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For the love of a good tea towel

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For the love of a good tea towel

The tea towels I make are useful, made to last, printed and sewn in the UK, and organic. All big tick boxes and keep the carbon footprint right down. However, if truth be told, the idea came to me initially because I’ve always had a big thing for tea towels. A really Big Thing.

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I wrote to Boris and George Eustice MP about the climate crisis.

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I wrote to Boris and George Eustice MP about the climate crisis.

This is what I said. I wonder if they will listen in time for COP26. 

I would love as many of you as possible to take inspiration from this and write your own version and get your kids in on the act too. These government guys need to understand the eco-anxiety being felt by us all. You are NOT too small to have an impact.  

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The struggles of a small, green business

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The struggles of a small, green business

Among many of the podcasts I've gobbled up like PAC-MAN recently is one called Outrage + Optimism. I highly recommend it for anyone concerned about climate change, as it allows for a rant, but also highlights ideas and projects to champion.

Anyway, I wrote the makers of the podcast an email with a request. After I sent it, I realised that it's something I should also be sharing with my customers because my brand IS the journey I am on, and YOU are all on it with me.

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Here's why we're doing a different kind of Black Friday

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Here's why we're doing a different kind of Black Friday

Ahhh, Black Friday. Possibly bigger than Christmas?! We love a bargain, don’t we, us humans. It’s a fact. And that’s more than fine, when it’s done with a bit of thought behind it.   But I’ve felt for a long time that selling quality oak at brittle plastic prices isn’t sustainable either financially, environmentally, or indeed fair-trade-ally. (Yep. Now an actual word.) So, where does that put a small business, when competing with big companies (often owned by even bigger companies) who can afford to manufacture gazillions of identical product? I wonder this every year. It seems to me that there are two choices. OPTION 1 Drop my...

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