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With every artist exists a deep emotional connection with their artwork. It can be hard to let go after you’ve invested so much time into creating something. The idea behind Illustrate is to offer artists a platform where they don’t have to let go. 

Illustrate is a way for artists to reap the rewards for their art whilst staying true to the fundamental value in retaining ownership and creative integrity.

Illustrate is a growing collective of independent artists & artisans, where customers buy directly from them and we fairly split the selling costs retrospectively. We formed a collective made of both professional artists and artists who create alongside full-time jobs simply for the love of it.


Our Planet

We focus on minimising the impacts of production however we can so that the products sold on Illustrate are as kind to the planet as possible

• Greetings cardsnote & sketchbooks are made from 100% recycled materials

• All water bottles are 100% BPA & toxin free

• We only allow FSC Certifed wood

• All clothing is hand-printed in Bristol & certified by OEKO-TEX, GOTS & the Global Recycling Standard

• Our Illustrate Eco, Scented Candle, Bag & Wallet ranges are completely cruelty free

Investing in

Our future

We also ask why can't a purchase go beyond just doing the least amount of harm? That’s why for every product sold on Illustrate we ensure a positive impact

• Each Note & Sketchbook purchased educates a child for a year

• 10% from each Water Bottle sale goes to Frank Water

• For every PhonecaseSkatedeck Art Deck sold on Illustrate we plant a tree

• Clothing is FWF certified, guaranteeing workers rights.

• We offer a clothing repair service

The foundation

Our goals

• Set-up a Charity Incorporated Organisation (CIO) to best use our profits to aid environmental, social and economic sustainable development

• Operate a completely  plastic free supply chain by 2020

• Become a 50 strong member collective of artists and creatives from around the world


Store Locations


Illustrate Collective