Our vision and values here at Handmade Nottingham
Hello! I'm Rhea and I founded HN. I never actually planned to open a shop but in 2014 an opportunity arose to open up a pop up shop for Christmas. At the time I was a designer maker trying to get my products out there. I had collaborated with many designers prior at various events and thought a pop up would be the next step for getting our products on the high street. After the pop up period ended I decided to take the leap and continue running the shop. Gradually I stopped making my own products and began to focus on growing HN and poured all my retail knowledge and creativity in to it.
HN started on a shoe string and is completely self funded. It has been a slow journey and it's not been easy working on a budget but HN has grown from strength to strength. Including moving from our first shop which stocked 40 designers to moving to a larger shop which now stocks 100+ designers!
Supporting indies is my passion and it feels me with so much joy! Whether it's helping fellow indies get their products out there or shopping indie myself wherever I can it simply warms my heart. When you shop indie you know your money is going direct to the creators involved and that is a wonderful thing!