Friends & Family

Friends & Family

September 06, 2021

Tanner Bates has a passion for supporting likeminded brands and building a community that reflect our own ethos.
Here is a shortlist of some of our favourite brands. People we do work or have worked with and brands that we as individuals support and love.

Blenheim Forge

A longstanding collaboration of ours, based in Peckham, Blenheim Forge produce stunning hand forged knives. Blenheim Forge has built a reputation among world-class chefs and cooking enthusiasts for creating fine, hand-forged Japanese knives from its workshop in one of Peckham's railway arches. 

Savernake Knives

A new and exciting collaboration for us. Based in Wiltshire, Savernake Knives believe that there is no such thing as the perfect knife, only your perfect knife. Design your perfect knife from over 44,000 possible options combining the finest materials with revolutionary design, aerospace technology and meticulous handcrafting.

Hiut Denim

An inspirational company, Hiut Denim make the best jeans, higher quality, lower impact. Based in Cardigan, Hiut are bringing jean making back to a town that has a rich heritage in making jeans. For 40 years Cardigan had Britain’s biggest jean factory making 35,000 pairs a week, then in 2002 factory closed and 400 people lost their jobs. Huit Denim’s mission is to bring those 400 jobs back to Cardigan.


Founded by three friends of Rick, Albion is a British outdoor brand making technical clothing and accessories to help you go outside and stay there for longer. With an emphasis on quality, craftsmanship and sustainability, Albion is a leading example for change in the clothing industry. Their commitment to free repairs for life ensures that their garments serve a full life and that nothing is discarded unnecessarily.

Rebecca Furze

Beautiful handmade jewellery designed and made using traditional silversmiths techniques on Dartmoor. Rebecca uses recycled materials and ethically sourced diamonds to bring her designs to life. Inspired by her travels and her mother’s antiques and collectables shop, Rebecca’s passion for jewellery started from a young age.

Boyce’s Way

From wholesome healthy food to quality toys and accessories, Boyce’s Way is the best place for everything to spoil your cat or dog in Totnes. Including a Tanner Bates x Boyce’s Way dog collar! Debs & Julian were inspired to create a one stop shop for quality pet foods and natural products after they struggled to source what they needed for Boyce, their Staffordshire Bull Terrier from Battersea Dogs Home.



Tessa is a fantastic local photographer. Her background is in filmmaking and landscape photography, but now focuses on producing outstanding branding photography, specialising in creating story-telling, earthy content photography for independent business and natural brand portraits. Tessa has produced many of our favourite shots you see on our website.


Rachel Hoile Photography

Rachel offers fresh contemporary photography and is known for her distinctive storytelling style she brings to her photos. Rachel has produced many of our favourite shots you see on our website.

Pippi & Me

Wonderful handmade ceramics, based just across Webbers Yard. Jeannett is inspired by her Danish childhood, love of grey and her desire to make beautiful things.

The Dartmoor Artist

We produced an incredible limited edition collaboration notebook with Sarah earlier in the year. Sarah produces fantastic artwork and designs from her farm on Dartmoor.

Single Fin Collective

We absolutely love these stunning designs, artwork and illustrations inspired by the Cornish coastline. Francesca & Sam started the Single Fin Collective on a rainy, surf-free day in 2016 with an afternoon of being creative, painting and drawing.

Dartmoor Whisky

Another wonderful partner of ours. If you fancy a wee dram, you can’t do better than a Dartmoor Whisky. Dartmoor Whisky handcraft the finest single malt English Whisky, on the edge of Dartmoor.

The New Lion Brewery

Based just across Webbers Yard from us, the New Lion Brewery launched in 2013 which brought the original Lion Brewery back to life after it ceased trading in 1926 with three quarters of a century of brewing heritage. A real local community brewery. If you want to taste ‘Totnes and Dartington in a bottle’, their beer is a must. Stop by the tap room (currently situated nearby at Meadowbrook) for a delicious beer, regularly accompanied by an incredible vegan kebab from The Big Kebabski!

Voyager Coffee

Roasting the most delicious coffee on the edge of Dartmoor. Responsibly sourced and delivered right to your door in fully compostable packaging.

The River Shack

An absolute must if you are in the area! The Shack is right on the River Dart in Stoke Gabriel. Arrive by car, boat, paddle board, kayak or on foot and enjoy the most delicious food in a relaxed and stunning setting. There is also fantastic crabbing just off the quay! Will and Faye have worked all over the world in some incredible places before settling at The River Shack in 2019.

Tamarind Tree

The most delicious Indian food, based in Totnes. Inspired by meticulously prepared family cooking, the Tamarind Tree brings together experiences of food and cooking along the family journey from Gujarat to East Africa and then the UK, whilst being true to bold fresh and unique flavours using the best produce and the best spices from India.

Almond Thief Bakery

Based just across Webbers Yard from us is the best bakery around. Dan and his team produce the most incredibly delicious bread and all good things baked. Be sure to reserve a loaf or two!

The Flat

Based in Exeter and run by John’s stepdaughter Chloe, The Flat serve up the best vegan pizza around. Pietro, the Head Chef, trained in Northern Italy and will geek out about flour and pizza dough with anyone passionate about pizza! Planet friendly pizza inspired by vegetarian and vegan living.

Mend Assembly

Based in Totnes and run by John’s stepdaughter Jocelyn, Mend Assembly is a blend of grassroots maker space, local production, sustainability expertise, innovation and good old fashioned clothing services.

Montague Ede

Founded in 2016, Montague Ede is a modern tailor with a traditional background. Beautiful bespoke tailoring, hand made on Savile Row, and hand cut in Soho. After studying at London College of Fashion, founder Antonia (an old friend of Rick’s) trained on Savile Row under two of the most well know Head Cutters in the trade at both Stuart Lamprell at Hardy Amies and Patrick Murphy at Huntsman.

Merchant Fox

Merchant Fox are one of our oldest collaborations. Based in Somerset, Merchant Fox specialise in items of world class, timeless design and the creation of beautiful, remarkable things. Products of rich provenance, made with the utmost care and products that will last for generations.

Herring Shoes

A quintessentially English family business, Herring Shoes has been designing and selling the finest shoes since 1966. Most of Herring’s shoes are traditionally handcrafted in Northampton by skilled artisans. Made to last, using only the best raw materials, many of Herring’s shoes can be repaired to extend their lifespan and meet sustainability goals. Herring is passionate about supporting British manufacturers and also offers a range of shoes sourced from other iconic brands.

Harold Pinchbeck

An independent British Watchmaker selling handmade luxury watches, based in Lincoln. Each watch is assembled in the Harold Pinchbeck workshop and signed and numbered on the inside by the craftsman who makes it. A truly special piece that will be treasured for many years.

Watch Obsession

Based in Aberystwyth, Watch Obsession is has the answer to all of your watch related questions. Watches to straps, accessories and fittings, become Watch Obsessed.

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