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Written by High Life North
Published 02.11.2021

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We’re a little shop with a big heart. And an even bigger passion for the health and happiness of our people and our planet.

We’re a plastic-free pantry …we have all of your daily essentials (and some luxuries too…) without the packaging. Buy exactly the amount you need; fill it up, weigh it, pay for it and enjoy it, (and there’s no need to throw any of it away).

We’re a refillery… you’ll find a huge range of refillable home cleaning, laundry and personal care liquids. Fill. Clean. Repeat.

We’re purveyors of ethical lifestyle goods for you, for them, and for your home … our collection contains everything you need to ditch the disposables at home and on the go. All beautifully designed and made from sustainably sourced materials like glass, cork, cotton and steel. No excuse for single use.

And we make sure each product is thoughtfully designed, well crafted, and sourced from only the best growers, makers and creators. Oh and we make sure to champion other small businesses at every opportunity, too.

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Reusable Safety Razor (Rose Gold) - £25.00

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UpCircle Face Mask - £19.00

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Spiced Orange + Cinnamon Candle - £24.00

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Pour Hot Chocolate (Vegan) - £7.00

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Elephant Box Stainless Steel Original Lunch Box - £31.00

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The Vegan Food Wrap Co. - Three Reusable Food Wraps - £20.00

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Katie’s Design House

Katie’s Design House was founded by illustrator and print designerKatie Dyer. The artist’s work is vintage inspired with a modern, colourful twist and her illustrations are often achieved in a variety of media from various inks, paints and pastels. All designs are very much inspired by the natural world, with lots of floral, foliage and fruity elements. 

Katie uses her paintings to create designs for a variety of textile and paper products and also shares her love for painting in group workshops. The workshops are hosted both online and in person with the aim to show others the joy and relaxation that can come from putting paintbrush to paper. 

Expect to see hand painted illustrations of your favourite regional spots, vibrant floral gift wrap, notebooks, greeting cards and fine art interior prints. Some of Katie’s prints can also be personalised to add that extra special touch. 

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Christmas Cards - Pack of 6  Hand Painted Designs - £12.00

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Birth Flower Prints - £12.00

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The North Print - £13.50

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Fine Art Florals - £22.00

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Regional Prints - £13.50

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Peachy Print - £13.50

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Handmade Tyneside

Handmade Tyneside is an independent homeware workshop in Gateshead. Everything you can find there is handmade from reclaimed or salvaged wood sourced in and around the North East.  

Bottle openers make ideal stocking fillers – made from the bar top of a Gateshead working man’s club, salvaged during a renovation. Their unique desk lamps are perfect for the home office; choose from 60-year-old wood sourced in Washington or 500+-year-old wood from Shiremoor. 

Or if you’re planning to pop the question this Christmas, why not use a handmade ring box using wood dating back to the 1960s and sourced in Gosforth. 

All items are made by hand and can often be customised to suit your home or style. Handmade Tyneside creations are made to order, are in high demand, and are often sold out. Visit the website to send a message about availability or to make an order. 

Instagram: @HandmadeTyneside

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Northern Heart - £65.00

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'Just Say Yes' Ring Box - £30.00

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Bottle Opener - £8.00

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The Washington Desk Light - £75.00

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The Bowl - £45.00

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Sugar Skull - £70.00

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Lily & Faith

Lily & Faith is a family run business with a passion for creating high quality fragrance products for your home. Husband and wife team, James and Christina hand pour all their soy wax melts, candles and diffusers here in the North East.  

The business is named after their daughter, Lily Faith, who inspires them to follow their dreams and who also likes to get involved when she can.  

They use sustainably sourced soy wax and vegetable derived diffuser bases making their products clean burning and eco-friendly. Also, they try not to use plastic packaging enabling customers to recycle as much as possible. 

There are currently ten delicious fragrances to choose from in their permanent collection from fresh and fruity to musky and intense, plus five new autumn/winter scents that are perfect for the season. Their range of wax melts, candles, diffusers and gift sets has something for everyone’s taste.  

Lily & Faith pride themselves on making quality products that you will be proud to have in your home.  

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Winter Berries Candle - £14.50

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Wax Melt Gift Box - £28.00

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Reed Diffuser (Various Fragrances)- £19.50

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White Christmas Candle - £14.50

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Ellie Davison-Archer

Ellie Davison-Archer is an artist and print designer based in Northumberland. Ellie finds inspiration in the natural world for her illustrations and hand printed homeware products, having spent her childhood collecting shells and driftwood on beach walks.

For Ellie the world is full of inspiration that she turns into gorgeous art, soft furnishings, and home accessories.

