About Chloe Gardner
Hello! I am Chloe Gardner and I am based near Edinburgh in Scotland where I live in a very old cottage on a beach. I live with my husband, two children and our lovely fluffy dog Milly. I met my husband many years ago in Brazil and I ended up living in Brazil for 5 years. While in Brazil I wasnt allowed to work so my creative yearning was allowed to escape. We came back to Scotland with three 99-variety beach dogs. The oldest of which was found in the rubbish!
Once back in Scotland we settled in our cottage and I got pregnant. I also started picking up feathers on the beach and leaves from the trees all around us and started making pictures using these treasures! I have two distinct types of art - the colourful, bold and bright which I say is inspired by Scottish nature and Brazilian joie de vivre and then the natural feather, leaf and flower work.
My business just began on its own accord and has grown from the enthusiasm and love people have shown to my smile-inducing designs and the subsequent products. Many of my things have hidden elements to bring extra wonder and surprise be it a lined box for the teatowel or a printed inside (as well as outside) to a washbag. It is very much a family business with my children helping me when they are not at school and my husband being my biggest support! I stock lots of shops in Scotland where my work is more well known and as a small business and self employed I have to work very long hours.
I hope you like my shop and please do get in touch with any questions you have.