The Story of Robin's Bobbins
In 2015 my then 2 year old son, Robin, asked me to make him a superhero cape. Rather than buying one I tried my hand at creating my own; Robin was soon running around (saving his little world!) in a red superhero cape with a black 'R' on the back.
A few weeks later he asked me to make him a dinosaur cape (like every little boy, he was dinosaur mad!). I was stumped at first but, after a bit of trial and error, I created a green dinosaur cape with multi-coloured spikes.
I enjoyed creating gifts for my friends and their children and, once I started to run out of occasions to sew for, I tried my hand at selling my items. And that is how Robin's Bobbins was born!
I now have two more sons, Leo and Tyger, who, with Robin, have quite a dressing up and personalised items collection! They love dressing up whenever they can and, judging by the smiles on passers by, they are very popular!
I get so much pleasure out of creating my items; knowing that each gift is bespoke, for a special someone, is so fulfilling.
I am so proud to be able to bring my values to everything I create. My main mission is to spread smiles, and bring joy, through my creations. However, I also care passionately about the environment and for supporting the communities around us.
Sustainability is at the forefront of my business ethos so I create each item with care and the intention for it to last.
I reserve small pieces of fabric for re-using on other items.
The smallest of scraps are donated to local schools and nurseries to use for craft products.
My products are wrapped sustainably in recycled tissue paper with a recycled paper tag.
I package my products in either compostable or paper mail bags.
COMMUNITY AND CHARITY
I care passionately about community and support it where I can by donating prizes to school fairs and sponsoring local events.
Each year, I donate a portion of my business profits to three charities as chosen by my Facebook community. Through these charities I aim to represent a spectrum of my core values.
Certain products in my store are charity items for which a portion of every item sold is donated directly to a worthy cause.
This is me, Siân, the creator of
Robin, aged 2, in his first cape, putting his raspberry-picking superhero skills to the test!
Sustainability is at the forefront of my business ethos. I package my products in either compostable or paper mail bags.