PROUD TO BE A PLASTIC FREE BUSINESS

Our story

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Everything that exists started as something else. It all started with Andshine. When co-founder Georgina Martin started selling handmade products online in 2010 whilst being a stay at home mum of Two. With a background in fashion design, a love for everything Scandinavian, graphic design and an old vintage Singer sewing machine rescued from the tip, she started producing a range of soft furnishings. Back when it wasn't the trend to work from home she started something that has evolved into &living

We are &Living.  A family run independent business situated in historic Chapel street in Cornwall. Our family has traded from the same shop for the last 40 years. We are a 2nd generation shopkeeper! Carefully and mindfully picking a collection of homewares from UK, Cornish and Scandinavian brands that represent us as a family and as a business. Selecting products that we truly love and would be happy to have in our own homes, and we do!  

Plastic Free. PROUD TO BE....... Plastic Free. Penzance IS Britain's first ever plastic-free town. In 2018 we were proudly awarded plastic free status and became part of the Plastic free community in Penzance by removing any single use plastic items from the running of &Living. Not only that but we are slowly phasing out single use plastic products and instead offer a more a natural, longer lasting option.

We believe that small & independent is where its at! Shopping is a tradition! Towns may be changing. Big chain shops may be falling but the independents are here to stay. That's where it all began. Small, simple and personal. Nothing compares to having a good old nose around a shop full of wonders to inspire and lift. Online shopping has got nothing on us!  #shoplocal 

Considered living for today. Doing our bit for tomorrow.