As the title of this post suggests, I wanted to introduce you to HoeBow Designs today. In recent weeks, I have noticed lots of small businesses write on social media that they are struggling. Since shops were allowed to reopen on our high street, many people have forgotten about small businesses.
Introducing HoeBow Designs is just one of several posts I will be sharing with you this week. I want to it be The Kelly Diane Reports very first small business week. I can’t wait to share some amazing products with you. Please remember that when you support a small business, you are also supporting someone’s dream. I guarantee that you will definitely make their day.
I really wanted small businesses to feel included in the week. Therefore I asked the lovely Chloe if she would be happy to write a little piece about HoeBow designs for this post. So without further ado, lets get started.
Handmade vegan crafts, for you and your home…
HoeBow Designs creates vegan and sustainable accessories, using recycled materials that would otherwise go to waste. As the cords and yarns used are made from already existing fibres, they don’t require dying and therefore use little to no water or chemicals to manufacture. Along with recycled materials, packaging is reused wherever possible to reduce the demand for virgin resources, reduce waste, and further minimise any negative impact on the planet.
Having switched to a vegan lifestyle a few years ago, I have experienced how difficult it can be to find home wares and accessories that can be confirmed as vegan and sustainably sourced/made. This is because most sellers do not know where their supplies are coming from, how they are made, or if the producers have any sustainability practices in place. Due to this, I have made it my mission to only produce products that I know are vegan and as sustainable as I can make them.
All HoeBow Designs products are individually handmade with being cruelty free and sustainable always in mind, so you can purchase any of them safe in the knowledge that they are as ethical and eco friendly as I can make them(as well as helping to support a small local business)!
How did HoeBow Designs Begin?
The idea for HoeBow Designs was born from a combination of my teenage nickname Chlobo/Hobo, and my passions for fashion and feminism during my uni final major project for which I screen-printed my own designs onto t-shirts and tote bags. Since leaving uni and moving back home I sadly do not have the facilities to continue with screen-printing (not until I move!) and so I discovered new loves of knitting, crochet, cross stitch and macramé! It wasn’t until the first Covid19 lockdown in 2020 when I had the free time and drive to apply to The Prince’s Trust Enterprise course to help me properly create and launch HoeBow Designs as a business. With the support of my course exec I am currently in my test trading stage, and on my way to being able to be creative full time and do what I love for a living.
Products From HoeBow Designs
This is one of my favourite products from HoeBow Designs. This Handmade Sweetheart Cotton Macrame Wall Hanging would look amazing hanging in any home. It’s a really affordable item that will add value to any room. It would also make a lovely house warming gift too.
Another item which I love are these Handmade Macrame Cotton Coasters Sets of 2. Again, they add that little extra homely vibe to your decor. Choose from this pretty coral shade or a natural shade if you prefer. You could even pick up a set of each and mix and match!
I love versatile decorative items that can be used for so many different things. The last product I wanted to mention in this post does exactly that. These large Handmade Macrame Candle Holder/Storage Jars can be used for some many different things. Candle holders, a desk tidy or for storage of another kind. Choose from a range of styles – all over tight weave, defined centre, 3 point zig zag or 4 point zig zag.
I wanted to say a massive thank you to Chloe from HoeBow Designs for helping me to create this post. Make sure you head over to her Etsy shop because there are more amazing products for you to see. I’ll be back tomorrow with another small business feature. In the meantime, why not read my How To Support Small Businesses post, to see how you can help.
Lastly, remember that supporting small businesses doesn’t have to cost a thing. It can be as easy as sharing their posts on social media. I’d really appreciate if you could share my posts this week and spread the love of my first small business week.