Creating handmade designs in fabric since 2010
Torocko was founded in Dorset in 2010 by two friends, Ann and Sandra. They began working together to create handmade gifts from beautiful fabrics, and selling them at craft fairs around Dorset and Hampshire. The range included handmade bags, aprons and cushions. Soon after, they began receiving orders for bespoke items too.
In 2012, upholstered and up-cycled furniture was added to the Torocko range. One-off pieces such as upholstered chairs, headboards and footrests are now available, as well as a limited selection of quality wooden furniture.
Today, Torocko continues to exhibit regularly at local craft fairs and events - see the Craft Fairs page for upcoming dates. There are also 3 permanent locations to purchase ready-made Torocko items, all in the Dorset area - see the Locations page for details.
Torocko welcomes online orders, whether you are looking to have a bespoke item created, or are looking to buy something you have spotted in one of the photographs on this site. Why not contact us for a no-obligation quote?
Frequently Asked Questions
- Q - Can you make an item with my friend's name on it?
A - Yes, many of our items can be personalised with a name, date or message of your choice. We can offer advice on the length of name/message that can be accommodated on your chosen item. Have a look at our Bespoke page for some ideas.
- Q - Could I have an item created using my favourite fabric?
A - Yes, we can use your fabric, if it is suitable for the item you wish to order. We can also help to source fabrics from our wide range of suppliers if you have seen something you like.
- Q - I bought an item from Torocko's stall at a craft fair, can I have another to match?
A - We can't guarantee that we will be able to match an item previously purchased, as fabrics are not always available. However we will always do our best to help in creating matching or complementary items - please contact us, ideally with a photograph of your item.
- Q - Can you help to create decorations for my wedding or party?
A - Yes, of course! We are always delighted to help out with special events and can match your colour scheme with decorations such as bunting, table numbers and activity bags for the kids.