1 Year Anniversary!

After a year under new ownership, we are excited to be celebrating our first anniversary on Saturday 5th October.

We feel we have gone from strength to strength in the last 12 months, expanding to sell our unique handmade gifts, homeware and crafts on our online boutique as well as in our lovely bricks and mortar shop on Victoria Square in Ashbourne.

“I have really loved my first year in Ashbourne, the shopping area is steeped in history and is full of independent shops and traders including florists, jewellers, art galleries and cafes.  Whilst internet shopping has its benefits, nothing compares to the friendly, personal service of buying locally,” said Laura, Owner of Handmade Design.

With the introduction of more than forty new designers, makers and crafters over the last year, including the 1894 Sign Co Signs, Ethel & Co Candles, Aroment Reed Diffusers and Elsie Moss Botanical Soaps. Handmade Design has created something unique in Ashbourne and understands that independent retailers need to offer a range of fantastic products both on and offline as well as providing visitors with a unique experience which is unrivalled in corporate chain stores.

“I have received lots of support from our Designers, Makers and Crafter, our wonderful customers and other local businesses! I am looking forward to a busy festive season and another successful 12 months of trading.”