My Big Break: Pickle
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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.
Tell us a bit about yourself
It all started when my daughter was born and her daddy called her Pickle! As she began to play with dolls and asking for more specific accessories that I could not find anywhere, I started thinking about making my own. Having studied at Central St Martins, I had a keen eye for beautiful products, my love for inspiring design grew from there.
Watching Mary Portas' documentary about manufacturing knickers just made it click. Manufacturing in the UK was the only way to go.
With three kids at home and child-minding as a living, there was no time to move it forward until we relocated from London to Kent.
What goes into making the products?
We are proud that all of Pickle's products are made in the UK, from our printers in Lancashire to our manufacturers in Wales and Kent, to the knitters in Leicestershire and the label makers in Derbyshire. We work closely with a team of very talented people who make Britain proud. Like us they care about making fabulous items all made here in the United Kingdom.
We also use textiles made in Britain whenever we can. We have these aspirations not only because we think British made stands for quality but also because it means that people who work with us get fair wages and a tea break and importantly our products do not travel around the globe to reach us. It's not just about the profit it's about low carbon emission and doing our bit towards the environment.
What have you learned since you started?
We learned to stay focused and follow our dreams. It is definitely about having faith and learning from the mistakes!
What inspires you when you're creating new ranges?
My children are a daily source of inspiration, it always amazes me the games they invent, the way they push the creative boundaries to make anything possible. I absolutely love the way they can use certain colours together which I would never do. They have no limit which is so great to see every day. Like Albert Einstein would say “Creativity is contagious. Pass it on”