About Us & FAQs


Our Handmade Collective is the partnership of Little Shop of Lathers and Handmade by Natalie, who have invited other crafters, makers, designers and artists to join them in this exciting venture which has been open for business since June 2013 – a Total Gift Shopping Experience to suit all occasions. Winners of Leeds Love Affair’s ‘Best Place to Shop’ in Leeds, a visit to the Aladdin’s Cave that is OHC is well worth it!

Handmade, Handpicked to provide a total gift shopping experience.

Over 70 designers, makers and artists who have been selected to provide a total gift shopping experience, and collectively known as Our Handmade Collective, showcased in The Grand Arcade, Vicar Lane, Leeds, LS1 6PG.

Mail Order

Customers often ask us if we provide a mail order service. Historically we have always felt that to have an online shop detracts from the whole experience of visiting Our Handmade Collective and wandering around in our little Aladdin’s Cave of handmade treasures! But, times are a-changing and with everything that has happened so far in 2020, we do now have an online shop! It is a work in progress and we are uploading new products daily - it's taking a while due to the 000's of products we hold instore and the fact that they are ever changing!

You can find our online shop here: https://shoponline.ourhandmadecollective.co.uk/

And we do always say that if you have spotted something you like on one of our many photos, please send us a quick message and we’ll do our best to help!

Please do bear in mind however that we are a small shop with only one person working most of the time, we are open 7 days a week – and we do get very busy, particularly Thursday through Sunday. This means that we’re just not able to get out of the shop to the Post Office. Courier services do not work on weekends so any orders to be placed to be mailed out will more than likely be issued between Mondays and Wednesdays!

Thanks for your understanding – we do try to help as much as we can!

Is Everything Handmade?

Yes! We stock the work of over 70 local designers that all hand make their work. Talented bunch, aren't they?

Stockist Opportunities

All of our makers are handpicked to ensure their work is of the highest quality and to compliment the existing work held in store. We carefully select elements of our makers work to ensure their are no crossovers in product lines.

We are currently at full capacity and are not accepting any new makers to our extensive waiting list.

Opening Times:

Mon   10.00am-3.00pm
Tues   10.00am-5.00pm
Weds   10.00am-5.00pm
Thurs   10.00am-5.00pm
Fri   10.00am-5.00pm
Sat   10.00am-5.00pm
Sun   11.00am-4.00pm

We look forward to meeting you x

Creative Craft Classes

UPDATE: Unfortunately we have had to make the sad decision to cancel all of our 2020 classes as we cannot safely social distance in the small space we have for classes.  Hopefully we'll be back in 2021!

A cup of tea, a biscuit and some crafty chatter, our classes have been quite popular since we launched them. Pop in store or call us to book a class!

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TripAdvisor #1

We are Number 1 on TripAdvisor for shopping in Leeds. Pop along and read our reviews or leave one of your own - we love responding to every single one!

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News & More Fun Stuff

Pop along to our blog to catch up on what we're up to behind the scenes, get to know our makers and see what we've got planned next!

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