The Rituals series is a chance for us to showcase the people behind &SONS and hear how they manage their work-life balance and what inspires them to do what they do.
Most days I exercise, I use it to either wake up in the morning, unwind after work or on a weekend for some time to myself. I use an app to plan my schedule and I have connected with a few groups online that I exercise with which helps to motivate me - I've recently achieved the challenge I set myself to run 10km in less than an hour and now moving on to half marathon under 2 hours EEK.
Fresh air and sunlight are so important to me now. During lockdown, I was mostly working from home. I would have to be dragged outside for a walk around the park with a coffee just to change my headspace and get some perspective otherwise I would be in front of my screen from my morning coffee till the evening. The fresh air would do me the world of good and I would be more productive afterwards. It's so important to breathe fresh air, walking and talking, sharing ideas and listening to others is so important for a clear mind. This has definitely become a new ritual for me.
I love music to dance to, something that makes me feel happy or sparks memories. Favourite song of all time - Billy Ocean - Red Light Spells Danger. It reminds me of dancing in the kitchen with our close friends.
Stephen King - If It Bleeds
Start-Up on PRIME
Circular Economy and Sustainability Strategies
Sustainability is important to &SONS and as we grow, we are mindful of our impact on the environment. I have just started the course as I'm heading up this part of the business, working with Phil and the team as we develop and produce more environmentally conscious clothing. Studying at the University of Cambridge Business School is a great source of knowledge-based learning and will endeavour to improve the way we think about our business.