207 – Celebrating the North of England’s creativity and manufacturing, Charlotte Raffo, The Monkey Puzzle Tree

Charlotte Raffo, The Monkey Puzzle Tree podcast

Take heed to this episode of the Make it British Podcast (45:26)

Charlotte Raffo is the founding father of The Monkey Puzzle Tree, a homeware enterprise that creates award-winning, artist-designed materials and wallpapers with a twist and a conscience.

Working with artists and designers to supply essentially the most lovely assortment of merchandise, Charlotte’s model makes all the things inside a hundred-mile radius of Leeds.

The enterprise has additionally just lately gained two awards for its design and innovation –  a Guildmark for his or her cork wallpaper, and ‘Greatest in British Product Design’ award on the Brit Checklist Awards.


  • [03:02] Charlotte’s background and why she arrange her personal enterprise
  • [10:20] How the model works with native artists
  • [12:01] Why Charlotte chooses to not observe traits and work with artists with distinctive types
  • [14:41] How Charlotte goes about deciding on the materials, processes and producers to make use of to make her merchandise
  • [23:37] The commerce exhibits Charlotte attends and why she sees that as an necessary method to market her enterprise
  • [32:54] Why Charlotte believes it’s important to put money into your enterprise for the long run
  • [42:05] How the identify of the model took place

Extra The Monkey Puzzle Tree

Charlotte Raffo on Instagram

Monkey Puzzle Tree Web site

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