blood orange sprayI can hardly believe that it’s nearly the end of October already! Where is the time going? As ever, it’s been a busy time for us at humblestuff, with our usual Fairs & Markets around Glasgow, not only that, we made it across the border to Manchester! It was a great experience, but I’ll tell you more about that shortly.

At the beginning of September, we were contacted by some independent shops looking to stock our cleaning products! As you can imagine, this is really exciting for us. Not only is it a great opportunity for our products to reach new markets, but a lovely feeling to think that other people are excited by our products too.

One of the first retailers to get in touch with us was Sam, who owns and runs the gorgeous Indigo Charlie home and lifestyle shop in Dunkeld. The next enquiry was from The Makers Gallery & Bistro in Alloa. As luck would have it, we were able to multi-task and make a delivery to both locations in the one day. The Makers Gallery & Bistro is a social enterprise organisation that aims to offer work experience and skills development for people struggling to find job opportunities. A brilliant thing, I’m sure you agree. The latest stockist is Gartmore Village Shop which is just outside Aberfoyle in The Trossachs..

Further to this, we are delighted to have our products somewhere a bit closer to home in Glasgow. Harvest Co-Op has recently opened its doors in the Shawlands area. This is a beautiful shop which aims to offer the means to support a healthy and sustainable lifestyle by selling high quality and ethically sourced food, home and beauty products.

In between setting up stalls at The Big Vegan Fete @ Flying Duck, The Makers Market & The Braw Wee Fair, we were producing more stock for our big adventure to Manchester. We were delighted to be part of The Northern Vegan Festival, which took place on Saturday. There were a huge variety of traders at this event, some of which I had met via Twitter, so was great to put faces to the Tweets, so thanks Little Blue Hen and Wax Witch! There was no shortage of food to be found here either, and we stuffed our faces courtesy of Mex It Up & Mr Nice Pie.

Being at The Northern Vegan Festival was our first ever large scale event. It was an incredible experience meeting so many enthusiastic and motivated people. It certainly feels that people like our unique take on traditional cleaning ingredients.