ABOUT BROMBLES

Having studied Fine Art and being brought up in Pembrokeshire I have always been greatly influenced by the coast and nature. I have always enjoyed art from an early age and as I have got older, with my own home and family I have found myself naturally drawn to creating home accessories that are inspired by the beautiful area that surrounds us.

 

I feel living in such an unspolit part of the world has naturally made me conscious of the negative impact we often have, so I always try to bear this in mind when creating items. In reality, being a small business, in order to make items that are still affordable there are compromises that I have to make. But with each material or stock order that I make I try to reduce this impact and aim to continuously improve this and my ultimate goal is to become carbon neutral.

I either create items one at a time, or in small batches with care and attention to detail with every piece to ensure the finished product is always to a high standard.

 

For the handful of items that I do not actually create myself, such as the mugs, I still come up with the concept and design myself.

 

I use natural materials where possible and I always try to use either organic cotton that enables the farmers to also grow crops and rear animals and that is also woven in GOTS certified mills resulting in a fairer wage for workers and no child or forced labour, or, cotton that comes from more sustainable sources. This means it is either partly recycled, grown with less water, or fertilisers and pesticides, while also increasing profits for the farmers growing it.

Where possible I source my materials through UK companies, with alot of them being small independent businesses themselves. The fabric used in my kitchen textiles has been bought from an independent welsh business who has sourced them from a ladies cooperative in India, which in turn helps them support their families as it provides them with a fairer wage & more sustainable income.

 

I also use the fabric offcuts as stuffing for some of my items to reduce waste and I am aiming to move towards more environmentally friendly packaging throughout all my products. Once I have used up all my old packaging, where possible I will always use the new alternatives I have started to introduce, such as reusing cardboard boxes where possible, using recycled Kraft card for wraps and using biodegradable/compostable bags and Kraft tape.

With a few exceptions, such as original artwork already for sale and mugs, most items are handmade to order so please allow 14 - 18 days for items to be despatched.

 

I aim to fulfill orders as soon as possible, so many orders will be ready alot sooner than this, however, if you do require items sooner than this, by a set date, please contact me prior to ordering to check that I can fulfill your requirements.

 

If you have any questions, big or small, please get in touch with me, I'd love to hear from you.

 

I throughly discuss custom orders prior to commencing & often send pictures during the making stage to ensure it's to your requirements, but please be aware that unless faulty, bespoke items cannot be refunded.

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