Rad Patch Co is a one woman operation, based in Merseyside, United Kingdom; and it's run by me, Rachel.

I opened up shop in 2014, after being diagnosed with a number of chronic illnesses and becoming unsuitable for regular employment. I decided to combine my hobby of collecting patches with my embroidery skills, and utilise them to make some money - it's been my life ever since.

The shop is regularly stocked with a variety of found and handcrafted goods - patches, pins, books and more. Every vintage piece listed has been carefully selected and all handcrafted patches have been lovingly embroidered by myself, on my trusty Bernina 1008 sewing machine, or by hand.

By purchasing from Rad, you are supporting the small independent business of a chronically ill maker. Buying from my shop literally helps put food on my table and keep a roof over my head. I'm forever grateful to my wonderful customers for choosing my shop.

Stay in touch by finding me on Instagram: @radpatchco