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. £14.50 each
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!
Zak the Collie Dog was born on a smallholding in Glenshee, and brought to Cumbria as a pup, to live with Jean and Ade. When Zak was three years old, his humans started a shop, and Zak graduated into the new role of 'Shop Dog!'
Zak excelled in every way, greeting the public with his unparalleled charm, and generally brightening the shop with his outstanding beauty.
Ade came up with the idea of using Zak as a mascot, to raise money for charities working with dogs. He designed a logo based in Zak's striking ying-yang markings.
At the time of writing, the Zak range has raised over £13,000 for the Lake District Search Dogs and ehe Border Collie Trust.
We know Zak was very dear to so many folk.
When Zak passed over, in April 2021, we asked ourselves what was next for his brand. It quickly became clear that people didn't want to forget Zak, and that they wanted to continue celebrating his life and all it meant, to so many people (and dogs!)
"COME BUY!" I'm the shop dog, I'm the top dog, I'm 'Zak the Collie Dog'™.
The original and the finest, and you can buy my unique range of goodies at Cherrydidi and help me support small businesses AND raise money for the Lake District Mountain Rescue Search Dogs and The Border Collie Trust (25p of every sale is donated to each charity). Everything of mine is made or designed in the UK.
Also, why not follow me on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram 'Zak the Collie Dog'™ and catch up on my adventures in the Lake District.
If you love to walk the lakes and fells,
Throw me a stick, give me a tickle.
I'm 'Zak the Collie Dog'™
And I'm always there when you give me a whistle!
Thanks for supporting 'Zak the Collie Dog'™ and his selected charities.
Shipping and returns
You can collect between 1.30pm-3.30pm from Cherrydidi Keswick on Fridays and Cherrydidi Ambleside on Saturdays. Please call 017687 71170 to confirm your time slot so we can keep everyone safe.
Standard Delivery - £4.00
(5 working days)
UK orders will normally be received within 5 working days. Choose this option if you’re not in a hurry to receive your order and we’ll use the most efficient delivery method possible. (This method only covers up to £20 compensation for loss or damage)
Special Delivery - guaranteed by 1pm (insured up to £500) - £11.00 (Next Working Day delivery on orders placed before midday)
Delivery next working day for orders placed before midday (Mon-Fri). This method covers up to £500 compensation for loss or damage (we strongly recommend selecting 'Special Delivery' for items worth over £50).
International Tracked & Signed Delivery - Europe: £14.90 (covered up to £250)
International Tracked & Signed Delivery - Worldwide: £24.70 (covered up to £250)
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!
Whether you visited our shop/gallery in Keswick, The Lake District (and met the famous Zak the Collie Dog) or have found us online, 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.