Our Story

Hi, I’m Trefor and want to wish you a very warm welcome to The Icons collection.

The Icons collection (formerly Keepsakes created) is my business but even more so, “my absolute passion”. It all started out in 2017 as Keepsakes created but within a couple of years I knew I needed to modernise my brand hence we’re now The Icons collection.

How it all came to be…..
After 30 years of working in sales and management I finally realised I was nothing more than a number, I had a true light bulb moment and decided it was no longer for me, my creative flair had been stifled for far too long, it was time to forge my own path and Keepsakes created was born. Bye bye corporate bureaucracy!

I quickly discovered I had found my ‘hidden’ talent, an eye for creating unique and original designs that say much more than any photo ever could. When I recreated Ziggy Stardust (David Bowie’s iconic image) from words and songs the reaction from family and friends blew me away and that was when I realised, I might be on to something, so set about recreating all the biggest and best music Icon portraits in their songs, the rest as they say is history. I later discovered people were interested in the very same designs on t shirts and so launched a range of Unisex premium super soft cotton tees and hoodies as well as Premium canvas.

Over the past couple of years, I’ve expanded my range to include pop art, oil paint styles and signed sports and music memorabilia. Now 4 years into my journey I’m still confident there is a lot more unique and original designs yet to come and I’m always working on new ideas and I’m sure I’ll be adding brand-new high-quality designs to my range till my dying day.

My promise to you
My guarantee: if you do see something you like and decide to order from us, be it something already listed or you request something totally personal to you, it will be made to the highest possible standard, with the utmost care and dedication and will not leave our studio unless it’s 100% perfect.

Thank you for reading about us, I wish you well and hope you can join me on this journey.
Bespoke requests are most welcome, just drop me an email or call and I’ll get back to you at the soonest opportunity.

Thanks Trefor
The Icons collection