We've been visiting Fred Aldous ever since we were kids and it is the first port of call for every creative we know, which is why we are delighted that The School of Life products are amongst all of the lovely stationery and gifts in their shop.

This Manchester institution began in 1886 with a cotton mill worker called Fred who decided to import cane, willow and yeast, to sell to the cotton traders and master brewers of Manchester. Fast forward to the present day and Fred Aldous Ltd has grown into a wonderfully presented store that stocks more than 25,000 products, which are shipped all over the world.  

We're inspired by the way Fred Aldous have developed through the years; continuously encouraging creativity and craftsmanship. We hope the School of Life products will be a wonderful addition to the studios, offices and homes of their customers.

See a wonderfully executed timeline of their history by clicking HERE