If you’ve read Part 1 of this post, you’ll know that I’ve got a bit of an issue with plastic waste, and it’s been bothering me for a long time that my business has been contributing to the problem on a daily basis. We’ve been using a plastic tagging gun for years! It’s quick, easy and effective… and cheap too!
But it’s not right, and it creates ugliness in the world, which is not what Skinny laMinx is all about. So along with production manager Sarah and designer Melissa, we’ve been working in the background to find a way to tag our products without plastic.
We’ve replaced this:
With this! Black bulb safetypins and cotton string, and paper labels that tell our story without causing harm.
It’s a much better solution, and the label not only tells a bit of the Skinny laMinx story, but its presentation speaks volumes about what our values, which is what makes being in business so much more than just a job, right?
Our annual TwoFor Sale starts today! That means you get Two for the price of One at Skinny laMinx, both in-store and online. HOW IT WORKS: STEP 1 : Choose an item & select a quantity. STEP 2 : If the quantity selected is 1, we’ll send you 2. Order 2, we’ll send you 4… with the free item …
I am feeling SO inspired and SO excited, after seeing these gorgeously styled pics sent through by Originol – one of our fabulous German stockists. I am in love with how they’ve styled my prints! Thanks for the inspiration, Julie! Visit the Originol shop for lots, lots more.
We LOVE seeing what you make with your Skinny laMinx Fat Quarter Pieces, Scrap Packs and DIY Squares. Just look at what this clever lot have been doing! Clockwise from top: @quiltwhileyoureahead @lesleylilley @margrethe1986 @bollijulia @leighsideknits @owensoliviaquilts @lesleylilley Keep those pics rolling in by hashtagging them #lookatmyskinny, or sending an email.
Did you know, I never actually intended to open a shop? It was just that my dusty painter’s studio on Buitengracht Street was about to be demolished, and I spotted a To Let sign in the window of a grubby scooter repair shop on Bree St, while on my way to my favourite coffee spot. …