What We Do
If you are looking for a pick me up treat or a special meaningful gift Syd&Co is the place to be! Syd&Co gifts are playful,modern and fresh and they are designed to add a big dose of sassiness to your day. They are gifts that will certainly gain a big reaction.
The idea is that Syd&Co is your modern day alternative to Little Miss and Mr Men. There is a style for everyone and something to suit a variety of occasions. I hope that part of the enjoyment of our gifts is choosing from the hand illustrated wardrobes and looks books to create the look and sentiment of yourself or someone special. We also believe in a little bit of magic here, hence you will find an ever growing range of mermaid, unicorn and special power goodies.
How we do it
We pride ourselves that everything is drawn and designed by us! Everything you see starts with a drawing in my sketchbook, then it is individually hand printed. Inspiration comes from everywhere! People, fashion, travel and trends and my own imagination. I have a growing archive of drawings and styles so if you can't see what you are looking for or have a project idea please get in touch.
Behind the Scenes
Syd&Co is a dream come true after a ten year period of teaching design at a local secondary school I finally made the leap of faith and handed my notice in to run my business full time. I couldn't be happier! My beautiful studio is a large room in my old Victorian house. I have two co workers in the room who are Ted & Albert my two cheeky cockerpoo boys. Obviously, they are involved in all the important decision making, but they can mostly be found snoozing and waiting for treats. Syd&Co is definitely a family affair my mum is a star, she is my Graphic Designer and she helps to compile all your orders. My sister is my business acumen. She is brand manager for Topshop but I have future plans to poach her. We are located very near to the Lake District which is why I can often be found up a mountain. I find walking in our beautiful countryside with my two energetic dogs the perfect way to get my ideas in order.