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Christmas Gift Guide: The Hottest Gifts Around

Posted by Chloe Jessamy on

Christmas Gift Guide: The Hottest Gifts Around

Christmas is around the corner, the countdown has begun. Everyone’s rushing around in panic mode  thinking about the best gifts to buy their loved ones, friends and colleagues. It can become quite stressful and overwhelming especially if you have a lot of people to think about. I put this together to make your life a little easier. I have selected some of the top trending gifts for 2018 to help you narrow down your shopping list next time you head out and hit the shops.

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What's the point of having Afrocentric Greeting cards?

Posted by Georgina Fihosy on

What's the point of having Afrocentric Greeting cards?

I’m often asked, What’s the purpose of Special Touch Designs? Why does it exist? I took a moment to think about it and realised that Special Touch Designs is more than just an ethnic greeting cards business. It exists to enable you to experience the fusion of African and Western cultures in a modern, vibrant and contemporary way. You see, I know how I felt and how I still feel walking into stores and not being able to find products that represent my culture and ethnicity. When I think about it, It makes me feel like I don’t matter and...

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Preparing for Progressive Greetings Live 2018

Posted by Georgina Fihosy on

Preparing for Progressive Greetings Live 2018

Progressive Greetings Live is finally here and I have been busy behind the scenes getting my stand together. I didn't realise how physically and mentally intense this whole process was going to be. Building a display for an exhibition is no mean task, I'll tell you that for free!

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March taught me to be my authentic self

Posted by Georgina Fihosy on

March taught me to be my authentic self

Hope you’ve had a great March 2018. I can’t believe we are nearing the end of the month and Easter 2018 is almost upon us.   Where have I been this month? I had the pleasure of exhibiting at the CreatHers networking event. It was my first exhibition of the year to showcase mt afrocentric greeting cards and I definitely was not going to let the snow keep me from attending. It was great meeting creative professionals, entrepreneurs and other business women wanting to network and collaborate. My main takeaways from the event were: Persistence is key, and Whilst it’s important to...

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Reaching out to retailers - They didn't say it would be easy

Posted by Georgina Fihosy on

Reaching out to retailers - They didn't say it would be easy

December had us spending like no tomorrow and we may have been caught by the January sales so that January pay cheque couldn't have come any quicker.

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