From working with a new charity to signing off exciting new products, learn what’s been keeping our founder busy.
1. Talking about the next generation
“I was recently invited to give a talk as part of PwC’s NextGen Leadership Programme for young people who have started their own business or gone into a family business. It’s always a pleasure to talk to young and enthusiastic business owners who are all going on their own journey. The event was held at The National Portrait Gallery in London, where we all got the chance to take in the Vogue 100: A Century Of Style exhibition – which, having worked at Conde Nast I absolutely loved. The exhibition is on until May, so a must if you are a fashion fan. Thank you to PwC for asking me to be part of this evening.”
Find out more about the Vogue 100 exhibition here.
2. Looking ahead to Autumn – and Christmas
“We have been busy shooting wonderful new imagery for our Autumn campaign – coming soon! It’s always really exciting to see the new seasons gorgeous photography. At The White Company HQ, we’ve also been doing our final product selection for Christmas 2016. Believe it or not, we’ve been working on Christmas for many, many months. I’m particularly excited about our new products with a nod to a more Nordic theme. To whet your appetite, here are a couple of sneak peeks.
3. Finalising the third charity for our White Heart Foundation
“I’m thrilled that we can now announce that Place2Be is our latest White Heart Foundation charity joining Refuge and The Prince’s Trust. The White Heart Foundation is committed to helping vulnerable women and children build a brighter future. Place2Be is the most incredible children’s mental-health charity that provides support in schools for children aged between 4 to 14. In every participating school (currently over 250 across the UK) a special room is set up where children with worries can talk to a counsellor in a safe place. Problems the charity regularly helps with include complex social issues such as bullying, bereavement, domestic violence, family breakdown, neglect and trauma. Our goal working with Place2Be is to fund 840 children through the programme.” Find out more at: place2be.org.uk
4. Gearing up for exams
“Two of my daughters, India and Ella, are both sitting big school exams this Summer. So we stayed firmly put at home this Easter, while the girls focused on revising. To help keep them going, I’m constantly looking for good ‘brain food’! We all love Amelia Freer’s latest book, Cook, Nourish, Glow (Michael Joseph). What I really love about Amelia’s recipes is that they are super-healthy, taste absolutely delicious and, best of all, they are really quick and easy to make. The Spiced Roast Chicken, Kale And Almond Pesto and Crunchy Nut And Seed Granola are all firm family favorites.”
Coming soon! Look out on the blog for a competition to win Amelia’s book.
5. Filling the house with Spring blooms
“I think my love of white flowers is well documented! In Spring, there’s nothing lovelier than a massed out bunch of white tulips in a big vase or bowl. They aren’t too expensive, especially if you visit a flower market (in London, Columbia Road is particularly good), so you can really buy in abundance. My particular favourites at this time of year are the pure white Parrot Tulips with their pretty frills.”