Up and coming British brand Silver Nutshell was founded in 2019 by designer and maker, Anna Davenport.
Anna began casting shells, seedheads and botanicals in silver as a way to reconnect with nature, the countryside and beaches around our coastline. She says, "Living in the Cotswolds means I’m passionate about nature, wildlife, photography, open spaces and our wonderful planet. Capturing our emotional connection with the natural world means that my customers can wear a piece and be reminded of time spent with family and friends in the great outdoors, going on woodland and coastal walks, in beautiful gardens and on the beach.
As a new brand, I am highly sensitive to our impact on the planet so sustainability and responsible sourcing is at the heart of everything that I do. My packaging is recyclable or reusable, my pieces are cast in recycled silver and my business cards are made from recycled tee-shirts! From the very beginning, I’ve wanted to do more and my small business gives me the perfect platform to share the great work being done by my chosen charity, Whale and Dolphin Conservation. There’s no time to lose so in Autumn 2020, I'm launching a new campaign to donate 2% of sales of my signature pieces to my chosen charity because giving something back is absolutely the right thing to do. And, I’m sure my customers will agree.