The Neighbourhood Threat
Homeware designed for kitchens you want to dance in: The Neighbourhood Threat is the colour-popping, charismatic, and nostalgically cool kitchenware brand and brainchild of Salford artist Holly Ramsay.
Bursting with oddity but warm and welcoming in its weirdness, its range of tea towels, oven gloves, mugs, coasters, and cushions is both theatrical and irresistible.
From the Space Age collection to the Kitsch line, you’ll find science fiction teamed with glam rock, animals-at-loose alongside antique curiosities, and colourful caricatures contrasted with floral motifs and fruity prints.
Named for The Iggy Pop and David Bowie track, icons from whom Holly draws inspiration, The Neighbourhood Threat– appropriately – is ever-changing. While latest designs have one foot in the 70s, Holly’s ability to take inspiration from the everyday and turn designs on a dime means that the brand is one to watch. Reinvention, and new work that pushes the ordinary to the extreme, are always at arms’ reach.
The brand has built an emphatic following amongst those in the know in Manchester and the North West. Bursting out of its Salford studio into an ever-expanding list of style-conscious stockists, The Neighbourhood Threat is gaining pace and growing fast.
Originally based at Islington Mill, a creative hub on the border of Manchester and Salford, The Neighbourhood Threat has been born into a community of collaborators and creators. Holly is a vocal supporter of her peers, a champion of independent business, and always ready to team up with her contemporaries in the name of art and innovation.
In July 2022 we moved into our own premises, an old brick and mortar stable in the centre of Sale, Greater Manchester. We founded Krafthaus Design Studios, which is our new home and also a little shop where we stock our products and a range of other things made by our artist and maker friends.
The Neighbourhood Threat is built upon foundations of quality and sustainability. Every product is produced by Holly, or with UK suppliers who have been meticulously vetted and work in close partnership with the brand. Sustainable, socially conscious and made to last, the brand is focussed on ethical sourcing of high-quality raw materials.