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Sarah Holmes

Started
November 2014
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Making in Moray, Scotland
442 miles from the
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About Sarah Holmes

Owner of a beautiful boutique business creating personalised stationary printed in gold using a hot foiling machine.

 

 

 

Why did you start making your products?

When we opened our Elgin store in 2016 we expanded our Pencil Bar and lots of people starting asking for personalisation (we were using another supplier for our printed pencils). Within the first 2 weeks of opening I ordered a hot Foil printing press, blank pencils and taught myself how to do it!

What inspires your products or collections?

We look at trending themes in society, sports, hobbies, jokes and big events.

What is the best thing someone has said about your products?

A lot of customers who have received a personalised box set of 4 tell me how they sit on their desk still in the box - two awesome to use!

What is your favourite product/collection, and why?

The sweary set for sure, its one of our best sellers but it's sharp and straight to the point.

How does your local area impact what you make?

We have lots of fun local sets including one in the local dialect.

What does a dream day of making look like to you?

One where nothing mis prints? A big wholesale order where it's all one phrase... Orders for cool venues

How do you make your products more sustainable?

It's work in progress but we are researching to change the box our pencil sets go out in to be easily recycled and made from FSC card.

What is your favourite thing about making that you don't get to talk about very often?

As we are a shop too, I don't think most of our local customers know about pencil printing service and how we stock over 70 independent shops & galleries all over the UK. That some of those stockists are very cool - Royal College of Arts, the Tate, Shakespeare Globe Theatre, The Turner Prize, Anya Hindmarsh etc..

How do you want your products to make people feel?

Pencils are very practical usable items, but with the right print it can remind of them of being a cool gift from a thoughtful pal or perhaps a memory of great holiday when they picked them up from a cool indie shop.

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