Our Story

Marf is a creative business founded in 2021 by husband and wife duo Jon and Natalie. We design and hand-make gifts for all occasions from our home studio and workshop in Bedford.

It's been quite a journey that's lead us to starting 'marf'. In our hay-day Jon had a record deal, Natalie worked in TV and we both had a plethora of retail, admin & school jobs. Having both graduated with creative degrees, Jon then went on to work as a Graphic Designer whilst Natalie started her own design business (Violet Pickles) selling personalised cards and wedding stationery on notonthehighstreet.com.

Fast forward 11 years, two children in tow, amidst a global pandemic and following a redundancy; Jon and Natalie decided to join forces and launch 'marf creative'.

Our purpose behind 'marf' is clear - we want to produce beautifully hand-crafted, quality products that bring people huge amounts of joy for many years to come. There is something so special about making items that we know will be treasured by each person. Our products are not mass produced, each order is handmade to a very high quality and fine craftsmanship. 

We care greatly about our planet, and so we do our best at making sure we are using only sustainable materials when producing and packaging your orders. All our wood is FSC certified and sustainably sourced.