About Us

About Us

DOWSE is the design company of Susannah Dowse. Offering a commitment to making carefully designed, thoughtfully made jewellery and lifestyle products and always made with care and consideration. Believing that beauty in an object comes in part from how it is made and by whom, we will never send our designs to a faceless factory in a far flung place where we can't be sure someone isn't being exploited for our benefit. We collaborate with people we know are fairly paid for their work.

Born in Berlin and having spent her childhood in Germany and the USA, Susannah Dowse gained a degree in Fine Art from the University of Brighton before indulging her childhood dream and becoming a fashion & print designer, working freelance in the industry for varied clients. Susannah was also head designer at the award-winning Remade clothing label. She also lectured in fashion and sustainable design at the University of Portsmouth and Winchester School of Art. 

 

 The Brighton Shop

Our Brighton shop is a showcase for the DOWSE range alongside other great independent small businesses & designers. Championing great quality, innovative and affordable design led gifts, jewellery, art prints and homewares. We support and promote the efforts of those designing and making their work themselves, not the big companies who copy their ideas and mass manufacture them in the far east. 

 

Designer Submissions
We are always interested in seeing the work of designers who feel their work fits our ethos and aesthetic. Feel free to contact us at hello@dowsedesign.co.uk with examples of your work with your wholesale information. Due to the high number of people who contact us it is however unfortunate that we're not always able to reply and give direct feedback.