Our Story

Welcome to Down to Earth. We specialise in fine jewellery, ethically sourced clothing and interesting craft. All our products make perfect gifts, either for a loved one or as a treat for you! We've got something to suit everyone whatever your budget, from a simple pair of silver studs to a unique designer necklace. We celebrate gorgeous natural stones as well as contemporary aluminium, brass and resin jewellery. We strongly believe beautiful design doesn't need to cost the earth.

Down to Earth has a strong local heritage, having been part of Lancaster for over 20 years and is now owned and loved by Hannah Lingwood, who has lived and worked in Lancaster for the last seven years and is proud to call it home.

"I first worked here after I left university and it felt a natural step to take over the shop when Maggie was looking to sell. I have a real passion for design and have always wanted to run my own shop. I love the rewards of finding the perfect gift for my customers out of all the beautiful treasures we have on our shelves. Now in our fifth year and with my husband Chris on board, we are looking forward to how Down to Earth is going to evolve further in the future.

We are sourcing some really exciting jewellery designers as well as unusual craft from all corners of the world. It is vitally important to us that the people who make the things we sell, and the places where they live aren’t exploited. We like our suppliers to have a personal relationship with the makers they deal with, or the factories that they use. This is a must for how we choose to do business. Many of our suppliers genuinely do improve the lives of the people they buy from; such as paying advances to makers so they can buy equipment or materials allowing small businesses or families to build successful and sustainable businesses, without taking on debt.

Ethical provenance and honest design are the backbone of our business - we want this to shine through in our range and to bring you back into our little shop time and again.

We look forward to seeing you soon!"

Hannah Lingwood

Meet the team

Hannah
Elaine
Natalie
Annie