Small Business Spotlight: February
We’re back shining the spotlight on 5 Suffolk small businesses. If you’d like to be included in a future Suffolk small business spotlight, then send us an email!
Little Gems Interiors
Little Gems Interiors was established 7 years ago but in 2019 it came under new management. Little Gems provides a wide range of cute items for the home or to give as gifts. Situated in the small village of Assington, there is even an opportunity to take part in craft workshops. Owner Lynn trained with Annie Sloan (one of the most respected experts in paint and colour) to be a chalk paint stockist; this also means she can share her love for painting and upcycling.
Mother and daughter team, Lina and Jenny Hogg, started this socially conscious candle business in 2015. These stylish candles are hand-crafted in small batches to ensure the products are of higher quality and consistency. They are also cruelty free, vegan with no added waxes, chemicals or additives. Each purchase helps to support women in former war torn countries to rebuild their lives. The name ‘Arya’ is a Sanskrit word meaning ‘pure, precious and noble’ which is a perfect way to describe the brand and what they stand for. The candle scent blends are handcrafted by Lina and Jenny.
Wag & Bone
Dog-loving couple Gary and Jacqui Thompson relocated to Aldeburgh from busy London in the quest of following their dream of opening up a pet store. Wag & Bone can be found in the coastal town of Aldeburgh and is perfect for both local dog owners and holiday pooches. After the shop opened in April 2019 it became the go-to place for dog lovers around the town. Wag & Bone sells ethically sourced natural food, leads, collars, outfits, beds, grooming products, gifts and accessories. With Aldeburgh being so dog friendly this boutique is the perfect addition to the popular seaside town.
Pops and Pearl
Owner and self taught silver-smith Meg is a one woman business working from her home workshop while balancing being a mother of two. Pops and Pearl specialises in one-off and limited edition handmade sterling silver and crystal jewellery. The gems used in the products are ethically sourced, cleansed by Palo Santo and charged in the moonlight to give the gems an extra boost. They also arrive gift wrapped in 100% eco-friendly packaging. These pieces of jewelry are so beautiful and delicate, they would make a perfect gift for your loved ones.
Spadge Hopkins Artist
Spadge Hopkins is a local artist creating metal sculptures that play with light, shadow and movement. History, music and the natural world are key themes within his work. The sculptures themselves are eye-catching, but when the light creates a shadow behind them they create another depth to the artwork.
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About the Author: Chloe Lamb is a writer who focuses on lifestyle, books and fashion. If she’s not writing for her blog https://awritedreamer.wordpress.com then you can find her with her nose in a book!