With an aim to create things that make you smile and remind you of the beauty in nature, Morkio’s Garden founder Emily Reader creates sustainable things to cherish using the most recycled and eco materials possible. After studying printed textiles at university, it was Emily’s 6-year long stay in Japan teaching young children art that inspired her to develop her illustrative style further, which coincides with a particular focus on connecting people and the planet together. The brand name itself combines Moriko (森子) is a Japanese girls name made of Two Kanji - Mori 森 (Forest) and Ko 子 (child). A sense of youthfulness that relates back to our own inner child is prominent throughout Morkio’s Garden creations, from wall art and greetings cards painted with sustainable inks, to organic cotton handmade fabric pouches; but most importantly everything that Emily creates do not leave a trace or conscience behind them. Part of an ever-growing collective of independent makers and brands that are working hard to create considered consumer goods that reduce waste and raise awareness for the crisis of consumption the UK is currently facing, Moriko’s Garden designs are all made in the UK using locally sourced materials where possible.