Designer maker

Our Designer Maker section spans the length of Frome town centre, showcasing some of the best contemporary craftspeople, designers and makers in the South West. Ditch mass-produced high street fashion and discover everything from screen printed apparel, to handcrafted leather accessories from makers who are all about materials and process.

We don’t believe in throwaway fashion and passing trends – our designers and makers create high quality, unique products that are made to last, making the perfect gift or a timeless piece for your home.


g a g a n i s

Gaganis is a one person project since 2006, creating things using only recycled materials ( there is always a note attached about the origin of the fabrics). Dolls, fabric animals and small accessories - everyone is unique and meaningful.

Hannah Brown Interiors

Hannah is known for her unusual framed objects. Every object she frames is treated with considered precision with love and attention. She likes to treat each object/specimen as one would a precious museum piece. This is reflected by her beautifully unique and slim handmade waxed and brushed wooden box frames.

Scatter Jewellery

Scatter jewellery is made using brass and jesmonite. Each piece is inspired by wonky hand drawn shapes and includes vivid curated colour.

Hunter & Collector

Hunter + Collector creates poetic artworks celebrating the beauty and fragility of the natural world.

Laura Holden Studio

Hand made joyful, nostalgic creatures and cushions in soft, sustainable fabrics.

Sonja Klinger Glass

Bespoke blown and designed glassware by Sonja Klingler Glass.


At the heart of our brand is a desire for a more sustainable future, which is why we create clothing that you won’t need to replace often, if ever – helping reduce textile waste.
ILO clothing is inspired by the Scandinavian philosophy of childhood where play, comfort, environment, family and friends intertwine to nurture a wholesome child.


At Seed, we specialise in sourcing a diverse mix of homewares, jewellery, textiles and ceramics, hand picked from across the UK and beyond.

Bohobo Aromatherapies

Bohobo Aromatherapies create natural handmade aromatherapy based products for practical ritual and holistic wellbeing. From pillow mist to their famous crystal infused Chakra Balancing Spray, there is something wonderful for everyone. Follow your nose.

Old Green

Old Green is a multi-disciplinary designer maker studio in the heart of Dorset, offering sustainable homeware crafted from disregarded materials and by products, designed with consideration to end of life.

Lost Isle Project

Celebrating British Wool and UK manufacturing

Smock Project

Smock Project makes unisex smocks to work with the seasons. The smocks are based on the cut and attitude of workwear. They are made to last for ever.

The Natural Blanket Company Ltd

Artisan weaved Blankets & Throws made in Ireland & Scotland from Pure Wool & Merino Lambswool.

The Snow Sheppard

The Snow Sheppard offers a range of thoughtful, sustainably made, open-ended playthings alongside simple, functional plywood objects for the home.

Twofold Studio

Phoebe Phillips is an illustrator and screen printer based in Frome. Drawing on inspiration from pop culture - past and present - she reimagines nostalgic curiosities with an unmissable vibrancy through illustration and hand-crafted screen printing.

Puro Ceramics

At Puro we make essential homeware objects by hand. Each piece is crafted to reveal its elemental truth. This pure approach to making contributes to contentment in simpler living and the freedom to see only what is important – love, laughter, food and drink.
Puro – purely created to connect us

Polished Grey

Using recycled Eco-Silver and traditional techniques, Hannah at Polished Grey creates simple, contemporary pieces that are stylish and accessible. Hannah uses crisp geometric shapes combined with clean lines and organic textures and forms to make uncomplicated statement jewellery that is made to last.

Scout and Boo (Teresa Beswick Art)

Unique hand-painted miniature artworks to be gifted to a loved one or cherished by you.


Lima Lima is a modern mystical jewellery label designed and handcrafted by Rhiannon Hart from her home studio in South Wales.

Jo Joof Designs

Nursery Times crinkly cloth books are unique, award winning cloth books for babies. Sensory and washable cloth books designed to look like little newspapers. Over 50 titles.

Four Legged Fancies

We are an award winning, specialist dog bakery in Chilcompton hand baking doggy biscuits, cakes and treats.

Wolfe Academy

Wolfe Academy is an independent & sustainable clothing brand from the South West. They create organic & ethical apparel & accessories for those inspired by the outdoor life.

Musee Roo

Historically inspired jewellery traditionally hand crafted by Roo in Bristol. Made from recycled metals, reclaimed gemstones, and vintage and antique elements, Roo's jewels each tell a story from the past.

Badger House Leather

Handmade sustainable leather and waxed canvas apparel

Issi Bulloch Jewellery

Local Frome Jeweller who collects Natural found pieces of Nature and Casts them into completely one-off pieces of exquisite Jewellery.

Anna Jones Ceramics

Anna makes small collections of functional ceramics that blend elegant forms with complementary colours. All pieces are hand made by Anna to create premium and sustainable homewares that are made to last a lifetime.

Colour Designs Jewellery

Colourful and contemporary jewellery handmade from recycled sterling silver, polymer and resin clays.

Hibi Botanics

High performance, low waste skin and haircare, formulated with 100% natural ingredients here in Frome.

Huldra Lingerie

Huldra Lingerie is an ethical lingerie brand based in Bradford on Avon. I believe that fashion doesn't need to be uncomfortable, and that you should be able to feel cosy and pretty at the same time. My range varies from practical (yet beautiful) merino wool lingerie to playful floral lace pieces and some new fabulous maternity bras and period knickers. Lingerie for all women!

