Hello everyone – we have some news! Over the past few weeks Barbara at take good care has been preparing her new shop at Eastbourne’s freshly-opened Foundry in the Beacon Shopping Centre, and we’d love everyone to come along!
Barbara has spent the summer acquiring new stock for the tgc autumn/winter collection. Our stylish range of recycled handbags, shawls and scarves are now available to buy in store, and we’ll be dropping them in the online shop soon too.
By setting up in Eastbourne, Barbara also hopes to get the message of wellness and wellbeing out there.
“The opportunity to open in Eastbourne was very organic,” says Barbara. “I didn’t plan it but I saw there were shops available at the Foundry, and I thought this was the perfect moment to bring tgc to this amazing town.
“Pop up shops are a great way for small businesses to get a step up the ladder and show local people what we’re all about. At take good care we champion sustainability and eco friendly shopping, and I know there is a growing community in Eastbourne who also think about the planet when they buy.”
Now’s the time of year when we all start planning our autumn shopping and, annoying as it is to say, begin thinking about Christmas.
And Barbara’s kept that in mind when launching her new range of gift boxes: the men’s complete skincare gift box, the sustainable box, the ultimate relax box, the beauty box, and the vegan box.
“Sometimes people can find the idea of sustainable, ethical shopping daunting and think it’s more costly. But by explaining our principles and ideas, we find more people can help contribute to saving the planet without it costing the earth!” she says.
“A lot of the big shops are jumping on the bandwagon. They’ll say they have recycled content, but when you look at the items it might only be 40% recycled. We’re open about our products – for instance our fashionable scarves are 100% recycled, while our bags are 50/50 recycled/new.
“Being able to explain this to customers means they can go away with more understanding of how ethical shopping works.
“We’re fair trade and have vegan products, use recycled materials, have eco-friendly packaging, and our skincare has no nasty parabens or sulphates in them that can damage, not improve, the skin.”
take good care’s shop neighbours
take good care isn’t the only pop-up brand to have opened in the new Foundry extension. Students Of The Game is a football memorabilia store, selling framed matchday programmes, classic trading cards and Subbuteo collections. The brainchild of Joe Walton, Students Of The Game also have a back catalogue of old matchday programmes that are available to frame.
And Gem’s Lil Trinkets is a jewellery store that sells unique fashion items for any occasion. You can order products from both of their shops online too!
Eastbourne Foundry Opening Times
take good care will be open Monday-Sunday from 11am-5pm. You can also buy take good care items online at takegoodcare.co.uk and get free delivery on all purchases!