The last few years have been a LOT for everyone. I hope you’re remembering to treat yourself kindly as we continue to come through it. Personally I’ve felt very much like it’s been a time to survive rather than thrive and it’s starting to take its toll. So I’ve decided to take a somewhat risky business decision - between 12th February and 12th March 2022 I will be slightly stepping back from what a normal day looks like and intentionally focus on creating.
My usual day to day looks a lot like getting orders out of the door and all the admin, stock managing, customer messaging and cardboard-wrestling that goes with that. I am always so grateful to be kept busy by orders, but I have struggled to find the time to move things forward in new directions, which I am desperately keen to do. I’ve got so many new ideas about how to make what I do more meaningful and be a bigger force for good than just supporting my own household, and they’re just not getting done.
So for my classically quieter time after the January sales have closed, I am just fulfilling the products that I have made to order and sent directly from my marvellous UK printers, so that I can spend less time in front of a screen and more time getting inky. As you’ll see from the selection in the Available category, this is still quite a lot of things - from cushions to worktop savers to faux leather phone cases. So if you’re still looking for any of those, they will be delivered in their usual time frame as described in the product blurb (most within 3-5 days.) For everything else, you’re very welcome to still place orders, but they won’t be sent out until the week beginning 14th March.
Everything will continue as normal until my “break”, so if you’ve had your eye on something for a Spring birthday or Valentine’s gift, you can still order and receive it as normal up until 11th Feb. I’m really hoping that I’ll finish this enforced semi-break overflowing with new exciting things to show you. As always, I love to hear your ideas and feedback, and I will still be checking emails etc, so please do drop me a message with any thoughts. Keep in touch :)
I'm not a massive fan of Black Friday, it feels like punishing the loyalty of the amazing support you've shown again this year to suddenly stick everything on sale. So instead, between now and Monday night (29th November), for every order placed on katemoby.com I'll be planting one tree by partnering with One Tree Planted. We're hearing more all the time about the importance of repairing and safeguarding the natural world, and this feels like something tangible that I can do, with your help making it possible. A few ace tree facts:
Hopefully together we'll be able to plant loads of trees, but the treats don't stop there. As a thank you that you can enjoy too, I'll be popping in a set of five postcards (which are FSC certified of course!) worth £5 with each order no matter how small. Let's turn Black Friday green!
I've taken the decision not to do any in-person events this Christmas, so instead I've put together some neat little collections of my best sellers, to make buying that thoughtful gift as easy and enjoyable as possible. From selections for little ones, gifts for gardeners and treats under £10, you can browse these curated categories for inspiration. As always, thank you so much for every purchase, I'm really so very grateful.
Earlier this year I was invited to sign up to Faire, which is a bit like an online marketplace such as Not On The High Street, but for wholesale orders. Only a small selection of my products are on there, but I've been pretty pleased with the orders I've had so far. It's also just lovely to be sending out wholesale orders again, it helps feel like everything is starting to get back to some form of normality.
If you are a brand like me and would like to see if it works for you, you can sign up yourself here:
for £200 off an order (or if you only order £200 worth your order will be free!) and also a year of free shipping. I know it sounds almost too good to be real, but it is for real. Legal blurby bit - Offer runs until December 31, 2021, Faire is offering you 200 €/£/$ in credit depending on where you are based, and a year of free shipping! All you have to do is sign up for Faire and place your first order before December 31, 2021.
If you would like more information on ordering wholesale or a full catalogue and price list with details on all my products, please just get in touch.
I've got so many new ideas that I haven't been able to do anything about due to the ongoing situation, but I've been working hard on these new garden products to get them ready in time for Spring! It's been lovely thinking about hopeful times, better weather, and the joy and sense of deep well being that connection with nature can bring. I've created these products so that anyone can enjoy them - you don't need a garden or even a balcony. A sunny windowsill and some patience is all that you need, whether it's my new Grow Your Own Organic Tomato Sauce, or Grow Your Own Luxury Bouquet. You can browse the full range below, I'd love to hear what you think!
Even though it's still only just December, I wanted to let you know when I'll be shutting up shop for the year to avoid any disappointment.
The last day for UK orders for Christmas will be 13th December. I will still be shipping out orders for a couple of days after this date, but they won't be certain to arrive in time for the big day, so please shop early if you can.
Exceptions to this are items made to order (worktop savers and aprons) which need to be ordered by 7th December to be confident of a UK Christmas delivery. For international orders of these items please order before 2nd December.
International dates are as follows:
New Zealand and Australia 4th December
Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central and South America, Far and Middle East 9 December
Canada, Cyprus, Malta 10 December
USA, Europe and everywhere else 11 December