Hobby to Business

The story of Adventure Accessories

I created Adventure Accessories in 2018 when I took a career break and changed direction in life. Combining a passion for the outdoors with a love of crafting, Adventure Accessories has grown to become a successful creative handmade business based in Carmarthenshire, South Wales. Creating unique handcrafted gifts for outdoor enthusiasts.

I have been adventuring since I was a child, from an active and creative family. Alongside adventures with Guides. Duke of Edinburgh and Scouting comes a love of craft making. As a parent and multiple dog owner when adventuring I wanted gloves to keep my hands warm but had to keep removing them to get items from the backpack or to hold on to the dog lead so I decided to crochet my own fingerless mitts for people who want practical yet beautiful adventure accessories. Crochet fingerless gloves are perfect hiking accessories. Even during summer, mountain climbing, beach exploring, or any outdoor adventure can be chilly.

They are available in a variety of colours and sizes, are lightweight and easy to pack. The convenience of fingerless gloves means you are still able to access your phone, navigation device, maps, backpack, dog lead. The list is endless.

To complete the accessories look are matching sets of ear warmer headbands to keep the crazy annoying wind from giving you terrible earache and that constant battle of keeping your windblown hair from your eyes. For extra warmth look no further than slouchy beanie hats. Slouchy beanie hats are lightweight so perfect for adventures all year round. They are more 'roomy' than usual beanie hats so you can wear your hair up or down, whatever suits your mood or adventure.

Lap blankets are smaller than usual blankets designed to have over your knees while sitting around a campfire when camping or caravanning and therefore lighter and easier to pack too. These blankets can also be used in the home as a comforter / small blanket for children or as a chair or sofa throw.

I have always kept a journal and even in our now ‘tech age’ I still enjoy the tactile process of writing. Adventure Accessories signature Traveller Notebook Journals are beautiful and practical for recording your travel adventures; planning future treks and also make a fun novelty gift. You can choose a custom lining to create a truly unique gift for outdoor people.

I welcome custom orders for any of my handmade products such as choice of yarn and set combinations. Custom notebook linings and paper insert combinations. Individual colour and weave ideas for our paracord macramé.

If you have an idea I look forward to working with you to create your perfect gift.

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