Our Story

The Lime Tree Design journey began with our founder, Kate, and her love of vintage jewellery and passion for making the everyday beautiful. Along the way Julia, Ella, Tracey and Celia joined, making up our small workshop team. If you follow us on social media then you will know that our extended family of needlewomen who are scattered around our Nottinghamshire village are a crucial part of the business, as well as our workshop dog Wellie!

Over the years we have designed an original range of jewellery which has been inspired by our travels around the world, nature and of course the vintage pieces we have discovered. We have also curated a successful range of home and personal accessories which continues to grow year on year and now features lavender sachets, tea towels, hankies, bandanas and our newest addition - kimonos.

We are passionate about supporting other small businesses, such as those featured on our site and also participate in charity events. We also plan to have a range of specially selected products where a proportion of the sale is donated to relevant charities. We are currently aiming to make what we do as eco friendly, sustainable and as ethical as possible, whether that’s with our product sourcing, packaging or energy consumption.

We take pride in working with small workshops in the world renowned Birmingham Jewellery Quarter where our lockets are made by hand and our charms are cast and plated. Our chains are made in Italy by a family run business who have been in the industry for generations.

In 2019 we visited Rajasthan for the first time where we were introduced to amazing local craftspeople. We now work closely with a small jewellery workshop and hand block printing specialist. Our block print fabric was designed in our studio and taken to production in Jaipur. We are so excited about this new venture and look forward to expanding the collection.