In Search of Seals

  • By Jane Beachell
  • 10 Jul, 2017
The GlowBeanie crew recently set off in the trusty old camper van for a bit of R & D in the far north - travelling all the way up the west of Scotland from Ullapool to Durness on the north coast.   Along the way we did a bit of filming for a promo - that we still haven't edited! - and here are some image snippets.
Of course it wouldn't have been the same if Mr B, our Product Tester, couldn't have gone out in his canoe looking for seals, and having fun in the surf ... he dropped enough hints going to the cliff edge every half hour checking out the waves!
Being right up in the North it was virtually 24 hour daylight, but we still got some good sunsets.   Had to wait ages for this one!
Your question is, did we see any seals?    Just the one, playing in the bay where Mr B was surfing, keeping an eye on him from offshore.    Bliss!    When's the next trip???
By Jane Beachell 10 Jul, 2017
The GlowBeanie crew recently set off in the trusty old camper van for a bit of R & D in the far north - travelling all the way up the west of Scotland from Ullapool to Durness on the north coast.   Along the way we did a bit of filming for a promo - that we still haven't edited! - and here are some image snippets.
By Jane Beachell 08 May, 2017
We've been busy in Research and Development these last few months since New Year, hunkered down against the colder weather - although it wasn't that bad - keeping the little GlowBeanie brain cells warm with thoughts of things to come.
We have two new hat styles - the 'Ultra', because it is 'ultra' warm being made of double the wool, and the 'Beret', which when made with cotton makes the perfect all year round accessory.
By Jane Beachell 05 Apr, 2017
Well, it is the start of a new tax year here in Blighty, so that must mean an anniversary for GlowBeanie.

We launched on 6th April 2014 and, boy, have we come a long way since then - and learnt a lot.    New designs have come on stream, from starting with the basic moss beanie we have added the Slouchy, the Shorty, the Team Special (with its lovely discount), the Two Tone and the Neon ... not forgetting of course, for the family pooch, the DogBeanie, Lobi Leg Warmers and the coats and jumpers.  Added to this the scarves, neck gaiters, wrist warmer and headbands plus the brand new designs for 2017 - the beret and the Ultra - we've been busy beavers here at GlowBeanie HQ.  All of course can be found on our website www.glowbeanie.co.uk .

There have been good and bad points, mostly the former fortunately.  We have got to know a wide range of other crafters, mainly in the North Wales area, become a member of Gwynedd and Clwyd Craftworkers Association, won several awards including Crafter of the Year 2016 and 2017; Product Innovation Award and the Corporate VisionMost Outstanding Handmade Headwear Producer, and generally enjoyed the craft fairs and knitting products that customers want.  It is thanks to some of these customers that the range has extended as far as it has, with requests being made for all sorts of styles - for humans and dogs! 

In passing the bad points I would mention (just so you don't fall into any traps) are the spamming ... mostly from rip off merchants who offer you something that is too good to be true like the time when someone rang me saying they wanted to feature GlowBeanie in the Sun newspaper in an interview with Carol Vorderman - the catch was you had to pay a four figure sum up front which would be 'reimbursed' - yeah, course it would!  That is now in the hands of Action Fraud.  Other negative points are the idiots who lift your details off the website and then ask car dealers/double glazing companies to make contact wasting everybody's time.  Each to their own!

Recently we have tried to get organised with social media, jumping into Instagram with both feet.  That means we have the holy trinity of Facebook (GlowBeanie), Twitter (@glow_beanie) and Instagram (@glowbeanie).  Do us a favour and give us some likes and follows ... we need to get some promotion going.

Which brings us to our very special offer , for April 2017 only, and that is 20% off any order, just use the coupon code BIRTHDAY20 at checkout.

Hope to be back soon with more news.

Get GlowBeanieing!

Jane

GlowBeanie HQ
April 2017


By Jane Beachell 09 May, 2016
Coming soon is the one and only GlowBeanie Blog, all the latest news and views from GlowBeanie HQ including our latest developments and styles and links to some of our partners in the road safety world.
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