Hello! My name is Claire and I am the self taught embroideress and business owner behind Delicious Monster Tea. I’m here to help you create sustainable and thoughtful gifts for the people you love.
Hand embroidery is my one true love. You will find my hand embroidered t-shirts, sweatshirts, baby grows and handkerchiefs here, all of which can be personalised with your own slogans to create a very special gift. Alternatively, you can send me your own items in the post, which I can then embroider for you - in the past I have embroidered a very special pair of wedding shoes, kids’ denim jackets, a well loved lavender tracksuit, wedding dress offcuts, and lots more!
If you have something bigger in mind, we can work together to bring your idea to life on a commission basis - there’s lots more information on my commission work here.
Since starting Delicious Monster Tea in 2016, I have hand embroidered over 2500 organic cotton t-shirts, including those worn by Fearne Cotton, Rachel Stevens and Annie Mac! T-shirts have made their way to all corners of the earth, from Hawaii to Singapore to New Zealand, and have been featured in Red Magazine, Bustle and the NOTHS Christmas Gift Guides for 2017 and 2018.
I am not in the business of fast fashion. I have invested time and care in the process of sourcing, designing, creating and packaging everything that I sell, to make sure that it is sustainable for our planet. In 2019 I conducted a sustainability audit on my business, the results of which can be found here.
On social media, I try to be as honest as possible about running a small business - the highs and lows, and my attempts to live a healthy work-life "balance". You can read more about the business side of things in this interview I did with Fi from She Can. She Did, or listen to this episode of the Small and Mighty Conversations podcast where I talk with Sam Burgess about how I started Delicious Monster Tea.