At heart, Isbell & Co is a collaborative project from the studios of Drew and Charlotte Isbell. In this space, their artistic talents mingle to create and find quality products which capture the essence of life's adventure.
It's an eclectic mix of artisanal, worldly and timeless creations which bring colour and story into any life.
It all began one fateful day in Dublin Ireland, where our lives became an international adventure of love, creativity and exploration. Together we have navigated the joys of building a cross-cultured life and marriage, and discovered strange and foreign places that each told us a little bit more about ourselves. It was in this less-than-usual life set up, that Charlotte found art, Drew found leather, and together we founded Isbell & Co.
Isbell & Co began as a project space to explore and share with you the things that we love. Across art, textiles & leather our focus was on sustainable design and functionality, coupled with colour and beauty - Our inspiration from our travels.
Overtime, this passion grew into a more collaborative space, as our creative friends grew around the world, as did our love for an eclectic, conscious and story-filled home.
In 2022 the focus for Isbell & Co will be expanding into home and lifestyle goodies from around the world, made by talented artists. We also have our eyes set on some aged beauties ready to be given a fresh leash of life.
After working for more than a decade in the creative industry, and running her own business for the last four, Charlotte finally found her happy place in fine art and textile design. She moves fluidly between oils and acrylic exploring botanicals, landscapes and figurative forms. She is a published illustrator and her work has been featured in galleries across America. Charlotte paints art & textiles for Isbell & Co, while supporting the broader artistic community.
DREW MCKINLEY ISBELL
Born into a family of upholsterers and land surveyors, Drew spent much of his childhood playing with gadgets in various workshops. This naturally translated into his military EOD and safety career, but more relevantly his precision and craftsmanship when working with leather and leather tools. Drew works with Charlotte when creating the Isbell & Co textile line; he is also the talented up-cycling product finder in our home furniture range launching late 2022.
A MAP FOR OUR WORKING WORLD
... with each other, with our "& Co's", and with you. Community is everything as is trust, kindness and the uplifting of this community. It's a responsibility running a business so we really want to make every minute worth it for everyone involved.
From our own work, to the work of our "& Co's", we cherish quality. This is where timelessness starts. So our creators value the importance of the ongoing development and refinement of their skills to bring us those beautiful goodies we can cherish for a very, long time.
POSITIVE RIPPLE EFFECT
We know that small steps can have a lasting and beautiful impact. So we consider this in every area of our business, from the way we work, to what we use, what we offer and most importantly how we connect with our people.