Over the last few months, Mustard has welcomed a few new friendly faces to our team. With Em on maternity leave and Lizzy moving into a new role, we were in need of some new Customer Happiness Heroes. Say hi to Paris in Australia and Lu in the UK! We feel so lucky to have found these two when we did and have them as part of our locker loving family.
International Women's Day is celebrated every year on 8th March. It is a day to both celebrate the achievements of women all over the world, and also recognise the continuing gender disparity in society and push for social, economic, cultural and political change. As a business owned by two women, International Women's Day felt important for us and we wanted to shout about it! We are choosing to celebrate women in business, our family, friends and wonderful team.
Last week in our blog we told you all about Wordbits and how our beautiful, colourful magnet collaboration came to be! This week, we are hearing first hand from Annabel and Shanna, founders of Wordbits, about their journey. We got the lowdown on how their practical alphabet magnets came to life.
As we creepoverthe finish line of the year that will forever be etched in our collective memory as 'the year of face masks and hand sanitiser', we wanted to take a deep breath and reflect on the last 12 months.
We're sharing the top 10 business books that have inspired us over the years as we created our brand, Mustard Made. In these books we've found big shiny bright ideas, comfort + useful guidance, as well as them being epic stories in themselves. Here's our top 10, we'd love to hear your recommendations in the comments!
It's hard to believe it's been two whole years since I quit my job and started working on Mustard full time. It's been a wild, bumpy ride that has stretched me in all directions. Let's take a look back at the highs, the lows and the twists along the way...
Here at Mustard we are huge believers in supporting small female owned business. We've been asking ourselves how we can help and contribute to the conversation Black Lives Matter has put firmly at the centre of our minds. We'd like to celebrate some brands and businesses that we love in our own communities that are owned by Women of Colour.
Being a business boss is a brave and wonderful thing, Ladies, we salute you!
There is no easy way to say this. The world as we know it has completely unravelled.
It sounds cliched but never has it been more accurate to say that we took so much for granted until now. Simply going to the shops to buy groceries feels like an extreme privilege. Never before have we considered whether or not we'd be able to buy pasta at the supermarket or counted down our toilet rolls like they were days before Christmas.
To mark International Women's Day we wanted to put our money where our mouths are. It's great to speak out and share stories but along with that comes the responsibly to act. We decided to pay it forward to support others whose lives are full of untapped potential.
A little over two months ago I started working here at Mustard and oh my goodness what a whirlwind it has been! I knew when I started it was the calm before the storm, it was the lead up to Christmas and it was a really lovely time to be able to settle into life at Mustard. Every day is different, but I am always kept busy! I thought it would be a nice idea to let you see a little of what goes on ‘behind the scenes’ at Mustard UK HQ, as I talk to lots of you every day and sometimes it’s good to put a face to a name!
Now seems like a just the right moment to get a little reflective. We've taken the last few weeks away from work (mostly) + there's nothing like a bit of space to reset + refocus. We've come along way in 12 months with a lot of hard work, tears, mistakes, wins + luck along the way.