I’m so excited to share with you our new logo look. This has been years in the making and I’m so pleased with the results that I want to celebrate the launch with you.
Design work, hands down, is so difficult when you don’t come from a design background and training. Although I believe in having your own vision, because essentially your logo is a visual representation of yourself and your natural flair, having people to bounce off ideas with and who have design aesthetics that you mesh with is so important. I could not have achieved my vision without the help of friends who have been there since the beginning of Stori Dori, so thank you Sumayah and LaYinka!
Every year as we approach the summer months I tend to have a huge influx of inspiration and ideas. It is without a doubt my most busiest time in developing new ideas into products and really exploring the vast lands of inspiration.
While others may be planning their wind down time, perhaps a trip abroad, booking holiday time off work, school’s out, some of us are gearing up for an epic work sesh to build our careers and empires. Summertime is my favourite time to work because the days are longer so it feels like you can achieve more in your day and that always motivates me to get stuck in.
It was during a recent work session when my lovely friend Sumayah messaged “May the hustle be with you…” that utterly tickled me and gave me a boost to go for gold in my endeavours that day. It gave me a pep in my step and the quiet confidence that awesome things were about to happen and I’m still riding high on those vibes today!
I love collaborations and plan to do more in future, and what better way to kick off summer, collaborations, and new things to come, by launching our new Merchandise line for our Stori Dori brand.
Sumayah Hassan is the founder and visionary of Recite & Reflect and Iman Illustrated. She has an array of courses that she has taught and can also be bought for self-paced learning. Sumayah has an incredible eye for design and often dabbles in trying her hand at hand-lettering, drawing, colouring florals, and scripting ayahs from the Qur’an as a way of deepening her connection and understanding of the depths in meaning of our Holy text. How grateful I am that she shares her work with us!
Sumayah is not only this awesome person but I’m so lucky to also call her my friend and live close to each other! It’s always been in my sights to collaborate with her and she kindly obliged when I approached her very recently to come up with a fun design for our newest merchandise product – a shopper tote bag.
This is a completely original quote and floral design hand made by Sumayah and myself! An exclusive bag that you can only find at Stori Dori.
It’s always fun to create a new product but it’s also just as important to us that our materials are sourced from top quality suppliers. For us, it was a no brainer to go organic and fairtrade. So often products are cheap to purchase because more often than not someone (read: many people) have been exploited during the manufacturing process.
This is no ordinary tote either! We chose one that is denser in material that feels better in quality than regular totes out there. The added gusset at the bottom means you can carry more to get loads of use of out it. You can BUY YOURS NOW!
By purchasing this tote bag you are supporting the ongoing fairtrade and organic manufacturing of this item, and supporting two sisters who love handmade design. Supporting us will enable us to produce more awesomeness to share with the world. We thank you in advance for your purchase.
So there you have it! We are now taking preorders of our MAY THE HUSTLE BE WITH YOU tote. Orders will ship on Monday 1st of July, In Shaa Allah. The timing of receiving your orders depends on your country’s postal system. Any questions feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
With so much love and hustle