Why did you decide to start a business?
I always knew I wanted to build my own business and had toyed with a few ideas (which didn't work!) but didn't really know what direction I wanted to go in. I started making items with fabrics as just a hobby on Etsy and soon realised this could work as a business.
I think finding something you love to do is the best way forward with any business and from there I jumped in when the company I was working for relocated. Deciding to just go for it and creating Blue Brontide was definitely scary, but worth it!
Has the direction of your business changed over time?
I started my business as a solely handmade business but soon realised with only making small items I would be sat sewing all day everyday with not a lot of time for anything else. So I decided along side the fabric handmade items I needed products I could stock but also fit in with the organic/eco ethos of the brand so I sourced the eco-friendly wooden tableware line which has been a big hit!