Some of you may be aware that Instagram @feronclarkstyle has been a brilliant visual platform for me, enabling me to grow my business, to impart colour and style tips and to showcase brands that offer products and services which I love and think you will, too. From time to time I share these with you via my newsletters.
Instagram has been a brilliant way to discover brands I love working with. These collaborations are usually with incredibly talented women who are at the helm of little businesses. I wanted to share with you some of those I’ve come across recently. I am under no obligation to write this, I simply feel that these little brands would benefit from a shout-out and some exposure. Let’s face it, retailers of all sizes, from sole traders to the big boys, could all do with a little support right now.
With some of these brands I have been gifted items, or worked with them on paid commissions. Where possible, some of them have kindly offered a discount.
Bags: Betsy and Floss
Bags: Betsy and Floss
Holly is the owner of this lovely brand and she named her business Betsy and Floss after her two grandmothers. I had the pleasure meeting her on a recent trip to Cheltenham. The brand stocks beautiful, handcrafted basket and leather bags and accessories. I own two straw bags and a leather cross-body bag and if you scroll through my IG feed, you’ll see them in all their glory. They’ve been with me to India, Europe, around town and on staycation. I can vouch for the quality –amazing!
There’s 15% off with code ANITA15. www.betsyandfloss.com
There’s a GIVEAWAY on their Instagram to win one of these gorgeous bags worth £75.
I had the pleasure of meeting lovely Bella a few weeks ago in London. Bella Singleton began as a scarf label, producing silk squares of the very highest quality. From there, new styles were added each season and in SS20, the leap to clothing was made. Based in Norfolk, the brand focuses on botanical images with a graphic edge of geometrics and unusual shapes. With colours that pop and patterns that draw attention, Bella’s collections are stocked in Tate Modern amongst other places.
I’m wearing the Cecily shirt red/pink in size small. 10% off when you sign up to the newsletter: https://www.bellasingleton.com
I recently had the pleasure of meeting Emma at her pop-up shop in Marylebone and fell in love with the reversible rings. Founders Venetia & Emma started Coco & Kinney in 2017 after bonding over a passion for jewellery, gemstones and colour. This passion took them to Thailand & India, the heart of the gemstone world, where they go every year to handpick gems for the collections. Many items are detachable and interchangeable, allowing flexibility in how you wear the pieces.
There’s 10% off when you sign up to their website: https://cocoandkinney.com
I came across Anna’s brand when I saw some ladies I follow on Instagram wearing her beautiful pieces; my favourites are from the paperclip collection. We got chatting and I discovered that she lives and works from her studio in Richmond, where she creates the pieces with her faithful dogs by her side. I love the way she talks about her passion for jewellery on the ‘about me’ page of her website: https://septembertwentytwo.com
Recycled saris and more: Lisa Taylor Design
Lisa, like me, is an ex-buyer and she understands every aspect of the supply chain and how important it is to look after every individual involved in the process of making your clothes. Lisa’s passion is to create luxury clothing, accessories and homeware by recycling, up-cycling and giving new life to vintage saris and kantha fabrics. Each style is made with love, thought and energy to create a completely unique, one-of-a-kind piece.
I’m wearing the ‘Celine’ dress in XS, which is made from a recycled silk sari. Get 15% off when you sign up to her newsletter: https://lisa-taylor.co.uk
Radhi at I Am Pylgrym is dedicated to sourcing and promoting artisans on a global scale who fit her community mood of caring for the earth and its inhabitants, while being paid fairly. The garments are manufactured using mostly natural fibres, and she is working towards a completely sustainable range. The majority of the current collection is made using high-grade and ethically sourced biodegradable cotton fibre, which is breathable, washable and recyclable, and the embellishments used are recycled glass beads and sequins.
I’m wearing the ‘Celeste’ long sleeve dress in XS. 20% off with code ANITA20 https://iampylgrym.com
Magnificent Marrow: delivery service for delicious fresh stuff!
Magnificent Marrow offers UK nationwide, non contact deliveries of fresh fruit and vegetables, delicious deli goods, responsibly sourced meats and fish, plus mouthwatering baked goods and gorgeous flowers and plants.
The family run business was started in lockdown by award-winning florists Emma Soulsby & Leigh Daley, after the couple saw the need for safe deliveries of fresh food. Within a week, Magnificent Marrow was born with the aim of supplying top quality, seasonal produce directly to people’s doors and putting a smile on their faces. Local delivery is Tuesday to Saturday and UK Nationwide delivery is Wednesday to Saturday.
10% off with code ANITA10 : https://www.magnificentmarrow.co.uk
Please take a look at their website and Instagram account, I hope you like what you see. Have a lovely weekend and if you have any questions, please feel free to email: email@example.com