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New Collection: Tinycottons - Dolce Far Niente

Dolce Far Niente is a way of life, the art of not doing very much at all and enjoying the simple pleasures that life brings. It also happens to be the name of the latest collection by Tiny Cottons, one rooted in all things Italian as the name suggests.

Inspired by warm, sunny summers in Italy the collection is a nod to the slow life philosophy that the Italians have mastered so perfectly. A colour palette of yellows, greens, blues and terracotta are combined with a series of super cute prints. Strawberries, oranges, sunshine, flowers, hearts and the sweetest little sausage dogs are all designed to transport us to the landscape and culture of Italy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As well of lots of unisex pieces and some fabulously cute knitwear we have some gorgeous summer dresses - strawberry, heart, sunshine and vichy designs all feature in Drop 1 as well accessories including this fabulous check bucket hat. (We ate all the biscuits, sorry.)

In Drop 2 we have a beautiful swimwear collection including this one piece in the Il Bassotto sausage dog print which would be perfectly teamed with the transparent jelly shoes designed to keep little feet safe on the beach (also available in light pink, cerulean blue, red and yellow and landing in Drop 2 ).

Drop 1 launched Wednesday 22nd January and is already online here with Drop 2 following on Wednesday 19th February. We are stocking baby sizes at 6, 9, 12 and 18 months plus kids sizes 2, 4, 6 and 8 years, lots of styles and lots of choice, we hope you enjoy our edit!

 

New collection: Bobo Choses - A Dance Romance

We are thrilled to finally reveal the new collection from Bobo Choses for SS20, A Dance Romance.

Inspired by the world of dance as seen through a child's eyes, the collection reflects both their passion for movement and the fun and free spirited way in which they express themselves through the medium of dance, there's no wrong or right way, just their own way!

Comfort meets vintage-retro style this season in a cheerful symphony of colours, prints and textures. We adore the look and feel of this tracksuit, available as separates but absolutely awesome together!

There is some beautiful attention to detail in this collection, embroidery detailing, ribbon and a variety of other finishes that give things that special edge. Wrinkled woven fabrics, elastic and structured fleece, organic cotton knitwear, garment dye knitwear and digital watercolor effect prints are just some of the special characteristics of this movement tribute collection.

We have so much love for the accessories this season, our personal favourites have to be the silky scarfs available in leopard, pineapple and the chachacha kiss, the blue wide brimmed sunhat, the yellow striped elephant school bag and the brilliant RIGHT and LEFT trainers available in sizes EUR 24-35 (UK Infant 7 to Junior 3) to help keep those dance moves in check!

Available in baby sizes 3/6 months through to 24/36 months and kids 2/3 years right up to 10/11 years. Shop the full range here or visit our lovely shop in the heart of Brighton's North Laine where we will have some of the key pieces available to lust after in the coming weeks!

 

New Collection: Repose - People

Next week the SS20 launches start in earnest, we are busy unpacking and sorting and uploading and listing, there's honestly not enough hours in the day! Its always a really exciting time though and in the depths of a wet and windy winter here in the UK it does mean we dare start daydreaming of the warm and sunny days ahead!

One of our brands is doing things a little bit differently this year. Amsterdam based Repose AMS will release four collections across the year, two main and two capsule and one has already dropped! The first main collection and Repose's ninth, People, launched in December and it really is the most beautiful collection centred around love and belonging.

Moving away from the usual seasonal drops has allowed Repose AMS to re-write the rules. Where one might usually expect to be browsing tank tops and tees in the depths of winter to wear in the months to come, this collection is perfectly suited to this very moment which is a rather lovely thing!

The first drop features some beautiful knitwear together with fleece pants and jackets which will keep your little ones cosy during the colder months as well as some lighter weight pieces as we transition in the Spring.

Their must-have signature striped skater dress comes in a peachy and golden block stripe this season and we adore the twirl dress, a long sleeved woven vichy checked dress with gathered waist and back fastening. A classic design that looks so beautiful on.

We also adore these hair clips, sold singularly and available in squared or rounded shapes in a choice of five colours: Caramel Brown Marble (Rounded), Soft Powder Pink (Rounded), Multi Marble (Squared), Sand Brown Marble (Squared) and Soft Blueish (Squared).

Repose clothing is the perfect marriage of design and comfort blended with a harmonious combination of colour, shape and texture and we applaud them for daring to try something new. We are really excited to see how their vision pans out across the coming year and hope you enjoy the idea as much as you will the collection, available to view in full here.

