Handpicked, beautiful British design and how to find it.

October 09, 2017

Handpicked, beautiful British design and how to find it.

Tired of trawling through endless websites, Pinterest posts or Instagram accounts looking for something different?


Don’t worry, relax, I am passionate about uncovering these gems so you don’t have to spend days doing it yourself. Inspiration comes from everywhere. I have learnt to keep my eyes and ears open wherever I go, whoever I speak to and whatever I read. Trade shows, Instagram and your recommendations are all fantastic sources of interesting products.


Instagram discoveries

What a fantastic source for finding interesting products. All hail Instagram! If you aren’t already on it, you’re missing out, it’s so easy and fun. Come and join us: follow The Mantique and you’ll see what I mean. Instagram is where I found the fantastic Rachel Mynott: a Bristol based artist and designer who makes beautiful silk scarves.

 Rachel Mynott British designer of silk scarves and pocket squares available at The Mantique Winchester

Working with the designers

Rachel’s designs were so beautiful, I knew you would love them. When I found her, she was only making ladies scarves so I asked her whether she could adapt them. We now have a range of beautiful silk pocket squares designed exclusively for The Mantique customers. I am so excited to share the finished designs with you. We have a collection of three different colours and designs, hand drawn by Rachel and printed here in the UK. The designs have been inspired by Rachel's love of exploring forgotten garden paths. You can see the full collection by following the link.


Behind the scenes of British artist Rachel Mynott, designer of 100% silk scarves and pocket squares, available at The Mantique Winchester

100% Silk pocket square, exclusively designed for The Mantique Winchester by British designer Rachel Mynott

You’re my inspiration

The love and passion you have for stylish British design is at the heart of The Mantique and we are as passionate about it as you are. I love your recommendations. The Mantique is constantly evolving and a lot of that is down to your feedback. Keep it coming, the more suggestions the merrier. It means the products on offer are exactly right for you.


Do get in touch if you'd like to recommend a new brand, you can email me direct at liz@themantique.com otherwise pop into the shop for a cuppa and a chat!

I hope to see you soon!

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