About us

Hi! I’m Clara, creator of Hippo and Kelpie.

It all began when I needed a way to support myself as a spoonie (person with a chronic illness/disability). I started designing shirts… which expanding into designing mugs… and then started designing jewelry… and now we’re here, 1000s of happy customers later!

Fortunately, I have a team of experts to “help” me: my very loud parrots will gladly throw my tablet pen across the room as I work, whilst my cavalier King Charles judges from the corner of the room, whilst my reptiles… well, they actually don’t help much at all, come to think of it. But they’re cute.

Hippo and Kelpie offers unique creations for very specific audiences. Whether you’re a pet lover, fellow spoonie, or book enthusiast, I hope you find something here.