It's been a while since we dropped a Blog Post and a lot has happened both here and in the World in general. Obviously the global pandemic continues and we appreciate the pressure and pain this is putting on everyone, as it is on us as a family as well as a business. This year has been extremely hard work but we are thankful to you all for coming to us for your fabrics and haberdashery and hope that you've enjoyed making with what you bought.
The last 12 weeks of lockdown have been unsettling at times, crazy most of the time, stressful, difficult and it seems it has been an ideal time for people to start sewing, get back to sewing or experienced sewers using their skills to help the NHS, care workers and other key workers by making and supplying scrubs, masks and shields.
During 2020 we will be looking at introducing different packaging that can either be reused, is biodegradable or is made from recycled materials. There may be a small surcharge for these to allow us to introduce them but the plan is to make these the "norm".
The impact of programs like Planet Earth, Blue Planet and the ongoing efforts by people like Greta Thunberg seems to be having a fantastic effect on how the general public are starting to see and understand the impact of their actions.
Zorb 1st Gen and the white food safe PUL are our two most popular fabrics and we have seen an increase in this over the year especially. We have continued to try and anticipate demand for these products and unfortunately, unlike huge companies, we don't have the buying power so have to make judgements.