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all of our wonderful customers!  Thank you so much for your custom, your friendship and your continuing loyalty through what has been a challenging year for us at times, it means everything to have you as part of the Junior Edition family!

We hope that like us you have enjoyed fabulous festive season, after the super hectic (but fun!) run-up to Christmas at the shop we had several blissful days off, at home surrounded by family with all our usual Christmas traditions and presents including Star Wars lego for Nathan - this year's Boxing Day Build was the AT-AT!

And so we return, excited to embrace 2020 and all the adventures it will bring. Believe it or not the online business turns five this year, FIVE!!!! Honestly, we can hardly believe it and thinking back to how the business was back in 2015, run from a spare room at home around a full time job, it's amazing to think how much has changed and how far we have come. Watch out for some exciting celebrations and discounts around our birthday time.

With the warehouse now really taking shape, we have been busy interviewing and hope to appoint an e-commerce and warehouse manager in the next couple of weeks. We are excited to be able to offer the online service we always intended in 2020 with a dedicated team managing orders and enquiries and the ability to help with measurements, print placement queries and anything else you might want to know! If you think this might be you, or you know someone that might be the perfect fit do let us know, the position is based just along the coast from our Brighton store in the harbour town of Newhaven.

We are PUMPED about the SS20 collections which kick off in the next couple of weeks, it looks set to be a really exciting season with lots of incredible pieces that we can't wait to show you. 

We are also thrilled to announce that we will be welcoming a host of new brands to the Junior Edition family in 2020 including The New Society, Long Live The Queen, Caramel, Nellie Quats and Omibia as well as expanding our footwear lines with Pepe, Menorquines, Donsje and Saltwater joining Veja, Angulus, Hummel and Novesta.

Some exciting invitations have started landing with us in the last couple of weeks as buying season commences, including an invitation to the Fall/Winter 2020 presentation from The Animals Observatory in Paris at the end of the month. Excited? Much!?!

I just love the start of a new year, it's always filled with so much hope and enthusiasm for positive change. Here's hoping 2020 is kind to each and everyone of you, and a little bit fabulous too. Happy New Year!

Stylish Dining with Liewood

Whether baby led weaning or blitzing everything into a palatable puree, the transition from breast or bottle to solid food is such an exciting step, I remember literally counting down the days to the magic 6 month marker. We chose to roll with baby led weaning which was messy and fun and also a bit scary at times! I was so surprised about the variety in food and flavours such a small human was willing to try. I *may* have been a little smug on occasion.

Fast forward two years and and the baby I was so proud of, the baby that literally ate anything and everything went on lockdown!!! The eagerness and willingness to try new things felt as if it evaporated overnight and most things that were previously eaten were now refused. I was absolutely gutted but thanks to Liewood, I at least had beautiful tableware to serve fish-fingers on several times a week  ; )

Liewood have an extensive cute yet practical range of baby and child tableware in a range of friendly characters.

The silicone placemats are great way of protecting furniture from spills and the silcone multi plates ideal for little ones with an appetite for plate throwing! Cute and practical in equal measure the multi plate is made from 100% recycled silicone, free from BPA and completely safe to use for food. It has four compartments in total, two large ones inside the head and two small ones inside at the ears. Available in both the panda and the cat characters and in a variety of colours.

When you are confident enough to move on from silcone, the bamboo baby dining sets are wonderful, they come boxed and consist of a plate, bowl, cup and spoon. Also available as a junior set as they grow.

The silicone bibs with a catch pocket are great, especially when out and about, as they wipe clean (as well as being dishwash-able), we have also found the silicone tot cup lid an on-the-go essential, it's super flexible, fitting both the Liewood bamboo cups and other cups or even glass ware, such a simple yet effective idea. Both the bibs and cup lids come in packs of two.

Snacks are big in our house and in truth it is an easy way of getting a bowlful of goodness in a child as mine will happily pick through a bowl of fruit or vegetables at several intervals across the day. I've not yet come across anything cuter than the four pack of Liewood Rex snack bowls, available in either a blue or rose mix of the same characters. 

The Liewood range extends far beyond tableware. From clothing and accessories to towels, muslins and swaddles, from wooden toys to play gyms and even beach sets for anyone on a day-trip to see us in Brighton! Everything is available to view online and we have an extensive range available at our shop on the heart of Brighton's North Laine, the home of boutique shopping.

