This might be one of my fav customer images so far! Used with kind permission from one of my lovely stockists, Brambles Home and Gifts. Have a browse, it's a beautifully stocked site (not that I'm biased at all!)
I'm very chuffed to announce an amazing new stockist with such a good cause in St Albans - Raindrops on Roses.
"A place where you can buy and do something special. Not only do we sell stylish, distinctive products, including the best of local creative talent, but 100% of the profits go to charity. This store was created to help raise funds to combat cancer. "
Go on, give them a visit.
My 5th promotion with ACHICA starts today! It's the only place you can still buy prints as sets of three exclusively, plus lots of other discounted goodies :)
Kate Moby will be at Pulse 2016! It runs 15-17 May in Olympia, and is a trade event for retailers to come and "Discover the unexpected!" In their own words:
The definitive event for inspiring giftware and modern living, Pulse offers the finest edit of design-led products, all beautifully curated by a market-leading panel of design and trend experts.
Unseen brands revealed… Discover hundreds of brands that you will not have ever seen at any other UK trade events.
Cutting-edge products… Our experts have made it easy for you to shop the next-season trends at the summer’s largest design-led retail event.
Nothing but inspiration… The very best collection of emerging talent, unseen products, expert retail and trend insight, Pulse is the UK’s most inspiring event for giftware and modern living.
So apparently I'm something along those lines... Come and say hi at stand J80, and register for your free entry ticket saving yourself £20 by clicking on the image above.
So the prize for that House of Fraser competition was a 2 week pop up shop in House of Fraser's Oxford Street store, with the potential of stocking their website for a year depending on how it went. I didn't win that.
But their COO Nigel really liked my work and wants to set up a meeting with their Homewares Buying Director to discuss stocking House of Fraser directly.
Even if he ends up being too busy to ever email back, I'm pretty chuffed right now.
I survived my second trade show! I was in the Spotted Plus area - the graduated "new talent" area, which was a step up from the one in September. Some lovely new stockists, and some exciting potential future stockists, which I shall keep you posted of. Phone cases and notebooks were particularly popular, and this time I don't need to carve hundreds of bamboo pens afterwards, which is a mixed blessing! I did think I was never going to get out of the car park alive when it came to pack down, but quite a lot of junk food helped soothe the pain... Altogether, I couldn't have done it without my wonderful husband Neil, yielding a spirit level like a boss.
This is happening!
Not only have I been handpicked for the "new talent" area Spotted Plus (which gives me double the space to display as I had in September), I've been selected by the Design Editor of The Telegraph Magazine as a featured British designer and manufacturer for their Product UK Showcase. Eek!
If you're a retailer and are thinking of visiting, please let me know and I can send you a free entry voucher.
Woo, I managed it! One of my wholesale orders from Top Drawer - some epic bamboo whittling required for Dulwich Picture Gallery and British Design British Made... Sorry pandas!
So I've finally managed to catch my breath!
Top Drawer was fab: a flurry of on the spot sales, some lovely new stockists (including Dulwich Picture Gallery, To Be Established, BritishDesignBritishMade, and Bond Street Studios) and some very exciting press interest (ahem Ideal Home Magazine and the Guardian) and orders keep trickling in!
Thanks so much for all your lovely words of encouragement!
Now, anyone fancy helping me carve 102 bamboo pens..?
The other Spotted exhibitors were just lovely, I recommend checking them out!
A general creative gun for hire!
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