THE BLODWEN MANIFESTO
Blodwen is committed to the preservation and revival of traditional rural skills and the promotion of artisans.
With its emphasis on adding contemporary design to skills and traditions which have been handed down across the generations as well as the importance attached to 'buying local', BLODWEN aims to help bring about real regeneration, contributing to rural communities as they maintain their way of life and livelihood.
Blodwen believes in paying for quality - in rewarding artisans for their skill in producing unique, hand-made, beautiful wares - heirloom purchases that are treasured forever
Blodwen is passionate about Wales, a country with an ancient yet modern language, culture and tradition which continue to thrive and are celebrated. We are committed to ensuring bilingual provision in both Welsh and English across all our products and operations.
Blodwen seeks to foster and build upon a sense of community where the collective power of individuals works together to make a real difference. That's why whereven possible all our products are made in Wales by local craftspeople, often working in collaboration.
Blodwen is dedicated to celebrating the countryside and country ways. We have a deep respect for its natural rhythms, seasons and harvest.
Blodwen eschews industrial farming, sea dredging, fast foods, and mass production.
Blodwen loves and admires grass-roots organisations that empower communities to thrive and prosper. We share the values of Merched Y Wawr *, we are proud of Urdd Gobaith Cymru* and the cultural celebration of the Eisteddfodau, and we support the Young Farmers Club. It is time to re-discover the sense of belonging to these and other wonderful movements
Blodwen's philosophy is one of back to basics, back to nature, making and mending, foraging and finding
Blodwen aspires to sell products that are locally made, because we are always mindful of reducing our carbon footprint. We source products that are, wherever possible, organically grown . All our packaging is made from recycled materials, made in Wales.
Blodwen promises to offer you beautiful hand-made goods, which are traditionally made from natural resources, locally sourced. All we will do is sprinkle them with some contemporary style and design, add some technology to enable you to enjoy centuries of craftsmanship, delivered to your door.
May we wish you joy in receiving them
BLODWEN - BRINGING THE CRAFTSMAN'S WAY OF LIFE TO YOUR WAY OF LIVING
A note from the founder
Denise Lewis was born in Newcastle Emlyn, Cardiganshire. She is a Welsh speaker and has two children. She lives between London and Aberporth, Cardigan Bay, West Wales.
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Afon Solutions - our amazing geeks - Andrew, Alex and David