Rose-May is a family-owned independent business. It all began with a stand at our local artisan fair in Helmsley, North Yorkshire selling our award-winning collectors bears. We then started travelling further afield to country and gifts fairs all around the country.
Tracey is the main maker; she draws all the patterns and does all the sewing. Other members of the team can be found manning the stands, servicing the sewing machines, generally keeping everything flowing.
Our range has grown mainly from inspiration of our local area to include gnomes, hedgehogs, hares and sewing kits.
We use traditional methods cutting out by hand and each piece is sewn on vintage Singer sewing machines. We work in small batches, so our range is constantly changing and evolving.
We have continued to grow and now our products can be found in many shops around the country, but we still work the same, sourcing our supplies locally as much as possible, still doing everything in house, and constantly working on reducing our carbon footprint.