Ushi at VW Festival

We’re just getting back into the swing of things after a fantastic and (mostly) sunny weekend at VW Festival. A cracking few days filled with cars and music; and we’re delighted to say we made some brilliant news friends, and welcomed some new members to the Ushi Tribe.

Our VW Festival journey started pretty early – 6am Friday morning, to be precise – when we packed up our very own Ushi VW van and set off to Harewood House in Leeds. It’s an event we’ve always wanted to attend both personally and professionally, so we had been looking forward to it for months.

Needless to say, it didn’t disappoint!

The weather on Friday was typically British; rain, rain and more rain! But that didn’t dampen our spirits (excuse the pun!). Luckily it didn’t last, and we were blessed with glorious sunshine for the remainder of the weekend.

We set up our stall in the trader section; we brought a whole range of Ushi garments to the festival and over the weekend we were inundated with customers who were all very complimentary!  We loved telling people the Ushi story and about our exciting new website and planned business ventures!

Every year, the event has a raffle to raise money for charity. This year, they were supporting Cash for Kids which is such a great cause. The main raffle prize was a renovated VW beetle so you can imagine how popular it was given that every single person in attendance is a VW enthusiast.

As is the Ushi way we wanted to get involved, and I’d like to think that our prize was just as exciting though (ok, almost as exciting). We donated a £50 Ushi voucher to be given as a prize and it was brilliant to see the winner as his number was read out. He looked genuinely pleased!

Despite being there primarily to work, we couldn’t have had more fun if we had tried. We definitely made the most of the entertainment and food on offer (especially the wood fire pizza stall and posh pop up cocktail bar!). Another highlight was watching folk-rock trio Foreign Affairs perform on top of a vintage VW van.

Needless to say, we’re looking forward to going back next year and we hope to see some of you there!

Lots of love, Jilly xxx

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