Temple Island started in the heart of the Chilterns in 1993. Fuelled by a passion for art and business, Justin Fielder, son of renowned British artist, Angela Fielder, originally set up Temple Island as an art dealer and publisher. Early customers included galleries and department stores.

  • 1993

     

    THE BEGINNING

    As our stable of skilled artists grew, we began selling direct to customers at Craft, Garden and Home shows. With business ticking over nicely, a casual approach from buyers at Tower Bridge asking to distribute Angela’s painting of the bridge sparked the change that led Temple Island to become the well-known brand it is today.

    Alongside Tower Bridge, we were delighted to discover a huge appetite for beautifully designed, thoughtful gifts and souvenirs. We expanded our portfolio, producing not only characterful, colourful artwork but complete, co-ordinated gift ranges for retail, heritage and visitor attraction customers.

  • Early 2000

     

    ICONIC COLLECTIONS

    In early 2000, Temple Island launched the first of our iconic collections; London Red Bus, Landmark and the super successful Heritage range, featuring hand drawings of sights and scenes from Britain’s famous historic cities.

  • MID 2000

     

    COLLABORATION

    Led by our love of great British design, we set about designing and creating many more ranges celebrating the country’s best-loved sites and landmarks. Our collaboration with talented British artist, Alice Tait, produced ‘Alice Tait London – a beautifully illustrated map of London on textiles, stationery and ceramics – which is currently the best-selling gift range in London.

    In 2004, Lucy, Justin’s sister, joined the team visiting customers face-to-face and is now Sales Director, managing the Sales Team and key accounts.

  • 2019

     

    THE PRESENT DAY

    We are proud that our commitment to good design and product quality has made us the giftware supplier of choice for some of the world’s biggest retail brands and attractions.

    Over the past five years, our team, portfolio and operations has grown to meet the unique customisation and supply chain needs of our customers.

    Today you will find our best-selling own-brand gift ranges and bespoke gift products in more than 500 shops and visitor attractions across UK and Europe.

We love what we do.

We hope you do too.

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What our customers say about us…

Temple Island are quite simply the first supplier I look to when we are creating either a new range or a one-off item.

They have created some brilliant products for the RSC using both their in-house design skills and RSC archive images.

Not only are they a group of talented professionals they are also the most creative, enthusiastic and nicest group of people I have ever had the pleasure to work with. I really can’t recommend them highly enough.

As a case study
Temple Island worked with us using very old black and white and sepia photographs, Justin put a huge amount of work into ensuring each image was the best it could be and all the same shade it was incredible.

Buyer, Royal Shakespeare Company

We have been working with the Temple Island team since early 2017 to develop exclusive ranges of merchandise using archive images from our extensive Library and Herbarium collections.

We found an instant synergy with their team and the fact that when you are developing new ranges from scratch, they just get it is a huge advantage. Nothing is ever too much in terms of researching new formats and tweaking designs to make sure they meet our needs.

I would strongly recommend the bespoke service offered by TI team and we are looking forward to working with them on future projects.

Head Of Buying, RHS

We have been working with Temple Island over the past ten years. It is always a pleasure working with the whole team. They are friendly, professional, creative and always accommodating.

London Transport Museum

Memberships

Full members of ACID (Anti Copying In Design). A hard-hitting action group committed to fighting intellectual property (IP) theft and the promotion of IP as a positive commercial force.

Our membership has proved to be invaluable with ACID after a copyright infringement forced us to defend our position against the company “New English Teas Ltd”. With ACID’s support we won our court case concerning the defence of the London Red Bus image, to see further details on the case click here “NEW ENGLISH TEAS RED BUS COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

Temple Island collections is a member of Ecovadis, the European platform for supply chain assessment regarding environmental, ethics, labour & human rights and sustainable procurement.

Temple Island Collections is a member of SEDEX accreditation, the largest collaborative platform in the world, which allows us to capture, analyse, manage and prevent risk within our supply chain.

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