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GIFTS THAT WON'T COST THE EARTH
To counter further global warming and help restore local communities, we all need to think about ethical consumption – buying less and buying better, both in terms of lasting quality, and sustainability (without hurting people, animals or the earth). If you buy BRITISH MADE, you are already reducing your carbon footprint because your purchases have not travelled thousands of miles from abroad. They are also likely to be better quality, and made without being tested on animals and by ad...


Updated: 18/04/2018

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THE START OF SOMETHING INCREDIBLE
February, the month of warm hearts and wedding preparations. In Devon, Helen Moore’s design team are making beautiful faux fur accessories for the winter bride including ‘ermine’ stoles, boleros and this gorgeous shoulder wrap. Sentiment discs made by Marlene Hounam say it all, and simply, beautiful on a Curteis chain made in Shropshire. Solid pewter acorn cufflinks - emblems of luck, prosperity, youthfulness and power, and ...


Updated: 21/01/2018

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LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS!
Autumnal mists, damp chill air, long weekend walks kicking leaves up with one’s wellies after a roast dinner - it’s still possible to look great, be warm and wear BRITISH made. Men’s Aran knit in 100% British wool is a chunky yet stylish jumper, a classic revived using a textured yarn and neat cable detailing that is reminiscent of the Irish Fisherman jumper. This robust knit will see you through the lowest temperatures. Made in batches of only 2...


Updated: 19/10/2017

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GARDENING IS IN THE AIR
Gardens will be blossoming with colour as we drift through June, hopefully with more warm sunshine and just enough rain to keep those plants watered. All that sun and rain will quickly bring on strong prickly weeds and bramble growth. Bradleys the Tannery make a great range of gloves for men and women, including these leather anti-bramble gauntlets, strong and sturdy to protect your hands and forearms from all those prickles – great for pruning roses too! For all other ga...


Updated: 24/05/2017

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MEDIEVAL WOOLLY CONNECTIONS
Primitive man clothed himself in woolly sheepskins from sheep killed for food, giving him protection from the elements. Later, sheep were milked and by 1900 BC, wool was spun and woven in Britain. By the start of the Medieval Period, having been encouraged to grow their developing woollen industry by the Romans following their invasion in 55 BC, Britons were spinning fleeces and weaving fine cloth. ...


Updated: 01/05/2017

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BEST IN SHOW!
With Crufts 2017 winners announced and discarded poo bags festooning our woodlands and hedgerows debated on Jeremy Vine's BBC Radio 2 show and a Conservative MP flicking soggy rolls and eclairs with sticks around the BBC studio to test the 'flick and stick' policy preferred by the Forestry Commission, my thoughts are firmly on dogs! Dogs are a man's best friend and are frequently found trotting up and down our dog friendly Battle High Street (the trained obedient one...


Updated: 01/04/2017

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