Meet Oli, our lovely designer

Meet Oli, our lovely designer

Meet Oli! You will find him mainly in the Mill at Modo HQ, he is the first person your online order comes to and he makes sure that it is designed to the highest standard before sending your artwork through to the making team.  We know you lot love a bit of the behind the scenes and getting to know more about the business and who your money is supporting, so take it away Oli!   What is your favourite Modo product to design and what makes it special to you?  I have two which I really enjoy designing. The...

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New Creative Studio

New Creative Studio

Sorry for the radio silence on here! We've moved.  Again. We still have the bricks and mortar shop on Haworth Main street but we also have a more suitable (1 level) studio for all our designing and making.  We work hard but we also like a good natter when we're making stuff so being all together in one open plan space is very exciting!  The shop is bigger and now occupies the whole of the ground floor at 11 Main Street, Haworth.  We are really looking forward to adding lots more products to the shop and are looking forward to...

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Product Development - Starting At The Beginning

Its a very big part of our job thinking of new ideas and developing new products to keep our little business going.  Seeing a new product launch looks easy, sometimes even obvious but take it from us it's not. Inspiration is one thing, little sparks of excitement about the way a colour looks against another or a flicker of an idea that takes root in your chest and turns to butterflies as it grows is the easy bit.  However these initial flickerings often don't come to anything because the dots don't join up.   Its one thing to have a good...

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Motherhood

  Sometimes I long to be a steady and traditional mother who cooks and cleans and walks to the shops and dawdles in playgrounds etc.  I'm not tho and pretty sure I'll never achieve it. I'm mainly quite frantic, full of plans and constantly on the go. Me and my children seem to fly through our lives having lots of fun but forgetting P.E kits, being late for bed, having messy hair and eating my strange cooking..just generally making it up as we go along really! They seem well adjusted and I hope they are having a lovely childhood but...

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Small Business, Big Ideas!

Today is small business saturday, recognising the importance of supporting and celebrating small british enterprise. We were asked to do a quick questionnaire and video as part of NOTHS partner celebrations.  It was lovely to look back at our little journey and remember how it all started.  No fancy premises or huge pots of money, just an ambition to create a life for ourselves and our family. Q: What’s your inspiration? A: Ooh it comes from anywhere and everywhere! Inspiration is the fun bit, sparks of excitement – anywhere from an old vintage book cover to an ice-cream van. Q: How did...

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