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SUPPLIER VISIT

Hello and Happy New Year! Hope you all had a peaceful Christmas and rested well.

It’s January and with that come all the pressures of a new year - new you! I have started the year writing a ‘done’ list rather than a ‘to do’, this allows me to feel satisfied with what I’ve achieved and accomplished throughout 2018 rather than filling me with dread about what needs to be done in 2019. That said, there is always the promise of new adventures, new treasures to be found and more wonderful connections to be made.

Speaking of connections, last week I visited my fabric supplier, a company in Cheshire where I get all my designs printed. I email these guys regularly and rarely get to see them so it was great to put faces to names and re-connect.

The afternoon started with a catch up and discussion about new developments, costings and problem solving. Mum came along too to meet everyone, we enjoyed a cup of tea and a brainstorm.

We then had a tour around the factory, I got to see the machines where my designs are printed, the cutting room, the sewing department (where each item is machine sewn by hand!) It was a really inspiring afternoon and was great to get involved and really see how and where my products are made.

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I had a chat with the daughter of the business about environmental issues and how the company are doing all they can at the time to reduce impact. There was water recycling from the dying process, cardboard and fabric core recycling, along with the fact that everything is done under one roof, reducing the need for transporting the goods by van, ship, plane. They even carry heavy rolls of fabric across the car park by hand each day!

Below you can view some photos of the day, if you have any questions about the process or anything else to do with how your wonderful goods are designed and produced then please do get in touch. hello@ruthholly.co.uk

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Is Spring time finally arriving?

Wow. Doesn't it seem a long winter time. I have been a hermit this winter and am so happy to see a little sunshine today. The weather really affects my mood so it's great when the nights get lighter and we can see light at the end of the tunnel!

Keeping on this cheery positive note, I thought it a great time to share with you some wonderful customer feedback. As a small business, reputation and relationships are key to building foundations, customer satisfaction and therefore returning trade. We have the most heart warming feedback from most customers, here's a few to share with you now.

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"I took one of your business cards at a craft fair in Shoreditch in London a couple of years ago. I have moved house and can finally hang up my own pictures, I am so glad I still had your card and was able to thus find your website! Love your work!"- Jessica

"Just a note to say I bought your cards at the Manchester Craft Fair.
I love them and am really enjoying writing them, they are my favourite cards!"- Sally

"Your work is beautiful, I am a lover of all things natural too and can't help bringing bits of bark/sticks/ leaves home when I walk the dog, it's lovely to see you using them so creatively!" - Pippa

"The wall hanging has most certainly transformed a very bare space. I can tell you we've been looking for "the perfect thing" for some time now and tried various other prints and hangings. However, nothing seemed to look quite right. We find that your art work most definitely draws your eye as you get closer to it. We're still working on "interpretation" and just what we see in the print but that's very much part of the fun and enjoyment of having it." – David and Gabrielle

Fancy reading more? take a look what people bought here.