British Colour Standard was founded in 2015 by Victoria Whitbread and Jackie Piper following the discovery of an old colour dictionary in an Oxfam shop. Created in 1931, these dictionaries were used to standardise colour. Pigments were dyed onto strips of ribbon and were given evocative names from the natural world including animals, flora and fauna as well as semi-precious stones and spices.
Having acquired and accurately scanned the original dictionaries, British Colour Standard have recreated the range for the 21st century. All their colourful products are made from sustainable resources and are either handmade, recycled and/or Fair Trade.