Our story

Welcome to Decorator's Notebook

your source of ethical homeware and gifts designed to change lives

Decorator's Notebook is an online home and gift shop where design, quality and ethics go hand-in-hand. We scour the globe sourcing beautiful pieces from fair trade groups, social enterprises and artisan co-operatives to offer you a collection of handcrafted products, which all have an inspirational social story to tell.

We’re Joe and Bethan John, the brother and sister team behind Decorator's Notebook, based in Bristol in the South-West of England. We opened the virtual doors of the Decorator's Notebook shop in autumn 2013 with the dream of making unique and beautiful home accessories from around the world available online, whilst helping talented artisans in developing countries build a brighter future. Bethan’s background as an interior design journalist and Joe’s previous career in e-commerce development help us do just that. 

Decorator's Notebook is always building new partnerships and we aim to continually grow, develop and inspire. As our work reaches ever-further, our shop is the place to discover design-led pieces made by ethical producer groups in Bangladesh, Kenya, Peru, India, Tunisia and Morocco, to name just a few. What began as a small collection of homeware has now expanded to include unique gifts, fair trade jewellery, fashion accessories and, most recently, handmade fair trade furniture.

We don’t think anyone should have to choose between beauty and efficiency, so we've created Decorator’s Notebook to be a more enjoyable way to buy home accessories online. We're incredibly passionate about what we do and love being on-hand to tell you more about our pieces. Orders can be placed easily online and we work with only the most reliable couriers to give you fully-tracked delivery to your home or workplace. Decorator's Notebook delivers to the UK, Europe and the USA quickly and efficiently.

Browse the pages of Decorator's Notebook to find something new and intriguing to weave into the unique canvas of your interior. We always love hearing from you, so please do get in touch and join us on social media to share your thoughts and inspirations...


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