Our Story

A living tribute to my late mother, who passed away suddenly in 2013. Forever connected in all we do.

The Story Behind Carly & Jo

Carly & Jo is a living tribute to my late mother, who passed away suddenly in 2013. Over the last 18 months, I have really struggled with her physical absence, and I was desperately trying to cope and not get dragged into a dark place by my grieving.

I wanted to remember her in a positive way and somehow incorporate that into my working life and I had no idea how I was going to do that. I said openly to people if I was lucky enough to have another daughter, I would call her Carly.

A mix of both her name with mine – Carol + Kelly = Carly

Then I thought, if that doesn’t happen, I needed to find another way. I remembered my daughter, who was only 2 years old at the time of her passing saying these exact words to me “Come on Mummy, let’s go see Nanny Carol in her sleeping box”

She placed her favourite snuggly Jo Jo into the coffin to keep her Nanny company.

Carly & Jo is all 3 of us.

Forever connected in all we do.

Carefully chosen, handmade gifts, full of love from us and delivered directly to you.

I hope she is watching.

This one’s for you, Caz (Mum)

Supporting independent local creators in the UK

Many small independents, no matter what their field of work are facing tough times right now due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.

At Carly & Jo, we are fully supportive and a champion of them all. Throughout the current situation and beyond, we will be fiercely loyal to all who need us. We welcome all Artisans to use Carly & Jo as another selling platform for their amazing work. Together, we just might change the world someday.

marble rolls
paint crafts homemade
Meet Kelly

Meet Kelly

With 18 years retail experience, I have decided to go back to my roots and so I have built a small online retailer of my very own. I began my working life in food retail, and in all that time I would eat, sleep and breathe exceptional Customer Service and satisfaction.

Carly & Jo will be the best of both worlds, providing every customer with the professional approach of a huge business, with the personal touch of a family-owned company that will go the extra mile every time.