What is Form Lifestyle Store?
We are an online (and now also bricks and mortar) lifestyle store which aims to showcase products from independent designers and makers both in the UK, and further afield. We believe in celebrating and promoting the makers and craftsmanship behind the products. We are always transparent as to where our products have come from, who they have been made by, and would never sell a product without crediting the maker. We chose the word 'form' based on it's definition; the visual shape or configuration of an object.
Who are you?
We are Elly and Harry. We love design and believe in supporting small brands and traditional craftsmanship. We both come from creative backgrounds and appreciate the time and thought-process that has gone in to all of our makers' work. Elly works on sourcing and contacting independent makers, our product photography and our 'Made by Form' products, Harry works as a graphic designer and has designed our website and branding. We love plants and live in an apartment crammed full of greenery, along with our Italian Greyhound pup Rudy and cat Sausages.
Where are you based?
We recently moved to Manchester, after studying and living in London for most of our lives, and we love it here! Our new shop has just opened in Manchester's Northern Quarter, nestled amongst lots of other small, independent businesses.
Where are your products made?
The majority of our makers are based here in the UK and their products are British made. We have some makers who are based overseas in Copenhagen and San Francisco and their products are produced in these countries. Our own products are made by hand by us here in Manchester. All of our products have been selected for their quality, attention to detal and consideration for traditional crafsmanship.
Do you sell plants with your pots and plant hangers?
Our online store currently only sells our plant hangers, and plant pots, without plants. Our new shop sells pots and hangers with or without plants. We also pop-up at artisan markets accross Manchester, where we sell our own handmade plant hangers along with terracotta/hand-painted pots and a selection of plants.
I am a designer, would you stock my work?
We are always looking out for designers and makers to work with in the future. We like to work with others who think similarly to us, creating quality products that are built with care and made to last. If you think that your work would sit well in our store please send us and email with a little about yourself and images/link to your work to firstname.lastname@example.org
How much does your delivery cost?
To keep things as simple as possible, we have a flat rate shipping fee of just £4 for standard delivery. You can also collect your order from our store in Manchester City Centre, for free.
When will I receive my order?
Your order will be packed and sent out the same or next day, depending on the time of your order but may take slightly longer during busy periods. The postal service we use aims to deliver within 3 working days, but please note it could take up 5 working days. If your order is urgent, we also offer a next day delivery option. See full delivery details here.
Do you accept returns?
Yes we do, you can view our full returns details by clicking here.