10 Things we've been doing behind the scenes this summer (in no particular order!):
1. "Meet The Buyer" event
At the Custard Factory in Birmingham - we met 12 key buyers from all types of retailers - major high street including John Lewis, Apple Pie House, Heritage, Crested Giftware and Independent Buyers.
2. The Great British Exchange has gone live!
This one is for retailers: our products are now listed on The Great British Exchange, available to buy - we'll be launching our SS18 products soon...
3. Recruited help!
Jessie has joined The English Art Co. to help with social media and all things marketing. She'll be helping one day a week.
4. Entrepreneurial Spark "Let's Celebrate Success" event
Let's Celebrate event as a day of workshops, pitching, learning, meetings and celebration. Catriona pitching to industry mentors, investors and fellow ESparkers #GoDo #LetsCelebrate
5. Pop up in Leeds!
Proposals sent and now approved for a pop up in North Leeds!
Watch out for dates and details soon...
6. New ranges
Designed, developed our next range of products to launch Autumn 17.
Marketing planned and sorted, fairs and shows booked.
8. Christmas cards
Designed and produced our Christmas cards with IONA Cards.
Here's a sneaky preview.
9. Our branding
We've tidied up our packaging and labelling - with many thanks to our colleagues at Entrepreneurial Spark.
10. Worked with our artists:
David Lyon Art - to select images for our next range of products and submitted a piece of art for the New Light Prize Exhibition
Samantha Ward Art - developed her next series of prints.
Made in the UK. Supporting artists in the UK.