Claire Swindale … aka Swin!
With boundless energy I’ve built a reputation for stylish, colourful and imaginative art and design.
‘Fearlessly Fabulous’ has been said.
My mission is to embrace the #kindnessEconomy to the full.
All of my work is made in the UK; my wallpapers and fabrics are printed in Manchester, my book printed in Norwich and my art prints and bespoke scarf boxes are made locally in Woolwich. The beautiful silk scarves are printed in Glasgow. My Furniture up-cycling, I do that myself in South London. Everything on this site is my own design.
To improve my carbon footprint I pledge as a small business to only distribute to the UK. I print my wallpapers and fabrics to order to eliminate waste. I’m also working on reducing my plastic content to zero.
Locally sourced furniture arrives tired and leaves full of gusto, ready for the eclectic world of interiors. Everything is sustainable, built to last and recyclable.
Prepare to be inspired and enjoy browsing my website … I’ve added a Gift Page to help you along with your shopping.
2022 has seen the launch of my shop ‘Blackheath Creatives Shop & Cafe’, surprisingly in Blackheath! Open 7 days a week, showing the work of approximately 15 local designer makers. We have workshops and small socials. Something for everyone. I’m loving the ride. Please come in and say Hello.
07747 567 732
Get straight to my shop.
“You find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London.
No Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life,
for there is in London all that life can afford.” Samuel Johnson
Ben of the Ben Oakley Gallery: “After knowing & working with Swin for many years I can genuinely say she is a thoroughly trustworthy conscientious creative soul and a pleasure to be around. & she didn’t even pay me to say that!!”
“This woman is passionate about her designs, rather wonderfully crazy. We love the drag queen, you feel like you want to bite it!!!” Julia Johnson (Pickwick Papers)
…a feature in The Resident Guide Blackheath 2017.
And a mention in San Francisco Magazine, June 2017. Listed as ‘a Claire Swindale pillow. She’s everything that’s right about English design; a little punk rock, a little in-your-face, not afraid of color, and always an element of taking the piss‘.
The latest piece on my style and design is on the Apartment Therapy website. Fun read.
2012-2020 Ahoy Centre, Greenwich.
2014 todate: The Royal British Legion. 10% of the Kind Thoughts Silk Scarf.
From 2016: I continue to support the Nepal Quake, The Royal British Legion and St Christopher’s Hospice Bromley.
2016 was the 5th year I’d volunteered to Mentor a student in the Greenwich University Business Planning Competition.
2019: All of the above 🙂 & Parkinsons with JBD Sports.
(C) Copyright of all images, designs and content on this site belong to Claire Swindale.