I wanted to say a huge thank you for your support upon launch of From Suffolk With Love and tell you a bit more about me and why I started this business.
I'm Vicki. I've lived in Suffolk for nearly ten years but I've been around the county all my life, from childhood holidays to secondry school here. I'm originally from Essex and also lived in London before settling down and having my two young sons. I feel like I've found my place in Suffolk with all it's varied beauty and quiet calm and now can't imagine being anywhere else.
My earliest memory of being concerned for the environment is my primary school teacher telling us how she used to chase down cars on her bicycle to throw the rubbish back in their car windows that they had just thrown out. At the time we found it funny but nowadays I spend time in any public place that we go picking up rubbish and putting it in the bin, annoyed at how much people leave behind.
For years I've found it frustrating that people don't recycle and at work I spent time at the end of each day taking cans and plastic bottles out of the bin and putting it into the recycle bin just next to it. And of course now I try to do what I can to reduce, reuse, recycle.
The idea of plastic free gifts was with me for a while after trying to find good gifts for family members for birthdays/Christmas but it was the coronavirus pandemic that really set the idea in motion when looking for some good plastic free 'just because' presents to send to friends feeling low. Once I decided to go ahead with gift boxes I knew I wanted to also use local businesses to support our local economy too, and with the name suggested by my husband, From Suffolk With Love was born!
Now we are a month in I have been trying to increase our range and make sure there is a gift box to suit all budgets. The Take 5 box and Perfect Pair box have been added to our original Calm and Bliss box and the Mini Bliss box will be launched shortly. I would like to do a male gift box too and have had lots of good suggestions to build the range which I hope to be able to put in to motion. With so many amazing products that are made in Suffolk there is so much to chose from!
For now, thank you again for your support in my venture. I hope that you and the special people in your life love our plastic free, planet conscious gift boxes, which are always sent with love.