First of March is the luxury online destination Connecting the exquisite craftsmanship of Wales with the world.

Our Story.

First of March is the luxury online destination connecting the exquisite craftsmanship of Wales with the world. Founded by Ruth Davies in 2019, First of March showcases award winning, international names to new creative talents becoming the makers to watch in the global design space.

First of March was built with three core Welsh values in mind - Hiraeth, Cynefin & Hwyl. Collectively they represent the creativity, storytelling and connection epitomised in beautiful contemporary craftsmanship - brought to life by our makers through their work.

Our Mission.

Our mission is to drive the celebration of contemporary Welsh craft on a global scale: to support and nurture independent makers and the sustainability of the communities in which they live and work.

Every purchase made through First of March is an investment in our collective cultural future. We offer a complete range of options - stock and made to order pieces as well as bespoke and commissioned work - all connected by a common thread of timeless elegance and an understanding of our values.

Our makers are maintaining the tradition of creativity and innovation from Wales and we respect them tremendously. We are humbled by the trust they place in us and by the incredible talent that we have found across Wales and all craft disciplines.

First of March is more than a business: we are a brand with a heart and vision for Welsh craftsmanship to make an impact and engage global audiences with stories that inspire positivity and connection.

Our Brand Pillars.

First Of March was built with these three values always in mind.

HIRAETH

Longing For Wales

CYNEFIN

A sense of Place and Belonging

HWYL

Passion & Pride