Celebrating 10 Years: The One With... Christmas Being "Ruined" and CANCELLED

Celebrating 10 Years: The One With... Christmas Being "Ruined" and CANCELLED

Christmas: a time of joy, merriment and... cancelled celebrations? When the Black Friday sale came, and Hot Stuff was officially sold out, our joy was tinged with exhaustion, and the ensuing chaos ...
Celebrating 10 Years: The One With... Success, Failure and The Inland Revenue

Celebrating 10 Years: The One With... Success, Failure and The Inland Revenue

Growing pains - every business goes through them. Ours came with a blend of triumph and trepidation, as we navigated a sea of jiffy bags, faced off with tax inspectors, and dealt with the temporary...
Celebrating 10 Years: The One With... The "Wrong" Order

Celebrating 10 Years: The One With... The "Wrong" Order

Sometimes, 'wrong' can become 'right' in the blink of an eye, especially in business. Join us as we recall a harrowing period of continuous production, sleepless nights, empty post offices, broken ...
Celebrating 10 Years: The One With... The Phone That Wouldn't Stop Ringing

Celebrating 10 Years: The One With... The Phone That Wouldn't Stop Ringing

They say patience is a virtue in business, and sometimes, just as you're ready to dial back your expectations, the phone starts ringing...and it doesn't stop. In our latest post, we delve into a da...
Celebrating 10 Years: The One With... The Goggles And The Chilli Burns

Celebrating 10 Years: The One With... The Goggles And The Chilli Burns

In the world of business, it's not uncommon to get your hands dirty. But what happens when that means dealing with some of the world's hottest chilli powders?
Celebrating 10 Years: The One With... The Money

Celebrating 10 Years: The One With... The Money

Our journey today takes a serious turn as we confront the realities of building a business – the need for funds. 5. The one with…the money  So this fledgling business had products, it had a name,...
Celebrating 10 Years: The One With The 'Marvling' Moment

Celebrating 10 Years: The One With The 'Marvling' Moment

The fourth chapter of our decade-long journey brings you to the heart of our brand, the 'Marvling' moment. Today, we’ll share how we navigated the challenges of font size, exact measurements, and, ...
Celebrating 10 Years: The One With... the 'Hot Stuff'

Celebrating 10 Years: The One With... the 'Hot Stuff'

We’re spicing things up in today's chapter of our ten-year journey. We’ll share how we ventured into the world of curry and chillies, turning up the heat with our first major product – 'Hot Stuff i...
Celebrating 10 Years: The one with…grandad’s “man drawer”

Celebrating 10 Years: The one with…grandad’s “man drawer”

Welcome to the second chapter of our ten-year business journey. Today, we’ll share the story behind the inspiration that fuelled our ambition to reshape the concept of gift-giving.  No. 2 The one ...
Celebrating 10 Years: The one with….the competitive mum

Celebrating 10 Years: The one with….the competitive mum

Welcome to our special series of blog posts as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of our little-big business, 'In A Matchbox'. We've got some stories to tell, stories of how two mums, Hayley and Emm...