Building a community of British makers
We're building a community of British makers – combining our design skills with their craft to make unique British made products.
We believe that producing on a smaller scale is an ethical investment in community, people and the environment.
We want every home in Britain to be part of the story.
A modern day David and Goliath
Once a upon a time, there were high streets with green grocers, butchers, bakers and even some candlestick makers – people who made things in their community – craftspeople who cared about what they made and knew their customers. These shops were hubs of the community.
Now there are high streets filled with chains, supermarkets and shopping centres usually anonymous and definitely boring.
Hand crafted has been swapped for mass produced, local materials for cheap plastics, interesting ideas for design with no depth.
Well made things that were handed down have been replaced with disposable fashions and cheap junk for the home that solved problems you didn’t even know you had.
The fight is on.
At Lane, we make a range of things for the home – all handmade at our workshop or by a community of UK makers and artists who care about what they do, how they do it and what it means.
We use local materials that are natural, innovative, ethical, long lasting and traceable. We’re not out to exploit people on the otherside of the world.
This was once normal, now its the exception, we want it to be normal again. We call this ‘Future Folk’.
We may be small, possibly insignificant, and the odds are completely against us, but we’re staking everything on it. They are Goliath, we are David.
Pass us that rock.
If you think you can help us do it better, do get in touch, we’d appreciate your knowledge & ideas.
Joff Casciani, Creative Director