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Made in Cornwall

Made in Cornwall

Not Just Made In Britain, Made In Cornwall! 

When we started Cream Cornwall back in 2012, we had a vision for our brand but no money, so we had to make a lot of products ourselves. Luckily both Allison and I have a practical background in textiles, so we did a lot of screen printing, making lampshades, pouring candles and making diffusers. The only thing we couldn’t do was decorate and fire our bone china, but we did think about buying a kiln!

We are passionate about getting our products made in Cornwall and if we can’t get it made here, then we always look for a manufacturer in the UK. The only range that we design that isn’t completely made here is our bone china. Ironically, it’s made from china clay shipped to China from the UK, then shipped back as plain white pieces. We have our decals printed and then the china is decorated in Stoke-On-Trent.
But what I want to tell you about is what we get made in Cornwall. We’ve got a great team of makers all live within an eight mile radius of our studio in Falmouth.  We always get compliments about the quality of our cushions, lampshades, washbags etc and that’s because they are such perfectionists and we never have to worry about quality control as we know that everything they make is perfect. It’s also important to us to know who makes our products and that they are paid accordingly.
So here’s who turns our dreams into reality.
Our Makers
We have a great team of creatives who make everything from our cushions, table linen, and tea towels to our range of wash bags and pencil cases. We have the fabric digitally printed then cut and sewn. Keeping all this organised is almost a full time job, but we have a great team supporting us. It’s very rewarding to be able to say that our products are made not only in Britain, but in Cornwall.
Lee is one of our sewers and her she is cutting velvet for the backs of our cushions
Our Candles
Our beautiful candles are poured into the line china beakers by The St Eval candle company in north Cornwall. We began by making the candles ourselves, but as they got more popular we weren’t able to keep up with the demand! We knew we wanted to keep them made as close to home as possible and were lucky to find St Eval to help. With their state of the art facilities and great attention to detail we knew we’d be happy with the end product and you, our customers love them.
Our Lampshades 
These are our best selling products and are made in our studio located above our flagship Falmouth store.We have the panels digitally printed in Staffordshire,which are then handed to our talented team of makers in order coproduce the final product. With such a large range of designs and stylist would be impossible to have them all out on display at once, so we keep everything we need to make them to orders quickly as possible.
There are many more products that we produce that are Made in Britain and we will be telling you more about them soon.


We have had lampshades , cushions, chairs, etc from Cream, all beautifully made, and are delighted to see them on seating at The Haven in Lymington, when visiting friends , and always tell people where they come from! We are in Mylor and proud to say that the pile of cushions on our sofa and many lampshades are from Cream…..
The family holiday let on Flushing is fortunate to have chairs and cushions, too, which get much admiration from guests . Nothing like quality! Thank you,Cream , but please could you tell me why the Truro shop has closed , please?

Fiona Visick

Are you able to make lampshades in client supplied fabric?

Andie Smith

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