The Clapton Inventory – Winter 2015

To mark the Small Business Saturday initiative taking place today, here are some of our favourite locally made products – as featured in our Winter 2014 edition.


Coffee by the Roasting Shed

Hand roasted in small batches at an E5 home, the Roasting Shed’s coffee is the perfect gift for the conspicuous coffee consumer. For those who are still learning, each package features helpful and relatable tasting notes. From £6


Upcycled children’s clothes from Mini Magpie

These kids garms are made from reused wool and cashmere in an E5 studio. You can find Mini Magpie at Chatsworth Road on Sunday’s and on Etsy – they’ll even give you a discount if you donate a jumper for them to reuse. From £5


Teatowels by I Love Chatsworth Road

These screenprinted teatowels with illustration by Jojo Alderson will make a practical stocking filler or housewarming present for any Clapton resident. All profits go to the Pedro Youth and Boxing Club. £10 each


Bags by Shackleton Bags

Shackleton Bags are handmade a stone’s throw away from Clapton in Walthamstow, and all materials are sourced in the UK. The company will also create bespoke orders on request. From £90


Leather purse by Kate Sheridan

Kate Sheridan handcrafts her leather goods in her new shop-cum-studio on Lower Clapton Road. If you’re looking for a Clapton-made stocking gift that’s small but luxurious, opt for this classic purse. £45


Clapton tweed mugs

As part of a limited edition collection with Powell Road, Clapton-based tweed maker, the London Cloth Co, William Edwards has selected four fabric swatches from the mill’s archives to print onto china mugs. £20 each


Socks by Catherine Tough

These bamboo socks (which come in his and hers), are made by Catherine Tough in her Homerton studio. You can find her products for sale online, at John Lewis and Chatsworth Road Market. £14 a pair

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