Starting a small retail business to ensure I always had a decent present supply – Rosy Rosie

I set up Rosy Rosie a few years ago because as a parent, multiple God Parent and friend to lots of people with (seemingly LOTS of children), I was always on the look out for fun, funky, good quality and cost effective presents using the basic criteria, ‘would I like to receive this?!’

Then I realised that I also wanted products that have a decent ethical and sustainable provenance and ideally were made here in the UK or at least supplied by UK companies who supported community projects in the countries they operated.

So, spurred on by a suggestion from a supportive husband and the enthusiasm of two small children I established Rosy Rosie selling ‘natural, contemporary, quality products’ sourced from a lovely range of suppliers which now include Organics for Kids, Piccalilly, Powell Craft, Ecoboo, Primary Products, Buttonbag and Inch Blue.

Sometimes – as with the candles – it was easier to become my own supplier and sometimes I found talent just up the road as with Handmade by Jane. In the future I hope to be able to source more local artisans with top quality and ‘not on the high street’ products.

Picture of the Rosy Rosie Stall

I started by taking pitches at various fairs and fetes – mainly Summer and Christmas events – and was really encouraged and touched by the warm welcome the stall and all my products received from customers. Soon, I realised the constant question, “Do you have a website?” needed addressing we created www.rosyrosie.com

Please go and have a browse around the site – I hope you enjoy it and find lots of gifts for others and yourself – and I always welcome constructive feedback so feel free to leave a comment!

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