And here it is – our second showcase of a real, independent, woman-owned business (or rather, cooperative). We’re proud to introduce the woman behind these 2 businesses: “The Cwtch at Ffwrwm” and “Wool in the Woods” – Sian.
The Cwtch at Ffwrwm is in the Roman village of Caerleon, South Wales. It’s a gift shop selling Welsh, ethical, Fairtrade and local items. If you are nearby or visiting, maybe pop in and say hi!
Sian says: “I have been self-employed for around 8 years. First as a bookkeeper so I could work from home when my children were young, and then I opened the shop. I ran it for 2 years on my own but found working 7 days a week too much, so, I got together with 3 friends and we now run it between us”
Sian has a new venture with 2 other friends, Wool in the Woods. They had their first stall at Wonderwool Wales in April selling crochet kits and haberdashery (my daughter would love this – Timeless vie). As well as sales, these women also teach all aspects of crochet. We love the beautiful wools they sell – they’re 100% Welsh in a gorgeous range of colours. We can just imagine cosying up by a fire with a book and one of their scarves wrapped around us.
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