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February 04, 2020
We've had a few customers asking if the current political climate will affect our British business, so we thought we'd let you know as much as we do. As the UK does not currently have a trade deal with Europe, it is difficult to predict exactly what this will mean for small business like ours.
All parcels that we currently send to Europe are free of customs charges, however we expect that this will change if no customs deal is arranged by 31st December. No change to customs will occur before the end of the transition period (31st December 2020)
Th majority of our parcels to the EU are posted using Royal Mail, Britains postal services. Below is a statement they made regarding parcels.
"Royal Mail and Parcelforce Worldwide have been working with EU partners on maintaining an excellent service and to ensure we are prepared for Brexit.
If the UK leaves the EU with no-deal, the rules for posting goods to the EU will change. We expect the rules which apply to non-EU countries to be extended to EU countries. This would mean that, with immediate effect, customs declaration forms would be required for goods being sent to all countries outside the UK."
This may mean that orders from European countries will be subject to customs charges at their countries rate. As a small business this cost is almost impossible for us to absorb, we hope that a few extra pennies doesn't put you off ordering our beautifully crafted products.
We do not expect any other changes to affect our customers or business at this current time.
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March 28, 2020
March 25, 2020
We know there’s a lot going on at the moment and everyone feels a little lost in all the uncertainty. With the situation and guidance changing every day, we - as a small business - have a lot to think about, including how we can continue to provide our services for our customers and our artisans.
As a sustainable business, we try our best to be as transparent as possible, especially concerning our supply chain. We know all of our artisans personally and have spent a long time forging friendships and working relationships together. Many of our small scale producers rely on our trade as their main source of income, shopping small has a direct impact on these communities. The same can be said for all small businesses, buying their products or using their services has a direct impact on the owners, their families and the groups of people that they work with.
March 22, 2020
It's Mother's Day 2020 and here I sit in our beautiful and closed shop in the Old town of Margate. The sky is blue, the sun is shining – everything looks normal. I'm in sorting out a few bits and bobs.
We are living through an impossible time. I really don’t know if I am coming or going. I haven’t stopped thinking about this for weeks now.
I have a son who lives on the other side of the world and today I wanted to write about being a mother in this time of uncertainty and instability. We were so excited a few weeks ago. Amy and myself were off on a development and sourcing trip to India in April. Plans were being made and the agenda was set. Part of the plan was to celebrate my son’s birthday on 16th April with him and his girlfriend. He has been living in Dubai for 4 years and is now taking some time off in Australia.