Supporting a small business to make a new product

by Ruby and Freddies in St. Albans, England, United Kingdom

Supporting a small business to make a new product
We did it
On 21st September 2020 we successfully raised £1,601 with 50 supporters in 28 days

Expanding your business is hard when you're small so I'm hoping to manufacture more branded products and packaging - exciting times!!

by Ruby and Freddies in St. Albans, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

If I manage to raise extra money we can develop more products and branded packaging.


Hello, I'm Amanda and I run a lovely little brand called Ruby and Freddies.  Ruby and Freddie were my grandparents, they too had family businesses so I'm guessing it's in the genes.  I run the business by myself whilst being a full time Mum but thankfully I have a very supportive family who help at the busier times.  

I started my company at the kitchen table 8 years ago, stocking other brands products to create beautiful baby hampers, nappy cakes and other gifts.  Slowly I've grown the business by manufacturing my own clothing, baby shoes, stationery and cards and now around 85% of my products are my own brand (woohoo!).  

My dream, however, is to expand our product base and have everything we sell made specifically by us or for us.  With the current climate affecting my business I am finding it really hard to take the next steps as planned.  My sights have been on creating a wider range of products and branded packaging.  The wheels have been set in motion to create a children's enamel First Christmas mug by chatting to a manufacturer, working out costings, doing my research and talking over designs.  With this extra bit of support I know I can get there, I'd love to turn 2020 around for my business starting with Christmas stock and continuing with branded packaging.  

Thank you for taking the trouble to read our story and helping me on my way with the exciting journey to come.

This picture is the first sample that's been made, we still have a couple of tweaks to make but we adore it and hope you do too x

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

22 of 25 claimed

£10 My first Christmas enamel mug reward

If you choose this reward I will send you one of the new My first Christmas enamel children's mugs that this project is helping to fund. It will save you approx £4 on the retail price and the postage cost once we officially launch it. It will be sent with love and thanks for your support which helped make this dream a reality. Depending on manufacture dates it should be with you mid October but I've set end October to allow for any delays.

£5 or more

Any amount supporters donation

This donation is for anyone who would like to support us just because they love to get that warm fuzzy feeling from helping a small business grow. I'm so very grateful for your help in getting this project off the ground-thank you x

£10 or more

10% off website reward

If you choose this pledge reward we will issue you with a voucher code exclusive to you for 10% off every order you place via our website. This voucher is valid for the pledger only.

£12 or more

2 of 30 claimed

£12 My first Christmas kids enamel mug Reward

If you choose this reward I will send you one of the new My first Christmas enamel children's mugs that this project is helping to fund. It will save you approx £2 on the retail price and the UK postage cost once we officially launch it. It will be sent with love and thanks for your support which helped make this dream a reality. Depending on manufacture dates it should be with you mid October but I've set end October to allow for any delays.

£14 or more

£14 Kids Christmas enamel mug with gift bag/box

If you choose this reward I will send you one of the new Christmas enamel children's mugs. We will gift wrap this lovely little mug in a gift bag or box and you will have free UK postage. It will be sent with love and thanks for your support which helped make this dream a reality. Depending on manufacture dates it should be with you mid October but I've set end October to allow for any delays

£15 or more

15% off website reward

If you choose this pledge reward we will issue you with a voucher code exclusive to you for 15% off every order you place via our website. This voucher is valid for the pledger only.

£20 or more

£20 notebook set reward

If you pledge for this reward you will receive one of our new Mumsquad notebooks and one of the new baby journal notebooks. Our new notebooks are grey with rose gold font on the front, A5 size and lined. They are absolutely gorgeous and this pledge will save you almost £6 off the rrp. Thank you for pledging and enjoy your gorgeous notebooks

£20 or more

20% off website reward

If you choose this pledge reward we will issue you with a voucher code exclusive to you for 20% off every order you place via our website. This voucher is valid for the pledger only.

£23 or more

£23 candle reward

If you decide to pledge for this reward you will receive 4 scented candle mini tins. You will be saving £5 on the rrp of four candles, what's not to love. They make lovely gifts or a lovely treat for yourself. Thank you for choosing this reward x

£50 or more

£50 Reward

If you support us with this donation we will send you one of the new kids first Christmas enamel mugs, two of our luxury mini tin candles, a pack of 5 greetings cards and some luxury artisan tea bags from our hampers. A nice little treat for you or someone you know.

£100 or more

£100 reward

As a thank you for your support we would like to send you 4 of our luxury scented candle mini tins, artisan tea bags from our hampers, one of our new my first Christmas kids enamel mugs, a mumsquad sleepmask, mumsquad pencils and a selection of greetings cards for you to enjoy. We really do appreciate your help x

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