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Being Sustainable with all our packaging

At Mark Lowe we are always trying to be as sustainable as we can. A big part of this is being sustainable with all our packaging. We are always working on how to make our products more sustainable. We know that our customers are not the type of people to buy and then throw away objects after a year or so. Our customers buy our products to last for many years maybe even forever!

When it comes to packaging we want to do the same. Most of our products are posted in some way (see a previous blog on me driving to south Wales for an alternative). We have to make sure that whatever has been ordered will survive the journey, therefore we have to use enough packaging to protect your precious cargo.

We have updated our packaging over the last 6 months and now only use paper packaging for all our products – our shades do come in a plastic bag as this comes from our shade manufacturer. – We have found a good alternative to bubble wrap through a company called Kite packaging which does the job very well. (see picture below).

So, we will continual to work hard and be sustainable with all our packaging.  I think we are doing well so far.

Mark Lowe

 

Sustainable packaging at mark lowe

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Featured Nottingham Creative for The Creative Quarter.

Featured Nottingham Creative – for The Creative Quarter.

Thank you to the Nottingham Creative Quarter for featuring us in their weekly newsletter/online in their ‘Featured Business’ section.

I enjoyed answering a few questions regarding the business, other businesses and Nottingham in general.

It’s nice to get questions and then to really think about how you should answer. It was nice to mention some friends and fellow creatives that I have worked with and that have helped me – Olivia Aspinall and Joff and Ollie have been really big helps to us and good friends as well. It’s also nice to talk about where we go in Nottingham for food and drinks.

Follow the link and have a look. Article

Keep Safe

Mark

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New Product – Edie Key Rack

New Product – Edie Key Rack

We’re pleased to introduce a new product to our range – The Edie Key Rack

The Edie Key Rack fits perfectly within the Edie range with its personal feature being the choice of coloured acrylic disc.

Keys are simply slotted securely into the channel or on the single hook to hold more.

The Edie key rack is a unique design feature for your kitchen or Hallway. It’s not only practical but will reflect your original and distinctive taste.

Dimensions

– Length 360mm x Width 64mm x Thickness 22mm (100 for hook)

Delivery

We make each Edie key rack to allow for your choices. Each key rack is lovingly handmade. Please allow 4 weeks for the delivery of your key rack.

FREE DELIVERY IN THE UK but please email us if you are outside the UK.

Options

Wood – Oak – Ash

Discs – Black – White – Green – Red – Blue – Yellow – Orange – Pink

Price – £95

Edie Key Rack Front View Black Disc Edie Key Rack Edie Key Rack Acrylic Disk Detail

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Embankment show at the begining of March

We were pleased to take part in the recent event at The Embankment near Trent Bridge in Nottingham.

The Makers Market is held a few times a year. We had a brilliant spot in a beautiful room to show off or product range.

marklowe.co.uk wanted to use the event as a way of enabling some of our local contacts to come and see us and be able to see all our products out on show. We got in touch with all the local interior designers we have talked to and were please to welcome a number of them over the day.

As any business person knows, it is so important to be able to talk top customers ‘in the flesh’ and for them to see our products in front of them and altogether.

We have also developed some new products that we had showcased at the event. We have a key rack in the theme of the Edie coat rack and two different shaped hardwood cutting boards that also follow the theme. We got loads of positive feedback about them. They will be coming to our shop very soon.

Next stop is ECLECTIC HOMES & INTERIORS FAIR 

Sat 11 April 2020 (Shoreditch, London)

More to come very soon.

Kind Regards

Mark

 

 

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We’re at the Makers Market – The embankment – This Weekend

We’re at the Makers Market – The embankment – This Weekend

We’re looking forward to our first time at this event. It’s at The Embankment, Arkwright Street, Trent Bridge NG2 2GR. Free entry and pen between 11am and 4pm.

The Embankment was the old Boots Social Club and is now a pub and venue. The main room we are using is the function room which has a beautiful interior with lots of windows and a real character. There will be many other makers there, all I believe are from the local area.

Tamily Cookson is the organiser – Tamily Cookson Events. She has a great deal to do with local makers and is also part of the creative quarter team based in Sneinton market.

