March 24th, 2021
William Morris once said ‘Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful’. This simple yet profound notion is a seed at the heart of Grace Sisters. Launched at the beginning of 2020 by Simone Bunting and Rachel Murray, Grace Sisters is the antithesis of mass-produced shopping. It is an online treasure trove of ethically sourced, and consciously made objects for you and your home. A one-stop interior and lifestyle store, with a select range of clean, conscious intuitive beauty products.
Simone, owner of our much missed location ‘Hungerford House’ has always impressed us with her depth of passion for social responsibility. Combined with her creative flair and desire to bring exposure to emerging design talent, Grace Sisters was a long-held dream for this naturally inquisitive treasure seeker. Undeterred by the unfolding events of 2020, Simone and Rachel launched their brand against a challenging landscape. But with the strong ethos that is proving to resonate with a growing audience, Grace Sisters is flourishing. 2021 has already witnessed the successful launch of a prop hire service and a collection of in-house designed products made in the UK using sustainably forested English woods. With imminent plans to extend the collection to include more own branded products including a range of printed textiles, lighting, furniture and pewter pieces, there is plenty on the horizon to keep eager fans enthralled.
We caught up with Simone to understand a little more about the development of Grace Sisters and what it has been like to start a business in the year of lockdown.
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