The Whimsical World of Maileg

We welcomed the gorgeous Danish brand Maileg to Junior Edition this year. An irresistible collection of whimsical characters and accessories, modern Scandinavian in style and designed to appeal to the young and young-at-heart alike.

We have so many characters and accessories to choose from. The mice, which are synonymous with the Maileg brand, come in a whole host of characters from Kings, Queens, Princes and Princesses to Clowns, Cowboys and Ballerinas and our personal favourite Little Feather, who sits in her very own teepee.

We have the beautiful Maileg dollhouse set up in the shop window at the moment, it draws so many little faces to the window! So much fun was had setting it up and fiddling about with the furniture, characters and accessories. It would make such a wonderfully special gift and one you could slowly build up over the years, a real heirloom in the making! The attention to detail is phenomenal with beautifully styled vintage style furniture and the most intricate accessories from tiny picnic sets to breakfast for two!

The My First Tooth tins, as well as being super cute have been a god-send! We didn't have one for the first two teeth that were lost and it was such a challenge blindly fumbling around under a pillow at the dead of night hoping to locate a tiny tissue-wrapped tooth without waking the light-sleeping child. A small tin is such an easy find and the perfect size for a shiny pound coin in exchange! The individual tins are available for as little as £3 or you can buy a beautiful Big Brother or Big Sister Tooth Fairy Set priced at £24, perfect for passing down though generations to come.

Our collection extends to many other magical characters, all with a timeless quality, designed to be cherished forever.

Do come along to our shop in the heart of Brighton's North Laine to see the dollhouse whilst its up in the window if you can, we'd love to see you and say hi! The full collection is also available online.

PS - It's pronounced My'lye :)

Stocking Fillers

As a child, the most exciting part of Christmas was to wake up (at about 3am naturally) and find a stocking filled with little gifts at the bottom of my bed, “He’s been!” I would squeal before spending the next hour excitedly picking through the treasures Santa had left for me.

Fast forward to 2019 and the traditional tangerine in the toe of the stocking remains. The stocking itself is a fair bit smaller in size but filled with beautiful gifts that will last for years rather than the day.

In truth I could fill a stocking ten times over just from the bits we sell in-store! The final contents are still a work a progress but some of my absolute must-haves follow…

French toymakers Vilac have been producing heirloom toys for well over 100 years and their kaleidoscopes, telescopes and twisting acrobats are the perfect shape and size for stockings, for the more musically inclined the sweet animal maracas would make a wonderful addition.

 


Sonny Angel dolls are a hit with children and adult collectors alike and in the 2019 limited edition Christmas series they are wearing the cutest woolly jumpers, hats and mittens! We also have the Flower, Vegetable, Fruit, Animal, Caribbean and New York series as well as the Birthday special edition. Blind boxed, you could receive any one of the designs in any given series or, if you’re really lucky, one of the special secret versions!

 

We have been collecting Schleich figures for several years now and they get played with most days. Founded in 1935 Schleich is one of the most prolific toy manufacturers in Germany, famed for their realistic animal figures. We have a huge collection of farm and wild animals at home already already so all eyes are on the hand painted fantasy Bayala collection this Christmas and their beautiful unicorns and Pegasi.

Meri Meri make the most adorable hair slides, necklaces, stickers and temporary tattoos, both Christmas themed and beyond. They make for a fun and really inexpensive stocking addition. A more recent tradition here is to include a Christmas tree decoration in the stocking, Felt So Good and Amica make the most gorgeous hanging decs, Fairtrade and handmade in Nepal. The Felt So Good Seagull is predictably one of the best-sellers at our Brighton store but it will be the Sloth in a Santa hat wending its way to our house this Christmas.

 


I do of course have to include the one thing stocking sized that found its way into the letter to Santa. Maileg is a Danish brand of charming characters with the most beautiful attention to detail. The pocket size mice are particularly beautiful and amongst our expansive collection of characters and accessories you can find some Christmas themed cuties including the Fairy Little Sister Mouse with detachable wings, available in assorted colours and priced at just £15.

All of these gorgeous items (and many more besides) can be found both online and in our Brighton store, nestled amongst lots of beautiful independent retailers in Brighton’s North Laine. Well worth a Christmas shopping visit if you can find the time.

Join the Junior Edition Team!

With the recent acquisition of a brand spanking new warehouse just a short drive from our shop in Brighton's North Laine, we are looking to expand our small but perfectly formed team.

