Our Story


Number 43 was founded by designer maker Anna Swindell. Working from the kitchen table at Number 43, Anna made gifts for friends and family while on maternity leave. They in turn commissioned her to make gifts for their friends and family and a business was born!

Anna still works from Number 43 in beautiful rural Oxfordshire. “I love the design process and take my inspiration from the countryside around me and from my two children, George (4) and Liam (3). I was fortunate to be able to stay at home with my children and develop the business.”

“I hand make accessories for children using bright, durable cotton fabric and good quality frames, manufactured in the UK where possible. I keep my designs simple and only designs that pass the George and Liam thumbs up test are developed!”

“I am continually developing my gift range and have carefully chosen good quality gifts to sell alongside and compliment my range.”

“Cushions are enveloped (no zips or buttons to harm a child), filled with duck feathers and blanket stitched to ensure durability! Add a name to a cushion, bunting, apron or picture or commission me to make something truly unique! My product range continues to grow and I’d love to hear your ideas.”