Continuing to play a successful role in the regeneration of Ashford’s Park Mall Shopping Centre, Made In Ashford continues to take on new and exciting creative talent from the local area.
The community of independent designer-makers continues to welcome in new faces as we see others move on to new projects. It’s time to welcome in the latest local talent showcasing their work under the Ashford Borough Council brand.
Founded in Kent, on the South Coast of England, Circa 1990 creates gorgeous prints and illustrations which are transformed into greeting cards, framed prints and home accessories.
Gregg has also released a recent collection based on the Ashford area which can now be seen and purchased in the Made In Ashford shop!
From her shabby-chic caravan, Mini Medley’s Leigha aspires to create bright and colourful clothing just for kids.
Using beautiful bold prints she makes unisex clothing from her own designs, including t-shirts, sweaters and rompers to create quirky pieces you won’t find anywhere else.
Returning to the Made In Ashford shelves are the unique designs of husband and wife team, Shelley & John.
Snapdragon Designs offers a wonderful collection of jewellery inspired by popular fiction, unique laser cut cards, printed greetings cards & homeware based on city silhouettes.
Carla started making jewellery back in 2006, creating tiaras and bridal pieces just as a hobby.
Ellabee Crafts was founded in 2010 and now offers a stunning collection of hand-made jewellery using a variety of techniques, including lampwork glass beads and wire crochet.
Brand new addition to the independent-led shop share, Myrtle Makes stock colourful, unique gifts and seasonal home accessories all hand-made by Kent based designer, Sharron.
Sharron creates her designs from fabric, wool and plenty of love! Her bestsellers include name garlands and bunting for special occasions, including bespoke orders for that extra special gift.
Kate Baker draws her inspiration for Mosaic Muse from her surroundings.
Incorporating texture, colour, flow and movement into her work, this Made In Ashford tenant offers personalised mosaic images, glass fusion hangings for the home and garden and her popular chunky ceramic 3D hearts.
This delightful new addition to the Made in Ashford shop creates hand-made neckerchiefs for your beloved pets! Their designs can simply be slipped over any pet collar and come in a wonderful variety of lovable prints.
Handmade by Narjleen is a collection of handmade jewellery in a range of beautiful colours and designs.
From special occasion wear such as necklaces, collars and earrings to tiaras, hairbands and decorations for your home. Designs can be made to order and there is also a repair service available on request.
Returning to Made In Ashford are the beautiful, nature inspired designs of Alix, A.K.A The Little Red Hen.
Her stunning and wearable designs are produced in a range of silver, copper and base metals with the use of semi-precious stones and sometimes eco-recycled silver. Personalised items can also be made on request.
Another business expanding on the success of their current collection in Made In Ashford is Nicola Jennings Art.
Nicola’s paper-collage inspired artwork has already proved to be popular with Ashford’s shoppers and her collar-clips, jewellery, framed collages and cards have so far been a big hit for Nicola's unique use of vintage books and sheet music.
Produced by artist Sue Jones, this elegant collection of hand-painted glassware is now available on the shelves at Made In Ashford.
The Mulberry Glass collection is known for its use of bright colours, beautiful flowers, butterflies and dragonflies. Sue also offers bespoke design for those looking for something a little more personal and unique.
Another brand new addition to the Made In Ashford family, Bauckham Designs are a husband and wife team featuring unique, hand-drawn black and white illustrations on a collection of mugs, cards, bags and more.
Keep an eye-out too for their incredible up-cycled home wares, such as lamps and clocks created from vintage bicycle parts!
Created by vintage style illustrator, Claire Moraldo, Made in Pixieland invites you into Claire’s whimsical world of magical designs, produced as cards, prints and other wonderful treasures.
Influenced by the small magical folk that live all around us, Claire’s beautiful illustrations can be personalised to create a darling keepsake and are available in limited numbers, so you can guarantee your are investing into something special.
Selling handmade vintage clothing and accessories, Melissa of Aye Aye designs and creates beautiful circle skirts, head scarves and bespoke dresses, plus a range of vintage inspired fashion for women and children.
All her creations are available in a selection of bright, bold and beautiful prints and can be made to order.
Goddard Ceramics offers a range of handmade jewellery, gift and home décor made from porcelain, inspired by nature, special occasions and patterns. Often using textures from plants and rubber stamps, each piece is fired twice and glazed or stained for a professional and elegant finish.
A family run creative studio creating paper-goods, gifts & contemporary jewellery all inspired by a love of the great British outdoors.
All products are lovingly handmade using sustainable sourced & reclaimed materials. British animal silhouettes, delicate geometrics and a fresh colour palette are combined to create strong timeless animal illustrations and eye catching jewellery. Bring colour, conversation and intrigue to your home!
Read more here about the success of Made In Ashford since it's opening over on the Loveashford blog.
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