What is your full name? Louise Little

What is the name and address of your business? Hus & Hem, 12 High Street, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 1DS

Are you the owner of the business? Yes

What do you sell at Hus and Hem? A smörgåsbord of Scandinavian Design objects for the home. We also love to find unusual and original designs from Europe and further afield too. We stock a huge variety of products from slippers, to fabrics by the metre, to fabulous design jigsaws, always hugely popular with our customers. We just love to stock anything that is a little bit different.

What is the best selling item? Our Glerups Danish wool slippers are an absolute must-have. We have stocked them since we opened in 2009. Once one member of the family has them, everybody wants a pair! We also stock a beautiful selection of Scandinavian fabrics, cushions, and blankets to brighten up your home. We are also known for our hand-dipped Danish candles. If we didn’t stock these there would be an outcry!

What is the ethos/philosophy of Hus and Hem? Hus & Hem means House and Home in Swedish, and that is what we aim to do, show beautiful Scandinavian design objects for the home. We select each piece, not only for its visual appeal, but for its functionality and practicality too, although we also love finding things that raise a smile! We are often called the colourful and happy shop, that makes us very happy too!

What is the strangest thing you have been asked for at Hus and Hem? We get asked for the weird and the wonderful quite regularly, but not that the product is strange, just strange that think that we sell it! We always point them in the right direction of another shop or business in Ledbury that can help. It’s very rare that you cant find it in our lovely town.

Where do you source your products from? We travel extensively, well we did until the world closed down. We visit many countries in Europe, especially Scandinavia, even further afield to find those elusive products that our customers haven't seen before. We love it when a supplier says we are the first UK stockist, that’s music to our ears.

What is Ledbury like as a town to operate in? Ledbury is a very special and unique town that is full of fabulous, hardworking small independent businesses. It is rare to find such an array and variety of shops in one small market town, and it is so important that we are supported by not only the locals but the visitors that come to Ledbury too. Our alleyway just off the high street comprises of five women owned independent businesses that range from, homewares, houseplants and hairdressing!