Onwards and upwards to 2017….

Well, what can we say about 2016 that hasn’t already been said? It’s been tough. REALLY tough.  There have been far too many deaths, far too much talent taken from the world and an awful lot of politics.  All in all, it’s made it a very hard year to handle.  But you know what, we […]

Meet the Makers of OHC: Chic-yCow Designs

We thought it was about time to introduce you to the makers behind our fabulous handmade goodies in-store…so, in the next of our Meet the Makers of OHC specials, please say hello to Jo of Chic-yCow Designs…. How did you become a designer/maker? I’ve always had a passion for all things crafty and over a number of years […]

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Three Leeds Indie Awards nominations – WOW! Thank you!

Whoop! You guys are absolutely awesome and you’ve been nominating us for not one, not two but THREE Leeds Love Affair Leeds Indie Awards! We’re so chuffed – thank you all! Voting is now open for us to win and we’d dearly love to have trophies on our counter for Best Place to Shop, Best […]

Time for feeling reflective….

  It’s almost our third birthday and as we’ve been making our party preparations and chatting about our big birthday bash this weekend we’ve heard this a lot: ‘I can’t believe it’s been three years already!‘ and ‘Is that all? It feels like so much longer!’ Looking back, it’s the same for us – in some ways it feels like […]

Our 2015 highlights – what a year we’ve had!

As 2015 draws to a close, it’s time for us to take a look back on all that’s happened during the year…..and there’s been a lot! We’ve had the pleasure of working with our amazing makers to bring you the best of handmade gifts, we’ve met some fabulous new friends and we’ve discovered just how creative the folk […]

A few Musings on Small Business Milestones in the Current Climate and our Second Birthday

We’ve been getting a little bit reflective of late – with all of the news of local businesses opening and closing and changes to the City landscapes, and with our second birthday just around the corner we started looking back on our time so far…. On 13th June 2013 Our Handmade Collective opened our doors for the […]

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