I would like to give you a little background to Filigree Heart and how it all started….
After completing a Graphic Arts and Design Degree in Leeds, I started working for a small Gift manufacturer in Shropshire. Having worked there in product development, I realised I wanted to be more involved in the product sourcing.
My next move was to take me south, from the Midlands to Warminster, Wiltshire. On my third day as Buyer, I was on a plane to Hong Kong, about to embark on a 4 week sourcing trip which would take me to Hong Kong, China, Taiwan and The Philippines. This is where my passion for gorgeous home products started.
I then followed up this role, with 10 years in multiple retailing, buying Home Accessories and Furniture for Next and Dunelm.
With over 20 Far East buying trips for experience, and a wealth of corporate business knowledge gained from working for two of the most successful Homewares retailers, I decided to set up my own business.
Filigree Heart was started in September 2015, as a retail shop in Birstall, Leicestershire. Also my home town!
This shop is a mix of all my favourite things. I was pretty sure that many other people shared my passion for great quality, unique home and gift products. Since opening, the reception from the customers has been amazing, and the residents of Birstall love THEIR new shop.
The plan was then how to reach further than the villages of Leicestershire, and this website was maybe the answer….
I would like to share my passion for great product, and hopefully this website will give you inspiration for home interiors, or just help you find that great little gift for your best friend.
This year has been an exciting adventure, sourcing products that work individually, or as little collections, allowing you to easily change the style of a room with a few key accessories. Click inspire me! to view a few styling ideas.
I really hope you love the products of Filigree Heart as much as I do…..