Orwell and Goode are a smiley duo of designer printmakers based in a stunning location in the Scottish Borders and working from two beautifully converted stable blocks. The pair make an interesting combination which is evident in their creations.
Mrs Orwell (Zuzana) and Mrs Goode (Bronagh) met in 2008 when Mrs Orwell taught Mrs Goode how to silk screen print. They became great friends and while on holiday in Ireland together late 2010, they had the idea for ‘Orwell and Goode’. Liking how it sounded like “all well and good”!They launched at their first trade show in April 2011, Orwell and Goode has grown from strength to strength ever since. But there has been a little more to the story they had been keeping a secret for the first two years of business, Mrs. Goode was also in the Royal Air Force working as a mechanical engineer on Tornado aircraft in Lossiemouth, Moray . Both ladies where working the business every spare hour they had. During these first difficult 2yrs, Mrs.Orwell had her first baby and Mrs.Goode served a 4mth tour in Afghanistan (overlapping the birth of little Hamish!).
Roll on to 2013, Mrs.G completed her 12yr contract and Mrs.O had her second child (Giles), they took on two members of staff and two interns, launched 3 new collections, 5 new additional products and won an award at Top Drawer for ‘Best New Product’!
2014; Mrs.G moved house to the Borders to work in the main office alongside the studio every day, the 5hr commute was getting too difficult. OAG now have over 80 stockists in the UK and Europe and have extended their collections to furnishing fabric and wallpaper. You can also find Orwell and Goode patterned window blinds in John Lewis stores. 2016 see the business take their wares to exhibit at the Interiors Lifestyle trade show in Tokyo, Japan. Now selling in Europe, Japan, Taiwan and USA.
Inspired by Scotlands rich landscapes, its wildlife, that notorious 'grey light' and even its weather!
ogether along with their very talented team they design, hand print and make the most beautiful of creations for living, loving and giving.