As we approach the new year, we look back at some of our best bits of 2018 – and what an exciting year it has been! Here’s what happened…
January: A Trip To Top Drawer
The team travelled to Top Drawer to showcase the brand new Toolally collections. We met with our lovely existing stockists as well as meeting new ones. No January blues at Toolally Towers!
February: Violet & Wren x Toolally
Violet & Wren make the most gorgeous lounge and nightwear. We were honoured to collaborate with them on a floral-inspired collection of Iris and Tulip earrings.
March: Welcome Rachel and Suzie
Team Toolally got bigger and better. We welcomed on board studio administrator Rachel and digital marketing coordinator Suzie.
April: Toolally Takes London
We popped up at Pop Code WC1 alongside some fabulous fashion brands – Fox in a Glove, War and Drobe, VIMPELOVA, and Revival Costume Tradition. The late night shopping event was a huge hit!
May: Hello Joanna Lumley
We have had some amazing support from the UK fashion press this year. We were delighted to see Joanna Lumley rocking a pair of Hoop Drops in the pages of Good Housekeeping. Thanks to stylist Rachel Fanconi. It was a dream come true to say the least!
June: The Rainbows Appeared
Inspired by the bright colours of the Pride movement, the Rainbow Hoops were created. 10% of all sales from the collection were donated to Stonewall UK. Available in two colourways – sky blue and sunshine yellow – they were the statement of the summer.
July: Toolally Goes Global
A hectic month of showcasing Toolally to the world. Our first trip to the Saatchi Gallery was dreamy! It was a pleasure to attend Scoop alongside some amazing brands. Mags jetted off to the city of love to introduce Toolally to the European market at Premiere Classe Paris.
August: Hello Scott & Denan
It was an exceptionally busy month. Not only did we open our second Toolally studio, Number 3, in Barnoldswick but we welcomed two new members to the team! Denan who studied at the Birmingham School of Jewellery and Scott who joined our laser-cutting team at Number 3.
September: LFWF & The App
We had the pleasure of exhibiting in Millie Mackintosh’s curated area at London Fashion Week Festival. Our app launched and has been a huge success. It makes choosing a pair of earrings easy as you can try on our entire collection in the comfort of your own phone. Download here if you haven’t already.
October: The Bag
After two years in development, the day finally arrived – the launch of The Bag. Made in collaboration with some of the world’s most exciting artists, each design is a unique, original work of art.
Our love of graphic design and pop art came alive in November. A nod to the pop art world, the Ker-Pows went down a storm with our customers. So much so that we will be introducing new colourways in the new year… Ker-Pow!
December: Strictly Toolally
Christmas came early when we spotted Faye Tozer Smith in some Toolallys! The Strictly star looked fabulous in her sparkly pairs and we loved her on the show – a great end to the year.