The Highs and Lows of 2012

Looking back on 2012, one of the big highs was creating Thrift-ola's first ever handmade product - Lola.

The first batch of Lola's drying on the printing rack.

The first batch of Lola's drying on the printing rack.

I’m not going to lie, it’s been a bumpy year for Thrift-ola. Up until August I took on too much freelance work to run the business at all and it pretty much ground to a halt. It was on my birthday in September that I decided to focus entirely on building Thrift-ola up again as an all-singing-all-dancing business and that meant sourcing vintage AND designing my own products. I’ve only managed to launch one product so far and that was Lola – the perfect way to display your favourite frock. Having not put anything out there for a good few years, it was more nerve wracking than I expected and cash flow wise it pushed us quite hard.

Looking ahead to 2013, I’m going to thrift my little cotton socks off and I’m also already in talks with some exciting collaborators to continue creating Thrift-ola originals. But most of all I wanted to say a big heart felt THANK YOU to everyone who has purchased from my shoppe. Your support is completely invaluable! HAPPY CHRISTMAS xxx

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