October 24 2023 – Mercantile London
From a new generation taking the design lead in a Scandinavian jewellery brand, a sustainable candle company celebrating Irish design with twenty years of small batch production, to a family business drawing on their Basque heritage to produce hardwearing rainwear, these are just three of the new brands that have been selected for the Autumn Winter season here at Mercantile, bringing something fresh and new to the offer.
Hultquist Copenhagen is a Danish jewelry company founded by Anne Hultquist back in 1980. In 2018, the younger generation Ida and Martin Hultquist started in the family business, where they brought their own vision to the company with a fresh, new jewellery collection .
As the company's designer, Ida has managed to turn Hultquist into a young and colorful jewelry brand, combining modern touches with classic silhouettes, and a simple Scandinavian expression. The design of the jewellery reflects Ida's interests through nature, art and architecture.
Each piece of jewelry is handmade and produced in high quality sterling silver and plated with 18 carat gold, often combined with freshwater pearls, precious stones, glass pearls and cubic zirconia. Contemporary in design, with the mix and match styling that Scandi brands love so much, the collection includes statement single earrings to match with your everyday pieces and rings made to stack, have more than a touch of romantic nostalgia.
FieldDay was created in 2002 when Alix, from County Down was inspired to capture and bottle the native scents from the fragrant fields of her Irish countryside. Growing for over 20 years, she has a small knit team (with the oldest member just celebrating her eightieth birthday) she is more passionate than ever about the great Irish outdoors and creating fragrances that soothe and inspire. The fragrances celebrate Ireland’s wildflowers, particularly the ordinary and especially 'weeds'. Gorse, honey, blackberries, tea leaves and nutmeg, are just some of the fragrance notes you’ll find in this seasons offer.
In a world obsessed with making things quicker, where immediacy is all that matters, Field Day put in the thinking, the ingredients and, above all else, the time to create beautiful fragrances that soothe and inspire. Mass production, this definitely isn't. All of the candles are hand poured in small batches at FieldDay HQ in County Down. Candle making is an art, and like all good things, take time. Each one of the candles is double-poured by chandlers Ella and Esther. It’s an old fashioned, slow process that can’t be rushed, but they believe you’ll see the difference in how their candles burn and throw scent around your home.
FieldDay prize their wild places, beaches and fields and believe that business should be a force for good in helping to conserve these places for future generations. That's why they are doing their bit to conserve Irish wildlife and habitats under threat by supporting Ulster Wildlife.
Vegan and cruelty free, the candles come with a paper seed lid infused with wildflower seeds to grow; plant them in the candle vessel they came in or any recycled container you may have to do your bit to encourage the wildlife in your own little area.
TANTÄ are a family business based in the Basque Country of Spain, with more than 30 years of experience producing raincoats. As a company, they draw heavily on their own heritage, TANTÄ meaning drop in Basque. Represented in over 800 stores across Europe, The brand was launched in 2018 based on the mission to design and supply high quality 100% waterproof and colourful rainwear at competitive prices.
They strongly believe that carefully crafted products in durable materials and timeless design is the most sustainable solution, creating hardwearing/working basics for a practical wardrobe classic that you will turn to again and again.