We are a small family run business, we offer a bespoke service where we can provide the whole design package from idea generation, through design development, manufacture and online retail to ensure that we can remain competitive whilst still manufacturing here in Colchester.
We aim to produce high quality beautiful timeless pieces of furniture and products with a focus on the environment. We create useful objects or furniture with a fun element or a narrative that adds more intrigue or emotional value to the ideas to ensure longevity. We make high quality gifts using solid European oak and finishing them in Natural oils.
Joe has a degree in Furniture and Product Design from Ravensbourne Design College and an MA in Furniture Design from Buckinghamshire University. He has a keen interest in social fairness and the environment. He would describe his design process as 'symbolic functionality'. Joe is responsible for the Design and manufacture of all of our beautiful products.
Sarah has a degree in Marine and Freshwater Biology from Essex University. Sarah is incredibly organised having worked as a PA in London for 2 of the 3 Magic Circle Law firms. She is also passionate about the environment, she is responsible for logistics and is focused on providing excellent customer service.
We make a great team and take great pride and happiness in fulfilling your orders.
The Birth of Earthome
We started our journey at the bottom of our garden in a little timber shed not long after Sarah fell pregnant for the first time. We needed a way that Joe could use his skills as a designer whilst teaching and make a little extra that would help when Sarah gave up work. So we set about forming Earthome.
We came up with Earthome as it combines our surnames Earley and Thomas (Sarah's maiden name). It also sounded like what we wanted to do which is make beautiful natural products for peoples' homes. We got up and running one Saturday morning after we had a delivery of off cut timber from a local timber merchant. We started making a range of chopping boards and sold them to some local shops and then we applied to notonthehighstreet and that Christmas Breadboard turned out to be our first hit product that started our new venture.