Author Archives: Shona Easton

Shona’s Goodbye To 2020

Well what a year 2020 has been. Not the best for any of us, I expect. But if you’re anything like me, you try to forget the bad bits and just remember the good bits. Here are a few of them. January Planning ahead for a sustainable year in terms of packaging (we moved to…

Be A Giver Of Gifts

It might be Christmas… but you don’t have to wait for a special occasion to be a giver of gifts. If you’re an ethically minded entrepreneur or small business owner, then like Rebecca Shannon of Complement Coaching, you can commission me to design a bespoke gift for your customers and clients. Rebecca asked me to…

100 Gift Ideas for Under £35: Part 5

15 more gift ideas from our list of 100 – all with FREE UK delivery. Today’s post features design number 46 to 60. If you missed designs 1-10, click here, for 11-20, click here and for 21-30 click here. And for 31-45 click here. There’s still time to get your gift in time for Christmas. Our last order date for…

100 Gift Ideas for Under £35: Part 4

15 more gift ideas from our list of 100 – all with FREE UK delivery. Today’s post features design number 31 to 45. If you missed designs 1-10, click here, for 11-20, click here and for 21-30 click here. ******* Design #31 Black ikat weave handbag organiser. Perfect for keeping all your valuables in one place…

100 Gift Ideas for Under £35: Part 3

10 more gift ideas – all with FREE UK delivery. If you missed designs 1-10, click here. And for 11-20, click here. ******* Design #21 & #22 Matching red nubuck cosmetics bag and pencase Design #21: Red nubuck leather pencase. Also perfect as a glasses case, tampax case, EpiPen holder. Click for details. Design #22 Matching…

100 Gift Ideas for Under £35: Part 2

10 more gift ideas – all with FREE UK delivery. If you missed designs 1-10, click here. ******* Design #11 Treat your doggy to a new collar for Xmas. He might be your only companion! Our new Harris tweed collars with black or brown leather trim come in a choice of 9 colours and 3…

100 Gift Ideas for Under £35: Part 1

Hello! It’s December already!!! But there’s no need to stress about the festive season zooming towards us and there’s no need to spend a fortune on gifts for friends & family. Did you know I have 100+ ideas for practical & super useful gifts that they’ll love? And when they use them every day, they’ll…

A Bespoke Design, Free Stuff and A Request for Your Ideas

Following my last post about my workshop in rural India and the plight of the ladies who work there, I’ve been thinking of more ideas about how to raise money to pay their wages while they are unable to work (due to Coronavirus lock-down). Free Stuff In the next few weeks, I’ll be offering some…

These Women Need Your Help

Hello everyone. I wondered if you could help please? If you’re a regular reader here, you probably already know that I design handbags & leathergoods and they are manufactured by my partners in rural India in our ethical, fair trade workshop. It’s pretty remote – in the countryside about 3 hours from Chennai. India have…

Fashion Revolution Day 2020

April 24th 2020 Four weeks on lock-down and there’s been a lot of thinking time. Seven years today since the garment factory disaster in Bangladesh and has anyone even thought about changing their fashion buying habits? Probably not. But has it been forced upon them? Now I’m not condoning fast fashion. I HATE fast fashion….