Hello:) We thought for our first ever blog that we would talk about the first thing we ever made and how it all started:
So….about seven and a half years ago, Brendan made Ruth a keyring for her birthday. It was based on a big fat Robin logo that she loved, on the side of a building in Soho and was made from some acrylic someone had left outside our block of flats.
The buyer from Magma, Ruth’s colleague and friend, said we should maybe make some to sell in the shop….and that’s where it all began.
We started using off-cuts to make simple bird shaped keyrings, and then it was Brendan who concentrated on developing the range and finding more stockists. (usually starting with a present for Ruth to test the designs)
Last year Ruth left her job at Magma to work with Brendan on I Am Acrylic full time.
We have added quite a few new designs since then, found some more lovely stockists, had lots of business meetings (just with each other!) and started doing a regular market stall.
And that kind of brings us up to date!