Meet James and Joana from Chá com Letras
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Emma Barnes created Wild Fawn in January 2015 when her love for making and drawing transformed into the love of working with silver and gold to make timeless jewellery that can be enjoyed every day. Each piece of jewellery is made by hand in her London studio, which is important to Emma because it means that there has been no exploitation of workers or unnecessary C02 emissions from transport to bring you Wild Fawn Jewellery.
IS INSTAGRAM A WASTE OF TIME?
Hands up if you waste time on Instagram?
I know I do. It’s so easily done because Instagram is so alluring. If I’m not careful, with one trip I find myself tumbling down a rabbit hole, cartwheeling through The Land of Unattainable until I am completely disorientated. What feels like days later I finally come up for air with little more to show for my expedition than stinging eyeballs and a sinking feeling that my life doesn’t quite measure up.
So how can we avoid this dizzying drain on our precious time, get a grip of Instagram, and make sure the time we do spend on the platform is purposeful and rewarding for our businesses?
Actually it’s quite simple. As is usually the case with marketing, we need to be clear about why. Why are you using Instagram for your business and what are you hoping to achieve? Here’s my checklist of the top three questions to ask yourself before you hit that Insta icon.
Mosley London is an ethical lifestyle brand based in east London. Launched in 2017, all illustrations are designed by Lyndsey Mosley who enjoys drawing playful illustrations that make people smile.
We are pleased to introduce the talent behind Text From A Friend, Sharon Caddie.Text From A Friend started when Sharon was heartily amused by the text messages sent from some of her friends. She scribbled their quips, posted them on social media. And so began requests to turn them into cards and posters...
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When women support each other incredible things happen!
At Pulse we are celebrating International Women's Day courtesy of one of our inspiring exhibitors Tribe + Glory. Tribe + Glory empowers and activates female entrepreneurs to achieve self sustainability through relationship, craftsmanship and entrepreneurship.
We are James and Joana from Chá com Letras – a London-based, illustration-led lifestyle venture producing design-conscious products with a pinch of wit.
Our Design Life
James is from the UK and Joana is from Portugal - which is where our brand name comes from. Our joint venture honours the old age Anglo-Portuguese alliance through quirkiness and design.
James trained as an illustrator and Joana as a graphic designer, both in Norwich and later in London. Having worked well on a range of projects, we took the plunge and decided to start our own business in 2013 and coming into fruition in 2014 with a picture book and stationery range.
Our biggest drive was the need to find a creative outlet where we could have control. The combination of excessive drawing and love of quirky and unusual items meant that creating a company like the one we did was almost inevitable.
Our Design Style
Design and illustration is very much at the heart of what we do. We aim to create witty products that produce a smile in the mind of the customer. We'd like to think our products have a nostalgic feel to them – we love when customers buy a gift for their children, but in fact it's also a little bit for themselves too.
All products are designed by us and carefully sourced and produced in the UK whenever possible. This is something that is very close to our hearts. We are a UK-based independent label and we believe in supporting UK-based suppliers to help us nurture a sustainable and honest business.
The New Collection
We've got several capsule collections that express different sides of our brand.
We most recently released our latest collections at the end of last year inspired by London as well as our Alice in Wonderland range, which was developed and made for the British Library in conjunction with Etsy to celebrate 150 years of Alice. The range included three unique designs on cushions, lampshades, handkerchiefs, notebooks, prints and cards.
Out of those our favourite product has to be our Alice Handkerchief set. Hankies are perceived as an old-fashioned gentleman's item and we were quite excited about giving it a modernised quirky twist.
Why I'm showing at Pulse...
We're very excited to be exhibiting at Pulse this year. We're hoping to show people our brand, our products and what we're about. There are lots of different ways these days to expose your brand and showcase your products – especially with social media – but nothing beats face to face time with people that are intrigued by our products, want to get to know us and build a solid and reliable working relationship. We believe we're offering something quirky and off the beaten track. We want to tell the world about it!
Find Chá com Letras at Pulse on stand B12