Here at Spots and Stripes HQ we are slightly obsessed with spots and stripes and their use in textiles and surface pattern design over the years. We believe they are the building blocks of design, which can be combined in endless combinations to create patterns that are simple and bold, or intricate and understated. We want our patterns to take inspiration from the past yet have a fresh and modern appeal through the use of our bold colour palette and on-trend designs.

We are drawn to those wonderful images of bygone eras that fill us with a sense of nostalgia for a time when things were made to last, where the feeling of owning something beautiful was treasured. For this reason, we want our patterns to evoke 'old school' values and charm but also reflect a modern, yet timeless style. We want everything we create to be beautifully crafted and designed to make you smile.

We pore over archives belonging to influential surface pattern designers from the past and spend many an hour in the V&A Museum. We are inspired by vintage textiles, screen prints, wallpapers and the tactile nature of the fabrics themselves. Fuelled with this inspiration, we aim to create our own unique repeat patterns that embody a look that we have self-named retro elegance.

We are proud to be a British brand, hence we have ensured that all our products are locally made in partnership with specialist manufacturers that share our values. Our cards and notebooks are made with environmentally friendly and responsibly sourced paper and are packaged in recyclable or biodegradable packaging.

We love pattern, all things vintage, championing small business and other female founders, sharing trends, visiting cultural and artistic events and cataloging spots and stripes which appear in many forms. Follow us online to be part of our happy world, which for us, always contains a spot or a stripe.  The joy for us is that they never go out of fashion but simply get reinvented, providing a sense of continutiy in life that we find reasuring and exciting!