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Aerende (a-ren-day) An Old English word meaning care or message

Aerende is a lovingly sourced collection of handmade items for your home. All of our products are created in the UK by people facing social challenges. Produced in low-volume batches and designed to improve with age, each purchase from our range of ethical homewares directly supports and provides opportunities for our talented makers.

Our range will enhance your home, yes, but it also treads lightly on the world beyond your door. Hence our strapline of life-improving homewares. By uniting heritage skills with environmentally sustainable materials and ethical business practices, each limited-edition item exemplifies our commitment to beauty, utility and integrity. Welcome to our world.


Patrick Grant

Patrick Grant


Patrick won the British Fashion Council's Menswear Designer of the Year award in December 2010 for his work on E. Tautz. In 2012 he won the...

I found meeting Patrick incredibly motivation

His ability to understand my business model and aesthetic while applying his expertise to try and come up with solutions to issues we'd found challenging was really inspiring. Particularly helpful were his suggestions around efficiency, not just in terms of production process and materials but in terms of streamlined product lines and man hours. This was concrete advice that I can integrate into the way our business operates to maximise our financial sustainability and social impact.

I also liked the suggestion of mapping out scenarios. It can feel as though there is never enough time to run predictions but he showed me how thinking things through from start to finish beforehand can lead to greater productivity/impact/profit.

Thank you so much Patrick!


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