Behind the Brand - Auchineden Crafts
A mum-run business designing and making fun, stylish accessories for kids. Our best seller and signature product is our high-quality car seat blankets; keeping baby safe whilst ensuring the seat belts are accessible and close-fitting. All our items can be made in the customer’s fabric of choice.
Exhibitor - Kirsty
Business Name - Auchineden Crafts
Position in the Business - Owner (and Seamstress)
How did the business start?
When I had my daughter, I never knew about the dangers associated with wearing bulky winter coats under seat belts. I saw a pattern for a car seat blanket and found out how much safer they are, then I made one for a friend and she loved it! To my surprise people were stopping her to ask where they could buy a car seat cosy and I decided to launch Auchineden Crafts from there. It has now been 3 and a half years and I still love making car seat cosies, especially with matching accessories like nappy wallets.
Where did the name Auchineden come from?
Auchineden is the name of the farm on which my dad grew up. It seems an appropriate name to provide my customers with lovingly made items from my family to yours.
What is your favourite part of the business?
My collection of ribbons and scraps! I’m obsessed with fabric and all things haberdashery.
How do you spend your time away from work?
I love a country walk and living in west Edinburgh we’re blessed with having Cammo and Lauriston Castle on my doorstep. Having a run through the crunchy autumn leaves or stopping for a picnic there is amazing!
Found out more about Auchineden Crafts, view their products and how to place an order visit – www.etsy.com/uk/shop/AuchinedenCrafts
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