About Handmade Design.
An independent gift shop located in the heart of Ashbourne, Derbyshire. We are situated just off the main road on a cute, little cobbled square.
Handmade Design is the home of all things handmade. We stock high quality products that have been lovingly designed and handcrafted here in the UK. We are super proud to be stocking over 50 UK Designers, Makers and Crafters.
Handmade Design first opened its doors back in 2015.
An exciting new chapter started in October 2018, when the shop changed ownership and Laura became the new face behind Handmade Design.
Laura has been passionate about handmade crafts since a young aged. At aged 16, Laura began making jewellery from vintage buttons as a way to earn some extra income alongside her full time job.
Fast forward ten years and Laura had the opportunity to live out her childhood dream of owning her own little shop! Looking back now, the opportunity could only be described as fate. After leaving her sales career, Laura went back to making and began selling her makes in Handmade Design. She had no idea what was coming and that six months later she would be the new owner!
Handmade Design supports small, creative businesses, giving them a retail platform to sell their creations. Laura's love for the unique paired with her passion for shopping small has driven the shop to where it is today.