As you probably know from visiting or living in Cornwall, our beautiful county is bursting with talented people who put a lot of love and hard work into their fantastic creations.
We've chosen our 10 favourite Cornish makers (there are plenty more but the list would be never ending otherwise!).
Atlantic Blankets is a family run business based by the sea in Cornwall, working with the very best mills to bring you a mouthwatering selection of beautiful throws, blankets, gifts and accessories in luxury fibres. The range blends nautical contemporary design and colour, with traditional weaving methods and natural fabrics.
GREEN AND BLUE
Green&Blue are based in the beautiful seaside town of Perranporth in Cornwall, UK. They were started in 2005 by husband and wife team Kate and Gavin Christman. Working from a garden shed for a few years the couple followed their passion of designing beautiful, stylish products that help wildlife. Plus their bird feeders and bee houses are sooo pretty! You honestly have to check them out!
The company began in 1981. All those years ago, on a wet August day, the Chadwick family went into a little shop in Adelaide Street, Penzance, called General Clothing Stores. They only went in to buy some waterproof coats, but ended up buying the shop as well! The shop sold traditional workwear, like fishermen's smocks, Guernsey pullovers and stripey tops, and within a few months they had moved down from the Midlands and were living in St Ives. The three Chadwick brothers decided to create a clothing brand inspired by all the things they love about Cornwall...and Seasalt was born!
Southwestern Distillery produce small batches of their artisan Tarquin's Gin using their flame-fired copper pot still called Tamara, goddess of the Tamar. It's then bottled by hand and sent off into the world, to spread the news that Cornwall is producing some fabulous gin.
This one is our guilty pleasure! We're soooo proud this beautifully crafted gin comes from Cornwall. Invented and made by one very clever young man. Cheers!
CORNISH CHOUGH BAKERY
The Chough Bakery is a small family run craft bakery based at the Quayside in Padstow which has been running for nearly 30 years. Their multi award winning pasties are made using locally sourced ingredients and are famous for their extra dollop of “Cornishness” they give them by adding clotted cream.