Small Business Spotlight: November
This month we’ve put the Suffolk small business spotlight on another 5 independent businesses in and around the county. This time it’s our region’s independent fashion businesses!
Ginger & Jardine
Ginger & Jardine is a new sustainable bamboo country clothing brand, based in Creeting St Peter, near Stowmarket. This brand specialises in sustainable bamboo clothing that is not only comfortable but it is stylish, ethical and sustainable! Its founder, Lynne, was frustrated by the lack of clothing designed for country outings that uses sustainable and comfortable fabrics. She has made visits to UK manufacturers and has been greeted with no end of help and support. Lynne wanted to create practical yet stylish high-quality clothing that doesn’t cost the earth.
Cake and Catwalk
Cake and Catwalk is a fabulous independent boutique run by the also fabulous Lynn Turner. You can find this boutique at 15 St Peters Street, Ipswich, where you can find an array of gorgeous clothing. Cake and Catwalk source their clothing, jewellery, accessories from over 20 different suppliers. The store stocks many brands ranging from Danon, Tempest, Lisa Angel, One Button, Weathered Penny, Big Metal and many more. There is so much to choose from and the prices range from £5 to 150 and they offer a gift-wrapping service.
Collen & Clare
Collen & Clare bring coastal chic to Suffolk. With 3 shops over East Anglia, they bring you effortlessly chic and curated collections with exclusive womenswear, menswear and beauty. The flagship store has been an essential to the Southwold High Street for over 17 years and in 2013 they opened two new stores in Aldeburgh and Burnham Market. Founder and Managing Director Vanessa and Creative Director Morgan work together to bring gorgeous curated collections that Collen & Clare are known for as well as designer names such as S’Max Mara and Barbour.
Created in March 2017 by Sophie, Pink Ostrich is a unique and innovative source for clothing that is influenced by the latest trends with an added flair. Pink Ostrich is not online an online store but it is a unique mobile shopping service. Host your own clothing party and Pink Ostrich will cater to your guests. Sophie created Pink Ostrich as a way of make shopping accessible and fun for mums. As a mum of three herself, Sophie wanted to make shopping easier for other mums and friends by creating a unique mobile shopping service. This business takes the stress out of shopping and brings the store to your door. You can shop in the comfort of your own home.
You can find this gorgeous and relaxing boutique along Aldeburgh High Street. Opened in April of 2018, Joli brings you the best in Danish fashion, design and handmade homeware. The store carefully choses its selection of products including womenswear, own label candles, award winning English crockery and so much more. The eccentric window displays will certainly catch your attention and will make you want to check out the shop to see what they have on offer.
Check out the Suffolk Small Business Spotlight from last month by clicking here.
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 https://chloelwrites.wordpress.com then you can find her with her nose in a book!