The Small Home is a collection which offers of carefully chosen artisan products that are both useful and beautiful, for the home, body and lifestyle. Their paired-back and understated aesthetic hails the handmade, the natural and the unique. They are committed to supporting socially and ethically responsible craftspeople. Whilst celebrating simple life-enhancing pleasures.
Dedicated to working with small, socially responsible crafts people and producers. The result is products with provenance from artisans with interesting stories to tell. Their Moccasin slippers and mules are handcrafted from the softest sheepskin for women, men and children. They are an ethically minded small business, and so go to great lengths to make their moccasin slippers as sustainable as possible. The traditional methods used don’t involve any chemicals and only have a very low environmental impact. The skins are sourced from a reputable British sheepskin supplier with the highest animal welfare standards and only uses by-products of the meat industry. All of this means that our moccasins can be enjoyed all the more for knowing that they have be ethically sourced and produced.
Alongside the slippers, The Small House also homes hand-woven, thick, cotton rag bathmats. A satisfyingly chunky knotted design that feels luxurious under foot. These come in a range of delicate hues including: Almond Pink, Pale Heather, Fog and Milk. Each mat is individually hand-woven on a loom using a traditional Portuguese technique and a smooth, cotton-based yarn. Made from the discarded off cuts of the garment industry in Portugal, these rugs represent anew way to create sustainable products that not only look good but do good too. Small slubs and irregularities add to the handmade beauty of this item.
The Small House also has a beautiful range of handmade Spanish glassware and vases. All created from 100%recycled glass without any additives, these vases demonstrate that is it possible to produce a high-quality product using recycled glass . The recycling process of glass is a clear example of sustainability. The energy saved in recycling 3 bottles is sufficient to charge a smartphone battery for one year. Each vase is handmade with variations which make it unique, so each vase will have their own story to tell.
This gorgeous glassware is the result of combining creativity with traditional skills and the latest technology. The sculptural shapes of the vases can look even more impressive when grouped together for maximum impact and mixing and matching the colour palette.