MEET THE MAKER
Hi I am Lauren, owner, maker and creator behind The Tinkerporium, it's nice to meet you and welcome to my store.
A few little things about me, well I draw, play TTRPG's, I love films, gaming (board games, computer games and rpgs), anime and good fantasy stories. All of these things inspire my different fabric and graphic designs.
I started The Tinkerporium as a Steampunk hat and accessory making shop, back in 2014, but when Covid hit in 2020 I made a few massive changes, which have worked out really well. I had already been drawing more and had started creating surface designs which I had always wanted to try doing so I just carrried on and here I am now drawing and making.
All the best, I hope you find what your looking for.
All drawn and created especially for my products.
I love to make sure my customers are really happy.
Consciously sourced clothing & materials.
Helping the planet as much as I can.
It's really important to me that all the artwork I use for my products is drawn by me. I feel that it is so easy to buy some fabric you like, make some items out of it and forget that an artist designed that fabric. I wanted to make sure that what I made was unique to me and that meant that the surface pattern needed to be mine as well.
I create drawings, surface designs and graphics from scratch using the power of my imagination and my years worth of art skills (that I am still working on).
I am inspired by fantasy stuff
WHAT I USE
I use a Huion Drawing tablet and Clip Studio Paint to create my designs.
Well we believe that it is very important to be unique and to express yourself the way you want to. If that's with brightly coloured fantasy inspired stuff then welcome to the club.
We also just love colour it really helps brighten our day, so our aim is to give you something quirky and individual using our designed fabrics that are not sold anywhere else.
how we create happy customers
* Made and finished in Europe
* Printed in the UK
* OEKO-TEX 100 certified polyester canvas - they have been independently tested to ensure they do not contain over 300 harmful substances. The certification covers every stage of production up until the point it reaches our printers.
* Printed using OEKO-TEX Eco Passport certified ink - they have been printed using OEKO-TEX Eco Passport certified ink. This means they have been independently checked to ensure they do not contain chemicals that are harmful to human health.
We choose our clothing print companies and manufacturers very carefully as We like to feel that their ethos is similar to ours.
We want to be able to give you both a great fitting piece of clothing and a well printed item that will last.
Our clothing is ordered on demand and sent straight to you from our printers, this helps to lower the items carbon footprint as well as making sure there is not an overload of items that may not sell.
Here at The Tinkerporium the environment and our footprint are very important to us. We are not fans of disposable fashion and so we aim to make our products strong enough to last by choosing longer lasting more durable fabrics, double stitching the hems and reinforcing the straps, making the items last longer.
We also aim to work with suppliers and wholesalers who are equally eco conscious and source clothing and materials that are created with as little impact as possible or use creative solutions from reusing, reducing and recycling.
We may not always be able to do this but it feels good to try and make a change.
NO ISSUE ECO PACKAGING ALLIANCE
We have joined Noissue's Eco Packaging Alliance to support the use of eco friendly, bio degradable and recyclable packaging to help the environment. For every order with Noissue they will plant a tree on your behalf.
At the Tinkerporium we are doing our best to send out all our orders in eco friendly packaging.
So far all our outer packaging envelopes and boxes are recyclable, we use recycled paper and paper tape and our clear film bags are bio degradable.