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Dapper and Suave

STYLE COUNSEL

In 2015, two stylish gents set up Dapper and Suave. Working out of their HQ in Dorking, founders Rob and Jason (who describe themselves as “makers, stylists and market hosts”) began developing…

ROOT CAUSE

With time on her hands in 2021, passionate flower grower Charlotte Filcek set about realising her dream of cultivating more new local varieties for her community. The story begins with the birth…

Rosemary & Ridgway

MAKING SCENTS

Another brilliantly creative outcome of lockdown times, Rosemary & Ridgway is a home fragrance creator founded by sisters Katie & Vanessa. Although we met them at the Creative Makers Market in Dorking…

Geek Retreat Reigate

PLAY MATES

Turning a love of board games into a thriving business might sound like an unlikely plan, but wherever there’s passion, a world of like-minded souls and eager followers usually shows up. So…

PUTTING DOWN ROUTES

Tom Bacon creates hand-drawn illustrated maps from his home, then sells them on Etsy and Instagram. A self-confessed map-geek – “I could honestly look at one for hours on end, getting lost…

GO WITH THE FLO

Fifteen years ago, Toni Hawkes enrolled in a floristry course to learn the basics of flower arrangements. Little did she know it would form the later foundation for Flos Flowers, her blooming…

VISUAL FLAIR

As a lead stylist for Liberty London, it’s fair to say that Molly has an eye for aesthetics. And after finding herself furloughed last March, she continued down the style route by…

LOVE MEAT TENDER

Nic Betchley bought the former Les Alan butcher shop in Redhill in 2016 after the same family had run it for three generations, going right back to the 1960s. Nic’s old boss…

BIKES & BARISTAS

The cycle cafe phenomenon has really taken a grip over the last decade or so, drawing fixie fans, digital nomads and urban hipsters the world over. But things have taken a different…

LATIN COUTURE

SolloLondon, based in central Reigate, is the new indie in town. Imbued with a whirlwind of enthusiasm and energy that emanates from founder Marlla Church, Sollo offers wearable fashion-forward clothes for women…

GREEN TEETH

Bamboo Club is the passion project of Maggie Charters and her best pal, Kim Cuthbertson. After seeing the statistics on single-use plastic and how devastating these were for the planet, the two…

UNTAMED LUXURY

When Rebecca Black of This Wild House and The Reigate Pop Up worked for Virgin Atlantic, she was forever finding beautiful artisanal pieces wherever she flew. “I’d describe my style as modern…