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The Ethical Journey, part 1

Ethical The Ethical Journey

The Ethical Journey, part 1

In the busyness of a new business, and of life generally, I have neglected to write a Wednesday blog post for the last couple of weeks.  I also decided this week I'd write something a little different, rather than a maker story, I thought I'd share with you the start of my ethical journey, the one that I am on right now, that has shifted and changed, and that is informing so much of what we are doing at Brown's. I want to share the ups and downs, and my learnings from this journey.  My Awakening to Ethics...  Just over three...

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Maker Stories - Delilah Devine

Maker Stories - Delilah Devine

I started following Delilah Devine on Instagram quite a few months ago. I saw the beautiful use of colour, the unique shapes, and the creativity that oozed out of every page of Linda Marek’s (Delilah Devine creator) website and decided I had to have her lovely things at Brown’s. As I learnt more about Delilah Devine I realised what a wonderful fit Linda’s work was for Brown’s. Firstly, I read on her website that it took Linda awhile to find the right career path for her, and life took the glorious twists and turns it does leading her to create...

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Maker Stories - bon label

bon label maker stories

Maker Stories - bon label

Like Kinfolk and Co last week I’m not actually sure how I discovered Bon Label. I know that after I had Eddie in 2014 I bought some basics from Linda (Smyth, the owner and designer of bon label) in the previous iteration of her business. But when I actually began looking for ethical basics for Brown’s I didn’t realise that bon label was Linda’s reimagined business. I did know however that the pieces were beautifully made classics, with perfect ethical pedigree – which is a hard combination to find.  bon label was born out of Linda’s search for the ultimate...

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Maker Stories - Kinfolk and Co

Maker Stories - Kinfolk and Co

I don’t actually remember how I discovered Kinfolk and Co, Instagram most likely, it’s so easy to dive deep on there and find many, many beautiful things. As soon as I found Kinfolk  and Co I had a bit of  jealous tingle up my spine as I scrolled through glorious images of delicious-looking, wholesome food; Kinfolk and Co creator, Aysha, looking positively angelic cooking or gathering food on farms. Mostly though I was struck by the simple, classic ceramic, wood and linen Kinfolk and Co products. They looked not only beautiful, but very useful – large bowls for mixing, carefully...

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