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Our Myakka, now art in Devon

Thursday 19 December 2019, 21:47
By Andrea Cowan

Georgie Hopkins and Simon Whitehead, co-founders of Myakka

Georgie Hopkins and Simon Whitehead, founders of Myakka, have announced the next exciting chapter in the company’s story.

“Two decades ago, we set up this business to offer customers something different for their home providing ethically and sustainably sourced furniture, long before it was fashionable to do so. It has been a rewarding, demanding and immensely satisfying journey. We are so proud of all that Myakka has achieved and feel privileged to have worked with such dedicated artisans across the globe, along with our fantastic team here in Wincanton. Looking to the future, we recognised that the time had come to ensure Myakka was well-positioned for the next twenty years.”

 - Georgie Hopkins, co-founder of Myakka

As a result, Georgie and Simon are pleased to announce that Myakka has now become part of Ian Snow family, an ethical homewares company based in Devon. Ian Snow Ltd has over four decades of heritage and is now run by the founders’ two daughters, Daisy and India, who will be leading the business into the future. Myakka’s furniture and home décor collections continue to be available online at myakka.co.uk, however the warehouse outlet in Wincanton is now closed.

“Our ethical values are incredibly important to us. The team at Ian Snow has vast experience of championing fair trade producers and is committed to protecting the environment, so we couldn’t be happier. The relationships we have built up with our key artisan suppliers in India will continue to be nurtured and, most importantly, Myakka’s loyal customers across the UK will continue to be offered new, exciting products every season.

“Simon and I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has shown us such support and visited the warehouse outlet over the years. The passion, drive and enthusiasm of Daisy and her team reminds us of when we started the company in 1999! This is a really exciting time and as we personally move on to new ventures, we look forward to seeing Myakka’s next twenty years of success as part of the Ian Snow family.”




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