Well last time we talk it was February and the bush fires were under control. Then boom!!!, March saw Covid hit, and not just our country, but the whole world. Life was and still is so different. 2020 brought lockdowns, hand washing and sanitizing (a good thing), masks, social distancing, no eating out or meeting up with family and friends, loss of jobs, loss of loved ones, rise in individuals and families struggling, weddings and funerals and church looked so different, home schooling, working from home …so many challenges and changes.
Cotton and Clay continued to trade throughout this crazy time as best we could. We missed catching up with our local customers at beach and country markets, our collection launches at our home could not continue and deliveries became contactless. (We have never used this word so much …contactless). We did get to talk to many of you through social media including email which was a daily highlight for us all. The kind emails and messages we received thanking us for the personal touches we love to add to your packaging to the prompt delivery service was an encouragement to us as we traded through 2020.
We have just released a new collection called ‘Refresh” ready for Christmas gift giving. We thought this was a very real and appropriate name for this collection considering the year we have all struggled through. We are so excited with this collection of soft pastels and organic whites, timber finishes and smooth and sandy ceramics. This theme runs through the whole collection of planters, pots, vases, cushions, platters, ceramics and much more. We have added a couple of new ranges too, outdoors and home fragrances.
All of us here at Cotton and Clay love plants both indoor and outdoor, and this new “Refresh’ collections reflects this. We have sourced pots and planters from many suppliers to bring you a wide range of ceramic, timber and basketweave pots in the most calming and relaxing colours. We just love the shades of them all, but need to resist purchasing one of each of them for now anyway. Our wonderful customers must come first.
The flax ware is one of most popular lines and we now stock the new ‘Flax Amity’ range in cups, vases and jugs. The colour of this new range complements the colours of the original range so mixing and matching is so simple. The vertical ridge pattern on the raw external surface of the Amity range gives this collection a clean elegant look and feel.
We look forward to you exploring our new ‘Refresh” collection and many of our favourites that have returned like the Shape planters, Mani vase/vessel and Pepe pots.
Thank you all for your support and encouragement throughout 2020, we are only a small family business but we feel we belong to a wider community of loyal and wonderful people who love homewares as much as we do.
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