MEET THE CREATIVE FORCE BEHIND OUR LOCAL DESIGNER-MAKER, OR PRODUCER BUSINESSES
Hello, my name’s Emma and I’m an illustrator, embroiderer and maker! I’ve spent the past 24 years working in the design industry and my work has been stocked in many places including Liberty, Fenwick, JoJo Maman Bebe and John Lewis. Over the last few years, I’ve combined my two passions for illustrating and making into one with the embroidery technique called Punch Needle. […]
Here at Equipp, as well as creating inspiring gifts for teens, we’re passionate about celebrating today’s teens and love to highlight their achievements. We’ve worked with teenagers and young adults in various ways since launching our very first collection based on illustrations commissioned from Lilly, a young artist living and working near us in Hemel Hempstead. We now have our own teen research and design team, run competitions for young designers, and feature their writing on our blog.
One year on from starting a small business, nobody said it was going to be easy and I am so glad they didn’t. From accidentally under charging for postage, to trying to advertise during a global pandemic, it has been challenging but also the most rewarding thing I have ever experienced.
What a year 2020 has been! Whilst we may all vary in our views, one thing we can probably agree on is that we didn’t see this coming or quite where it would take us. I’ve continually drawn strength and inspiration from our local businesses, their incredible products and services and the way they’ve adapted […]
Give a brief Introduction to you and what it is you do. Who is involved in the business? We are a husband and wife team (Sarah & Wayne) running a small batch speciality coffee roastery in Farnham Common, Buckinghamshire. Speciality coffee has to be graded 80+ points and above on the Speciality Coffee Association’s grading […]
Castaway Cottage is a family-run business offering beautiful hand-crafted products for the bath and home. From colourful bath bombs and crumbles to a range of natural wax melts and soaps; all made with care for skin and the environment using essential oils or carefully selected fragrances. The packaging is compostable, recyclable or upcycled. We […]
Meet Hannah and Oli from Home County Candle Co. and hear about their passion for making their beautiful UK inspired scented candles and reed diffusers. MEET OLI WHAT WERE YOU DOING BEFORE YOU STARTED THE HOME COUNTY CANDLE CO.? My background is in sales management and just before we started the business I was […]
What better way to celebrate International Women’s Day than by chatting to a local female Entrepreneur – Sarah Cooke. Sarah did what many of us dream of doing and found inspiration in her motherhood for a business that helps mothers look and feel great. Halia Rose has achieved both local and national recognition and has […]
It’s been a while since the last Creative blog post but we’re far from finished with this inspiring theme. Yes we may have got a little distracted with launching our spangly new website (hope you’re loving it), but we’re never far from a blog interview and this one is a corker! There are some pretty […]
Continuing on our journey into the world of wonderful creative locals, this week we’re meeting Jo. It would be hard not to love her trademark linocut prints — they’re bright, fun, humorous and really won’t fail to make you smile. Like any good creative business she’s created a product that’s instantly recognisable as her own and yet […]
Through the course of Tring Buzz I’ve become aware of a fairly large and growing type of freelancers in our local area — the creative businesses. With more routes to market such as Etsy and Not on the High Street than ever before and with social media making it easier for businesses to reach the individual, this […]
In my search to source interesting local businesses, I was quick to come across the marvellous Puddingstone Distillery and their Campfire Gin. Not only do they have uber cool branding but…well…its gin! Let’s face it, who doesn’t love a good gin and tonic?! In fact, currently gin seems to be the drink of the nation. […]
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