Monday, 30 May 2011

Duvet day launch

Here at incy sometimes you need a duvet day so... we though we should really start making duvet sets! So here is our first of many to come duvet sets...

Single bed size...

Pillow case and duvet set 100% cotton. Appliqued with 'Garden Fairy' theme. RRP £40.00
Coming soon to the website!

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Here at incy we are lucky to be based in such a beautiful part of the uk, sunny Pembrokeshire. Its award winning beaches, national park, celtic crosses, and many norman castles... 

I know, I know its beautiful but I am craving the city life. The day to day hustle and bustle, the night life and most of all the amount of people my age... yeah of course there are loads of people my own age here. Pembrokeshire is a tiny place and everyone know everyones business and many people are stuck in their own ways. 

I guess the last year has made me realise life is to short and you have to live it to the full...  live, love, laugh

Friday, 27 May 2011

Step back in time

Tonight we took some time out and visited the West Wales School of the Arts, degree show. It was great to go back and catch up with the staff and old students, and see what talent is coming through...


Bit of culture on a Friday night...posh here at incy hehe. Here are a few of the degree students final work...

West Wales School of the arts is where I did my Textiles degree. I graduated in 2008 with a 1st class honours degree.  Three years of exploring,developing styles and making great friends. Many of now who I hardly get to see but you know they are the sort of friends you don't see for months, but when you do see them its like no time has pasted!

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Back to the studio

While we were away at the NEC The Baby Show look who was looking after our emails and orders...

Our little puppy Teal, she is now 5 months old! But Teal is a little bit slow at sorting emails as she keeps falling asleep hehe. So its a good job we came back to help her out! Look how little she was when she first came to live at the incy studio...

She is a great part of the incy team, and always keeps us on our toes but most of all she is good company.

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

The Baby Show NEC Birmingham

       Sorry about the delay with the blog...its been a busy couple of weeks getting orders out, talking about updating the website and planning lots of exciting things !

We have just exhibited at the 'Baby Show' at the NEC in Birmingham and wow it was fab. It was a great show loads of excited parents to be and very cute babies! 

It was great to exhibit along side all the big brands in the industry. With everyone there from Mothercare,     Plum, Tommee Tippee, Cosatto, to midwives and advice clinics. We got to chat and get some great advice and links with some fab big brands in the industry but for now that is all under raps...but watch this space! 

It was our best show yet with lots of orders placed over 2000 flyers given out and 8 wholesale contacts made so incy maybe coming to a shop near you soon! It is always great to chat to customers and get great feedback, along with launching new products.

Take a peek at our stand...

It was one of those shows which made you want a baby...but it was funny as one of my good friends has found out she is pregnant just days before we did the show, but shhhhhhhh! As it is a secret and the baby is only the size of a chocolate sprinkle... 

I wonder how may of these people waiting for the show to open had chocolate sprinkles, grapes, blueberries, peaches or little kicking babies with names in their tummies...

On the last day of the show while all the Mummies and Daddies arrived, some of the events team and exhibitors had a little dance before the show opened...hehe...bad dad dancing?

We just wanted to say a big thanks to the team at Clarion Events for making the show go so smoothly and of course for the sweets...but I have to say love hearts can make you feel a bit sick if you eat to many hehe

Come see us at the Manchester show 2nd- 4th September... its the first time 'The Baby Show' has been to Manchester so you know its going to be a great show!

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Teal gets her own twitter page

Follow our incy puppy teal on twitter! She's only little (4months old) but she's learning fast. Follow her on twitter and hear all about her day to day adventures...everything from the studio going on's to trips to the beach. Even testing out some of the products, which she always ends up keeping hehe

Twitter...   @teal_incy_

Monday, 2 May 2011

Follow your dream

incy is great and we love it! But some times I wonder... Am I to young to  have the day to day worries of the behind the scenes things of business?

It had always been my long term career goal to have my own children's wear brand by the age of 30.Once returning to the UK, after working in Vietnam and Bali as a childrenswear designer. I started looking into the options of designing for children's brands in Pembrokeshire or West Wales but there were none. So I started reasearching options to set up my own company incy limited at the age of 23.

I knew that my work was in demand and I had had many top selling designs in the USA with my designs while working for a large manufacturer in Vietnam. Where I worked for 6months designing for John Lewis, Gordonsbury, Boroa,and  Albetta.

In Pembrokeshire and West Wales there has always been a lack of design jobs and especially in the textile industry but I knew if I wanted to be based here close to my family then I would have to create my own job. So I became the managing director, designer, sewer, marketing and pr lady for incy.

After a long chat with someone at the show they told be to carry on and follow my dreams...  this played on my mind the whole nearly 10 hour drive home. I have worked for just over a year to get it to where it is now and it would be a shame to see it be put on hold.

My friends say I am  workaholic but incy is my dream, passion and something I know in years to come will be big! I hope that in years to come all the heart ache, tears and worries will all be worth it and pay off but only time will tell.

But I think that that person is right... so yes I'm going to 'follow my dream' and take incy to the next level, wish us luck.