ABOUT US

ELLA

LYDIA

Hello there! I'm Ella! 

 After our trip to Iceland I was so inspired by the slow living lifestyle. My favourite kind of day is slow, cosied up with candles on and a fire lit- Hygge style

Teppi is a way to share my passion for all things Scandi, creative and eco-friendly. I am also the designer and maker of lots of the ceramics you'll find here at Teppi- all inspired by the Icelandic landscape.

 

When I'm not making you'll find me outside or exploring somewhere new! 

Hello! I’m Lydia, lover of long baths, lit candles and all things cosy. I live in Staffordshire with my partner James and our 2 fur babies, Simba + Nala.

 

Since our trip to Iceland in 2017 I’ve been exploring the slow living lifestyle and the simplicities of Scandinavia culture. (Which to my great joy has included baking copious amounts of Scandinavian treats)

 

I’m a huge believer of less is more and love the art of simplicity. I’m also the maker behind the Teppi journal range - a collection that encourages gratitude, appreciation and self love. 

 

Teppi is inspired by the simplicity, adventure and sustainable living that we experienced in Iceland. It’s a collation of all the things we both love and a way to bring the slow living lifestyle in to your homes as well as ours. 

 

Teppi has given me the joy of doing something I love everyday, for which I am so grateful. We’re excited to see where this will take us and we hope you can join us along the way!

 

OUR BACKGROUND

In 2017 we went on an incredible road trip around Iceland. Walking, climbing and generally exploring fulfilled each day, whilst our nights were spent in a remote lodge nestled deep amongst the most beautiful mountains, an hours drive from the nearest shop. 

 

Being so isolated from civilisation, really brought us back to Earth, and gave us a huge sense of calm at the simple reality that we were alone and so far removed from society.

We revelled in the hourly power cuts, which just added to the excitement of the day to day living, deep in this extraordinary Scandi wilderness.

This unique experience helped change our perspective and inspired us to pursue a slower lifestyle in our everyday lives. 

 

On returning home, we had become completely captivated by this beautiful country. From it’s breathtaking landscapes to the slow living aspect of everyday life, we just knew that somehow we had to bring a little piece of the Icelandic experience back home with us.

 

Teppi is a collation and celebration of the Scandinavian lifestyle and the things we love, whilst making a determined effort to be kinder to our planet and the people in it.

It brings us so much joy to do what we love everyday and we’re so grateful to everyone who has helped support our vision!

BEHIND THE NAME

Every shop we visited in Iceland, we kept noticing these gorgeous wool blankets, needless to say we completely fell in love with them and the more we saw them the more we wanted one. 

With only 15kg of luggage and our bags already full to bursting point our logic was telling us it was a no go. 

But of course we didn’t listen to that and both bought one anyway! 

As a result quite a few items had to be sacrificed on the return journey, including both the boys shoes... 

But still the investment ever! 

For us, this is where it all began the memories we shared, and the laughs we had. 

We’ve chosen to represent this in our brand name: Teppi

The Icelandic word for blanket.

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