About Us

Birdkids, inspired by nature…

Having established a successful career as a stylist, working for various magazines and writing several books, I found myself propelled further and further away from the city until we, as a family decided to settle for a life close to the sea in this very beautiful part of Cornwall. It is the stuff of dreams - where as a family we can indulge a very simple way of life - swimming, sailing, kayaking and plenty of sausage sizzles on the beach.

The shop followed next. bird… inspired by nature opened in 2006. With the support of my husband Graham, Bella & our other fantastic staff we have managed to create a wonderful shop that has quickly found an enthusiastic, loyal following.

Our aim has been to present an ever evolving selection of clothes, toys and gifts mostly for children (although grown-ups will find quite a bit that might interest them too!). The look is contemporary, colourful and refreshing. You will always find a lively mix of products – with the emphasis on beautiful design, great quality and ultimately things that you will want to cherish and pass down to the next generation. Much of the stock is sourced from companies that employ good ethical standards and organic materials.

Many people are curious to know what ‘the inspired by nature’ means. Having lived a country lifestyle most of my life, the beauty of nature has always informed what I do in my creative work. It seemed therefore a natural theme for the shop creating a focus on the kind of goods that I buy… you will find that animals, bugs, butterflies, birds and flowers abound aplenty!

We hope that the website reflects to a degree at least, the ambience of our shop in Fowey. We will attempt to improve as we go along, pulling together a greater selection of our goodies for you to buy online.

Naturally, we will always appreciate any feedback you may have. Likewise, if you come across any inspiring merchandise that you feel would suit the shop then do let us know. We would love to hear from you.

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