We have had one of the wettest Winters on record and so here at The Great British Exchange we want to bring you a glimpse of Springtime. There’s nothing most of us enjoy more than a spot of afternoon tea in the sunshine and with the weather having been so grim we thought it was about time we share some of our joyful products which give us an excuse to look ahead to Spring and fingers crossed a little bit of sunshine.
From traditionally crafted pottery to Scandi inspired homeware, we have a fantastic range of products that will get independent retailers’ customers excited for the months ahead and ready to indulge in the fantastic British pastime of tea and biscuits.
Wheel thrown small jug in speckled oatmeal
Each jug is made by hand using traditional techniques and as each piece is crafted on the wheel the natural rings and ridges can be seen. Influenced by the British countryside and coastline, the colour palette of pale green and blue and soft oatmeal glazes are combined with a rustic iron speckled stoneware clay which creates a flecked bird-egg effect. The jug is accompanied by mugs, a selection of bowls, plates and a vase which together create a range of beautiful tableware which can be admired and enjoyed every day of the week.
Luxury Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
These luxurious, melt in the mouth cookies are part of a range of British made products which aim to deliver customers with the very best of British produce. From preserves and biscuits to crisps and confectionery there is something to tempt everyone and each is a little taste of a quintessential British treat.
As a pack of four, these placemats are designed to look like natural slate but they are in fact made from recycled paper packaging and so are surprisingly light and enjoy all the benefits of classic slate placemats without the issues of cracking and cold. They come with cork feet to avoid making marks and scratches and are able to withstand temperatures of up to 180 degrees centigrade.
Made in Cheshire, Haughton Honey was started in attempt to reinvigorate people’s perceptions of honey. Colourful labelling, its positive health benefits and by simply being a jar of 100% pure English honey as nature intended, it is hoped that this pot of golden goodness will be enjoyed by people up and down the country who want to bring home a taste of the great outdoors.
Decorative Hare Tea Towel
Inspired by vintage children’s book illustrations and Scandinavian designs, the hand painted Hare Tea Towel is sure to brighten any kitchen, or any store for that matter! With the striking yellow background and being made from 100% cotton panama this tea towel and the accompanying range of homeware gifts is a sure hit for any retailer this Spring.
Typographical Framed Print – Alice in Wonderland Mad Hatter Quote
Perhaps the most famous tea party and one that has inspired creative makers for decades, Alice in Wonderland is a classic literary tale and we couldn’t possible talk about tea without including this wonderful piece of typographic art. The vintage pages are mounted into handmade block frames and left without glass so that you can touch and even smell the old paper… a real treat for the senses for book-lovers! There is a selection of greetings cards, prints, journals and jewellery also available.
We hope you’ve enjoyed indulging in our Tea Time – The GBE British Made Collection and if you’re a retailer looking to source any of the products we’ve included then head over to our ‘Showcase’ page where you can find out more and if needs be open an account… we’re looking forward to hearing from you!