Press & Collaborations 


Here are a small selection of brand collaborations and press features.  

If you would like to know more about how we could work together or if you'd like to feature one of our designs then let's talk!  Please get in touch through any of the links at the bottom of the page.



Penguin Random House - Kate Atkinson

A long time ago, heading back to the office after a lunch break, I asked a visibly distraught stranger if she was ok. She was not. She’d just finished “Behind the Scenes at the Museum”. I bought a copy immediately and I’ve been having all the feelings over Kate Atkinson’s writing ever since. So I’m thrilled to have been asked by @penguinukbooks to design a tote bag to celebrate the publication of Transcription. Head over to their website if you’d like to win it! 
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‘Think of it as an adventure, Perry had said right at the beginning of all this. And it had seemed like one. A bit of a lark, she had thought. A Girl's Own adventure.’

To celebrate publication of Transcription on Thursday – the wait is over! – we have partnered with embroidery designer Lisa Macario to create a one-off bag design inspired by the book. Click here to enter, and good luck.

Enter before 31st October 2018. UK residents only.

Lisa Macario Kate Atkinson Transcription Penguin Random House


I was honoured to be one of just a few businesses asked by Instagram to join their Kindness Week campaign during September 2017. A goody bag of kindness was sent to thirty Instagram influencers to spread some love during Kindness Week which culminated in a world wide Instameet. 

Kindness is always in fashion and I regularly receive orders for these with £15 from each donated to Oasis Cardiff, an organisation in my home city that helps refugees and asylum seekers integrate into our community. 

Percy & Reed

As a long time fan of Percy & Reed products I was thrilled to work with them on their campaign. The brief: a cheeky phrase in the colours of their product and with their distinctive ampersand. I was happy to deliver and super proud of the final design and our "Percy & Reed loves Lisa Macario" labels.


Lisa Macario Percy & Reed sweatshirt

Lisa Macario John Frieda rock it like a redhead sweatshirt

John Frieda

As a press gift to send alongside their Radiant Red "Rock it Like a Redhead" products, John Frieda requested a simple sweatshirt with a tiny rocket. I presented them with a couple of designs and they opted for this machine embroidered "Rock it" with a cute hand embroidered Rocket!

The Design Museum

To coincide with the Design Museum's March - August 2018 exhibition "Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008-2018" I was approached to design a sweatshirt to be sold in the museum shop. We settled on a couple of designs using threads inspired by the colours of a Shepard Fairey illustration.

Information and tickets for the exhibition can be found here and the sweatshirts can be bought at the shop or online here and here.

Thank you the Design Museum, this was a dream come true!

Lisa Macario The Design Museum Hope to Nope Liberal Elite Sweatshirt

Sali Hughes and Sarcoma UK

After receiving a deluge of love for the slogan requested by my friend  Sali Hughes, she suggested that a donation from each be made to Sarcoma UK in memory of her friend Carey Lander. I was very happy to oblige and have made 300+ sweatshirts since. That's over a mile of DMC thread! 

Now available in all the colours and either hand or machine embroidered with £15/£10 donated from each to Sarcoma UK

Lisa Macario The Guardian we are all immigrants sweatshirt

The Guardian

For Leah Harper's piece "Statement dressing in slogan T-shirts: 'Even a small protest feels good'" I was asked to quickly make a "we are all immigrants" sweatshirt for delivery the next day. I was thrilled this machine embroidered white thread on red sweatshirt was included in their photoshoot.

Lisa Macario Telegraph Stella Magazine feminist killjoy sweatshirt

The Telegraph Stella Magazine

I was excited to spot Kate Bussmann in her "feminist killjoy" in Stella Magazine’s bumper Fashion Issue.

In "From carefree singleton to mum: how I embarked on the wardrobe spring clean of a lifetime" Kate explained how she recruited some help to overhaul a wardrobe that was no longer working for her. I'm pleased the Lisa Macario sweatshirt made the cut!