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SME News UK Enterprise Awards 2020

Alison Keeble

SME News UK Enterprise Awards 2020

I can finally reveal some fantastic news ... From Rags to Bags has been named as Homeware Designer of the Year 2020 - Southern England in the SME News UK Enterprise Awards.  A few months ago, in the middle of lockdown I was told that the business had been nominated and was given the chance to accept the nomination and provide more information for the judging panel, such as examples of outstanding customer service and plans for the future development of the business. Several weeks later I got the good news. Congratulations to all of the other winners and many thanks...


Covid-19 Update

Alison Keeble

Tags coronavirus, Covid-19

Well, with Covid-19 we are all trying to navigate our way through a whole new world as best we can. Thankfully I run the business from my home workshop, so can continue to sew during the enforced isolation.  Suddenly, having so much extra time in a day is quite a novelty.  I plan to stock up on products, make new ones, develop new ideas and have also enrolled in a number of online art courses. Hopefully that will keep me busy and thankfully I have a large fabric stash to work through.   I will continue to post out orders...


Southampton Scrapstore

Alison Keeble

Southampton Scrapstore

One of my favourite places to go fabric hunting is the Southampton Scrapstore.  The Scrapstore, which is a registered charity, is an Aladdin’s cave of fabric, haberdashery, art and craft supplies donated by local businesses and members. Individuals, community groups and schools can pay for an annual membership. An individual membership is only £19.50 in the first year and £17.50 a year thereafter and entitles the member to visit up to once a week, filling a bag with supplies for just £1.50. You would be amazed at how many fabric remnants you can fit into a bag, together with ribbons, beads and anything...


Holiday Posting Dates

Alison Keeble

Tags Christmas, postage

I can't believe December has crept up on me so quickly and Christmas is only three weeks away!  With the holidays fast approaching, please do bear in mind shipping times.  Whilst I'm happy to parcel up orders on Christmas Eve, there's no way I can actually get them to you.  The last recommended Royal Mail posting dates for 2018 are: UK - 20 December  Europe - 17 December Australia and New Zealand - 10 December USA and Canada - 14 December Anywhere else, please message me. I hope you all have a very happy holidays, where ever you are, whatever you...


Blog and Buy Sale

Alison Keeble

Tags Blog and Buy Sale, Marketing

With Christmas fast approaching like a runaway train, two thoughts come into my head, one, I really should have seen more stock in the summer and two, I really should have thought about my marketing strategy a bit sooner. I hate to admit it but I never learn!
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