Gone are the days of satsumas and chocolate coins, if you’re on the hunt for stylish stocking fillers, you won’t be short of inspiration at Living North’s Christmas Fairs

We’re showcasing the best of the region’s artisan designers with luxury crafts, clothing, candles and more, all on display at either our York or North East fairs

Craft Sensations – North East 
Laser-cut decorations
Based on a farm in the beautiful Northumberland countryside, Craft Sensations create beautiful laser cut and printed wooden Christmas decorations, both in traditional and contemporary regional ranges. Their regional collection is a particular favourite with customers, capturing the heritage, 
landmarks and phrases that makes the North East so iconic. 

Mani Stone – North East
Cashmere Gloves
Mani-Stone specialises in exclusive, luxury cashmere garments and accessories, all made in Kathmandu, Nepal and sourced directly from Mongolian goats who live at high altitude and as a result, produce cashmere of an exceptionally high quality. Be sure to visit the stall for sumptuously soft gift inspiration. 

Ulvants England – North East
Based in Newcastle upon Tyne, Ulvants specialise in creating luxuriously scented candles and diffusers that are perfect for breathing new life into your favourite spaces. With a range of five beautiful fragrances, their candles and diffusers instantly refresh and boost the scent levels throughout your home.

Swole Panda – North East and Yorkshire 
Swole Panda will be showcasing their range of soft bamboo socks and scarves, available in signature gift boxes for Christmas 2018. Their range of bamboo watches will also be on display, the perfect present for your environmentally conscious friend, who wants to look stylish while saving the planet. 

Powder Butterfly – North East
NE coasters
Powder Butterfly is all about creating beautifully crafted, British-themed gifts, all made right here in the North East. Everything has been designed by their founder Corinne Lewis-Ward, who will be on hand at the Fair to chat about the range and answer any questions you might have. Pop along to their stall to meet the maker and find out more about their exciting products.

Mary Ann Rogers – North East
Northumberland-based artist, Mary Ann Rogers, paints vibrant watercolour paintings full of energy, from an in-depth knowledge of her subject matter. Her studio is surrounded by the wild hills of Northumberland, whose inhabitants, along with her own menagerie of birds, feature in her work. If you’re looking for unique watercolours, postcards and gifts, be sure to visit her stand. 

Oddballs – North East
Based in North Shields, Oddballs is an underwear company with a difference – they’re committed to raising awareness of testicular cancer. The underwear is worn and endorsed by some of the most successful sports stars and celebrities in the world and with part of the money raised from sales going towards their charity - The Oddballs Foundation - you can be sure this is a gift with a difference. 

The London Cashmere Company – Yorkshire
Travel Kit
Sourcing direct from nomadic Mongolian herds-people, The London Cashmere Company uses only the longest cashmere fibres to create luxuriously soft clothing and accessories to fall in love with. Their prices make the products even more lovable, as they bring cashmere directly from the source to you, without any middleman, so the prices are as low as possible. Get your hands on a super-soft bargain when you visit their stand. 

Lakeland Cabinet Company – Yorkshire
Handmade Boxes
Makers of bespoke handmade boxes, furniture and gifts made from sustainable hardwoods, working closely with customers to design and create one off pieces using traditional cabinet making skills. All pieces are made using traditional cabinet makers skills, finished to a very high standard using oil and wax finishes for a natural looking piece that will last a lifetime.

Bear Essentials – North East and Yorkshire
Wooden Watches
Bear Essentials is an eco-friendly clothing apparel and accessories brand that creates unique products made from sustainable materials. Their range of t-shirts, hoodies and sunglasses are perfect for those who want to reconnect with nature and establish an appreciation for what nature has to offer. 

Salisa – North East 
Salisa design their scarf ranges with a feminine palette of colours and unique, distinctive prints in quality fabrics and modern designs. Living North’s Christmas fair will be your first chance to get your hands on their brand new range, and at a special discounted price. 

To see our full exhibitor list click here!

Published in: October 2018

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