Wee Notions is a small family run business based in Orkney, and was the brainchild of Margaret, who is Suzanne's mum, and Suzanne who is mum to William and Amelie. We opened in November 2004 with one sewing machine and a lot of enthusiasm and eight month old William. William was joined by Amelie in March 2007, and Suzanne's partner Angus joined Wee Notions in April 2008.
When you buy something made by Wee Notions you are paying for an item that has been lovingly handmade with exceptional attention to detail, we pride ourselves on our high standards and for this reason we can manufacture goods that mass produced items cannot compete with. Wee Notions is now much diminished and only Margaret currently works for the company making cloth sanitary and cloth incontinence products.
All items are manufactured in a smoke free environment.
We have a few guiding principles for our company and we would like to share them with you here.
1. Wee Notions will never outsource to other countries - If we expand and take on new workers they will be from the local area to us.
2. We try to source all of our fabrics and notions from Great Britain. The nature of the business is such that sometimes we have to look abroad for our suppliers but we always try to source ethically.
3. We strive to make a small impact on our planet by recycling wherever possible and by being aware of our electrical and office sundry consumption.