The John Smedley factory prides itself in being one of Britain's longest standing manufacturers. The brand's rich family heritage dates back to 1784 when John Medley's founders began producing from their Lea Mills factory in Derbyshire from which they still operate.
Much like perfume, it's always nice to change the soap scents to suit the season. Made locally from natural oils and botanicals, Maple Soap's new range for Autumn pairs the detoxing properties of charcoal, rosemary and expresso with the use of native ingredients like eucalyptus and lemon myrtle. The essential oils providing much needed nourishment during the cooler months.
Locally made clothing label Matin Studio is inspired by the loose-fitting silhouettes of the 1970s. The designers have created a range that is bohemian and refined at the same time. The latest collection is centred on wearability and features a selection of key pieces in classic cuts; designed to be interchanged and worn as a kind of easy uniform.
Marie de Petit Thouars grew up in Belgium, always fascinated by candle making and the scents in her mother’s greenhouse. Personal interest combined with a respect for her family’s legacy led her to begin Maison Louis Marie, a line of luxury perfumes and candles designed to carry on a floral tradition.