Hand illustrated map prints wall hangings proudly made in the UK.
Hello, I’m Claire,
I run Little M from my tiny studio at home in Leicester UK whilst also runnning around after my two “Little Ms” Max and Mabel.
I have drawn ever since I was a young child and was fascinated by maps. I would stare at them for hours trying to spot all the places I recognised and dreamed of travelling. As an adult, whenever I visited a new place I would take a sketchbook and doodle all my favourite buildings and streets to keep as a reminder.
Whilst on maternity leave with Max I needed a creative outlet so I started turning those sketches into my map prints. Each map takes hours and hours to complete - especially as I’m usually drawing with a small child on my lap! My collection is growing with more cities and places coming soon.
Because I understand that places can hold special memories or feelings to people, I have created a personalisation option. You can add names, a date or coordinates onto the map which make them the perfect keepsake.
My wall hangings are proudly made in the UK.
Last year I created wall hangings using my map illustrations. I am proud to say they are made in the UK and by purchasing a wall hanging, you are supporting three small UK businesses.
The maps are digitally drawn by me including the type and turned into a vector image ready to print. I then send this image to a local factory that digitally prints the illustrations onto Organic, Unbleached Cotton fabric. The wall hangings are finished with a stitched hem and vegan leather Little M tag.
I chose this factory to work with because of their eco credentials, zero to waste scheme and their policy of paying their workers a fair, living wage.
My wall hangings come with the optional extra of being hung with a wooden hanger. These are made by another local family run business to my design specifications. The hangers are made from sustainable FSC European Birch Plywood and come ready to hang with cotton cord. The wall hangings are kept in place with strong magnets.