Textile Candy is a carefully curated marketplace of joyfully made, design- led gifts, accessories, and home décor.
We aim to; celebrate traditional craftsmanship, empower independent artisans, recognise creativity and support small, purpose driven businesses. We hope to encourage a culture that values fairly and transparently made products that bring joy to makers and shoppers alike.
On an eye opening trip to Ghana in 2017, our founder, Rebecca Lois Burns, met with local artisans to experience the traditional crafts of glass beadmaking and batik wax printing, skills that have been preserved and passed down through generations. The quality and artistry involved in the creation of these products left a lasting impression. Returning to the fast fashion industry after her experiences in Ghana, Rebecca quickly became frustrated with the retail industry. The lack of ethics, murky manufacturing chains and quantity over quality approach led her to leave Switzerland and her Senior Print design role to return to the UK, Textile Candy was born.