Managing the ecommerce and warehouse side of the business, based just along the coast in the harbour town of Newhaven, this is a really exciting opportunity for someone familiar with our brand and with a passion for ethically produced, premium children's clothing and lifestyle products.

The full job description follows below, we'd absolutely love to hear from anyone who thinks they might be the perfect candidate!

 

 

An exciting opportunity for an ecommerce and warehouse coordinator /manager has become available to join a family-based company that specialises in premium and ethical children's clothing and lifestyle products selling through junioredition.com, a busy ecommerce website.

Junior Edition Ltd has been established for 5 years and are looking for the perfect candidate to assist in our busy office and warehouse in Newhaven.  We are looking for a hands-on warehouse and customer service manager with a broad range of IT skills for our ecommerce division.  We are ideally looking for someone that has a keen interest in ethical and Scandinavian influenced children's clothing and lifestyle brands, and can help and advise our customers alongside
managing the day-to-day running of our busy warehouse. 

The applicant must be highly motivated and driven, customer focused and able to control all day-to-day warehouse activities.

Responsibilities:
- Online customer service
- Printing, picking and packing orders
- Supervising warehouse staff
- Processing all incoming deliveries and checking, moving and storing products
- In depth product knowledge of our brands and products
- Answering all telephone and email enquiries on product and orders
- Filing, record keeping and communicating of relevant documents using
  Dropbox and Quickbooks
- Using Microsoft packages including Word and Excel
- Using and updating ecommerce software
- Inputting data onto internal systems and website back office
(Shopify) with a high level of accuracy
- Work alongside the office and warehouse team to control stock levels
- Conduct and manage regular brand stock takes
- Providing relevant and engaging content for social media accounts
- General administrative duties

Essential skills:
- An interest in ethical children's fashion and lifestyle products
- Attention to detail and methodical working
- Problem solving
- Excellent written communication skills
- IT skills including ecommerce
- Experience with ecommerce customer service

Job Type: Full-time


Salary: £20K-£27K dependent on relevant experience + benefits

Strictly No Agencies Please

December 09, 2019 by Georgia Ashby

Retro A-Go-Go!

Is there anything quite as satisfying as a trip down memory lane? Reminiscing about the good old days in rose tinted glasses?

I was fortunate enough to have been passed some of my favourite old toys by parents who had diligently stashed them in the loft for decades (and decades!) and it was such a thrill to bring them out again for my own kids and see them being enjoyed all over again.

If you weren't lucky enough to have parents with hoarding tendencies fear not because we have an amazing haul of re-issued vintage toys ready to be loved by a whole new generation and absolutely perfect for Christmas this year!

Fisher Price have reprised some of their most popular classics, we have a fantastic range which includes the classic chatter telephone and little snoopy pull-along dog from the 60’s and the record player and cash register from the 70’s, suitable from as young as 12 months.

My Little Ponies are also back! Who could resist these beautifully colourful little ponies with their long, flowing, comb-able manes and tails in the 80’s? We have ponies from the Classic, Rainbow, Pegasus and Unicorn collections as well as the Pretty Parlour Play-set for pony owners that want to get really serious with their grooming!

And who can resist the lure of a new puppy? Santa will be bringing a Pound Puppy down our chimney on the 25th and I couldn’t resist getting the exact same colour-way I had as a child! They also come as a newborn version complete with nappy. Super cute!

Strawberry Shortcake was another 80's must-have, originally launched at a time when everything had to smell of something! From scratch n sniff stickers to scented rubbers (erasers for the avoidance of doubt for our American friends!), Strawberry Shortcake was, and still is, infused with the most delicious sweet strawberry smell with the 40th Anniversary doll boasting sparkly gold glitter shoes and a metallic red dress.

All of these wonderfully fun retro toys are available online or in-store at our beautiful shop in the heart of the North Laine in Brighton but be quick! These are absolutely flying off the shelves this Christmas.

New warehouse and our story so far...

It's been a while since we've posted on here.  There's been a lot happening at Junior Edition HQ this year, both personal and to do with the business, and at times (well, it felt like pretty much all the time) we have struggled with keeping up with all the online orders, as well as running the retail store and keeping on top of all the customer emails that come through on a daily basis.  Blog posts have been the last thing on our minds.

