A new way of working from 2022
Over the past 12 years we have been steadily growing in size and capability. The challenges we faced by the pandemic have made us rethink our next chapter, and we have plans afoot to begin working differently. In order to retain the integrity of our small cottage industry, we have decided scale back a little, making and selling less Plant Belle products than recent years. Our hope is to get back to our old way of working, to restore a healthy work-life-balance.
Remember we make absolutely everything ourselves, here in our Devon workshops. We take great pride in the quality of our handmade products, working to our high standards takes time. So, beginning this Autumn (2021) we will begin to trial a year of two halves, Autumn to Christmas making, then January to July delivering.
From 2022 the online shop will only open from early January to June 30th. For this 6 months our focus will be helping with orders, packing, sending and delivering as efficiently as possible.
In recent years we have found ourselves with more orders than stock, requiring customers to wait patiently whilst we 'made-to-order', this is not an efficient or enjoyable way of working. Therefore, we will be limiting the stock available each month. At the beginning of each month, a new batch of Winter made stock will be released, once sold, these items will become unavailable to order (appearing 'out of stock') until new stock is released, at the beginning of the following month.