As businesses return from lockdown, how can you buy jewellery and soap without touching it?
JournoLink is accessing small businesses who have stories about how they are exiting the lockdown, and keen to share them with journalists.
The following businesses are available for interview and keen to share their experiences:
Rosemarie Cantrill from Organik Orangutan
I have continued with online sales and wholesale orders during lockdown, but a main part of my business was workshops in soap making and skincare which I wasn't able to continue. I have adapted the workshops to run online using zoom. They have been incredibly successful that I aim to continue running them when restrictions are lifted. Students came from all over the country to attend my workshops, now they can do so from the comfort of their own home, it eliminates travelling time and often the expense of staying in over night accommodation. I send out all the ingredients and away we go.
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Sarah Greening from Sarah Greening Glass
I create fused glass jewellery and teach glass fusing classes.
On 23 March 95% of my income streams were suddenly lost. Trade shows and art fairs cancelled, stockists closed, classes cancelled and I was ineligible for SEISS.
I concentrated on my online sales, created a new range of jewellery and an NHS Fundraiser product (rainbow cocktail stirrers).
On 4 July I resume my classes just for people from a single household and my first craft fairs that are still running start in July - we are trying to be optimistic but not sure how many people will buy jewellery without touching it!
NOTES FOR EDITORS
JournoLink, the online PR platform, is providing this service free to business to share their stories about how they are coping with the COVID-19 exit with journalists and broadcasters.
Founded in 2014 the platform was created by Peter Ibbetson, Gemma Guise and broadcast journalist Tetteh Kofi. JournoLink bridges the gap between businesses and the media; using the online platform businesses can connect with journalists, broadcasters and bloggers through news, editorial requests and events.