Small Businesses: How do Testimonials help them?

Small Businesses: How do Testimonials help them?

by Alison Schipp July 07, 2020

In this blog post, you will find out how important your Testimonial is to us and any small business operating in a competitive environment with big businesses drowning out their budgets and messages.

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How I became a small business entrepreneur....

How I became a small business entrepreneur....

by Alison Schipp June 30, 2020

Hi, I am Alison, the founder and owner of Beautiful Robes. In this article, you will learn about my origins and how I became passionate about customer service and ultimately a small business entrepreneur. You will also discover what I am currently working on in the business of kimono robes and where to next for me, Alison Schipp, the entrepreneur....

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V&A Exhibition - Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk

V&A Exhibition - Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk

by Alison Schipp June 23, 2020

The V&A is shut right now, but that hasn't stopped them! Running a virtual exhibition on Kimono Robes, it blew our minds and we just had to share.

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Kimono Robe or Yukata: What is the difference?

Kimono Robe or Yukata: What is the difference?

by Alison Schipp June 16, 2020

Kimono robe vs Yukata: Japanese Kimono.  Here we discuss the terminology, highlighting the differences and we explain how we have broken down the traditional terminology for our customers for everyday kimono robe wear

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Slow Fashion: Benefits of a Handmade Garment

Slow Fashion: Benefits of a Handmade Garment

by Alison Schipp June 09, 2020

Beautiful Robes subscribes to slow fashion. Our cottage industry demands this of us, due to the limited number of artisans and the techniques used. This article explores slow fashion and what to look out for when buying goods. It helps customers, the environment, the hip pocket and our wardrobes.

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Japanese Kimonos: Top 10 occasions to wear your kimono

Japanese Kimonos: Top 10 occasions to wear your kimono

by Alison Schipp June 02, 2020

Here we discuss the Top 10 occasions to wear your kimono robe. It seems like this is one of the most versatile pieces in our wardrobes, but many do not realise its adaptability.  We share some hints and tips on how you can be seen wearing your kimono robe everyday.

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Braless during COVID19 - will I ever go back?!

Braless during COVID19 - will I ever go back?!

by Alison Schipp May 27, 2020

We explore the pros and cons of wearing a bra, and it seems it comes down to personal preference. Let us know what you think. To wear or not to wear, that is the question.

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We hope you are OK - we think we will be....

We hope you are OK - we think we will be....

by Alison Schipp May 15, 2020

I wanted to reach out to you to check on how you’re doing. I know with the news and daily changes surrounding the coronavirus, you’ve likely got a lot on your mind. I've also wanted to let you know that I am here and a resource to help

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Nominate Mum Project | Mother's Day 2020

Nominate Mum Project | Mother's Day 2020

by Alison Schipp May 15, 2020

I wanted to reach out to you to update you on our 'Nominate Mum Project'. I know with the news and daily changes surrounding the coronavirus, you’ve likely got a lot on your mind.  But it is for that reason that we ran our little Project, as we are all craving good news stories and are falling over ourselves to celebrate those quiet achievers in our community.

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How to make a kimono

How to make a kimono

by Alison Schipp August 11, 2018

In researching my business, I unearthed this amazing process of makership, that I decided should be celebrated. Here is a short article about how the kimono is made.

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Cotton Kimonos

Cotton Kimonos

by Alison Schipp March 13, 2018

We have selected fabrics and designs for today's climate and conditions and the luxurious nature of the cotton that is used will impress.

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Family obligations.... finding the fun.

Family obligations.... finding the fun.

by Alison Schipp August 25, 2017

Book Week is an event in the calendar that makes the children squeal with delight!.....and makes most working parents groan with overload..... With a full calendar already, what does a family face when getting organised for a family obligation. And is there any joy in it?

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The week I read The Alchemist, my daughter broke her arm.... is it an omen?

The week I read The Alchemist, my daughter broke her arm.... is it an omen?

by Alison Schipp August 18, 2017

Alison explores, through the difficulty of a child breaking an arm, that the omens in life are not often not what we think.

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Welcome. We're glad you could spend a few minutes...

Welcome. We're glad you could spend a few minutes...

by Alison Schipp August 10, 2017

Are you new to the idea of wearing a Japanese kimono, or are you interested in the concept and beauty of simple, timeless ideas? We're pleased you dropped by!

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