Ellie uses her colourful, hand-drawn, painted and geometric illustrations to make sustainable homewares and paper goods, with the aim of bringing smiles to people's faces and keeping the planet happy. She takes commissions, sells her work online and through a growing list of stockists around the UK.
WHERE IT ALL BEGAN
At the age of 7, Ellie pestered her local MP for glass (yes, glass!) bottle recycling. It worked! And from then on, campaigning for a fair respect for nature has been an integral part of her life. In 2009 Ellie published an indie magazine called EggMag, to encourage people to live ethically without living less. The mag closed it's last page in 2011, and after having two amazing babies, the world of planet-trashing product REALLY got her goat once again. Ellie set up her eponymous brand in 2017, selling sustainably made, 100% recycled cards with no plastic wrap. It proved popular, so the range has expanded to include a selection of useful and made-to-last wares, tote bags and paper goods.
In 2019 Ellie also set up The Shift, which offers bite-sized tips for greener living. Check it out if you're after some easy to manage changes you can make to contribute to a more stable climate.
With a degree in fine art and a background in graphic design, Ellie's characterful creations are an amalgamation of both disciplines. There's nothing she loves more than making someone smile with an image. A love of the natural world, colour and shape - mixed with a good dash of character - is what makes Ellie's illustrations so engaging.
Ellie will only ever make products that are useful and made-to-last. Single-use is not in her vocab! The materials used to print on are always recycled or made in a genuinely sustainable way, and reproduced using environmentally conscious printing companies. All packaging used is upcycled, recycled, recyclable or biodegradable; right down to the corn-starch pockets for prints and cotton or wool twine used for grouping cards. She also loves to sell her cards naked! oooOOOOooooh.
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At the end of each financial year, Ellie donates 5p from EVERY item she's sold in that time to five chosen environmental platforms. They are the Soil Association, the Woodland Trust, Marine Conservation Society UK, City to Sea and Just One Tree.
(For various reasons, I am not allowed to use the logos of the other charities)