Bethan John and Joe John Decorator's Notebook founders pic

We’re Bethan and Joe, the brother and sister team behind Decorator’s Notebook – welcome to our blog!

We’re on a mission to prove that ethical and beautiful design can go hand-in-hand, and this blog is where we showcase the best of what we find.

In 2013 we opened the Decorator’s Notebook shop, selling design-led home accessories crafted by fair trade groups and social enterprises in the developing world, for people who don’t want to compromise their style, or their conscience.

This blog is the place to discover the very best in fair trade, ethical and sustainable design happening worldwide, right now. Kick off your shoes, get comfy and have a good look around!

Visit our Shop


For a two minute introduction to what Decorator’s Notebook is all about, this short video is a good place to start:

An Introduction to Decorator’s Notebook from Decorator’s Notebook on Vimeo.