Happy September loves and a big welcome to all newbie subscribers. It's slightly crazy we have hit the ninth month of the year already, right? But September is also a great time to start planning your Autumn/Winter trends and the all important build up to Christmas! In this edition I have three businesses to share with you as well as some other bits and bobs I have in store for Loved by Millie this up coming season. So, get your Earth, Wind and Fire playlist on and start scrolling...
^ what we all secretly sing when we hit September
Purple Pixie by Denise is a UK creator and designer with a real passion for making handcrafted jewellery and accessories. Denise kindly gifted me some lovely pieces which are now my everyday favourites and night out essentials! Purple Pixie jewellery is handmade using sterling silver sheets and wire which really goes to show how much effort and love goes into creating these truly unique pieces. At very affordable prices, you can grab the 'Moonstone Stud Earrings' and 'Short Sterling Silver Necklace' (as shown in the images below) from just £20 which I personally think is amazing value for something so beautifully crafted, packed and branded. Other products available are cuff-links, rings and bracelets, perfect for a thoughtful gift or little treat for yourself.
The Rug and Table Shop, based within The Piece Hall, is here for all your flooring, homeware and interior needs! The Rug and Table Shop began as their sister company, Calder Valley Flooring, expanded and they wanted to provide their customers with all the finishing interior touches. One thing I really love about this company is their Bespoke Table Design service. They create amazing handcrafted pieces for residential and commercial use which makes this businesses stand out from the crowd! They have worked on some well known projects within the local area and are quickly growing within the West Yorkshire region. Show the family run business some love and check out the links below.
Roccabox is a monthly subscription box offering inexpensive, top of the range, beauty and lifestyle products for both guys and gals in a fun and convenient way. Starting up in just 2017, fellow Yorkshire girl Tia Roqaa, started up the business as a way to pamper women and men on a regular basis without the need to hit the busy high street. Monthly subscription boxes start at just £10 a month and I had the pleasure of trying out a previous box with products valuing £68. For more information and my review all about the Roccabox click here.
Now we have hit September, it seems a little more socially acceptable to get the traditional pumpkin scented candles out and introduce autumnal colour pallets into your collection. Whether you're a retailer, designer or a food & drinks business, trends all trickle into one and your audience are soon to follow! Jump on the Autumn/Winter bandwagon by bringing a cosy edge to you business this fall through your visual displays, social media posts or a limited edition product. Pinterest is a great place to grab all your pinspiration so head over to my 'Autumn' board to feel inspired on all things photo staging, colours ways and more!
Christmas is looming and before we know it we will be seeing festivity all around us. In the build up to Christmas you will notice some changes to the Loved by Millie website as I bring you the ultimate Christmas Gifting Guide. This will be filled with small indie businesses and products all in time for Christmas shopping and I will keep it updated throughout the festive season. I will personally be selecting and adding to the Loved by Millie Christmas Gifting Guide with lots of businesses and products but if you feel like you would like to get involved then please do get in touch.
^Loved by Millie Christmas Gifting Guide
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