Scarf Monkey's Blog

Pitfalls of working from home - as a Business Owner Career Mum

Pitfalls of working from home - as a Business Owner Career Mum | Scarf Monkey

Pitfalls of working from home as a Business Owner Career Mum 

Loneliness: There's no getting around it, I spend an awful lot more time alone than I am used to. 

A Sizeable Debate

A Sizeable Debate | Scarf Monkey
Welcome to Scarf Monkey's Blog! 22nd August 2018 A Sizeable Debate! Girls and women's sizing makes me mad. Fire hopping mad. Let me start with the little girls ...

What about the boys?

What about the boys? | Scarf Monkey

This is definitely the question I get asked the most: 'Lots of your designs would work on boys' t-shirts, why don't you do boys t-shirts too?'.  It's a good question, especially as I have a deliciously beautiful boy.  

Feeling the Customer Love

Feeling the Customer Love | Scarf Monkey
It's hard to describe how amazing it is to have someone like my designs enough to buy one of my t-shirts.  I feel a real responsibility to live up their expectations.  When someone ordered a single t-shirt from New Zealand I was amazed.  It was simultaneously awesome and a worry ... what if it wasn't exactly what they'd expected?

Starting a Start-Up

Starting a Start-Up | Scarf Monkey
According to a quick google search, 660,000 new companies were registered in the UK in 2017.   Wow.  Just wow.  The harsh reality is that 8/10 will fail within the first year.  Starting a start-up is the hardest thing I've ever done.

How Scarf Monkey was born

How Scarf Monkey was born | Scarf Monkey
While the rest of the UK is sweltering in boiling humidity, the Scottish Highlands are a balmy 26°C with a lovely strong breeze.  What better time to start Scarf Monkey's blog, to talk about all the ups and downs of starting a new business, and the reasons why it's more than just a business to me, it's a project from the heart.