International Women's Day - Thursday 8th March

March 07, 2018

International Women's Day - Clan Artisan

International Women's Day
Recent findings tell us that gender equality is still over 200 years away. How crazy is that? International Women's Day was first celebrated over 100 years ago in 1911 initiated by the Suffragettes. It celebrates all social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It is not specific to a country, group or organisation. It belongs to all groups everywhere and collectively, all women can play a part and #pressforprogress.

Change So Far
The world has already witnessed a significant change in attitudes over the last 100 years, with some young people believing that gender equality already exists, however the reality is that women are still not paid equally to that of their male counterparts (in the UK women earn 14% less than men), are still not present in equal numbers in business or politics, and globally women's health, education, and violence against them is worse than that of men. We’re getting there, but there remains a looooooong road ahead. A UK poll showed that 48% of women believe their mothers are the most inspiring woman they know. At Clan Artisan, we hope to inspire our own daughters and show them they can achieve anything they put their mind to.  

Our Inspiring Women
Here are 3 of our most inspiring women...
1. Rosa Parks - In 1955 in the racially segregated state of Alabama, African-American Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white passenger, therefore disobeying the bus driver's orders. This sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott which crippled the state capital's public transport system.
2. J.K. Rowling - Once a suicidal single mum living on benefits, she has sold millions of books worldwide and created one of the most well loved fictional characters of all time.
3. Malala Yousafzai - At the tender age of 17, Malala was awarded the Nobel Peace prize for her work as an activist for women's rights around the world after death threats from the Taliban and an assassination attempt in retaliation for her activism.

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And this month we will celebrate the day of love on St Valentine’s day and I will be celebrating something else.  My birthday! We have some lovely bespoke Valentine’s gift boxes with red shred to mark the occasion created especially for your love.

I’m super excited to tell you about our new products that will be coming soon. I had attended the Specialty food show in Glasgow last month and was blown away with the high-quality products. I ate my body weight in tasters and came home with a sack filled with samples that Santa would be jealous of! Thank you  to all who gave me samples X 

I absolutely loved chatting to the amazing producers and hearing all their inspiring stories.  It was also great to meet some of our own producers and catch up with others. Call me old fashioned, but I so prefer meeting face to face than talking on a phone or in an email. Although I do talk a wee bit too much and felt I didn’t get to every stand!

I would love to mention all the amazing products that I found, but that would be an essay, and this is a blog!  I’m already struggling with the word count here!

Coming soon ….

I was hoping to find some healthier option snacks and found Growers Garden and their broccoli crisps. (based in Fife) They are made from the wonky broccoli supermarkets don’t want, 100 % natural, taste amazing and are gluten free. What’s not to love here!  They sent me a huge box of samples and I’m just awaiting on other products to add into the box I’m hoping to offer. I must admit I have eaten quite a few bags … they are that good!

I have a sweet tooth and was so impressed with the amount of high-quality chocolate producers at the show. It’s so difficult to pick, when you are spoilt with such choice !

Have you ever heard of Ruby chocolate?

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And so it’s now 2020 ! Wow ...a few years back that seemed so very very far away ...

and now it's here so Happy new year to you all x

Seems like yesterday it was my school holidays and they seemed to last forever . Now a year passes quicker than a lightening bolt ! I remember my Granny used to say the older you get , the quicker the years pass. How true is this now ?! 

Well the year 2019 could only be described as a challenging one .

I Lost my Dad in April 2019 , which was one of the hardest things i've ever had to deal with . Then it was the decision to give up my other business, The Wee Kitchen Company. Karen also left Clan Artisan and I wasn't quite sure whether to continue alone.

Emotionally draining ...all of it . 

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Aren't all these curve balls we get thrown just life in general .. We all keep waiting on life getting easier ..or better.. but the challenges just keep coming , every single day . Some challenges are life changing and so difficult to deal with , and we need time to recover. Some are just a nuisance .

But some of these challenges really have to happen in order to clear the path for new beginnings . We just can't see that at the time . 

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