Afterglow is proud to represent the work of almost 40 designers and vintage traders. Read all about them here:
Carrington Antiques & Collectables - Karen Cooper and Claire Willis specialise in quality antiques and collectables, thoughtfully restored.
A trip to Felixstowe was the unlikely inspiration for ‘Carrington’, watching countless container ships bringing goods to these shores from all over the world. It made Karen and Claire think about the environmental impact, and in particular about the throwaway society that fuels this need. Being passionate about good quality antique and vintage furniture, Carrington began in 2011, restoring quirky, quality pieces to their former glory, sometimes giving them a contemporary twist. Over a number of years Claire and Karen have attended intensive antique furniture restoration courses and continue to add to their skills.
Katiekid – Based in rural Buckinghamshire, Katie was a manager at an interiors store in London but, after having her daughter she decided to follow her dream and start her own business. The joys of her sewing maching and freehand machine embroidery became her passion and she now creates bunting, cushions, phone cases, cosmetics bags, decorative hoops and more. All Katiekid products are designed and handmade by Katie herself from start to finish, using a mixture of new and vintage fabrics, buttons and fastenings, and can be made to order for each customer.
Mr Pip Goes Solo started by doing up old picture frames and sourcing vintage prints to fit them, this then grew into small items of vintage furniture such as little bedsides and tables, and has now extended into just about all things vintage, retro and shabby chic. Most of his furniture is bought at auctions and ‘reloved’.
Mr Pip sells a lot through the vintage fairs and 1940’s weekends such as Twinwood, Festival of York and MK Handmade and Vintage. He is also one half of Pip ‘n’ Mix and his wife is a partner in No 38 Vintage Emporium in Newport Pagnell.
Little Eccentric designs individual pictures, bowls, hats, journals and brooches using the technique of wet felting. Designer Nikki Wheatley explains: “I describe wet felting as painting with fibres. It’s fascinating and so magical watching the image come to life by building the colours and blending, adding soap and water and then holding your breath when you start the felting process. The picture is never the same as when you begin.
Nikk loves colour and this is reflected in a lot of her work. She also uses the colours and flora of nature to create unique silk scarves and brooches.
Fifi & Florence was launched by Alexis Mitchell to celebrate her love to sewing, particularly patchwork and quilting. Her personalised patchwork cushions were born from a desire to give a unique first birthday present and soon became her signature gift. The delighted reaction of friends and family encouraged her to develop set up Fifi & Florence.
The hand-embroidered family cushion soon followed as a wedding present idea and Alexis also makes mini quilts, children’s map bunting, pin cushions, tooth fairy houses and more.
Our other designers include:
Jack and Ellen’s Vintage Collection
Shabby Polka Dots
Davina Lorraine Handmade Silver Jewellery
Polkadot of Winslow
We are also stockists for Everlong Paint, Oathill and Kinsfolk jewellery, Get Smitten, Nifty Shades and Strawberry Fields. Please come back soon to learn about more of our talented designers.