What does Umm Simplicity do?

Umm Simplicity is an independent creative maker based in Derbyshire. Established in 2017 by Sidra Shakoor, Umm Simplicity aims to produce beautiful handmade and upcycled items, ranging from stationery and greeting cards to chocolate favours – perfect as a unique gift for others (or yourself – we won’t tell!)

Creativity comes naturally to me, and I have a passion for upcycling – taking old or unused items and transforming them into something practical and beautiful. Giving tired items a new lease of life makes me happy, and that’s how I hope you’ll feel when purchasing an Umm Simplicity item!

Umm Simplicity is a small, independent business, and I craft all the items from my home in Derbyshire. Everything is handmade – designed and crafted by me, and as a result all items are unique.

Take a look around my shop and you’ll see a whole array of items ranging from stationery to unique, one-off upcycled pieces.

It has always fascinated me how rundown or unloved items can be made into beautiful pieces with just a little bit of love and attention. This also helps the environment - something I am very passionate about.

Upcycling, recycling and reducing waste is a no-brainer to me, really! If we could all do our little bit to try and reduce the amount of waste we produce, it could have a great impact.

I feel strongly that manufacturers bear some responsibility for ensuring waste is limited – whether that’s through packaging, or the materials they use to produce their products.

That’s why, at Umm Simplicity, we are proud to play our small part in reducing waste, and showing others how you can make something beautiful out of something old or unloved.

Find out more about Umm Simplicity – take a look at our products, or contact us by emailing: If you’re looking for a unique gift, then Umm Simplicity’s upcycled items are perfect for you. We also take bespoke commissions – contact Sidra to find out more.

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