Every item we offer has been individually chosen and tested by the Life & Soul team. We have hunted out each little luxury from independent brands so our gifts can't be found on the high street, making them extra special.
Our brand partners are pretty amazing, so here's a little more information about them all:
Card Nest /
Card Nest / A greeting card and stationery brand, creating a range of contemporary and design-focused cards and gift wrap. Working directly with exciting and talented artists from around the world, Card Nest produces collections of paper goods that bring joy to both sender and recipient.
Conscious Water / Conscious Water are the world’s first flower essences for water. Feeling uplifted and balanced can be as simple as drinking a glass of Conscious Water. Their unique flower essences come as six subtly flavoured positive intentions in individual sachets: Love, Happiness, Sweet Dreams, Rejuvenation, Clarity, and Serenity.
Hammamhavlu / Evolved from the traditional Turkish bath towels, each of Hammamhavlu's ethical hammam towels are woven and hand finished by a family run business in Denizli, Turkey. Using the finest quality Turkish cotton and traditional weaves, these highly absorbent and quick drying hammam towels have a multitude of uses from practical beach towels, sarongs and scarves to easy to carry picnic blankets and stylish tablecloths. Lightweight and versatile, they are a fantastic solution for travel, home and spa.
Hobo Soy Candles / Rachael Clark started making candles as a hobby in 2013 and together with inspiration from an Aussie friend, her travels, living abroad and a love of the outdoors, Hobo Soy Candles was born. Soy wax, made from soya beans is eco-friendly, sustainable and has a cleaner, healthier and longer burn time than traditional petroleum based paraffin candles.
Joe's Tea / Award winning organic teas from the heart of London. The best whole leaf teas and herbal infusions meet good-to-go pyramid tea bags, tastebud-brilliant flavour and proper London passion. All Joe's Tea's are hand-picked and directly traded from organic tea plantations in Sri Lanka. Joe’s award winning tea story, Joe’s Tea Co., was born in 2012 and Joe’s sought after organic blends have since won 20 Great Taste Awards.
Join Store London / Join is an independent fragrance and lifestyle brand founded in 2016 by two candle obsessed sisters. They make natural candles using soy wax, essential oils and recycled packaging. All of Join's candles are handcrafted in small batches at their South East London garden studio, so they know what goes into every product. Their unique fragrances are inspired by Cornwall where they grew up and the range has expanded to include ten fragrances in two sizes. They use vegan, carbon neutral soy wax, cotton core wicks and the finest essential oils for a clean burn and natural fragrance. That way you can enjoy your candle without inhaling any of the nasties that are often found in paraffin wax candle brands.
KeepCup / KeepCups mission is to encourage the use of reusable cups. They do this by delivering sustainably made products that are fit for purpose in the context of a positive global campaign that strives to make a difference to how we think about convenience culture. Since June 2009 they have sold over eight million KeepCups - users have diverted billions of disposable cups from landfill.
Lonetree / Co-founded by sisters Emma Bensalem and Sara Hall, Lonetree offers a curated paper collection that includes cards, wrap, tags and notebooks. Everything they produce is designed in-house and hand foiled from their studio on the edge of the Yorkshire Moors and all their paper is heavy grammage, FSC accredited and most importantly milled here in the UK. They have a faithful and impressive following, including some wonderful stores and galleries, such as Liberty of London, The British Museum and Conran - not to mention many lovely independents in the UK, just like us!
Nathalie Bond Organics / Nathalie Bond handcraft small batches of botanical skincare and essential oil candles, using completely natural and organic ingredients. The range includes soap, lip balms, skin balms, body oils, scrubs, bath salts and candles. Nat runs the company with her husband Andy out of a workshop in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. Together, they are passionate about natural skincare and believe that good business has the potential to make the world a better place.
Raw Halo / Starting small, Raw Halo founder Meg began the business of making organic raw chocolate in 2014 from her flat in West London, devising homemade recipes for chocolate which not only tasted great, but was also glowing with goodness. Driven by her passion for eating well, Raw Halo was born, where organic raw Peruvian cacao meets organic coconut sugar and other natural, plant-based ingredients. The brand is now stocked in prestigious stores around the world, such as Harrods, Planet Organic, Whole Foods Market, and Jones the Grocer.
Sixton London / These guys produce only 500 of each garment, so there's something a little more special about the clothing from Sixton London. They don't do mass production and work with smaller manufacturers who share their ethos - in this case, less is more. They want to create less garments with great quality and beautiful styling. The designs are conceived in their studio on the Stockwell side of Brixton (Sixton).
SkandiDesign / Founded by Gillian Tilson, a qualified Interior Designer based in London. SkandiDesign is known for its beautiful range of luxurious desk essentials that are inspired by Scandinavian fashion, architecture and interiors. All products are designed by SkandiDesign in their London studio flat and are manufactured within the UK to ensure a quality finish.
StephieAnn / Founded in 2014 StephieAnn creates everyday luxuries featuring textile designer Stephie Woolven's artwork printed onto silk. Stephie graduated from Chelsea College of Arts with a First Class Textiles Degree and joined The Princes Trust where she learnt business basics. Each design is carefully thought through featuring Stephie's oil paintings and photography digitally printed onto silk. A StephieAnn silk eye mask is an indulgent treat for those who love to snooze and the Alpaca bed socks are knitted by a British family business originally founded in 1895. Descendants of the family still run the business today! Each sock is embellished with a hand crafted bow. StephieAnn has won numerous business and design awards and is now proud to volunteer as a Prince's Trust Young Ambassador.