Please come down and have a look around. Come and say hello – mark lowe -and event pop back down stairs for a Sunday pint or even Lunch.

and don’t forget – We’re at the Makers Market – The embankment – This Weekend

Mark

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Featured in Luxury Lifestyle Magazine

We are very please to be featured in Luxury Lifestyle Magazine.

Luxury lifestyle magazine is premium online magazine with an high emphasis on quality and luxury.

They say:

‘Luxury Lifestyle Magazine is the ultimate showcase for five-star travel, fine dining, expensive property. We publish quality over quantity as our affluent and high net readership only want to read about the brands and services that deliver on their promises. This is why the vast majority of the hotels, restaurants and consumer brands featured on this website have been road tested by our expert team of writers. Our responsibility is to connect our loyal readers with only the world’s most prestigious companies.’

Luxury Lifestyle magazine were keen to feature our products because they felt it would fit with their ethos as well as focusing on smaller British businesses. They were very keen to showcase our continuing strive for more sustainable products in all the ways we can.

We are very happy with the article and feel it reflects us well. Thank you and we will see more in the future.

Have a read Article

 

Mark

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Working with Georgia Lloyd photography

As a follow up to the previous post I did regarding working with Georgia Lloyd photography, I wanted to do another one as we now have the photos and are really happy with them.

We had a great morning taking loads of shots mainly of me in the workshop (and quite a few without me thankfully). Georgia then went away to pick and edit them. She then supplied us with a very large number to use for ourselves. Because we had a good variety of shots it allows us to use them for all different contexts. I don’t feel like we will run out of different shots to use.

So thanks again to George Lloyd photography for her skill and enthusiasm and for providing us with so many amazing shots to use. I have and will enjoy working with Georgia Lloyd Photography

Please go to her website or follow her on Instagram or to our for more shots. I am always happy to recommend her.

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Really happy to have new lamp shade colours and shapes.

Really happy to have new lamp shade colours and shapes.

We are really happy to have some new shade colours available as well as an overall new shade design. To add more options we have had a new shade shape made for our standard lamp. As with the current shade it is large but this one has a slight taper to it. The name for this shape/design is a French Drum and we feel it fit with our own designs very well indeed. We have also added to our colour range adding a new Yellow on linen with gold lining and a completely new colour of Aqua Blue with a copper lining which are both available in any of our shades. They have proved very popular. We will continue to introduce new colours as we seek to be ahead of the colour trends. Thanks to Jack Neville for the excellent shots

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Hoopers and John Sankey

Mark Lowe bespoke lighting with John Sankey at Hoopers department store Tunbridge Wells

Thanks to Suzanne Flynn from John Sankey for sending me this amazing picture of Hoopers shop window in Royal Tunbridge Wells.

As I have mentioned before we have been working with John Sankey who have a large area of floor space in this Hoopers Department store. As well as the general public visiting the shop John Sankey are based there so that they can invite interior designers down from London (an other areas) to view their furniture and make orders for interior projects they have for their own customers.

John Sankey is based in Long Eaton which, as anyone in the know knows is basically the centre of the universe for upholstery. They specialise in High end beautifully designed chairs and sofas as well as other products.

We are really proud to associated our bespoke lighting with john sankey at Hoopers department store.

As you can see, across the panorama from left to right there is our Adjustable Standard Lamp in oak with an off white shade. Also our Edie coat stand beautifully dressed and finally our Standard Lamp with Yellow shade.

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Pleased to have an article in The Beestonian magazine

We are pleased and proud to have an article about us in the Beestonian magazine. The new addition of The Beestonian. The is a local magazine that’s been running since 2011. The magazine is put together entirely by volunteers. It runs entirely on sponsorship and well-wishers and is also available online.

Thank you to Debra Urbacz for spending time with me and then managing to write an article from what I’d said and putting together such a well written and beautifully presented piece.

We are also please to be part of this magazine because of it’s ethics and real passion for promoting all things local.

The article on line is –  https://issuu.com/thebeestonian/docs/beestonian_66?fbclid=IwAR29DKvbgp81NADSwobwUux6a8ktDX1oCJHpUy8gHffDzz-ZKVLcECGqE14

The Beestonian’s web address is  – https://beestonian.com/

Enjoy – Mark – http://www.marklowe.co.uk