Together again, ship-shape and Bristol fashion

Bethan and Joe take Decorator's Notebook to Portishead

Bethan and Joe take Decorator's Notebook to Portishead (4)

Bethan and Joe take Decorator's Notebook to Portishead (2)

Bethan and Joe take Decorator's Notebook to Portishead (3)

We’re here! After 6 months running our business via Skype from opposite areas of the country – Bethan in Somerset and Joe in Newcastle – we’ve finally been reunited and have a new home, new office and bags of new energy in Bristol!

We’re both loving being up to our eyeballs in Decorator’s Notebook (in a really good way) and there are loads of exciting new ideas and plans on the horizon…

Biggest of all is moving our shop towards an inspiring new focus, using our passion for helping talented artisans in developing countries work their way to a better life. We’re sourcing a wider collection of design-led fair trade home accessories to help you give your home a more unique look, while helping deserving craftspeople and their families. It’s wonderful to be discovering new artisanal co-operatives and social enterprises and we are so proud to be playing just a small part in helping them grow and change lives. Please do subscribe to our email newsletter to keep up with our news as we work towards our relaunch in autumn. There might even be a party!

For those of you who are also in the South West, we’re taking part in the amazing Frome Independent Market on Sunday 6th July. It will be a great chance to see our range in the flesh for the first time and grab some special discounts too. Read about my experience as a visitor to the market last summer and visit the market’s website for visitor information… we would love to meet you there!

Dog lovers will have spotted our new four legged friend – Kimba is with us for the next year while he’s training to become a Hearing Dog for a deaf person. After a year of socialisation training with us, he’ll learn to identify sounds like alarm clocks, smoke alarms, telephones and doorbells to help keep his recipient safe in their home and feel more confident when out and about. He’s an absolute sweetie, super bright and doing really well with his training already. Follow us on Instagram for regular cute puppy snaps.

Lastly, thanks so much for all your interest and support since we launched our new venture. We wouldn’t be living this dream without you and we would love you to join us as we embark on this new stage of our journey… it’s not going to be easy, but we promise it will be fun!

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  1. says

    Congratulations on your move! I loved every second of living in the Bristol and Bath area, so much beauty and energy all around. Look forward to seeing the re-launch.

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