Support sustainable label From My Mother's Garden

by Penny Callaghan in Symondsbury, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 21st April 2020 we successfully raised £1,040 with 25 supporters in 28 days

From My Mother's Garden really needs your help as Covid-19 jeopardises its launch. Pre-order now and help all the small businesses involved

by Penny Callaghan in Symondsbury, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

The more pledges we get, the more we can achieve. Once the threat of Coronavirus is contained and everything returns to relative normality, we want to get on the road to visit other boutiques and outlets that might be interested in stocking our new label. We also have some other products all ready and sampled that we want to put into production which will need further capital.

The global COVID-19 pandemic has created a very uncertain landscape for millions of British small businesses, which is going to make it very challenging for businesses to survive. Together we can help them. 

Crowdfunder is offering up their platform to allow all UK small businesses to pre-sell their meals, events, hotel bookings, gifts etc. for cash now on a promise to redeem these at a later date.

Support Our New Responsible Fashion Label

Please help us bring to market the beautiful new range of limited edition, sustaintable kimonos and clothing by pledging to pre-order something now.

Penny's close relationship with her mother and her mother's love of her small West Country garden has inspired this range. At a time when many of us are separated from, and worried about our mothers or children, this is a very poignant range.

Pre-Covid-19, From My Mother's Garden ( had quickly gained the interest of many fashion boutiques around the country. As a small business and with the advent of Covid-19, our cashflow has been been curtailed and is delaying this inspirational label which in turn impacts on the other small businesses involved in the project. 

Back in February, Penny launched her designs at Olympia in London to the fashion trade. Despite Storm Ciara, she came away with 18 boutiques that wanted to stock the new range. Using photography of her mother's small but charming garden, Penny created the first collection, which includes quality summer styles made of Viscose and Organic Cotton. Short kimonos and longer robes will be complemented by a selection of colourful summer styles including jackets, tops and dresses.

From My Mother’s Garden uses environmentally responsible fabrics and techniques wherever possible and we are committed to finding sustainable solutions for anything we produce.

Penny is an award-winning and creative entrepreneur. She has just won two awards: Retailer of the Year and joint winner of the Business of the Year in the Bridport Business Awards 2020 for her fashion boutique, Colmers Hill Fashion, based on a point system by mystery shoppers. She has also won an International award for her online fashion shop voted for by customers. She is constantly looking for ambitious ways to promote her rurally-based businesses including large-scale fashion shows which have also raised thousands for charity along the way.  From My Mother's Garden is a project that Penny is passionate about, not least because it supports other small businesses.

How will my support help?

From My Mother's Garden is a small business, but there are also many other small businesses involved in bringing this collection to market. By helping us, it will also help:

* a small greetings card printing business in Lyme Regis

* a small business in South Devon making hand-poured candles / diffusers

* a small printing company in Devon making labels for our candles

* another printer in Bridport, Dorset who does our promotional materials

* our photographer based in Lyme Regis who we use for our photoshoots

* our production management company based in London which is a start up business

* our self-employed website developer in Brighton

* all the independent boutiques all around the country that will be stocking the range this summer

And many others that we work with along the way.

How Can I Help?

We would love it if you can pre-buy one of Penny's own designer kimonos, robes, greetings cards or home scents, whether it's for you or perhaps even as a thank you to someone for their help during this difficult time. 

Because our cashflow has literally been stopped dead by the Covid-19 outbreak, we need to find ways to raise the finance we need to continue the stock production. 

With your help and pre-orders, we can keep pushing forward with our exciting new wearable art label and get it into boutiques and stores around the country for the summer.  In return for your pledge, you will received a limited edition item and support some very grateful small businesses.

Do make sure you select the option you want when you are picking a reward. So for example there are 4 different diffuser scents, 4 lightweight kimonos prints, 2 long robe prints and 4 velvet prints with different size options. 

We thank you you in advance for any support you can give. Stay well.

Penny & team xxx

Waterlily Lightweight Kimono

Acer Lightweight Kimono

Hydrangea Lightweight Kimono

Reflections Reversible Velvet Kimono

Reflections Velvet Kimono

Hydrangea Reversible Velvet Kimono

Acer Velvet Kimono

Hydrangea Lightweight Kimono

Waterlily Velvet Kimono

Reflections Long Robe

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This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more


Pledge £10 and you will receive ... A set of four greetings cards with 4 different From My Mother's Garden prints on the front and a blank inside. Each comes with an envelope. PLEDGE NOW> CLAIM LATER

£25 or more


Pledge £25 today and we'll reward you with... A Diffuser from our new range of hand-poured scented candles and diffusers, all made in Devon using luxury fragrance oils and eco-friendly elements. We have four fragrances which you can choose from. PLEDGE NOW> CLAIM LATER

£30 or more


Pledge £30 today and we'll reward you with ... £30 to spend either at Colmers Hill Boutique at Symondsbury Estate or online at PLUS an extra 15% off when you spend over £70. PLEDGE NOW> CLAIM LATER

£50 or more


Pledge £50 today and we'll reward you with ... £50 to spend either at Colmers Hill Boutique at Symondsbury Estate or online at PLUS an extra 15% off when you spend over £70. PLEDGE NOW> CLAIM LATER

£59 or more

3 of 100 claimed


Pledge £59 today and we'll reward you with... one of our silky, sustainable lightweight kimonos. There are four beautiful prints available, all From My Mother's Garden! The kimonos are one size and can be worn loose or belted. Great for casual wear with jeans or dressing up an outfit for an evening out on a future holiday! PLEDGE NOW> CLAIM LATER

£99 or more

3 of 50 claimed


Pledge £99 today and we'll reward you with... a beautiful silky feel long robe (one size) which can be worn around the house or over jeans or trousers. We have two prints available in this range. PLEDGE NOW> CLAIM LATER

£139 or more

0 of 15 claimed


Pledge £139 today and we'll reward you with ... a luxury reversible velvet kimono in one of the four prints. These silky velvet kimonos have a plain colour on the inside and be worn in lots of different ways including wrapped with a brooch, belted or upside down as a shrug! PLEDGE NOW> CLAIM LATER

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