A bit of sunshine does the trick doesn’t it. We have had a super weekend enjoying blue skies and the warmth of the sun. It’s amazing the difference it makes, sunshine boosts immunity, strengthens our bones and helps us feel great again and sleep better.
It’s also been the first weekend that non-essential shops have been allowed to open so we’ve all finally been allowed to mooch and who doesn’t love a mooch! It’s been so hard for so many small businesses who have been shut since before Christmas, they have shown their grit and resourcefulness by setting up their own click and collect, national and local deliveries but having people back in their shops must be the best feeling and it certainly seems that everyone wants things to ‘get great again’ – the pandemic has been a long slog for us all.
Dust & Pine is an online business so in some ways we haven’t noticed the difference but we have, like so many other small online brands, found it tough at times. It’s been a good time to reflect though and we have been giving a lot of thought to the direction we want to go in. There has been lots of conversation in the office about new designs and products and we’ve some exciting things in the pipeline, which we can’t wait to share. Our ethos and values are so important to us as a brand and we loved that you loved our leggings. So much so that we had emails asking us when the One Legging At A Time would be back in stock. The great news is that they now are and they are available in, Grey, Mauve and Cool Blue - stocks are limited though so don’t hang around if you’ve been waiting to order yours.
You’ll notice they are a little more expensive and there’s a good reason – we made the decision to have them made in the UK! It’s something we have wanted to do right from the start of our journey so it’s great for us to be supporting Great Britain, especially at such an important time as, together, we rebuild our economy. We really hope you’ll be as excited as we are by this news and to celebrate, for a short time, you can use the code LEGGINGS5 for £5 off.
We’ve also discovered a few other small brands who we think are great and thought we would share.
Studionough is Matilda Woolnough, a Suffolk based Designer and Illustrator who we really enjoyed working with recently and featured as part of our Christmas collaborations.
StickHomeUK is a new Self Adhesive Wallpaper brand. You just peel and stick! We love this concept and their designs.
Smol Is a UK-based startup that has come up with an eco-friendly detergent subscription service and we love a brand that really cares about our environment.
Patch help you discover the best plants for your space, deliver them to your door and help you look after them! We love their bundles, which have transformed our office.
It certainly seems like there is a feeling of a road to recovery and a sense of hope. It has been such a difficult year with a pandemic and Brexit but hopefully we are entering a time of opportunity and rejuvenation and a determination to Get Great Again!