“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful” – William Morris
Also the Bison was founded by London-based designer Maddie Chambers following graduation from her MA in Fashion, during which she studied the designs and working practices of William Morris, and his daughter May Morris. These working practices have become the foundation of our business and what we believe in:
Design – Maddie hand paints all the bright, whimsical designs which gives each piece an artisan quality that cannot be replicated by digital colouring.
Recycling – we aim to have as little environmental impact with our products as possible. We use the finest natural materials, that can be recycled to lengthen their lifespan, wherever possible, staying away from harmful synthetic fibres.
Sustainability – we use digital print rather than screen printing which uses fewer harmful dyes that can pollute our waterways.
Ethical Production – we support modern craftspeople, we work with other small businesses in the UK to produce our collections so we can be sure that our production is ethical.
Practicality – we ensure that our products are not only beautiful, but useful, and can be treasured for years to come.