But until we picked it up from the store we didn’t know where it was made. Surprise, surprise there was “Made in China” on the label!
I must admit I liked the shade so much I thought we’d let this one go and keep it!
Google served up very little results but I did find Imperial Lighting, a family run manufacturing company in Devon. They have a number of children’s lampshades and the one that caught my eye was the Heart Pendant shade (£18). The only disappointing thing was the delivery charge of £8.50 taking the total for the lampshade to £26.50!
I then decided to search the UK makers directory on the From Britain with Love website and found quite a few British lighting specialists.
Helen Rawlinson designs, prints and makes lampshades in London. This lovely Shapes and Things lampshade (£45) in powder pink or white is ideal for a nursery. She has also designed ABC lampshades too in many different colours – check out the Children’s Lampshades range here!
Bay Design in Hertfordshire has a collection of handmade lampshades including fabulous hand painted and ribbon wrapped lampshades. I liked the Daisy Pink lampshade for £34.
Hannah Nunn is based in Yorkshire and makes beautiful paper cut lighting inspired by nature and I love this Cow Parsley lampshade (£57).
So back goes the Next lampshade and then the only problem is trying to choose one from the UK made ones I’ve found here!