BBC Dragon Theo Paphitis showed his support for the revival of handcrafted fabric bunting on Twitter by re-tweeting a message I sent to him on Sunday 19th February 2012.
Theo’s Small Business Sunday #sbs helps small businesses promote their products and services to a wider audience. Theo receives thousands of tweets on a Sunday evening and chooses just six of his favourites to share with over 225,000 of his followers on twitter.
Based in Delabole, Cornwall, I set up the business making handcrafted fabric bunting in April 2011 and the business has been going from strength to strength ever since. Now supplying a shops from St Ives to Poole in Dorset including Rick Stein’s Gift shop in Padstow with an online presence with some of the major online gift retailers, including Gift Wrapped and Gorgeous and Wood and Willow.
The idea for Just Bunting emerged from my 10 year old daughter’s request to make some bunting for her bedroom and I soon realised that this would be a viable business and set out to make it a full time venture. Receiving free business start up support from Outset Cornwall was a great bonus and helped me focus on what I needed to do.
Just Bunting is now truly embracing the British handmade revolution, and has recently added appliquéd cushions and canvas fabric art pictures to the collection of handcrafted products.
In addition to providing bunting for weddings and events, we also run a series of sewing workshops from Just Bunting HQ and pop up workshops across Cornwall for events such as hen parties, baby showers or groups of friends who want to come together for some crafty sewing time.
Delighted with being chosen as a winner by Theo Paphitis, I have also been invited to the exclusive #sbs winners party in Birmingham at the end of March.