Throw Back..... British Entrepreneurship at Makegood June 04, 2016 20:31

This time in June a couple of years ago, I was in the middle of an exciting three day Festival for creative startups, Makegood, a celebration of culture, creativity and British entrepreneurship.

I had launched my handmade quilt business the previous year at the prestigious Somerset House, London and so this was an exciting opportunity to be featured among the best British start-up talent. 

The festival took place at the trendy Old Selfridges Hotel in London, the perfect location to celebrate British handmade luxury and creativity.

This was my cute stand.

Can you see the supersized retro hexagon quilt in the background? It is made from organic linen and super soft wool that was so tactile, everyone couldn't stop stroking it.

I made this hexagon quilt especially for my stand for a bold artistic statement. As a brand that strives to be ethical, I really dislike waste, so each vibrant quilt block was upcycled into a stunning cushion.

Also wool is biodegradable and is a natural insulator so helps prevent the loss of energy thus reducing carbon emissions. 

 20 luxurious cushions were made in total, each one filled with superior duck feather and is one of a kind. I couldn't believe how fast they sold at my pop-up events.

Special Offer

I've just got three of these exquisite cushions left so for a limited time you can grab yours here for half price! Offer ends 30 June or until stock lasts!

 Ladies Who Impress

Among the many interesting people I met at Makegood, I had the wonderful pleasure of meeting Jana Bakunina, the talented blogger at Ladies Who Impress who blogs about the 'inspiring stories of amazing women'.

There were over a hundred creative business at the Festival so I was so delighted that Jana chose Vintage and Floral quilts in her top 5 creative British businesses to shout about.

I am really terrible about sharing the kind words people say about my handmade quilts, but better late than never. Read all about it here.

 

 Jennifer x