As we progress into 2021 we are, as you can imagine, busy in the background getting in touch with our many and varied suppliers for Island Blue Tobermory. It’s at this time in a normal year (whatever that may!) when we increase our steps two fold and drag our weary bodies from pillar to post (it’s always a love/hate time but more love than hate!) at the key trade shows to kick start the Spring season for viewing and buying everyone’s new ranges.
This year of course is totally different just now to any other year in this respect, with all events such as trade shows still not possible so we find ourselves buying in a totally different way with the aim of still having the shop and website looking as inviting and inspirational as usual for April onwards through Spring and Summer! In making contact with all our regular suppliers everyone has a challenge and story to communicate just now, and one of the great things about the fact we normally put the legwork in around 5 major UK shows a year (we never see being based in the Hebrides a limiting factor!) you do build strong relationships and it’s certainly rewarding to be involved in a very creative industry that works incredibly hard at creating and producing many of your favourite things in the shop. We wish all our suppliers strength and determination to get through to other side of where we are just now, so many truly deserve this.