pretty in pink
Made in Spain, Fern Fans are based on traditional wooden hand fans, but they’re brought bang up to date with contemporary colours and patterns. Available in small or medium, each fan is handcrafted and completely unique. There’s everything from florals to rainbow patterns on offer, but we’re coveting this Muddy pink, naturally.
painting by numbers
Oxfordshire’s Alice Acerman Silks combines the pretty peacefulness of an English country meadow with a tropical paradise (how stunning are these toucans?) in her hand-painted watercolours, printed onto quality silk.
Crafted by skilled artisans in Sardona, these simple yet striking fans from Columbia Collective will make a chic fashion accessory or statement wall art.
go bold, or go home!
The brand that put the fun into fans, Khu Khu founder Victoria Speyer was inspired by her years living in Southern Spain to create a collection using the best of both modern and traditional art practices, in collaboration with independent artists and designers.
Nelly sang it best: it’s getting hot in here (so hot!), so take off all your clothes… although you won’t need to say a word with this cheeky fan from Christopher Kane.
simple yet effective
Want something sustainable and chic? This Khmer hand fan from TOAST is made by artisans in Cambodia using the leaf and trunk of the palm plant. The nifty handle opens up to create a circle fan and the compact shape means it will tuck neatly into your handbag when not in use.
a night at the opera
Whether you’re a regular opera-goer or just need a glamorous accessory to waft the rays away, this classy number from the Royal Opera House is a dead cert. Created exclusively for the ROH, the design features details from The Royal Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty.
If you want to make a statement with your hand fan, Parfois has some funky shapes and colours that are sure to turn heads. You can choose from a traditional bamboo shape in bright colourways, or push the boat out with raffia palms, flowers, or (our favourite) four leaf clovers.
leopard & lace
Hand fan specialists Rococo have heaps of occasion fans inspired by vintage designs, all with expert craftsmanship and big personality (if Pat Butcher had a fan, this would be it!). TV chef Andi Oliver is also a big fan – pun intended.
a taste of Senegal
A summer essential built to last, ArkiTaip fans are handwoven in collaboration with Tabara N’Diaye from La Basketry in Senegal. It’s made from recycled plastic and comes in a handy tote bag made of linen leftovers, so you can enjoy wafting your timeless, ethically-made fan guilt-free.