The brief story of Red Hand Gang
Hello! My name is Abi Simmons and I am Red Hand Gang.
Red Hand Gang is a small company making and producing gorgeous, colourful homewares and stationery. All the products in the shop are designed, illustrated by me in my busy little workshop in East Oxford, UK.
I design with function, form and fun in mind. I like and keep my design simple and clean, definitely with a nod to my love of Japanese and Scandinavian styles but always with colour!
Red Hand Gang started after I had my first daughter.
I wanted to decorate her room. I had lots of lovely vintage toys and furntiure - mainly from second hand shops and car boots but she liked to see all her dressing up costumes hanging up - so I designed a clothes hanger for her. I made a few more for friends and before I knew it I was making hundreds!!
Since then I have added to the homewares ranges with shelves, clocks, cushions and now, in an exciting new chapter I am designing stationery and patterns. Using my papercut design and screen prints and applying them to cards, notebooks and memo pads and with lots more products in the pipeline!
We are very mindful of our enviromental footprint. We don't use and plastic packaing - everything is recyclable. Our cards are printed on recycled card and come with recycled paper envelopes. Our postcards are riso printed on recycled card too.
Our packaing is ordered and delivered in one big lump so that it is one trip in a big van rather than lots of little ones and I save all the eco filler I get from delivaries and reuse it in your packages.
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