The right underwear can make all the difference to how we feel. We hope that wearing underwear that is ethically made can make you feel good from the bottom up!
We are now stockists for Unibu Underwear. Shirley Crisp created Unibu to offer great fit and quality, from natural materials in a variety of shapes and sizes. Unibu is made in Britain down to the last thread. This means everything they design, dream, produce manufacture, sew, stitch and send on its way, is found in Britain and manufactured in British Factories. They have sourced all the products’ components – that’s fabric, elastic, trims, labels, packaging and more entirely in Britain. Whether the challenge facing them was perfecting the special mix of natural materials ensuring their complete satisfaction or reinforcing their ‘Best of British’ vision: they have focused on creating a range of underwear that is unique as you.
The old sock has quite a poor image, the present that nobody really wants to receive. The sock is the stocking filler, the thank you gift for looking after the cat/dog/goldfish, the gift for the new daughter’s boyfriend. The token gift for that birthday we feel has to be acknowledged. But, it is an item of clothing that we all need, but don’t really wants to purchase, as we we would rather be spending our hard earned pennies on something a bit more exciting.
Our suppliers are trying to ‘reinvent’ the sock! They are producing socks in organic cotton and bamboo, so that the sock are comfortable and hard wearing. Their designs are quirky and exciting. We have socks in boxes and also in packs, you can by them by the pair or in a multi buy. We even sell solemate socks that aren’t even a pair!
Seasalt and Braintree have a great range of boxed socks. Braintree has socks that are raining Cats and dogs, squirrels looking in the trees and amongst the leaves for acorns, flowers and soft pinks and greys in patterns for work.
For the men, Braintree has all the hobbies covered with the fitness man box, with cycling, golf, cricket and football, and packs for the bird watcher. For the stylish man about town, they are socks to match a very famous ‘snack named’ jumper in triangles of red blue and yellow. And, following in their traditional feel of the sea, Seasalt have their Sailor socks in boxes, one for each day of the week.
There are white clouds on a blue sky or even more worrying, white clouds on a caramel coloured sky, stripes and pink monkeys, sausage dogs and seagulls, anchors and sailing boats, sheep and bicycles, flowers and strawberries. In all colours of the rainbow and more.
For the rebel out there, we also have the Solmate socks, they are sold as a pair, but aren’t a matching pair, same colours, similar design, but just not a pair!
So, Let’s stand up for the Sock, and sock it to ’em with a really creative pair this Winter.
‘Blue and green should never be seen, or should they? Do the traditional rules of dressing still apply?’ By Denise Winterman, BBC News Magazine
My granny used to say:-
Blue and Green should never been seen
Except on an Irish Queen
It is a really good thing that my granny didn’t inform the design team at Braintree about this!
The Braintree collection for Autumn this year is a stunning and eclectic mix of blue and green to brighten our days through the Winter to come.
In the Alwina Dress they have mixed a daub pattern of blue and green hues on an ivory background to create a contemporary print top with a blue skirt to the dress with flecks of green. The Renberg Tunic Dress is a ‘blotting paper’ pattern of the same greens and blues with smudged images of flowers and petals to create a pocketed tunic which could be worn over jeans or leggings.
Blocks of blue and green have been knitted together in the Hepworth Cardigan, an organic cotton cardigan with a hint of cosy wool. This is comfortably oversized, it is a smart or a casual piece of clothing, making the most of its complementary colours.
Cleverly designed as a work of art is the Lerwick Top, depicting an Autumnal scene of a river, this top is block shaped with a ‘shirt tail’ finish to the back which is in a contrasting navy blue, to make you feel as pretty as a picture.
If you really can’t face the thought of upsetting your Granny this winter, we have the beautiful relaxed fit, easy to wear Bronkhurst Organic Cotton Throw. Thoughtfully crafted, this cosy wool cardigan, in different shades of blue, and contrasting patterns, is irresistibly soft, and with the intention of becoming a classic piece you’ll wear this for seasons to come, and only if she looks closely will she be able to see the odd bit of green!