The Sophie Allport Story
In the Beginning 2007...
Sophie Allport is a celebrated British homewares and lifestyle brand founded in 2007.
Homewares and lifestyle brand Sophie Allport was founded in 2007 by designer Sophie and her brother Jem. As a British family favourite, Sophie’s country living and wildlife-themed products have quickly gained a national following over the years - putting a fun, diverse range of products at the heart of over 900 UK outlets and 2,000 official stockists worldwide. A decade after inception, Sophie’s first bricks and mortar shop opened in the historic town of Stamford, Lincolnshire, and in 2019 Sophie opened her second shop and outlet in the English market town of Bourne.
Inspired by her love of nature, Sophie creates and paints all of the company’s product designs from her countryside home in Lincolnshire. Sophie’s work is a celebration of wildlife, the British countryside, and designs she simply loves - with all themes finding their way into homeware products and accessories across an affordable but elegant collection of goods.
As well as homewares, Sophie's designs also live across a suite of accessories too
From kitchen linens and fine bone china mugs to bedding and cushions, as well as accessories, bags, clothing, home fragrance and products for children and pets too, there are now more than 50 different designs across a suite of 2,500 products. You can now also personalise a select number of products, which make thoughtful gifts for loved ones.
Sophie Allport has been honoured to partner with a number of highly-regarded British institutions. As well as exclusive design work for The All England Lawn Tennis Club at Wimbledon for the past 10 years, Sophie was also thrilled to launch an exclusive collection for ZSL and the National Trust in 2018.
About the family
Born and raised in rural Lincolnshire, Sophie developed a love for the countryside which never left her. In 1994, Sophie graduated with a first class honours degree in graphic art and design, with a specialism in illustration. Two years later, she showed her first illustrations at the Country Living Fair in London, which proved so popular that they secured her presence at Country Living Events ever since.
Sophie Allport is an independent, family-owned, family-run business. With Sophie and her brother Jem at the helm, the pair complement each other perfectly - with Jem’s business acumen providing a platform for Sophie to focus purely on the illustration and product design that powers the brand’s popularity.
At Sophie Allport, we consider ourselves a forward-thinking, growing British brand, with a vision to celebrate and create products that make people smile, whether that’s in their homes or everyday life.
We are excited about the journey ahead of us, bringing more of Sophie’s designs to life in products and gifts that delight and inspire every member of the family. Join us on our journey by either signing up for our newsletter, following us on social media or view the current collection today.