Collection: Arcana by Ria Snaddon

Arcana creates a tactile collection of homeware that is stimulating to the senses, soft, luxurious and beautiful to behold. Their collections are infused with the 3 things we are most passionate about: nature, education and art.

'Wrap yourself up in a world of wildlife and wonder'

The blankets are created to keep, to hand down and to become part of your very own family fabric. They are the thread that connects you with nature. Fold them, wrap them, drape them, run around wearing them as a cape; but, above all enjoy them. In a world of throwaway, of discarding and the disposable, champion sustainability and longevity, be the change.


Ria & Jake Snaddon, an artist and an ecologist, cofounded Arcana with a desire not just to create beautiful tactile items for the home but to educate and inspire nature connectedness. The collections are designed to awaken curiosity by combining natural history and art, translating art into texture and capturing the subtleties and intricacies of each species. Arcana is about uncovering magic and appreciating natural beauty in textiles that tell a different tale.


Arcana's ethos is one of education. They believe that authentic change takes place following deep-bedded knowledge. They wanted to create something that wasn’t just pretty but purposeful. The intricacy and the artwork has been designed so that it shows the depth and distinction behind each species. Every time you curl up with your blanket, they want you to see something new and for change to unfold, imitating the magic of the natural world.

Every piece in their collections comes with a dedicated guidebook to learn about the inspiration and origination of the work. This has been written with accuracy of natural history and authenticity, inspiring curiosity. Arcana blankets are woven from 75% recycled cotton, and all the colours you see are woven from just six colours of threads, which can be seen in the 1.5 inch fringing on the edge. Because the blankets are woven, every one is reversible, showing different colours on the back.

From cosying up with a book to lying on the beach, you can use your blanket everywhere at any time of year, as the lightweight nature of the fabric allows amazing versatility. You can even machine wash your blanket on a delicate cycle, so you don’t need to worry about loving it and taking it everywhere.

Change begins at home

More than a blanket or a throw, pretty interiors or inspirational décor, Arcana is about design for change and making a difference:

Each blanket, cushion or bag comes with its own Nature Connection Guide with pages of species information and inspirational ideas on connecting personally with nature. We believe that, as humans, we respect and protect the things we know and love. We care for the things that we understand. Knowledge as they say is power, and with knowledge we can, as individuals, effect change.

2% of all our sales go to the charities which support species or causes featured in our designs:

Night Garden collection: Butterfly Conservation
Wild Oak collection: The Woodland Trust
Indoor Jungle collection: Mind
Forest Flight collection: Belize Bird Rescue