I have loved collaborating with companies whose products I genuinely use so I thought I'd list them below highlighting some of my favourite products to spread the word! My favourite independent shops will be coming soon.
They all have an outdoor theme so you will surely find something for yourself or the outdoor enthusiast in your life. Check them out using the links to their shops and get your Christmas shopping done early! Have I missed one of your favourite shops? Let us know in the comments.
Stella is the illustrative genius behind my maps, she works from her home studio in South Devon, working on various projects for large clients, local businesses, charity fundraisers and her own Etsy shop.
Her work consists of colourful and playful designs, created using gouache paint, pencil and ink, which are then finished with digital methods. Her work is inspired by travel, colour, typography and interesting objects.
Stella has worked in editorial, greetings cards, signwriting, map illustration and publishing. Check out her shop and contact her for any bespoke work you may want doing.
The Adventure Patch Company is a small British business, run by two brothers and keen hill walkers, Chris and Dom, who create hiking patches, pins and other gifts celebrating the UK's best-loved hills, mountains, national parks and outdoor challenges.
Having grown up hiking in Snowdonia, the Lake District, Peak District and Scotland, they were inspired to setup The Adventure Patch Company in 2017 after searching (in vain) for a patch to celebrate climbing our first Alpine 4000er, Gran Paradiso in Italy.
They have an extensive range of pins for all the parks and patches for all the parks as well as country flags, Alpine peaks, mountain challenges, UK trails and localised patches for the highlights in the national parks. You will definitely find something for everyone!
Lilli is from Bath originally now currently living in The beautiful Scottish highlands in Fort William.
Her products are all about new fresh print designs that are eco friendly so are printed with eco friendly inks and then hand made with care and sold at a reasonable price for the buyer.
Follow her on instagram to see behind the scenes of how she creates what she does, all illustrations are her own created into designs.
My favourites are the climbing themed products she does, my climbing mug and travel mug are used constantly!
'of Alp & Ash' was created from a knowledge of digital design and a huge love of craft. Debbie makes some amazing wood items, I have a set of the Lakes Coasters that are used daily.
The Contoured Coasters design starts on the computer where she digitally recreates all the 50m contours, popular summits, any lakes, reservoirs or tarns, roads and place names. They are then laser etched and cut from oak veneered plywood, sealed with Danish oil, inset with blue tinted acrylic in place of water and finished with bright orange felt to protect your coffee table.
The Contoured Coasters would make a unique gift for outdoor lovers, topographers, outdoors adventurers, walkers, hikers, climbers, as groomsmen gifts, or for your dad on Father's Day. Or, you know, for people that appreciate really cool coasters!
She also has a Wainwrights gift box, the perfect gift for anybody walking the Wainwrights as well as a Wainwrights poster which has all 214 Wainwright fells listed underneath where you can tick them off and record the date you summitted.