Hey! I'm Tahlia, founder here at Tahlia Paige. I'm 25 years old, live in South Wales with my lovely assistant, Bink, and you'll usually find me either in front of the sewing machine or with my design tablet in my lap.
How We Got Started
I studied textiles in Uni in Cardiff, where I found surface pattern design, but before this I live really rurally, so naturally found a lot of inspiration in my natural surroundings.Animals and wildlife were seen regularly, and this was actually a reason for starting my business! I noticed I wasn't seeing woodland creatures much anymore, which got me interested in endangered species and what I could do to help.
During the lockdown, I put a trail camera out in my garden, built a little hedgehog house and started waiting. Months later, I finally got a visitor! He was a regular pretty much every night until the cold came, I used to watch him cronch his biscuits, trip over his food bowl and potter around at all hours.
He's actually the hedgehog you see trotting sideways in my hedgehog pattern!
I wanted to use my designs to raise awareness, and this is what I did when I built my product collection. Now, I also have a partnership with the PTES, supporting hedgehogstreet.org.I aim to provide gorgeous gifts to you, whether that be for gifting on or keeping for yourself, that are useful and pretty, which also raising awareness of the lovely species we feature, and perhaps you'll even find a way to keep these animals in your own garden!In the future, I'll be working on new products to go along with what you already have, new patterns with lovely species to learn about, and more partnerships, so a percentage of your payments will go to helping the species we feature.
HANDMADE GIFTS IN UNIQUE PATTERNS, GIVING THE GIFT OF SUSTAINABILITY, STYLE OR CONFIDENCE AT EVERY OCCASION
More about the Brand
Our Brand Values
We aim to offer affordable gifts with gorgeous and unique designs, giving practical items for gifting and putting a smile on the faces that receive them.
KEEP UP WITH WHAT WE'RE UP TO ON THE BLOG
The blog is where I talk about all things gifting, animals, exploring Wales, and more! You'll find animal profiles to read up on the species we raise awareness of and why, interviews with some other small businesses I love, and tips of gifting and gift-wrapping, I know some people are hard to shop for, so I aim to write useful lists to help you find something they need!
The blog is split into categories, to help you find what you're looking for quickly.
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