Jolt out of the Blue

Jolt is a homeware shop with a difference. Based in Oswestry, Shropshire. It’s sells homeware products designed and made in the neighbouring Designs in Mind studio, a social enterprise local to Oswestry. What makes the studio special is that designer’s come to Designs in Mind through referrals from local mental health services. The setup is defying the stigma attached to mental health, and the stereotypical image of what an organisation helping those with mental health challenges looks like. For a short example of how Jolt and Designs in Mind are helping people, read Bill’s story here.

Jolt Store Oswestry

Jolt sells beautiful, vibrant homeware and giftware such as cushions, stationary and tea towels. They also sell online so don’t worry if you’re not heading to Shropshire any time soon.


I love these makeup bags!


As well as selling goods, Jolt hosts workshop events where participants can learn to new creative skills like sewing, felting and lino printing, and events such as poetry and reading evenings.

To read more about the fantastic work that Designs in Mind do you can read their blog here, follow them on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.