in South Lakeland, Cumbria
It is not surprising that a landscape of such astounding natural beauty has inspired so many poets, writers and artists for centuries, from Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter to Romney and John Ruskin.
Today, South Lakeland is home to a vibrant cluster of world-class creative individuals and businesses. The Factory is a creative hub which is leading the way, with the former carpet factory converted into studios, galleries and artists’ work space.
Our colourful creatives include Abbeyhorn, crafting quality goods from natural horn, and Jo Vincent who is an established designer and maker of architectural glass. We are also home to some of the most creative and innovative interior designers in the UK, with Interactive Wallpaper, Sarah Jane Nielsen and Fidget Design all leading in their field.