Gemma Atwell Jewellery

Whimsical precious jewellery designed and hand finished using recycled silver and gold and traditional smithing methods in Bath, Somerset.

Kay Morgan

Colourful hand made jewellery and accessories made from reclaimed leather.


Traditional Leather Strops, Shaving and Beard Care

Tash Fry kla

Handbuilt ceramic tableware & home & lifestyle pieces harnessing nature into functional, tactile objects. Tash Fry klā pieces are a celebration of innate & intuitive practice, designed to bring awareness and slower pace to simple everyday moments.

Hattie Buckwell

Hattie’s illustrations are inspired by the magic of nature and the cosiness of home. She celebrates the simple pleasures alongside the big adventures - creating giclée prints, greetings cards, and badges.

The Mothership Frome

MotherMaker is a collective of Frome artists who are also mothers. They make textiles, jewellery, art, books and more alongside raising humans.

Freckles & Bob Studio

Freckles & Bob create colourful, practical homeware that has been designed, handmade & finished in our studio in Somerset. Each piece is unique in colour & pattern and will add a statement to any home.

Rachel Gale Design & Illustration

Planet-friendly gifts to love & cherish. Designs for everyone big & small, designs to make you smile. Illustrated by Rachel in her home studio in Frome, every product is made with sustainability at the heart. From the eco-friendly inks she prints with & the paper stocks she uses to the organic cotton sourced for her Mr Bear babygrows.

Rosa Pietsch

Rosa Pietsch designs and makes colourful and creative jewellery, all crafted by hand in Bristol. Designs range from everyday stud and drop earrings, to intricate, eye-catching statement pieces.

Stephanie Geyl Pottery

Pottery made for the home, to be used and loved everyday.


Dynamic eco orientated brand that offers one of a kind ethically made accessories

Katherine Barber Jewellery

Everyday statement jewellery lovingly designed and handcrafted in Devon. Designed to be worn individually for subtle style or as multiples by layering, stacking and decorating the ear to create impact, allowing the wearer to design their own distinct style.

Scalpel and Paper

scalpel and paper creates imaginative works of mix media collage that reflect a lifetime spent as a collector.

Hopothecary Candles

A small artisan home fragrance business based in Frome, hand pouring vegetable based candles and reed diffusers, infused with luxury fragrance oils, in very small batches.


Hand carved ceramic wall coverings and home ware with a twist


Made from a love of shape, colour and movement, Formé creates art pieces for your home, handmade by Hollie in Bristol UK. Each piece is carefully balanced to create perfect equilibrium and has a gentle kinetic movement depending on its surrounding elements

Monty and Co

Monty & Co is a Timeless, Unisex British Made Clothing brand. Hardwearing Workwear for Children and Adults. It is the antithesis of Fast fashion offering a circular take back scheme and repair service.

Sarah Turrell Pottery

Finely thrown stoneware pottery. a family of plates, mugs,bowls and vases.All to enjoy in daily use.

The Dartmoor Shepherd

Sheepskin and wool products from our own native flocks, handmade in our farm workshop on Dartmoor.

Worn to Threads

Worn to Threads is a sustainable centered slow fashion and object brand creating jackets, and more from waste textiles such as upcycled materials, second hand fabrics, deadstock and offcuts.

Sophia Elouise

Sophia Elouise is a woodworker based in Frome who designs and handcrafts homewares from native hardwoods and organic textiles. After training as a Fine Artist and Furniture Maker, Sophia's production and design process is very much led by creative curiosity, finding the design process thoughtful and meditative.

Hook Me Up

I design and make crochet items, mostly cushions shaped like letters


DUNKED brings you a range of hand made biscuit inspired gifts made in their Frome based workshop. Their gift range celebrates iconic biscuit favourites available as magnets, key rings, badges and decorations.


Portamus outdoor kit - Made by traditional methods, by someone who cares. Bags made for the outdoors. Making the best of traditional British waterproofed fabrics and Italian vegetable tanned leather (which smells amazing). Just perfect for our predictably unpredictable weather.

Rose and Mary Cosmetics

Award-winning, vegan skincare products handmade in the Cotswolds using only vegan, cruelty-free, palm oil free ingredients including pure essential oils.

The Bespoke Collage Company

Frome artist Violet Von Riot returns to The Frome Independent with her ever expanding range of prints featuring local landmarks. The original art pieces are created using bits of cut or torn pieces of old, recycled magazines, with the focus being on unique and sustainable art.

Tim Slatter Printmaker

Tim is a printmaker who lives in Frome and has a working studio at Black Swan Arts. He etches pictures into steel then inks them and prints onto paper through a press.
He makes landscape, trees, architecture and seascape images. Cards and affordable repros for sale.

SLAB Jewellery

Handmade gothic jewellery with attitude. SLAB Jewellery creates perfect gifts and arresting adornments for those who aren’t afraid to express their individuality.

Emma Chapman Handmade Pottery

Usable affordable local handmade stonewares. Table friendly, dishwasher safe.

Little Acorn Makes

Handmade baby and toddler clothing using exclusive fabrics designed and handmade here in the UK! Based on nature and animals your little explorer will love.

Somerset Natural Soaps

Handmade 100% natural soaps

Prints by the Bay

Block prints handmade in Dorset by printmaker & illustrator Nicole Purdie, using traditional printmaking techniques. Evocative, thought-provoking and emotionally engaging art for your home.