At Cotswold Fair we understand how important it feels to get to know the people behind the brands that are making your favourite products, especially when we’re all about supporting independent and smaller businesses.
The idea of ‘Meet the Maker’ is to showcase some of the stories behind the products, the ethics of the companies, and the lives of those who have dedicated a large part of their time and existence creating products that they’re proud to introduce to the world as their own.
We are so lucky to have so many small and independent brands that exhibit at our fair alongside the larger household names, and we are so proud to give our customers exclusive access to these independents; including some of those who you would only usually access online, and who you will meet both the team and products face-to-face at our fair.
Q&A with Clare Cotton, the founder of jewellery brand, Cotton & Gems 1. Which is one of your bestsellers and why do you think that is? There are a few. Huggies have always been great sellers for us and we do so many of them now...The Josephine ring has been great for us this year. It is a chunky modern... Read more
Q&A with Ellea, the founder of 100acres, a British botanical fragrance brand who has been a regular at The Cotswold Fair for years! 1. Which is your favourite scent at the moment? I'm not sure I'm allowed favourites but if I was...our gorgeous golden candle is just absolute heaven at this time of year. It gives off the most beautifully rich, enveloping,... Read more
We are so lucky this week that one of our exquisite and talented jewellery designers and makers took a few moments to speak to us during this spectacular fair season! The founder and designer of Augustine Jewels, Alexandra, ignited a desire for jewellery making not only through a true passion and love of gemstones but a realisation that France has... Read more
This week the wonderful founder and creator of Tom Lane; Jayne, spent some time letting us in on her favourite things to do at Christmas and what makes her brand so special. Jayne herself designs these luxury, quality garments and home accessories. She has a genuine passion and pride in producing these products in Britain; supporting factories and amazing craftsman... Read more
This week we have the pleasure of meeting the highly creative Hannah from Nancy & Betty Studio. This is high-quality craft and a brand born out of true passion and artistic talent. Hannah started Nancy & Betty Studio after finishing her fine art degree and selling her beautiful cards in Liberty. More stockists later and after many requests; Hannah starting... Read more
This week we are privileged enough to Meet the Maker of the delightfully wholesome, British brand; The Dartmoor Shepherd. Following and sustaining important British farming traditions, The Dartmoor Shepherd uses 100 percent native, rare-breed British sheep for their sheepskin and wool and care for the flock themselves on their charming farm where they run their business. They are the only commercial producers... Read more
As a team of women here, it felt only right to kick start the series off to Meet the Maker with Rebecca Tracey - a beautifully crafted candle and scent brand that is based just down the road from us in Stratford-upon-Avon. These scents are absolutely gorgeous and the natural ingredients and essential oils that they use means that the... Read more