Hackney top 5: made in the borough

Elegant, useful, unique and innovative: Hackney is a hotbed of homegrown products that perfectly showcase the breadth of talent in the borough. From globes to glue, here are our favourite five things made in Hackney.

Bellerby and Co

Beautiful old-fashioned terrestrial and celestial globes, handcrafted in a Stokey warehouse and sold around the world.

Buttress and Snatch

Vintage-inspired swimwear and frilly, dotty or tasselled lingerie, carefully custom-made to your measurements in an old Turkish Delight factory in Stamford Hill.

Dalston Cola

Invented as a rum mixer at Passing Clouds, and handmade with Nigerian cola nuts sourced from Ridley Road Market. Dalston Cola also produce Raw Fiyah ginger beer and Real Lemonade.

Hackney spoons

Carved in and from the woodland at Abney Park, these are lovely objects to own and use. Drinking cups and furniture are also available; learn to make your own pieces at their workshops.

Sugru

Mouldable glue that turns into rubber! This clever stuff is made in Hackney and can, basically, fix anything. Check the website to explore its multiple uses, including for craft projects and ingenious life hacks.