You can find Ellie printing away in her studio at The Old Bath House, or at local markets and events. Ellie also sells her lovely ranges online.

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Wild Flower Lampshade / Lightshade - £45.00

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Wild Flower Decoration - £8.00

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Wild Flower Cushion - £45.00

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Wild Flower Print - from £15.00

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The Little Green Candle Company

The little green candle company’s range of home fragrance and homewares are made by hand in their small Monkseaton workshop.  Founded on a love for scented candles, combined with the belief that simple pleasures are an important part of life, they aim to offer more sustainable alternatives for the eco-conscious shopper, with a focus on simple but beautiful products made with carefully selected ingredients. 

A key part of their philosophy centres on reducing waste, from cutting out unnecessary presentation packaging, to selecting not just recyclable but also reusable containers, offering refills and reusing unwanted packaging.  But they are also passionate about providing beautiful home fragrance and homewares at an accessible price, and their vegan friendly products combine simple aesthetic with exceptional quality. 

 Fill your home with cosy festive fragrance this winter with the Christmas Collection. Or with ten different scents to choose from, the copper tin candle collection has something to suit all tastes and makes a perfect stocking filler – and after use the empty vessels can be returned for refilling.  The wax melt collection has been meticulously developed using a bespoke blend of wax to provide optimal, long lasting fragrance, while their reed diffusers are perfect for those looking for a more subtle background fragrance, with refill options also available.  From tealight holders to candle trays, their hand-crafted home décor accessories are designed to complement their home fragrance products and make a truly unique Christmas gift. 

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Christmas Time Candle - £17.50

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Snug as a Bug Candle - £10.99

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Melt Samples Gift Box - £10.00

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The Wood Yard

The Wood Yard is a social enterprise in Walker, Newcastle, which is going above, beyond and totally against the grain to revitalise their local community. They offer a wood recycling service to the construction industry – and anyone else who has waste wood.

Newcastle Wood Recycling – aka The Wood Yard – is a community wood recycling project based in Walker. We offer a wood recycling service to the construction sector and anyone else who has waste wood.

We’re a social enterprise with strong social and environmental aims, supporting our local community through volunteering and training opportunities and rescuing wood from the waste stream.

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Bottle Caddy - £18.00

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Utility Bracket - £12.00

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Littlefairs Worktop Oil - from £8.95

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Firewood - from £8.00

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Hardwood Spatula - £10.00

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Chopping Boards - £20.00

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Toasty Candles

Toasty Candles is a small independent home fragrance brand started in Gosforth, Newcastle throughout the national lockdowns, where we started experimenting making scented candles. After trialling various plant-based waxes, we eventually settled on an eco and vegan-friendly natural rapeseed wax which was perfect for making scented candles whilst having the smallest possible impact on the environment. 

The rapeseed wax we use for our candles is sourced from rapeseed wax we use for our candles is sourced from rapeseed grown in both the UK and mainland Europe, meaning it doesn’t have to travel half the globe like most soy does – which is predominantly grown on the other side of the globe, with around 80% of the world’s soy being produced in the USA, Brazil and Argentina.

Our reed diffusers are made using a vegan solvent produced from renewable plant-based sources of glycerine and are supplied with high-quality rattan reeds. All our products are shipped in plastic-free cardboard boxes using kraft paper tape and shredded cardboard which can be recycled or composted.

With fragrances ranging from fruity to floral to woody and everything in between, there’s plenty to choose from. Our candles make perfect stocking fillers or even as a Secret Santa gift! Our new Christmas collection features colourful patterned labels and will have your house feeling festive in no time – why not light a Gingerbread candle, sit back and relax with a cup of hot chocolate and get Toasty this Christmas?

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Cola Cubes Scented Rapeseed Wax Candle - from £6.49

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Linen Fresh Scented Rapeseed Wax Candle - from £6.49

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Christmas Spice Scented Rapeseed and Coconut Wax Melt - £4.50

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Winter Woodlands Scented Vegan Reed Diffuser - £12.49

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Gingerbread Scented Rapeseed Wax Candle - from £6.49

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Mulled Wine Scented Rapeseed Wax Candle - from £6.49

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Sonosynthesis Macrame

Sonosynthesis Macrame is a Newcastle based, female run business, specialising on creative use of macrame.

Charlotte has created a gorgeous range of products, from magazine racks (proud to have on in HLN HQ), hanging planters, wall hangings and much more.

Not only does Charlotte make these fantastic pieces for us to buy, she also offers workshops and DIY kits, so you can make your own one-of-a-kind piece for your home.  

