Here Comes The Sun, the new shop on Duke Street run by Greg and Gina Hope offers lots of lovely ethical and sustainable products from both local and international artisans.
In December Greg and Gina were selling their felt figures, decorations, bags and purses in the Creative Duck Pop-Up Christmas shop in the old Galaxy Nail Bar shop on Duke Street and after a successful few weeks decided to rent the shop on a short term let and hope to stay until the shop is permanently leased. Gina designs the felt figures and then twice a year goes out to Nepal to get them made by women’s groups out there. She came up came up with the name of the shop based on George Harrison’s song.
Greg said, “We had a great Christmas and January sales were encouraging. We hope to stay as long as possible and we’ve started using the upstairs for Yoga sessions and we’re planning to sell some more yoga related items along with adding some refillable cleaning products shortly. Other ideas for the upstairs are crafts and meditation sessions.”
The shop sells clothes, jewellery, homeware, incense, decorations and gifts. One of the 10 local sustainable products are a range of candles from Lost and Found, which are candles made in old upcycled sherry glasses that are picked up from charity shops made using eco-friendly soy wax that can be refilled.
The yoga sessions run by Greg take place Monday, Wednesday, Friday mornings between 10.30-11.45 and Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday evenings between 7.00-8.15pm.
Another great little independent shop to add to Henley’s high street.