If I were to ask the question – “We all love handbags, don’t we?” I get the feeling I’d be deafened by a resounding “yes”! So when I heard that 1230 Select Guildford Member, Shona Easton of Shona Easton Design Studio was to give a talk about her production line, I was intrigued, to say the least.
And I wasn’t disappointed. Shona took us from her idea, to drawing, materials (beautiful leather samples and Harris Tweeds) factory briefings, costings, varying import duties, deciding on quantities to order, maintaining stock and the finished beautiful article. I just love the idea of a transportable “inner” bag which will hold all the essentials, including a key ring attachment – just move it from handbag to handbag!
From my early days of working in a shipping office (everyone did in those days) I know about Bills of Lading; needless to say I learnt much more from Shona’s talk and experienced Shona’s generosity with some lovely leather goods too. Watch this space for a 1230 TWC something leather from Shona’s Designs.
The 1230 Select Guildford meeting was such a pleasure to be included and to meet such vibrant dedicated businesswomen. Welcome 1230 Select Guildford to 1230 TWC! I look forward to the next meeting on 6 June
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