The 25 Northern brands participating in the 10-day pop-up shop are:
Irene & Edith
, whose founder Nichola Naylon creates hand built statement ceramics for the home combining textured clays, luxurious glazes and glimmers of gold and copper lustre.
, whose timeless artisan textiles are created by skilled workers and communities around the globe. Routes bring the natural world into the home, preserving traditional craftsmanship in products which are designed to last forever.
, who offer hand poured soy wax candles made using essential and fragrance oils and presented in apothecary style amber glass jars.
, who creates hand illustrated 100% FSC certified paper goods that are printed in-house and in small batches to avoid any unnecessary waste.
, who combine the precision of advanced manufacture with the soul of craft, to offer sleek stylish pen designs for design lovers and modern travellers.
Ara the altar
, who offer minimal jewellery pieces designed for longevity not trend, with minimal waste in mind, using only 100% recycled solid gold and silver
, an independent home fragrance and aromatherapy brand offering a range of hand-poured essential oils candles, essential oils blends for baths and diffusers, as well as ceramic air diffuser mood lamps.
, a luxury womenswear brand focusing on craftsmanship, innovation and fabric to deliver a modern feminine wardrobe with an edge that celebrate the beauty of the human body and empower.
, Liverpool’s first bean-to-bar chocolate brand, who work in micro-batches to develop deep flavours and a rich smooth texture, and have recently launched a limited-edition vegan chocolate using tiger nuts.
, who design handcrafted shelving, storage and furniture which are simple in form, yet practical in function, with clean lines, a pared-back aesthetic and understated elegance.
Tyne & Wear
, an award-winning skincare range created by Sarah Taylor, a trained skincare formulator, designed to bring a dose of kindness into your daily routine with skincare rituals that nourish your skin and nurture you.
Ran by Nature
, who offer ethical athleisure you can actually work out in, designed for people who want to move mindfully and live sustainably. The collections are seasonless, inclusive and sustainable as standard.
, who designs lightweight, hand-crafted polymer clay jewellery designed to inject a pop of fun into any outfit.
Emily Georgina Jones
, whose jewellery designs are crafted using traditional silversmithing techniques. Each piece is a stand alone design, sometimes retaining unique and varied imperfections made during the crafting process – a visible trace of the gestures and hand movements made while forging each piece.
Lot : e
by Lottie Edgar, who curates small timeless clothing collections from a mixture of organic, bio-washed and dead-stock materials.
, who offer a refined selection of sketchbooks, notebooks, planners and pads, designed in collaboration with artists, illustrators and designers spanning multiple fields of expertise.
Amy Thomas Ceramics
, whose small-batch wheel-thrown and handmade pottery is crafted in her small home ceramic studio in Haworth.
Anna Lisa Smith
, who designs simple, striking contemporary textiles for the home. All pieces are woven in local mills using the finest quality Lambswool and are hand finished in the studio. She has recently launched a collection of Lambswool scarves, available at North is Now, using the off-cuts from her homeware pieces to minimise waste.
, whose conceptual jewellery designs are influenced by material experimentation. A common theme is documenting the ‘evidence of presence’ and human gesture.
, a contemporary womenswear line designed and made by Georgia Boniface which prioritises high quality fabrics and structural simplicity to create elegant contemporary garments.
Fox & Windmill
, who are the UK’s first independent book publishing company for British South Asian writers, dedicated to bridging the gap in the industry for writers from underrepresented backgrounds and sharing their unique stories and perspectives.
, offering small batch, handmade ceramics from Amy Dunhill’s small home studio in Shipley.
, originally from Ghana where it is known as a ‘sapɔ’, with a unique texture perfect for maintaining smooth, soft skin and the length and shape is great for getting to those hard-to-reach places.
The Stitch Society
, who offer comfortable and durable workwear made from locally sourced and manufactured fabrics with minimal environmental impact.