Meet Eesome - Heyland & Whittle’s Stockist of the Month
Welcome to our brand-new monthly series where we highlight some of our very favourite Heyland & Whittle stockists from across the country.
From the north of the nation to the south (and beyond!), we’re thrilled to partner up with so many fabulous independent shops, boutiques, and stores as part of their carefully selected wares.
This month, we had the absolute pleasure of speaking with Samantha Wheatcroft, owner and founder of Eesome, a beautiful shop nestled in Skircoat Green, in the heart of Halifax.
Samantha – thank you so much for speaking with us. Could you tell us about where the name Eesome comes from?
Eesome is a very old English word meaning ‘pleasing to the eye’ – we chose it because it summed up what we wanted our shop to be about.
That’s beautiful. When did Eesome first open its doors?
Eesome opened in June of 2019 – so we’ve had a very interesting first two years in business to say the least!
It was serendipity, really - a friend of mine had a beautiful clothing shop that she was looking to retire from, and she was looking to pass on the reins. She asked me if I’d consider taking it over, and I thought “why not?” – I’m so glad I did.
I have older children now – one at university, and one at school – so it seemed like the perfect time to try a new venture. I honestly can’t think of anything else I’d rather be doing.
That’s lovely – the shop itself has a history in the village. What kind of changes have you made?
We’re very committed to selling and sourcing work from British makers, and we’re really proud to stock local and independently made products. There’s something very special about being able to showcase what’s created nearby, and it really adds to that sense of community.
We’ve really diversified our offering as well, but we always come back to our principle of thoughtful gifting. It’s important to us that you find something genuinely special – and eesome – for whoever you’re buying for, even if that’s yourself.
We have to ask – do you have a favourite Heyland & Whittle product?
Absolutely. I just love the Heyland & Whittle Sisal Soap Bag. Not only does it work beautifully as an exfoliator, but I love popping the little ends of other soap bars inside, so nothing ever goes to waste.
As far as scents go, though, all the staff in store love Clementine & Prosecco fragrance – it’s gorgeous.
And lastly – if you had to describe Eesome in three words, which words would you choose?
Tough question! But I’d have to say: “British, eclectic, and fun.”