keep it simple, but significant.
Simplicity makes room for the important things in life (like coffee and plants). Swell Made Co. is a Canadian brand that designs simple, yet bold paper goods, home décor and gifts for swell people, like you. All of our goods our inspired by, owner and designer, Lesley’s favourite quote – “make it simple, but significant”. Yes, that's from Mad Men's Don Draper. Keep reading about Lesley below.
All of our goods are thoughtfully designed and packaged by Swell Made Co. and produced by other Canadian small businesses like our own. Isn’t that swell? Made in Canada matters.
Plus, when you choose Swell Made Co. you’re also choosing to support Plan Canada’s Because I am a Girl project to help girls access basic human rights that will give them the ability to transform their lives. 5% of each purchase goes directly to this project. You’re swell, but we already knew that.
Giving a gift means you care. The fact that you’re here supporting a small business, already says a lot about you. We create thoughtful gifts so you don’t have to overthink gift giving.
Our mantra - "keep it simple, but significant".
Owner + designer, Lesley
Owner + designer, Lesley Pocklington, created Swell Made Co. out of a need to simplify, but enhance her life. She wanted to challenge the status quo that comes along with building a career and raising a family (she’s a mom of 2) — so, she designed a business and life that worked for her. A lifelong lover of good design and stationery, Lesley wanted to share the simple things that bring her delight. She has developed a style and range of products (that continues to grow) that speak to swell people like you.
As an avid small business supporter, being surrounded by a community of people who are living their dreams is one of Lesley’s favourite things about small business life. From shop owners to like-minded businesses, she loves to hear the stories of how brands came to life. She still works with select clients to help develop those stories through art direction and graphic design (her first true love).
You can often find Lesley sipping coffee or wine, exploring great landscapes near and far (with kids in tow) and humming 90s R&B.