"Suuuuuper cute! Ordered a custom color and they did it such justice! Easy communication and fast shipping :) I am very satisfied and will definitely order from this store again. Thank you!"
"In these times during the pandemic, you just HAVE to support artists, and I made a fantastic choice by supporting this one! MadeIntheForest did a spectacular job on some ears and I could not ask for anything better. Money very well spent instead of buying from a warehouse. Thank you so much for the lovely little letter you sent along with the ears. I 100% recommend them for your ear needs! These are going to be for a cosplay for TikTok (Haru from Beastars). The ears are bendable and the fabric is soft. please support your fellow artists!"
My name is Lexi.
After university (studying Textile Design) I started making and listing jewellery etc. on Etsy while I applied for jobs. I decided to call my shop 'Made In The Forest' as the home where I grew up in Somerset is right next to some beautiful woods. And I love the themes of fantasy and nature that the word forest suggests to me. The wolf hood was popular so I branched out into more animals, more hats, then tails too. Soon, after sales kicked off, I realised I didn’t want an office fashion design job anyway. I took a part time seamstress job in Bristol for about 8 months until I was earning more from Made In The Forest, and I was able to quit! I have loved being my own boss ever since.
Music festivals are the best part of my year. I love to dress up in crazy sparkly outfits, and now my shop enables others to do the same. I love animals, and most of my costumes are animal related, I always look at real animals for inspiration to make my creations as lifelike as possible. I am vegetarian too, so obviously would never real fur, leather or suede in my items.
Thanks for reading my story Lexi x