Buy Handmade | Coo & Co

I have been doing lots of browsing around the Folksy and Etsy worlds recently, mainly searching for beautiful ideas and inspiration for my new house - yey!
In doing so I have come across some seriously fantastic designers that have some equally fantastic designs! One business in particular that stood out for me was Coo & Co which is run by a fellow 'northwest-ian' named Jenny McCabe.

Ma Bicyclette: Buy Handmade | Coo & Co

Based in a small studio near the beautiful Lake District, Jenny makes and hand prints all of her beautiful products using water based and environmentally friendly inks and as much natural, recycled and upcycled materials as possible! But this is not the only reason why I like her!
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Her mission is to 'make useful and stylish textile items' and I really think that these two things combined are a hard thing to come by! To have beautiful and handmade items that are affordable and hard-wearing as well as being super lovely and ethically made is just, well, everything I would want from a local business!

Ma Bicyclette: Buy Handmade | Coo & Co

My favourite items for the home are these brilliant stuffed pigeons and this beautiful 'forest' linen cushion that is based on Jenny's English country garden - lovely :)

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And, as a treat for myself, I think I would pick up one of these pretty little Jersey infinity scarves printed with her lovely 'Congregation' design. Because after all, I am totally worth it :)

Ma Bicyclette: Buy Handmade | Coo & Co

You can see more of Coo & Co's designs in their Folksy Shop and also keep up with the hip happenings with their Facebook too! You never know, you might come away with a stuffed owl cushion!

Steph B
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