THE LAST HURRAH
It is with a heavy heart I have to let you know that Birdsong as you know it will be shutting our doors at the end of January. We have made the difficult decision to protect our social mission and move towards making printed merchandise for other businesses with the same outstanding supply chain. We hope that should things change in the business we could offer you more of your favourite tee collabs, but there will not be any more of the wider product range.
Since 2014 we’ve been one of the UK’s leading social enterprises, creating clothing for people who dress with joy, support makers and protect the planet. We work with expert women makers who face barriers to employment, with a focus on low income women in London. From artists and printmakers to seamstresses and painters – and pay them London living wage to bring our designs to life. We have been supporting makers for just over 8 years now.
We have hand on heart done everything we can to change this, but we share the same challenges that businesses up and down the country face, but for us we have even higher staff costs as we have chosen to do things differently. Along with the increased raw materials costs, inflation, rising energy bills, increased wage bills, shrinking EU customer base post Brexit and the cost of living crisis affecting so many in our community.
You will be able to shop the products we have left on our website at 60% until the end of January (or while stocks last). The website will then be closed whilst we take a moment to reflect about what Birdsong looks like going forward. Thank you to everyone that has shopped, shared and showed up. We couldn’t have done it without you. There is a lot to be proud of.
We hope that you will continue to support us in developing a different Birdsong 2.0.
Thank you for everything.
Susanna & The Birdsong Team
P.S An extra gift for you: Take 10% off your order with the code 'REBUILDWITHJOY'.