My Ethos

As well as having a passion for colour and design, I have always been conscious of the impact we have on the environment. Because of this I strive to create boxes that are kind to the planet.

When creating boxes from scratch, I choose materials that are environmentally friendly and, where possible, locally sourced. The wood is high quality Scottish hardwood, sourced and milled at a local timber yard in Dunfermline. The wooden legs are hand-turned by a local craftsman. Instead of using foam padding I use wool and cotton felt which is biodegradable.

The unique design collage on the lid of each box is crafted from a variety of different environmentally friendly fabrics. I often use wool from the Isle of Bute, vegan leather and vintage fabrics.

I hate to see vintage sewing boxes heading to landfill, so as well as making new boxes I also rescue these when I can! As with the new boxes, I make sure that the same high quality and environmentally friendly materials are used to transform them into one-of-a-kind designs.

When you buy a Caroline Sewell Design, you are not only buying a hand-crafted unique item of furniture, but also a product made of the highest quality environmentally friendly materials.