Monday, 30 April 2012

New Home For The Sarah Smith Blog

Hello all,

Just to let you know we are moving the blog into our main website at 

Just click on the link or on the heading above next to Home.

All new posts and news will be there from now on.

Hope to see you there soon!


Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Dear Sarah Smith...

I just wanted to let you know how great I think your cloths are. I'm just about to move into a new flat, well I say new, it's a Victorian building which has been gathering dust and grime since it was built by the looks! But with your cloths I can't help but clean with a big grin on my face. I'm absolutely dotty about...well, dots! So your cloths make the perfect addition to my kitchen (I keep them out on display not tucked away in a cupboard). So I just wanted to say thanks for making such lovely products and keep up the good work!

Best wishes

Friday, 20 January 2012

Don't take our word for it ...

Dear Sarah,

I would just like to say thanks for making the ultra cloths. I have never had such a long lasting cloth. We have a caravan and my husband has always done the washing up when we are away. We spent part of November and a good part of December in our caravan, so the cloth got a lot use. My husband can normally marmalize an ordinary J-cloth with the first lot of washing up, but your cloth has survived every lot since November. It has survived my husband, 2 machine washes and 3 lots of bleaching the sink and is now back in the caravan ready for a months worth of use next trip out.

All I can say is please keep producing them to such a high standard.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs Sandra Crocker

Friday, 2 December 2011


Don't forget that our charity auction of Limited Edition Sarah Smith print Aprons and Shopper bags ends this Sunday 4th December at 19.30. There is still time to put a bid in on your favourite item.

Click this link to go directly to the "Sarah Smith Aprons" auction or "Sarah Smith Shopper bags" for the bags.

100% of the money raised from successful bids will be donated to Za Foundation's Nkomazi Library appeal. Visit the Za Foundation web site for more information on this wonderful charity. 

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Sarah Smith Limited Editions Charity Auction

A while back we had a small number of Aprons and Shopper bags made in some limited edition designs. They were hand printed on Fairtrade cotton, and sewn by our supplier in Leicester here in the UK.

We have decided to auction all of these items and donate all the proceeds to the Za Foundation charity's Nkomazi library project.  This project is to build a library in a community in Nkomazi, a particularly poor area in the north west of South Africa. Currently there is no library within a 30 mile radius. Literacy is very low and the lack of access to books does not help.

It is easy for us here in the UK to take for granted how easily we and our children have access to a wealth of books at either public libraries or through book shops. In much of the developing world books are financially out of the reach of ordinary people and public libraries and very rare. This project will make a real difference. More information on Za Foundation and the excellent work they do can be found on their web site. Our Managing Director, Clive Birnie recorded a video for Za Foundation back in the summer when the campaign was launched which you can also see on the Za Foundation website

The picture above shows the 13 designs available. We have 19 Aprons and 15 Shopper bags. For some designs a single item is available for others we have two or three. These are the only items we will produce in these designs so this is a one time opportunity to own a very limited edition Sarah Smith item.

Clive is auctioning the Aprons and Shopper bags on Ebay using his ebay ID "viewfromthehill". Click this link to go directly to the "Sarah Smith Aprons" auction or "Sarah Smith Shopper bags" for the bags.

Happy bidding!

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Sarah Smith in Channel 4 News Made in Britain Feature


Sarah Smith cloths were featured in a Channel 4 News report about British made goods last night (Monday 14th November 2011) & their reporter Sarah Smith spoke to our Managing Director Clive Birnie. The bit about us is about 4 minutes in. 

We are supporters of British manufacturing because buying British supports British jobs and contributes to the wider British economy.

Because we manufacture here in Somerset we buy goods and services from other local companies contributing to the wider economy. For instance we needed some drainage repaired in the factory yard recently so we hired a local company to make the repair, we hire local electricians, local engineering contractors, we use British transport companies to make our deliveries, and we employ 45 people who live, shop and spend their money here in Britain.

The tickle out effect of buying a British made product instead of one made over seas is enormous. Keep that in mind this Christmas and look at the back of the pack to see where things are made and try to buy more British made goods.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Sarah Smith Stain-Away Wipes

Sarah Smith Stain-Away Wipes are ideal for emergency stain rescue on the go. Whether its tea on your trousers, frappacino on your favourite shirt or ketchup on your kids clothes, Sarah Smith Stain-Away Wipes are the convenient way to avert disaster when you cant get to the kitchen sink.

Available exclusively in Sainsburys now!