About Us...

Cherrydidi is the brainchild of Jean and Ade Harmer, building on Jean's background in social enterprise: including running an eco-travel business in Nepal and supporting women to get a start in selling their own homemade products. Through delivering business start-up programmes in rural Cumbria, Ghana and India a project called 'Trade in Action' brought five Cumbrian and five Ghanaian small creative businesses together, from this Cherrydidi was born.

Email: info@cherrydidi.com

Phone: +44 (0)7833097725

Lake District...

The first Cherrydidi shop opened in Priest's Mill, Caldbeck, in 2012, with a focus on helping artists and makers from across Cumbria and beyond, to start up their own businesses and grow sustainable careers, with their brilliant and individual talents at the centre.

We moved to Keswick in 2014 and opened a second shop in Ambleside in 2018. We remain proud to provide beautiful and ethically-minded products to customers old and new.

We have supported over 200 creative businesses since opening our doors, many of these start-up businesses.

Email: info@cherrydidi.com

Phone: +44 (0)7833097725

October 2023 - The next chapter

The 'Cherrydidi Online Shop' is seeking to support up-and-coming and established artists, creators, producers & manufacturers of Bristish made gifts, products and art. We aim to showcase the best of British to our customers and give them confidence they are supporting a British business producing high quality when making a purchase through the 'Cherrydidi Online Shop'.


After 11 successful years on the high street we have closed our physical doors but are FULLY OPEN ONLINE - building on our already successful ‘Cherrydidi Online Shop’.

Despite our turnover being a whopping £750,000 in 2022, the management and overheads of running our physical stores became untenable. 'Cherrydidi Online Shop' still offers great gifts and art but is a much more viable business model.

Going forward, please see Cherrydidi as the gift shop / gallery it was, but instead of being looked after by the lovely Stevie or Lesley et al we pass your 'shopping cart order' on to the verified British Suppliers we work with, whether it be an artist, a creator, producer or manufacturer. They then prepare/make, pack & post your order directly to you – in return we manage the virtual shop for a minimal fee to them.

Be mindful 85% of what you now spend in the ‘Cherrydidi Online Shop’ is paid directly to the British supplier helping make their business more viable.

Email: info@cherrydidi.com

Phone: +44 (0)7833097725

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Cherrydidi is also home to the one and only Zak the Collie Dog, plus Jesse Dog and Jack the Lad! 

Email: info@cherrydidi.com

Phone: +44 (0)7833097725


We remain proud to provide British handmade and ethically-minded gifts & art to customers old and new.

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Cherrydidi is home to 'Zak the Collie Dog'™ We continue to celebrate his life and all it meant, to so many people (and dogs!).

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Postage is £3.60 & will arrive within 7 working days (unless notified). Choose the £11 option if you would like your order insured to £500.

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