British Talent Takes Centre Stage at Harewood

Harewood House just outside Leeds has chosen some of the UK’s most innovative brands for two new estate gift shops launched to coincide with a new exhibition and celebration of leading British-based craft makers.

The Yorkshire country house and park has worked closely with our sourcing experts to choose some of the best emerging talent for the shelves of its new Courtyard gift shop and its exhibition shop in the House.

Inspiration for the gift range has been taken from the Useful/Beautiful: Why Craft Matters exhibition, which showcases 26 of the most exciting British-based makers today and runs at Harewood House until September.

Harewood House Trust’s Retail Development Manager Charlotte Hepburn, said: “We are extremely excited to have launched a new retail experience at Harewood that offers our visitors something truly unique and products that are hard to find anywhere else.”

“We believe people are keen to support British talent and we want to make that as easy as possible for them.”

Charlotte said the collaboration with The Great British Exchange had helped them find just the right products for their visitors with many gifts sourced within just a few miles away.

Amongst the products now on sale at the new shop are gift packs from Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil, Yorkshire Tonic from Raisthorpe Manor, Make Your Own gin and palm tree kits from Firebox, vegetable planting kits from Plant ‘n’ Grow, bread dippers from Charlie and Ivy’s and a gingerbread mix from Cookie Crumbles.

Holly Deane of The Great British Exchange said: “We have really enjoyed introducing some of the UK’s most innovative producers to the Harewood House team.

“This has been a wonderful project to work on and the level of enthusiasm shown for British makers has been really inspiring,” she added.


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