Pack your anorak

Georgina Haywood

Buying Administrator, Cookshop

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Hills and hedgerows. Farms and furrows. The hoots, tweets, sticks and stiles of the English countryside.

Functional products inspired
by the great outdoors

Anorak is a British brand with its heart planted firmly in the great outdoors. Inspired by childhood camping adventures (in a bright orange campervan), Anorak’s founder and Creative Director Laurie Robertson uses striking silhouettes to bring a touch of fun and whimsy to picnicware, tableware, camping gear and home furnishings. From the orange Kissing Rabbits to the statuesque Kissing Stags, Anorak’s signature Kissing Animals designs are bold, bright and a good deal less timid than their real life relatives.

But looks aren’t everything, so the entire Anorak product range has function at its heart. Take the best selling, British made picnic blankets. When unrolled they’re big enough to hold a family feast. Yet when rolled up, they’re small enough to slot snugly into their matching Anorak coolbag. And, because picnics can be a messy business, they’re machine washable at 30°C.

Just like the great outdoors, Anorak likes to change with the seasons. And springing into life for this season is the Kissing Robins 4 person picnic hamper. A modern take on a traditional classic, the bold Anorak printed lining and fresh white wicker case will ensure a bright alfresco dining experience, even if the sun has got his hat off.
Anorak believes the traditional English picnic fare (cucumber sandwich anyone?) is best served on the not-so-traditional melamine tableware, so you’ll find hard-wearing plates, beakers and bowls, in Kissing Stags, Kissing Rabbits and Kissing Robins designs.

For those seeking to invite the great outdoors in, Anorak has a striking collection of interior accessories to satisfy your rambling intentions from the comfort of your own home.  Alongside the Kissing Animals family, you’ll find Kissing Horses providing bedtime company with a difference, on Anorak’s extensive range of Towels and toiletry bags go hand in hand to liven up the plainest white of bathrooms, each available in an array of sizes and print designs to suit.

Last but not least, Kissing Stags and Kissing Robins perch proudly upon Anorak’s unique, British-made steamer trunks. Ample storage for all of the above and a whole lot more!

So, come rain or shine, if you’re looking to stand out this summer, remember to pack your Anorak!