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 (www.frommymothersgarden.co.uk) 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 www.colmershill.com 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
Hydrangea Reversible Velvet Kimono
Acer Velvet Kimono
Hydrangea Lightweight Kimono
Waterlily Velvet Kimono
Reflections Long Robe