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Plant Hanger DIY Kit - £16.00

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Wall Planter DIY Kit - £18.00

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Ready Made wall planters - £20.00

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Large Macrame Plant Hanger - £40.00

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Woven Moon - £28.00

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XL Macrame Weave Wall Hanging - £165.00

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Lauren Young Illustration

Lauren’s work is influenced by  the County Durham and Northumberland countryside, and her illustrations are vibrant, full of colour and detail. Lauren’s cards, gifts and homeware will brighten anyone’s day. 

As a lover of the stunning British countryside Lauren knows how important it is for us to protect our environment, because of this all of her products come from British suppliers, she stays away from single use plastic, and even prints her cards on seed paper which after use you can plant and grow beautiful wildflowers.  

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Pack of 10 plantable Christmas cards - £16.50

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Wildflower Makeup Bag - £12.00

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Bee tea towel - £9.00

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Hare Velvet Cushion - £32.00

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Pack of 5 Land Rover Christmas cards - £10.00

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Bee make up bag and wipe set - £18.00

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Penny and Meriwether

Penny and Meriwether is a local brand offering super high-quality personalisation of coffee kits, reusable cups, and more.

Coffee is their speciality, offering all sorts of fantastic coffee paraphernalia from carry cups to mugs that keep your coffee hot…

Plus they can write your name all over it so nobody drinks yours by accident! It’s not just coffee supplies though, Penny and Meriwether also offer products for pets, so you could get your dog a special bowl… Laura and Rosie both have one for their loyal hounds. Keep an eye out for their new range of Christmas ornaments as well. 

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Ember Mug - £99.95

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Fetcher Dog Treat Tin - £10.00

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Milk Pitcher - £10.00

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TOPL Reusable Coffee Cup - £30.00

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Stainless Steel Cup - £7.00

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The Cocktail Set - £45.00

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Olive and Myrtle

Olive and Myrtle is an Aladdin’s Cave of treasures – sourced from all over the world, and carefully curated by founder Emily.

Based in the lovely Northumberland town of Bellingham, you can shop online with Olive and Myrtle but we recommend a visit to the shop for the full experience.

Many of the products Olive & Myrtle stock are sustainably sourced; are fair trade and each has its own story to tell.

From Indian furniture and artisan jewellery to bars from Yorkshire chocolatiers, felt decorations handcrafted in the Himalayas to bowls hand-turned on our doorstep here in the North East 

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Jasmine Organic Wax Melts - £4.99

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Bourbon Biscuit Sterling Silver Necklace - £35.00

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Christmas Mouse Felt Decoration - £9.95

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Christmas Pudding Dark Chocolate Bar - £2.95

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Charity Christmas Cards Reindeer Greetings Pack of 6 - £4.75

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Thank You Bee Cards (14) - £7.99

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Marehalm

Marehalm is the destination for Scandinavian style homeware, gifts and hand-crafted jewellery here in the North East. 

The inspiration behind all the beautiful products you can find at Marehalm has been drawn from the shores of the pair’s homeland – quite literally, in fact, as ‘Marehalm’ is the Danish for ‘lyme grass’, found in the windswept dunes of the west coast of Denmark.

You can shop online and Marehalm even offer a free gift wrapping service.

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Jul Scented Candle - £45.00

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Large Felt Mistletoe Wreath - £15.00

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Black Velvet Bee Pouch - £28.00

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Sheepskin Hot Water Bottle Cover - £26.00

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Tomtebod Nisser (various sizes) - starting from £18.00

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Felt Magnolia Branch (two colours) - £15.00 each

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By Pelcia

By Pelcia is a local small handmade business run by Paulina.  Created out of curiosity about the creative world and boredom of the first lockdown, started as a hobby that has quickly turned into a second job for its owner.

By Pelcia work with polymer clay and jesmonite focusing on producing as little waste as possible to provide unique products for those who try to do their best for our planet.

Some of their polymer clay products are heavily inspired by nature. Using botanicals to imprint designs on clay and incorporating driftwood in wall hangings, makes their products a perfect gift for those who love to bring elements of nature into their homes. Their wide range of earrings and home decor items makes it perfect one-stop place to shop for gifts this festive season.

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Floral grey set wall hanging and jewellery dish - £27.00

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Oval trinket tray - £14.00

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Beige driftwood wall hanging - £30.00

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Haier - Wine Cooler - £550.00

The Corbridge Larder - Cooks Hamper - from £60.00

Sandersons - Le Creuset Casserole Dish in Flint - £275.00

Isle Handcrafted - Candle and Diffuser Gift Set - £28.00

Electric Mash Maker - £42.99

Abi Overland - Prints - from £20.00