Who Does What
We're proud of our team here at Poppy Treffry, everyone pulls together and really cares about what we do, meaning everybody will go the extra mile to make sure you, our customer, are happy. And happily, we all have a lot of fun along the way!
Heading up the team is, of course, Poppy...
Poppy is in charge of everything! But specialises in designing our great ranges and developing our business. She's also pretty good at making tea and sweeping the floor! Takes her tea: milk and no sugar.
Next to our production and wholesale manager next, say hello to Sara...
Sara is generally the voice on the other end of the phone and makes sure everyone gets what they need. She is in charge of the studio stitching team and looks after our wholesale customers. Sara loves to ride her bike and her normal lunch is a potato and fizzy hummus, yum! Takes her tea: black and no sugar.
Jess is our dispatch manager and generally takes care of everyone's orders and helps Sara with the wholesale shipping as well
Spending most of her time in the studio keeping her stock kingdom in order - Jess is responsible for making sure all of our lovely customers, stockists and stitchers recieve their deliveries. When she ventures out of the dispatch area, she can be found quizzing the stitchers about technical tips for her home sewing projects. Takes her tea: bean over leaf everytime! Black coffee please.
Also in the studio we have Tamsin, in charge customer services and anything else anyone needs help with...
She spends most afternoons chasing her young son around the garden and looking for tractors! Takes her tea: black coffee every time!
This is Liz - our St Ives shop manager, assistant marketing person and chief in-house bag maker in our studio.
When she's not busy in the shop or helping Poppy with a bit of marketing, Liz is a wonder at working her way speedily through ambitious stitching lists. She spins a good yarn (usually involving her chickens) whilst she sews and is a dab hand at sewing-related problem solving! Enjoys a spot of Gig Rowing and going out on bike rides with friends. Takes her tea: black with no sugar.
Stash is queen of bag prep and applique piece cutting
On days when Stash isn't cutting fabric, being challenged by zips or hiding her sharp scissors from the rest of the team in the studio she can be found in one of her other jobs (The Tate St Ives being one of them) or playing Transformers and Pokemon with her son. Takes her tea: Coffee flavoured - no tea thankyou!
The other's you might see more of are our St Ives and Padstow shop teams, starting with Gilly
Gilly is our stalwart shop worker, always knowing when we're about to run out of tea towels. She's generally the reason you can find what you're looking for in our shop! Takes her tea: er, coffee thank you very much!
Also in the shop is Chloe
Chloe is our Saturday shop star. She's at college, plays netball for Penzance, and spends her free time walking on the beach and drawing (not always at the same time)... Chloe also works in the studio making up the badges and cutting all the applique pieces. Takes her tea: milk and no sugar.
And then Louisa...
Louisa is a student at Bath University studying textiles. When she's not busy finding different ways to melt plastic onto fabrics, she works for us in the shop and also comes to sew for us in the studio when we have hundreds of Betty's Calendars to make! Takes her tea: milk no sugar.
Stanya works in our Padstow shop, she also manages our social media and e-newsletters
This lovely talented lady also runs her own company - Luxulyan Valley Candles which we sell in both our shops. Takes her tea: milk one sugar. sometimes lemon and honey
Rosie also works in our Padstow shop (when she's not working at the Eden Project)
And now to those you might not see so often but who are vital to our continued success....
Firsty, the longest standing team member is Briony...
Briony is our stitcher extraordinaire. She makes lots of our lovely products such as our stitched pictures and badges, so much so that she's good friends with her osteopath! She looks small and cute but she's a very big fan of loud heavy metal! Takes her tea: milk and no sugar
And then we have the rest of our lovely stitchers...
Lucy creates our lovely embroidered make up bags, and does it very beautifully. She also stitches up a lot of our big and small useful purses and even some of the washbags too, phew we do keep her busy!
Our next splendid stitcher is Jo...
Jo is in charge of phone cosies and does a brilliant job of keeping them all as close to the same size as we've ever seen! Jo is partial to a dip in the ocean all year round and is a talented artist in her own right.
Nancy is our super purse and pencil case stitcher...
Nancy is an in-demand self employed stitcher and so we are very lucky to have her on the team. She is also a wizz at sewing up blinds and bee-keeping outfits! Takes her tea: milk, one sugar Tah!