About us

Cherrydidi sources high quality, distinctive handmade gifts and art created by talented artists of small independent creative businesses. We focus on supporting business start-ups and offer an informal business mentoring programme through our Guest Artist Scheme. 
Through Cherrydidi in Keswick, and our new Cherrdydidi Ambleside shop, our online shop and involvement in events we are really passionate about supporting and helping these small businesses grow.

Founder Jean, her husband Ade & the infamous 
'Zak the Collie Dog'™ outside Cherrydidi in Keswick.
We seek to work with small makers from Cumbria and around the UK with the aim of keeping incredible skills, talent and culture alive.
In addition, buying a gift or art from Cherrydidi, you not only will be supporting these creative businesses you will be benefiting local people, their communities and their surrounding environments. Cherrydidi will tell the story behind the creation you buy. You will know its origin, the small business it was created in, the artist or maker that created it and a little about the community you will be supporting.
Cherrydidi is also home to  'Zak the Collie Dog'™, the original and finest collie dog in Cumbria. You can buy his unique range of goodies at Cherrydidi and help him raise money for the Lake District Mountain Rescue Search Dogs and The Border Collie Trust. Everything in the Zak range is made or printed in the UK.
Catch up on Zak's Lake District adventures by following him on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram -  
'Zak the Collie Dog'™