Our Story

Being creative has always been a passion of Hannah’s, founder of épanoui. From running around Jaeger tailoring rooms with her dressmaking Grandmother to fleshing out beautiful water colour pieces with her artist Mother, it was always there.
épanoui was founded in 2012, the creation of Bedfordshire based designer Hannah Paine. Having completed a Fashion Communications Degree at Nottingham Trent University and then a jewellery course at the prestigious Central Saint Martins University in London, Hannah launched her very first creative collection. Taking inspiration from nature and aspiring to harness natural beauty, her aim was to design a wearable jewellery range that inspired its wearer to feel good in their own skin – to flourish. From this, épanoui was born; the word meaning to blossom, grow or to flourish, perfectly epitomizing the feel-good energy and aspirations of Hannah’s jewellery.
Today, épanoui has grown and flourished itself into a revered lifestyle brand; encompassing a bricks and mortar shop and studio offering artisan homeware, wellbeing products and gifts, an online shop selling an ever-expanding collection of hand crafted jewellery and lifestyle workshops designed to encourage creativity and learning.
Despite its success, épanoui has, and will always stay true to its roots. It’s core aim to inspire others to feel good and to be the best version of themselves. We hope to provide an inspiring environment where our customers can find simple pleasures, every day. Whether discovering something new for yourself, sharing a thoughtful gift or dipping into a refreshing new experience at our shop & studio. 
“Nothing is perfect, but we can seek beauty in unexpected places. By being comfortable in our own skin, we have the ability to flourish” – Hannah.