ABOUT US

Welcome! We are Jack Heath & Katherine Roberts - the faces behind Utopia Designs. During an epic walk across Northern Spain in January 2020, we decided we wanted to start a new, creative venture together. We launched our little business later in June 2020. 

We believe creativity is something very important and special within all of us. However you express yourself, it's your own personal happy place - your own utopia.

We're always collecting things to create with - sourced anywhere from out in nature to second-hand shops. Continuing the story of a piece of vintage fabric, inlaying a shards of shells found on our travels into reclaimed wood, creating products to help your well-being and more.

 

We are both completely self-taught and enjoy learning and implementing our skills to our original creations. Please feel free to get in touch with any questions or textile/jewellery commissions. 

J&K x

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Sustainability

We strive to be as kind to the environment as we can with our business. All our packaging for online orders is recycled and recyclable, our bags for events are made of recycled paper and our business cards and tags are hand-stamped onto recycled cards.

The materials we use to create our wares are carefully chosen to minimise our impact on the planet. For example; all the wood for inlay jewellery is reclaimed, fabric items are made from either 100% GOTS certified organic cottons, vintage or up-cycled textiles - please see individual item listings for more information. 

We also try to produce zero waste while crafting. All the fabric off-cuts (even down to the last threads!) are saved and used as stuffing in doorstops and other creative projects. Any off-cuts from jewellery making are turned in to more jewellery :) 

Finally all the displays we use at our markets are handmade by ourselves with reclaimed wood. Most comes from a giant pile of pallets we got at our local industrial estate. Jack has been tearing them apart with a crowbar to make our displays since our first market.

Jack is also working on a plastic-eating mushroom project which we will share more about in the future...