Earlier this week we had a first for Folksy, when the whole team was actually in the same place at the same time! Usually, we all working from different ends of the country, often at different times of the day (and night) so a team day at the Folksy office in Sheffield was a great chance to catch-up and discuss important plans for Folksy’s future.
One of the first thing to announce is changes to the team. Sadly, after almost 18 months at Folksy it’s time for me to move on. In that time, Folksy has changed enormously – it is much bigger and busier and team has more than doubled from three to seven. It’s been a great experience to work here – I’ve learnt so much, met lots of great people and bought so many lovely things that I don’t know where to put them!
I’d like to say a big thank you to all the people who made working here such a pleasure, whether that’s talented sellers, enthusiastic customers or dedicated fellow ‘admins’. You rock! As I’m moving on to work with Newspaper Club (the company that produces the Folksy Festive Sampler) I’ve not gone far, and will be back for my Christmas shopping ;)
The good news is that Folksy has a new manager, so without further ado, let me introduce Sarah Waterhouse:
Hello, my name is Sarah and I’m taking on the role of General Manager of Folksy. I will be managing the day to day running of the site but will also be taking Folksy forward by working on site improvements, planning new projects, building partnerships and increasing our PR and marketing.
I’ve been selling (and spending!) on Folksy since 2008, my shop is Sarah Waterhouse Textiles (previously Plain Jane Textiles) I sell fabric, home textiles and accessories and everything is hand printed in my little studio in Sheffield. I also run a non-profit organisation in Sheffield called Craft Candy which promotes Craft in Sheffield and encourages craft businesses by offering support, advice and opportunities. I’m really excited about joining the Folksy team and am looking forward to getting started!