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Afterglow Blog 

Posts from May 2018

Running a small business like Afterglow is a daily exercise in multi-tasking. As well as being in the shop five days a week, sorting stock and helping customers, my duties encompass such diverse activities as accounting, social media marketing, designing new products - and even window cleaning. 
But I now have another title to add to my CV - data controller. I know, it sounds like the Fat Controller without having all the fun trains to play with!..... 
Unpicking the history of a 125-year-old sewing machine 
Have you ever wondered about the history of those vintage items that come into our lives? 
Who sat on that chair or polished that spoon before it was refashioned into a ring or used the old wooden tool to carve something beautiful? 
With a bit of digging you can usually discover the bare bones of a piece's history, but sadly the story of the people who once owned it often remains elusive... 
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