Thoughts and ideas from lum

  • Lang may yer lum reek

    Have you ever wondered the meaning behind the name ‘lum’? It comes from a traditional Scottish new year's greeting. As we begin 2022, find out more about the connection!
  • The lum Christmas Gift Guide

    Christmas is almost upon us, and if you're anything like me, it can be stressful trying to find the perfect gift for all the special people in your life! Here I've put together a few suggestions based on customer feedback and my most popular products - hopefully it'll help with some ideas!

  • Lum highlighted at COP26! And introducing the 2050 Climate Group

    COP26 is currently taking place in Glasgow, and earlier this week I was lucky enough to attend in person as a delegate - and lum got a shout-out during an official COP26 event focused on sustainable visions of the future. 

  • Introducing...Therapeutic Heat Packs from lum

    After months of planning, testing and making, I’m thrilled to finally be able to launch lum’s newest product: handmade therapeutic heat packs!
  • 7 things I’ve learnt since starting a small business

    I began lum in Autumn 2020. Although I have been sewing and making for many years, it is the first time I have started a business from scratch, and I’ve learnt a lot along the way! Here are a few of the things I’ve picked up in my first few months in business:

  • 5 reasons to love linen for sustainable homeware

    All of lum’s cushions and other homeware is made from wonderful European linen fabric. Linen is unique in how it combines luxury, environmental sustainability and relaxation. New to linen, or a long-term advocate? Here are just a few (more) reasons to love linen.
  • Sustainable homeware trends for 2021

    How will we decorate our homes in 2021? Here are some observations and predictions of how our homes will look this year.
  • Last orders for Christmas delivery! Key dates for December orders

    If you would like to purchase a lum cushion cover or handwarmer as a Christmas gift for someone else (or for yourself), here are the dates for getting your order in!

  • What’s biodiversity got to do with climate change and sustainable homes?

    The plants and animals that we see around us have shaped the environment we call home. But over the last few decades, we have begun to lose our native species at an unprecedented rate.