Small Business Spotlight: October

small business spotlight - floristry and candle business

This month we’ve put the small business spotlight on another 5 independent business in and around Suffolk.

White Cottage Candles

White Cottage Candles is a small candle business based between Woodbridge and Framlingham. All the products are handmade in their little cottage kitchen. They offer bespoke handmade candles, reed diffusers, wax melts, room sprays and scented sachets. All products are vegan friendly as White Cottage Candles only use soy wax and the finest British made fragrance oils.

The company also runs workshops in candle making, where small groups can learn the art and science of candle making in a fun relaxed atmosphere.

White Cottage Candles try to keep their impact on the environment as low as possible by reducing packaging and they use containers that can be refilled once a candle has been used.


Red Lavender Floristry

Based in Stowmarket, Red Lavender Floristry creates the most beautiful bespoke bouquet for any occasion. Dianna (owner of the business) has been trained by one of the UK’s most renowned florists, so she is well equipped to put together a magnificent bouquet.

Red Lavender Floristry also puts together the most unique Christmas Wreaths, made with the traditional moss on the base and wire techniques. The company runs Christmas wreath workshops too which is the perfect way to get into the festive spirit with friends.

Wedding bouquets are one of Red Lavender’s specialities and Dianna will put together flowers that reflect you and your story by using different scents and colours to evoke memories.

Stone and Sage

Stone and Sage is an online vintage décor shop, based in Suffolk, with a passion for pre-loved items. Stone & Sage has a lovely range of vintage homeware pieces that will look perfect in any home.

Owner, Sophie, creates adorable Hygge boxes that are the perfect gift to send to a friend or to cosy up with yourself. Stone and Sage has a range of vintage books available on their site, ideal for collectors or someone wanting to use them as décor pieces.

Sophie also works with many small creative business, including Hare and Bare which offers handmade gifts perfect for christenings, new-borns, baby-shower’s etc.

Impulse Fashion

Impulse Fashion, based in Framlingham, offers a fantastic range of outfits and accessories for a women of all ages. Owner Amy is a personal stylist, who trained in London, and can help her customers to find the perfect outfit for any occasion.

Impulse recently took part in the Suffolk Fashion Show 2019 and showcased some fantastic autumn fashion trends. From jumpers, to faux fur gilets, hats and party wear, pop into the shop to explore the range of items.

Sparkle and Co Boutique

Based in the gorgeous city of Bury St Edmunds, Sparkle and Co Boutique create bespoke keepsakes and castings. They specialise in 3D castings, solid silver jewellery with loved ones prints and other gifts that are personalised with little hands and feet.

You can attend the studio for castings or have aa mobile appointment. The jewellery can be made with all types of prints including paws from your furry friends! The company sends out a free print kit and you return it with a pre-paid envelope and then your unique keepsake will be made.


About the Author: Chloe Lamb is a Fashion Communication & Promotion student and writer who focuses on fashion, lifestyle, books and mental health awareness. If she’s not writing for her blog then you can find her with her nose in a book!