Barkened is an independent British lifestyle company that handcrafts its own goods and supports other independent makers of unique, considered goods for people, dogs and homes.
We love everything to be well designed, thought through, have been cared for and to be long lasting. We also strive to ensure that we understand how and where goods have been made and that those that make them have been paid fairly for their talents.
Barkened is situated in Deal's charming conservation area at 132 High Street. Our store encourages you to linger and chat and explore all the stories behind the talented makers of the handcrafted goods we sell. As independent makers, we also love to share our knowledge of traditional crafts and host workshops for you to get involved. Our whole building was lovingly restored and designed by Emma & Rob alongside wonderful local craftsman. During the restoration, research unveiled that it used to be a leather goods shop and leather is at the heart of Barkened. It felt like it was meant to be.