We are excited to announce that, after 21 wonderful years, we are retiring from our life at John Arbon Textiles and opening the Mill doors to a fantastic new phase as we proudly pass the woolly baton onto two of our most trusted staff – Helena and Sonja.
For the past 5 years the four of us have nurtured a relationship that has naturally grown into an amazing woolly partnership … with their amazing organisational, marketing, creative and production skills they have, quite frankly, already been running things alongside us for quite some time.
Sonja and Helena are oozing with fresh new ideas, energy, enthusiasm and an abundance of woolly skills, so it is time they took the helm and steered John Arbon Textiles into ever-more exciting chapters for many, many moons to come.
Meanwhile we may well be retiring, but are not entirely ready to hang up our dungas … whilst Sonja and Helena lead the way, we will be in the background tinkering with the Mill Machines – keeping them humming, purring and shining contentedly. And you may find us popping up at the odd show or event (like Wonderwool and the Mill Open Weekend) every now and again to say hello.
We would like to thank Helena and Sonja for their unerring passion, steadfast commitment and unceasing hard work (alongside the rest of our fabulous Mill team). We feel like proud parents passing John Arbon Textiles into the most capable of hands … and we will happily watch all their new adventures unfold. Massive congrats all round!
John & Juliet xx