What's in a name?

We get asked a lot what 'umm' means in the name Umm Simplicity. Majority of the people think it means 'erm', as in when someone is thinking of something to say. Others simply don't know. You've got it totally wrong!

Allow us to explain:

Umm is an Arabic word meaning mother of

Simplicity in the English language is defined as the quality or condition of being easy to understand.

So, Umm Simplicity means mother of all things handmade and upcycled in a simple way.


At Umm Simplicity we like to enjoy the simple things in life. We love to upcycle and reuse ensuring our actions affect the planet in the most minimal way possible, if not at all.

We are dedicated to bringing you the best quality product possible in a simple and to-the-point way so that you're able to have a pleasurable gifting experience.


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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