From kitchen table to lifestyle brand
"I wanted a career to fit around my children, now aged 11 and 13, and felt designing and selling jewellery wholesale would be a good way to achieve that; something that could be managed and run from home. But, of course, I had no idea it would grow so rapidly. We now stock over 500 shops in the UK and Ireland, employ 14 staff members and operate out of a big warehouse in Suffolk."
KATIE WILLIAMSON | FOUNDER
We are a lifestyle brand celebrating colour and creativity from around the world.
We design and source jewellery, accessories and homeware - every My Doris piece is handcrafted and uniquely made.
We have something joyful to uplift every style and budget.
My Doris is female-owned and led - founded in 2017 by Katie Williamson. Starting as a passion-project from Katie’s kitchen table in sunny Suffolk.
Born from her love of vintage jewellery and appreciation for artisan craftsmanship - Katie has an intuitive eye for great design and remains at the heart of every collection.
A jolt of energy and optimism: My Doris is a true reflection of Katie's spirit.
"My Dad’s nickname for my Mum is ‘my Doris’ and her sense of style and love of beautifully hand-crafted accessories inspires me. They have been a great support to me and have been instrumental in the business’s success." | KATIE
At the very heart of our story are the artisans we partner with and a hand-crafted approach to production. Where cultures are bridged and old crafts inspire new ideas.
Travels and roamings in different worlds have connected Katie with many talented designers and producers from across the globe. Relationships Team Doris prides itself on and individuals Katie now calls family.
Traditions, techniques, textures and tones from India, Uzbekistan, Turkey and Vietnam give every My Doris piece a unique imprint and unmatched quality.
"I have always enjoyed travelling and seeking out artisan-led crafts & gifts. It’s important to us as a brand to help preserve the traditional skills and craftsmanship found in the world and to work collaboratively, respectfully and ethically with our suppliers in India and Turkey." | KATIE
Our Family of Stockists
Today, just six years on, you can discover My Doris in over 700 beautiful boutiques and independent shops across the UK and Europe - our bricks-and-mortar family.
A community that inspires us by working so hard to keep our high streets thriving.
"Initially, the brand was a jewellery brand. However, we have evolved over the years to develop new lines, including cushions, enamelware, velvet pouches, keyrings, ceramics, and the list of new products keeps growing every season!"
The team keeps growing - with every individual adding creativity and charm to this ever-evolving story.
Collectively there’s a determination and commitment to grow My Doris without limits.
Katie | Founder
Karl | Logistics
Tom | Operations
Leanne | Designer
Sara | Buyer
Claire | Buyer
Kunal | Merchandiser, India
Kelly | Marketing
Helen | Social Media & Creative
Joanna | Ecommerce & Photography
Christina | Sales & Accounts
Lindsey, Mel & Jane | Warehouse & Dispatch