The Sophie Allport Story
In the Beginning 2007...
Sophie Allport is a celebrated British homeware brand founded in 2007.
As a new British family favourite, Sophie’s country living and wildlife-themed products quickly gained a national following - putting a fun, diverse range of homeware products at the heart of 900 UK outlets and 1,300 official stockists worldwide. A decade after inception, Sophie’s first bricks and mortar shop opened in the English market town of Stamford, Lincolnshire.
Inspired by her love of nature, Sophie creates and paints all of the company’s product designs from her Stamford countryside home. Sophie’s work is a celebration of British wildlife and country lifestyle - with both themes finding their way into homeware products across an affordable but elegant collection of goods.
As well as first-rate ceramics, Sophie’s designs also live across a suite of soft products too.
From aprons, oven gloves and tea towels to napkins, cushions and bags, there are now more than 30 different designs across a suite of 2,000 products.
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 seven 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 the traditional British home in a modern homeware market.
For us, the story’s just getting started and we’re excited to bring 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 and view the current collection today.