Ben and Lois Orford

Meet the makers.

Ben and Lois Orford, live and work from their home in Herefordshire, surrounded by the rolling countryside and the flourishing trees that they planted on their land twelve years ago, which makes a very inspiring place to live and work.

The trees are used for various craft uses as well as making a great wildlife habitat around their workshop and home. They built their own home and workshop from the remains of some 1960’s wooden classrooms that were going to be demolished at a local school, one of which was an old science classroom complete with Bunsen Burners, test tubes and science benches, the old chewing gum stuck under the tables and the teenage graffiti came for free and after some work and dedication The “Craft Lab” was born. 

When not in the workshop there is nothing that Ben and Lois like doing more than being in the outdoors enjoying nature, walking and camping, either on the local Malvern Hills or further afield on the South West Coast Path or the Lake District fells. They also love the water and regularly tie the canoe on the roof of their campervan and head off to one of the beautiful lakes or rivers that the UK has to offer, and needless to say, they love a cold water swim too. - who doesn’t ?

Their main ethos is to encapsulate this love for the outdoors in the products they make, ensuring they use the best materials they can source to capture their passion for the outdoors with high quality products that will not let you down when you need them the most in the wilds.

“Crafted with passion for your next adventure”

Ben Orford

Ben Orford.

Lois Orford.

Lois Orford
Meet the makers.

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