Welcome to a very special blog from me. I don't normally write this sort of post but Bow and Crossbones is celebrating a milestone this year. 10 Years making, designing and trading!
We are on Rockabilly Rave 19 Countdown!! Where we will be having a 4 day party on our stall.
If you are going, keep your eyes peeled on our facebook and instagram pages where once a day we will announce a time and location around the Camber site where our Bow and Crossbones representative will be waiting to reward the fastest three customers with exclusive Golden Tickets!
Present the ticket at Bow and Crossbones stall for exclusive anniversary prizes.
Dont worry if you are not going as we will be running lots of competitions on our website in the next few weeks so everyone has a chance!
For those of you who I have not had the pleasure of meeting in person at a festival, fair or event I am going to introduce myself.
My name is Cam Huggins, I am 30 years old living in Essex working from my home studio where I design, make and put together most of what Bow and Crossbones sells. I grew up living all across the UK and Europe as an Army child and I think this has really prepared me to really enjoy the traveling saleswoman aspect of Bow and Crossbones.
I was always a huge music fan drawn to Rock n Roll in various forms and the visual culture that goes with it.
I worked in the Tattoo Industry and in a Craft and Jewellery store in Birmingham but working for someone else wasn't for me and boredom led me to taking my first steps into designing jewellery.
The Alternative style at the time was coming from EMO and my first pieces were full of Skulls , Lightening bolts and bows and inspired by traditional tattoo styling. My wonderful Mother came up with the company name when she saw what I was producing.
I sold my pieces on ebay and a small webshop in my spare time and took a rare day off to hang out with a visiting friend.
We went shopping and my friend insisted I ask a Vintage store owner if they might be interested in buying some of my stock. They snapped it up and before I knew it I was stocked in their stores all over the UK!
After 3 months I quit my job, took a stall at a Tattoo Convention and never looked back!
I still love what I do, I love how my company has evolved and allows me to work at some of the best Alternative events across the Europe.
Over the years I have a had lots of help from friends and family who have inspired me, encourage me, kicked me up the bum when I needed it.
Thanks for the last 10 Years to all of my customers, Here's to the next 50!
Love Cam xx