The Pins and Ribbons story ‘officially’ began in July 2006. However, my love of sewing and
making things, a skill encouraged by my Mum, goes back much further than that. What started
off as the challenge of creating the perfect home for my family, saw my ‘kitchen-table hobby’ turn
into a viable and thriving business.
With so many mass-produced, imported and poorly-made home accessories filling the UK’s
retail shelves, I wanted to offer something different - attractive yet affordable, high quality soft
furnishings which were all handmade to order from start to finish in England.
Although I wasn’t sure what response I’d get when I started out on this journey, some product
trials via Ebay, positive feedback from friends and a good response at the very first trade show
gave me the confidence to ‘go for it’!
Looking back, it’s amazing to see how far things have come. In those early days, I relied on one
sewing machine; a small handmade pamphlet to promote the business and a product range
restricted to memo boards, doorstops, aprons and peg bags. I didn’t even have a website!
Today, Pins and Ribbons Ltd has grown into a customer-focused, thriving business, yet despite
all this, I always remain passionate to delivering the ‘made in England’ values that launched Pins
and Ribbons in the first place. It’s what keeps me happy and our customers coming back time
and time again!