A lot of our customers are surprised when they visit our store and meet us!  We really are a small family business.  I started Junior Edition four years ago, still working a full time job at the same time to pay our bills and fund nursery fees for a small toddler, and packing the small amount of orders that came through after work or at weekends from our spare bedroom.  Fast forward two years later and the online business had grown so much we could no longer hold all the stock at our house, so I decided to take the plunge, gave up the day job and opened our store in Brighton, which had surprisingly good stock room space for a little shop in Brighton, and meant that we could run the online business from the shop.  How hard could it be?

our lovely shop in the North Laine, Brighton

The online business continued to grow as we stocked more and more lovely brands, but we were completely self-funded and had no financial backing or back-up, apart from our own modest savings and money borrowed from my mum after dad passed away.  We couldn't afford to take on loads of staff and so Mr. Junior Edition - aka Nathan - helped out at the shop at weekends, my mum helped pick orders during the week, and we recruited a very small team of just three people (all fellow parents) that were passionate about our brands and helped run the shop around school hours and school holidays.

inside the Junior Edition store, Autumn 2017

it's a family run business

Of course, nothing ever goes to plan, and a new baby happened at the same time as we opened the shop!   I continued to run the shop right up until Sylvie was born, but it became clear that there would be very little I could do in a busy shop with a new baby.  So Nathan came to work in the shop full time, and I worked from home running the website.  It worked during quieter periods, but we really struggled during big brand launches and promotional periods to keep up with the volume of orders and it saddens me to admit but our customer service really took a hit during this time.  You can't pack orders when you are busy replying to a barrage of emails, and you can't reply to emails when you are packing a ton of orders!  We just didn't have enough people, our team could only do so many hours as they all had families to look after too and if I am honest, we couldn't cope and we have probably lost a lot of customer confidence in us and our store as a result.

online orders ready for collection from our store

The store was doing well, but if we wanted Junior Edition to succeed and continue as a viable online business we had to improve our customer service and dispatch times.  After looking at loads of different options, and taking advice from our brands we decided to move the online business and stock to an independent distribution centre.  They would be able to fulfil all our orders, and no matter how busy we got at launch all the orders would still go out same day.  We found a really good one, based at Gatwick, with lots of experience and a stellar brand list, distributing for great brands already such as Tootsa, Scamp and Dude and Jimmy Choo.  Everything needs barcoding, they said.  No problem, we said.  Except it was.  So many of our brands are, like us, small family businesses working on a shoestring.  So half our brands weren't barcoded.  Some didn't quite get barcodes and used duplicate barcodes on different products each season.  Some didn't barcode at all as it was too expensive to buy unique barcodes each season.  And every single barcode had to be added to our website, even previous season stock, as we just hadn't bothered before.  Why would we?  We knew every single item we stocked so well, we didn't need a unique number to tell us that!

there have been boxes all over the shop for the majority of this year!

So we worked really hard preparing for what we thought was going to be a massive improvement to our business.  Every single item got barcoded, stock checked and packed ready to go to the distribution centre, at the same time we were still packing orders and running the shop the best we could with a very small team and a baby.  But we worked every hour we could, believing that this was the right thing we were doing for our customers.  Someone else would pick our orders, freeing us up for helping our customers, both in the shop and online.

The move had to happen in two phases in order for us to be able to cope with it - and the amount of product that needed barcoding - firstly fashion, the core of our business, and then toys and homewares would move over a couple of weeks later as we would be able to quickly barcode those once we were no longer picking orders.

stock going into the distribution centre

So we moved ready for all the busy AW19 launches.  Except things went really wrong and we weren't ready.  The distribution centre worked on barcodes, and that was it.  They didn't know the stock inside out, so if they couldn't find the product with the same barcode as on the order, the order didn't go out, or even worse, the wrong product went out.  Promotional tote bags that came in packs of 10 with a barcode on the outside, were sent out in packs of 10 to the customer, meaning some customers received 10 free tote bags instead of 1, and others were left without and understandably disappointed.   Some stock 'disappeared' and couldn't be found as it had duplicated barcodes on it and had been merged into another style.  We spent so much time sorting out barcoding issues and trying to find 'missing' stock that we didn't have the time to barcode homewares and toys, so any orders containing those were delayed too.   Both myself and Nathan regularly travelled to Gatwick to find stock so that orders could go out, and it was a full time job just apologising to our customers because orders were late.  New season stock had to have barcodes and also these barcodes added to the website before the stock could even be checked in to the warehouse, in the case of small handmade products like the beautiful Soor Ploom collection this just was not possible, stock isn't barcoded.  When orders didn't have any barcode issues orders were going out really quickly and the same day, which was great.  But a small proportion of orders were causing us major headaches and it became evident very quickly that third party distribution was not for us.  As my mum would say, if you want something doing well, do it yourself...

