The Sugar & Vice Blog
The Big Move! October 18 2016
It's no surprise to most of our customers that we're a small business, with the emphasis very much on 'small'. We started Sugar & Vice almost ten years ago (!!!) and had worked from home ever since, moving only when circumstances necessitated it.
Over the years we've grown slowly and steadily. Expanding too quickly and expecting instant success are two of the things that we've seen kill small businesses, so we always took things at a gentler pace. After almost a decade and with very little room to manoeuvre left in our home, we chose to move out and into our very own studio space.
Finding somewhere in this economic climate (thanks, Brexit!) wasn't easy but after months of looking we finally found the perfect spot on a business complex that's only twenty minutes walk from home; very convenient since I still don't drive (I know, I know...)
It's been bloody hard work and has meant early starts and late finishes but it's so nice to finally have the perfect work/home balance. Plus, we've had a tonne of fun getting everything the way we want it. Here are some pics from the first couple of weeks.
....because what's a functioning office without Nerf guns, right?
Halloween Picks October 04 2014
Much like you guys, we get INCREDIBLY excited at the prospect of Halloween. As soon as October hits, the leaves turn brown and our bellies are full of pumpkin spice latte, the excitement levels rocket up several levels. I'm a firm believer that Halloween shouldn't just be restricted to only one night a year, which is why I've picked out some of this years seasonal favourites. I hope you like my choices!
Behind The Scenes : Witching Hour Promo September 17 2014
Last weekend I took a train to London to help film our latest promo. With Jamie from Fingercuff Productions on board to wield the camera again, we were all set. We spent Friday evening watching the intro's for True Blood and American Horror Story : Coven in order to make sure we were on the same page, creatively, and we used that time to search high and low for the perfect music to use too...
Imitation Is The Sincerest Form Of Flattery September 10 2014
Those of you that follow some of our social media accounts or know us personally will undoubtedly already be aware of the troubles we've been having lately but I'm going to try and address it as candidly as possible here. It came to our attention that a number of Chinese sellers on Ali Express are replicating our designs and re-producing them for other people to sell. I don't think I need to tell you how heartbreaking that is for an independent designer to have to go through...
The Witching Hour is upon us... September 02 2014 1 Comment
If you're a frequent visitor to the site then you'll no doubt have noticed two recent changes. The first is that we now offer Subscription boxes and the second is that we've launched our new collection...
Totally Tropical August 18 2014
As the Summer is drawing to a close (boooo!) we thought it would be only fitting to eek out the last precious rays of sunshine and create some seasonally appropriate jewellery to add to our Mermaid Collection and Tropical Collection. We've been asked for a Flamingo necklace so many times over the years that we literally cannot count, so we decided it was time to finally listen to you guys...