Happy New Year, Friends!
As the year ends and a new one begins, it's a good opportunity to reflect back on what we've accomplished and set sustainable resolutions.
2022 was a good year for Oh My Clumsy Heart. After a couple of years of uncertainty, where many small businesses were struggling through the pandemic. The future looks bright again, thanks to your unwavering support. Thank you for your orders and positive reviews. It was amazing to see you at our market stall and to have you visit us in our studio again.
Although we're starting the new year strong, the cost of living increases and rising energy prices will undoubtedly have an effect on all of us. So it's really important we continue to shop small, buy handmade, and support independent businesses whenever we can. Over the holidays, I put together a Birmingham Independent Small Business Gift Guide to help do just that.
We're starting the new year strong and with some big news to share... But before that, let's take a look back at what 2022 was like for us in the OMCH studio and whether we stuck to our 2022 resolutions.
Oh My Clumsy Heart won three awards this year! We won Most Sustainable Minimal Jewellery Company, Best Responsibly-Made Plastic-Free Jewellery, and Jewellery Store of the Year. OMCH was nominated for these awards (it wasn't pay to play) so it means so much to win all of them. I'm very proud of my small business for achieving so much in 2022. I hope 2023 is just as successful!
A big goal of mine was to share more in-depth articles about the jewellery industry, giving you insight into how the OMCH studio runs and how sustainable jewellery is made. The Style Journal is now full of articles about slow fashion, simple living, and small business. Subscribe to the Considered Notes newsletter to get these articles straight in your inbox.
Our take-back programme launched in 2022 and was designed to create a more circular business. It helps us to reduce waste by reselling customer returns and recycling unwanted jewellery. There are still a few things to iron out but so far we've successfully recycled your broken jewellery, minimising waste. You can shop sample and seconds in our zero waste sale.