Hello VOAK friends,
This newsletter comes to you as we mark one year of VOAK, and what a year it’s been, including the arrival of a brand new baby girl in September!
As Autumn is changing into Winter, we hope you are enjoying our three latest fragrances, created to take you through the colder months ahead – Gathering In, Winter Garland and Little Spruce. Also ideal for this time of year are the delicious Gourmand No.01 (Sweet Almond, Caramel and Buttermilk) and Gourmand No.02 (Ginger, Mandarin and Green Tea), blends which capture some of our favourite cuisine combinations. These fragrances really come into their own at this time of the year, as we spend more time cosying up indoors.
If you are in need of Christmas gift ideas, or just a treat for yourself, we have a lovely selection of products on offer. First up, we’ve added a new Jack Laverick tealight holder design ‘Pine Forest’ to the range, which pairs perfectly with our Little Spruce tealights. This festive combo comes at a discounted price of just £22.
We are also lucky enough to have more of the gorgeous rustic ceramics from Tim Fenna in stock – beautiful hand thrown mugs and tealight holders in white and olive green glaze. These have been selling well, and Tim is currently at his wheel throwing another batch, which will be with us on the run up to Christmas.
We are happy to have more lovely stockists onboard, including two online stores – Imogen Rose Jewellery and The Handcrafted Curator – as well as the fantastic lifestyle and coffee shop, Maranta.
At the beginning of this month, we took part in the Country Living Virtual Artisan Market, which brought together lots of small independent makers and sellers. It was a lovely, supportive event, and we are really grateful for the orders we received from both old and new customers. Being proud of our Yorkshire roots, we were also so happy to be interviewed for a feature in this month’s Yorkshire Life magazine on candle makers in the region. We loved having the opportunity to share more about our brand and the inspiration behind our products!
So, as we celebrate VOAK turning one, in a year that has been difficult for everyone, we are so very grateful for all your support. As a small thank you, we are offering free shipping on all orders placed up to midnight on 30 November – please use code ONEYEAR at checkout.
And remember, if you’re sending something directly as a gift to a friend or loved one, we are very happy to hand write a personalised note; just tell us the message you’d like to include in the ‘Special Instructions’ box when checking out.
We’ll sign off by wishing you all the very best as we approach the festive season, and hope that the rest of the year is kind to you.
Vanessa and Adele x