Designers & Importers of wares, handcrafted by Artisans from the exotic island of Bali & accross the Orient.


The Red Gecko is a family business uniquely blessed with diverse creative influences from the owners' home countries of New Zealand and Germany, broadened with a love of world travel and an endearing sense of humour that makes our handful of stores so unique and interesting.  Since we opened our first store in Bowness-On-Windermere in 2004 we have built on our key strengths of offering unique handmade items, at startlingly affordable prices, in a fun and relaxed environment. We currently have stores in Bowness-On-Windermere, Keswick and Grasmere in Cumbria, and Brighton in East Sussex - indeed we feel very lucky to be situated in some of the most beautiful places in the UK.


One of the most important aspects that allows The Red Gecko to offer such diverse and well-priced products is entirely due to our efforts to personally source the majority of our products directly from the small businesses, co-operatives and craftspeople who make them.  This method means we can be sure that we only buy stock from ethical and responsible people with whom we have a respectful trading relationship (and cut out the costs asscociated with a middle man), but also means that we can offer our customers a range not available elsewhere because these products are made in small numbers just for us.  We also make a good amount of our stock in our workshop in Bowness ourselves - again keeping costs down for our customers and helping us respond to demand even quicker.

If you are tempted to visit one of our stores then you'll find an amazing range of Jewellery and Accessories, Art, Wall Sculptures, Handmade Furniture and Homewares, and everything else in between!

And, just in case you were wondering, the Red Gecko takes its name from a rare New Zealand reptile called the Takitimu Gecko.  This Gecko is unique to the alpine regions of the Takitimu Mountains in New Zealand's magnificent South Island and is generally seen with unassuming brown markings - but this little chap has the ability to change as it wishes to display vibrant red markings along it's back.  At The Red Gecko we like to think we are just a little bit like the Takitimu Gecko, suprising and unique!