'Union Zak' Mug - 10 Year Anniversary British - 'Zak the Collie Dog' Collection

See the full collection from Ade Harmer Art / Zak the Collie Dog

£5.00 £12.50

To celebrate Cherrydidi's 10th birthday we have created the 'Union Zak' Mug - Cherrydidi EST. 2012.

We have had a limited number printed so get in quick! (pls note the design is on both sides of the mug)

Zak's china mugs are made by Staffordshire based Duchess China who have been manufacturing Fine Bone China products for over hundred years so they are outstanding quality. They have been hand-decorated by Edwardian China, also Staffordshire based and are dishwasher & microwave safe. 

Large - Ideal For the perfect cup of tea The large mugs hold 350mls and are 8.91cms tall.  

CHERRYDIDI is 10 YEARS OLD this month (July 2022) - 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.

'Didi' is a term of respectfulness given to older women in Nepal. 'Cherry' was chosen after a gift of cherries from Ade to Jean.

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 continue to champion start-up arts and crafts businesses, offering them not only a space to sell their work, but also commercial wisdom and support.

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

Exclusive to Cherrydidi, the Zak the Collie Dog range has raised over £16,000 to date, for Lake District Mountain Rescue Search Dogs and The Border Collie Trust GB.

Zak the Collie Dog was born on a smallholding in Glenshee, and brought to Cumbria as a pup, where he grew up to become the official, and very much loved, Shop Dog to Cherrydidi!
Our Zak range was designed and created by Mr. H, who came up with the idea to raise money for charities working with dogs, using Zak’s striking yin-yang markings as a logo.

Every Zak piece is hand-printed in-house at Cherrydidi Ambleside, on organic Earth Positive clothing.
When we lost Zak, in April 2021, it quickly became clear that his followers wanted to continue celebrating his life and the values he represented - kindness, joy, adventure, family, love of the outdoors – to name a few.
Many of Zak’s loyal fans will have met Zak’s daughter and son, Jesse & Jack, littermates. 'Jessedog' & 'Jack the Lad' carry on Zak’s wonderful legacy.

Zak's Legacy - Love, Green, Outdoors, Harmony, Superstar, Beautiful, Alive, Kind, Adventure, Joy, Family, Inspiring.





Shipping and returns

Delivery charge depends on the delivery postcode and the contents of your order. You will only pay one delivery charge per address - please read options below.

If you have purchased various items please be mindful they will arrive separately as you have supported different artists.

Thank you for continuing to support the 'Cherrydidi Online Shop' and our artists.

All options are available at check-out:

Standard Delivery - £3.60 (up to 2kg in weight) - Receive in 7 working days. This method covers up to £20 compensation for loss or damage.

Special Delivery - £11 - Receive in 7 working days. This method covers up to £500 compensation for loss or damage. We strongly recommend selecting Special Delivery for orders over £50.

International Tracked & Signed Delivery: Europe - £14.90 (up to agreed dimensions/weight) - This method covers up to £250 compensation. 

International Tracked & Signed Delivery: Worldwide -  £24.70 (up to agreed dimensions/weight) This method covers up to £250 compensation.

International orders will normally be received within 7-14 working days, depending on the destination.


Thanks for continuing to buy British handmade ethical gifts & unique art from Cherrydidi. Finding that perfect gift for a Mum, Dad, brother, sister, your kids, girlfriend, boyfriend, special woman or man in your life, a special friend or even the home, can be a real challenge so we’re glad to have helped. We are a little like Not on the High Street and Etsy but the main difference is we have a real shop you can walk into as well as finding beautiful things online too!

Buying a gift or piece of art from us will in turn support these talented independent artists and creative businesses - we couldn't do it without you, so thank you for supporting us.


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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