Eleven opened its doors in May 2013. We had three months to refurbish the retail space. We discovered that the building was actually built by an ancestor of my husbands in the late eighteen hundreds. It still features the original fireplace and safe.
You are based in the beautiful St Peter Port in Guernsey, tell us a little about island life!
We are a little town, charming, compact, with a beautiful harbour front, attractive restaurants, boutiques and shops that attract visitors from all over the world. We will have had over 100 cruise liners visit our shores.
Like us, the environment and sustainability are very important to your business, why is this?
I feel that as a society we have to look seriously at the precious few resources from which we produce our items and that we do our utmost to recycle, upcycle or find sustainable sources.
We make a lot of bespoke cufflink designs for you, do you have a favourite?
All the bespoke cufflinks are wonderful as they normally come from clients who have said “do you have?” and the idea blossoms from there.
Why do you think this bespoke service works so well for you and your customers?
The bespoke service provides my clients with something that is personal to them or to the person they are giving the gift to.
Once the shopping rush is over, how will you be spending your Christmas?
At home beside a long burning fireplace with my family and a large mug of some warmed wine punch.
Above are examples of the bespoke cufflink designs that we make for Eleven. For more information about our bespoke design service please visit our website here.
You can visit Eleven at 11 Commercial Arcade, Guernsey, Channel Islands. The shop can be contacted on 01481 714211 and more information can be found on their facebook page here.