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Award winning artist designed interiors with a twist and a conscience. From real cork wallpaper to secretly naughty lace, we collaborate with artists to create locally made wallpapers, fabrics, cushions and lampshades with a difference. We work to support local communities and minimise the environmental impact of our products, pay our artists generous royalties to help them continue with their creative work and manufacture our luxury designs within 100 miles of our Leeds studio.
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The Monkey Puzzle Tree

Established in 2017, The Monkey Puzzle Tree has carved out a new way to harness creative ideas to produce one-of-a-kind designs.
Our carefully selected Yorkshire artists celebrate the best of the North of England's creativity, eccentricity and innovation.

Our unique luxurious cushions and lampshades make the perfect special gift for weddings, new home, Christmas and birthdays and we also offer a range of gift cards to allow the recipient to chose their own present.

Our Story

The idea for The Monkey Puzzle Tree came about when our founder, Charlotte Raffo, was chatting to an artist friend about how to put her designs onto fabrics. With a background in textile design, Charlotte realised in that moment that she could establish a new way of creating textiles and wallcoverings – one that put the artist at the heart of the process. And so the concept of The Monkey Puzzle Tree was born.
Awarded a Design Guild Mark for excellence and innovation in the British Furnishing Industry in 2021.

Our Guiding Principles:

We believe in design with a conscience which means we run our business according to ethical, environmental and philanthropic principles. We are committed to looking after our community and the natural world, and we champion diversity and inclusion.

Ethical & sustainable

As an ethical brand, we promise to make all our fabrics, wallpapers and cushions to the highest possible environmental standards. We are powered by green energy, we reduce our carbon footprint wherever possible, and we use FSC-certified paper for our wallcoverings.
 
Keeping it local

The connection to manufacturing runs deep within our Yorkshire roots. Our founder, Charlotte, experienced first-hand the decimation of the industry when the Leeds tannery in which she worked closed down in the mid-Noughties. And both her husband and father-in-law once worked in the steel industry. To help celebrate and sustain manufacturing in the North, all our products are designed and made within 100 miles of our Leeds studio. Playing our small role in continuing this precious and long-running part of the North of England's heritage.
 
Giving back

In order to support our artists and provide them with something akin to a small salary each month, we pay them a 20% royalty.
And as part of our ‘Donate Don’t Discount' approach, we give back to our local community by donating 20% of our takings over the Black Friday weekend to local homeless charity Homeless Street Angels.

Diversity

We are committed to diversity at The Monkey Puzzle Tree, broadening our approach to ensure that Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic artists are represented within our collective. Taking this approach not only better reflects our diverse community, but also allows us to seek out ever more unusual and inspirational starting points for our designs.  

PROVENANCE

All designs are created and manufactured in the North of England, less than 100 miles from our Yorkshire studio, supporting traditional industry and ensuring that the fabrics, wallpapers, cushions and lampshades are made to the highest environmental standards.

Fabrics are printed in Lancaster and Carlisle.
Wallpapers are manufactured in Loughborough
Cushions are made in Lancaster
Lampshades are made in Telford

Where possible our fabrics are woven locally in England and Scotland.
Screen printing inks are manufactured in Yorkshire
Labels are woven in Coventry
The cork for our cork wallpaper is grown without the use of chemicals in Portugal.

All products Made in the UK
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The Monkey Puzzle Tree
0113 4503639
Unity Business Centre
Leeds
West Yorkshire
England
LS7 1AB