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Down in the warehouse...

  • Posted by ruben
  • 27 November 2008

While ade and his team truck on getting the shop in Bristol set up, the boys and girls down in the warehouse are picking and packing stock out like crazy for the grand opening.

Thousands of items to go out. Only 5 trollies.

They ran out of trollies the other day, and started using the big post cages.

We like Busy

  • Posted by ruben
  • 26 November 2008

I really like being busy...

Getting stuff done of the best feelings. It's especuially good when your work feels worthwhile.

There's been lots of that kind of Busy around howies lately.

For example, today Ade and his team loaded up the van with stuff for Bristol - They've got the till, the counter, the rocking chairs, the nice rug, the cupboards, the ironing board, iron, washing machine and the bath (but no kitchen sink...) they also loaded up the safe, the golf balls, the hoover, the mop, the merino wool fleece, the glass tank and the oak sucessor tree and the picture frames. (drop by when we open if any of these sound odd, it should all make sense when you see the shop)

Oh, and they also took a load of clothes. Quite important.

And the sample sale is happening tomorrow, so there was a lot of stock to count and load up. Me, Kim, Harri, Emma, Hollie, Adam, Tom, David, James and Simon were working on that at various points throught the day...


Ade is now on his way to Bristol in his fully-laden van, Anna, Will and Matt are waiting for him to arrive so they can start making the shop look good and filling it with stuff to sell, and we just finished packing up the two vans which will be heading to London for the sale tomorrow.

There's a lot of van action going on today.

bristol shop update

  • Posted by howies
  • 24 November 2008

We had a meeting this morning. We have 5 days to get everything done. Everyone is crazy busy.

Ade is over seeing everything (I don't envy him)

Anja is organising furniture upholstery, the denim stories, fabric dying...

Anna is going to fit the shop and working out where the 4000 products are gonna go

Clare keeps everything on the right track and communicates the vision

David keeps us going and dreams the vision

Emma does logistics and watches the buying stats

Nick H is doing graphics and artwork for the details

Nick R is going graphics and artwork for the walls

Pete is doing graphics for the product labels

Robin has to organise the lorry that's moving the stock to bristol

Teri is dying fabric, doing graphics, laying out the shop, designing door mats

busy day!

  • Posted by ruben
  • 21 November 2008



We're very busy at howies. Our 24-hour offer generated an amazing response and we've been flooded with web orders and phone calls all day. 

Hollie, Hayley, Emma and myself are working flat out on customer service to keep everything under control. We'll be here til late tonight, and the guys will be in the warehouse tomorrow packing more orders out.

So, if you're waiting for an order or a reply to your e-mail, please bare with us! We're working on it.

Have a great weekend!

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