Suffolk Small Business Spotlight: August

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We’re back shining the spotlight on 5 small businesses in Suffolk. If you run a Suffolk business and would like to be featured in a future spotlight, then please send us an email.

Handmade at Bramley Cottage

Libbi Hutchence creates gorgeous pieces of pottery and woven goodies. She loves to spend her time creating beautiful pieces from natural materials whether it be spinning wool, weaving on a hand loom or sitting at her pottery wheel. After browsing through the website, I was in awe at her ‘facepots’ range. These stunning pots have a variety of different faces on them which would be a great addition to your house and garden. The pottery is stoneware (it is fired at 1200℃) and can be used in freezers, ovens and gardens.


Emzo Gift Shop

Founded in 2006 by sisters Emma and Zoe, Emzo is a large gift shop that has a wide variety of gifts, crafts, decor, furniture, accessories, greeting cards and so much more. The store stocks Bomb Cosmetics, Katie Loxton London, Kilner and other amazing brands.

The shop has an in-store cafe where they offer hot and cold drinks, homemade cakes, weekly specials and a variety of meals. There’s gluten free and vegetarian options.

Thrive Collective Pop Up Stores, Helmingham Hall

Artist Megan Rose Clark created Thrive in 2019. It allows independent artists and makers to join the ‘Thrive Collective’ which showcases talent from  all over East Anglia. The work from the artists/makers are showcased in the Thrive curated pop up shops around the region. Thrive is passionate about giving a platform for independent makers, artists and businesses. The current pop up shop is at Helmingham Hall Gardens.

Ali Cat Silver Studio

Want to capture a memory and treasure it? Ali Cat Silver Studio offers individually designed and cast jewellery and keepsakes which are hand-crafted in Suffolk. Memories like hand prints, finger prints, foot prints and even paw prints of your furry friends can be put onto a piece of jewellery. If you’d like a print, you will be sent a straightforward kit to take prints and then return it. You can even have personalised hand stamped items with special wording, dates, numbers and symbols.

Homewood & Rose

Based in Lowestoft, Homewood & Rose is a family-run interiors business with a stunning range of dried flowers. The team source hand-picked furniture from all over Europe with a focus on statement pieces. The store stocks vases, accessories, lighting, wall art and much more.

You can check out our previous Suffolk Business Spotlight here.

About the Author: Chloe Lamb is a Fashion Communication & Promotion student and writer who focuses on fashion, lifestyle, books and mental health awareness. If she’s not writing for her blog then you can find her with her nose in a book!