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Shopper’s Diary: Sparrow & Co. in Glasgow

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Shopper’s Diary: Sparrow & Co. in Glasgow

Julie Carlson March 24, 2011

Samuel Sparrow studied at the Glasgow School of Art and worked for Ikea and Habitat; he recently struck out on his own with Sparrow & Co., a collection of handmade products from around the globe—Morocco, Uzbekistan, Asia, Central America, Wales, England, and, of course, Scotland. He'll be offering his wares online in the next month or so; until then, a small selection of his products are available on Etsy.

Above L: Welsh Tapestry Cushion; each cushion is limited edition and made from vintage fabric woven over 40 years ago at the Derw Mill in Pentrcwrt, Wales; £50. Above R: Sparrow & Co. Sheepskin Rug; made from rare breeds, produced in the UK and tanned using an environmentally friendly process; £75 at Etsy.

Above L: Moroccan Pouf; handmade in Marrakech and available in brown or metallic gold leather; £65. Above R: Sparrow & Co. Notebooks with cover illustrations by Debbie Powell; £4.95 for two.

Above: Sparrow & Co. Lantern; handmade from recycled tin; £10.

Above L: Sparrow & Co. Fair Isle Cushion Cover; handmade in Shetland, Scotland; £45. Above R: Sparrow & Co. Notebooks with cover illustrations by Debbie Powell; £4.95 for two.

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