our brand new warehouse space for Junior Edition

So about 2 months in we started to look for a new warehouse, one that we could run ourselves.  We had learnt from the distribution centre how to efficiently store the product for super fast picking and packing, and we certainly have learnt an awful lot about barcoding!   Now, property in Brighton and 'down South' in general (and as a Northerner born and bred I really notice this) is not cheap.  A small warehouse space in Brighton is at least double the price it is further North.  But against all odds we found a brand new warehouse in the lovely harbour town of Newhaven, less than half an hour away from the shop.  And by brand new we mean brand new!  The unit, when we went to view it, hadn't even been divided up so was the size of an aircraft hanger rather than the compact and bijou 1722 square foot that we could just about afford.  All the essentials for an online business - fibre optic broadband, electricity, even water - hadn't been connected yet.  But it was in an enterprise zone, there were lots of similar small businesses and start-ups interested in moving into the area too, and we could see the potential and also the huge benefits in starting with a complete shell that we could completely transform and make our own.

inside the warehouse

So we put in an offer, and got the keys 6 weeks later at the end of October 2019.  This was only possible after a modest inheritance and under very sad circumstances.  I must tell you that all the above had been going on whilst Nathan had been dealing with the very sad loss of his beloved mum Carole following a long and distressing battle with terminal cancer.  As a family business we don't have the backing of investors, and we certainly don't come from a privileged and wealthy background.  But we do come from strong, hardworking families and I hope that we can honour parents that we both have lost recently, by building Junior Edition to become a successful, well-respected and ethical family business that we, our family and our daughters can be proud of.  We don't want to be a large company beginning with A - insert your own interpretation of who we mean here, more than one springs to mind - but we do want to be proud of what we have achieved and for all the hard work that we have poured into Junior Edition to be worth it one day.

helping to build shelving units

we pay all our staff a living wage and do not believe in child labour ;)

shelving finally built

So the last two weeks has been a whirlwind of positive activity.  We've installed energy efficient lighting, heating and insulation, a modest office space for the website and shelved out the entire warehouse so everything can be picked quickly and efficiently.  All the stock has been moved from the distribution centre and the shop, reorganised, reboxed and even alphabetised for optimum picking.  This was a mammoth task in itself, but it's great to finally get all our lovely product in its new home ready to go out to customers.  More importantly, we feel in control again.  And we feel as though we can at last achieve what we set out to do when we launched Junior Edition - provide the best selection of children's clothing with the best customer service on the market.

moving stock, again...

Going forward our new warehouse will be able to cope with new launches and promotions much better than our small team in the store!  Now Sylvie is 18 months old I can be back in the shop full time, with a small team already in place to support with customer service and without the worry of packing orders!  I'll leave all that in the capable hands of Nathan, who is in charge of the warehouse now.  We are also recruiting a full time ecommerce coordinator, who will help with all things order related alongside Nathan.  Our aim at the warehouse is to get 100% stock accuracy - this will be achieved through regular stock takes when we aren't packing orders or unpacking new deliveries, and to get orders out the same day up to 1pm regardless of how many we receive.   We can then focus on customer service, making sure we are quick to respond to customer emails.  Running our own warehouse also means that we can also help our customers with measurements, print placement or whatever else you care to ask!   We'll also be looking at quicker shipping options to Europe and worldwide for our international customers, and next day express delivery will return for our UK customers. 

stock finally in place at our warehouse

We'll also be looking at greener options for Junior Edition, and trying to make our business minimise its impact on the environment wherever we can.  We use a fantastic local company called Paper Round who recycle all our waste and convert the small amount that can't be recycled into electricity.  We will use green energy suppliers for our business premises in both Brighton and Newhaven.  Single use plastics are banished from the warehouse and shop!  We will also make the switch from our current recyclable mailing bags to fully compostable paper mailing bags for all orders in the new year.

I would like to thank all our lovely customers who stuck with us and supported us and continue to shop with us, your support to our little business means a lot and encouraged us to keep going when times were tough.  I would also like to sincerely apologise to those customers who had a less than stellar experience with us when we were struggling and I hope perhaps you will consider shopping with us again in the future.  We are ready for all your new orders, and I hope you will be pleased with our improvements!  

November 20, 2019 by Georgia Ashby
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