Fairtrade Fortnight

Fairtrade fortnight takes place between now and 12th March.

Fairtrade Fortnight

At Alexandra’s we specialise in thoughtfully produced clothing and so do support Fairtrade fortnight which is a great initiative to raise awareness.

There are many different initiatives for Fair trade and as a rough generalisation the above logo largely relates to the production of food products.

We are committed to Fair Trade and the environment, and stock suppliers who:

  • prevent the use of child labour
  • provide equality in the workplace
  • provide safe working conditions
  • improve education and training for workers
  • reduce CO2 emissions (e.g. locally sourced fabrics and ship by sea)
  • use AZO free dyes (non toxic dyes)
  • use organic cottons where possible


Thoughful Clothing – New In!

We are now proud stockists of a new label called ‘Thought’ which really is thoughtful clothing!  Thought clothing used to trade as Braintree and has carried over its great ethical credentials to the new brand name.Thoughful Clothing - New In!

Like any shop since we opened in 2010 our stock has changed  and evolved, the only constant being that we have done our best to maintain our standards – this is true with ‘thought’, it is simply a natural development of a great brand into a new name which reflects how they have simply evolved over recent seasons.

Our regulars will be pleased to know that their Bamboo stocks remain the same – just new packaging!

We really do love their new SS17 range of clothing and have picked our top five must have pieces!  They are:

  1. The Alfreda Denim Pinafore – this is a heavy denim totally stylish and practical pinafore dress (it also has a bit of stretch for a better fit!)

Thoughful Clothing - New In!

2. The Marcel Blouse which is a great white blouse with a greyblue spot (and looks fab under the pinafore!)

Thoughful Clothing - New In!

3. The  Zena Cardigan which is in shades of grey and a smart alternative to a jacket – beautiful soft cotton and wool mix.

Thoughful Clothing - New In!

4. The Fredrika Dress which is classic navy and white but has an amazing cut to flatter almost any shape!

Thoughful Clothing - New In!

5.     Sweater – which comes in two colourways with a flattering neckline and 3/4 length sleeves!

Thoughful Clothing - New In!

Gone Fishing!

Going fishing – do you wanna come with!Gone Fishing!

I am ready for my day trip, I am wearing my seasalt Sailor Shirt, Night Ecru, my seasalt Bosvenning Jeggings, Squid InkGone Fishing!                  and my seasalt Hatchway jumper, Marine.  In case there is bad weather, I have picked up the  seasalt Long Seafolly Jacket , Squid Ink , which is guaranteed 100% waterproof Gone Fishing!Gone Fishing!for the life of the jacket.  Gone Fishing!My feet prove a problem, which one of my pairs of seasalt Sailor Socks do I wear?    Can’t decide, so I wear odd socks! Gone Fishing!I have my packed lunch  in my seasalt Jute Shopper, Evening Sailing.Gone Fishing!

We climb on board and Anchors (Flower Squash, Handyband) away!  The Rope Whirl(s) (night, Warwick  Reversible Top) are neatly stowed on the deck.  We look over the siGone Fishing!de of the boat and we can see the Sea Bed (sweat) and the Morning Tide takes out of the Harbour with the Four Winds (DuoGone Fishing! Sandstone) behind us. We are escorted out to sea Gone Fishing!by the Schooling Fish (Cargo Handyband) leaping ahead of us.Gone Fishing!

As we sail out we discuss our possible catches for the day,  will we be lucky and find The Moul(e)s Dress, either the Flower Fish CargoGone Fishing! or the Gone Fishing!Woodcut Bloom, or possibly a Gone Fishing!Basket (of) Sardine (s), Lankelly Jumper. How about Mussel (Flower Galley, Treecreeper Tunic)? Gone Fishing!Gone Fishing!Someone hopes we might spot a Shark Fin’s  (Jumper, Sandhill Night)!

Our spirits are high as we head out and the sea is like a Millpool Gone Fishing!(Dress,Weatherboard Galley Wine) and we can see the White Sands (skirt, Malo Floral Shadow) to our right and Pordenack Point ( Skirt, Medium Wash) ahead, as long as we don’t reach St Enodoc (Dress, Narrows Night) we we are still on track forGone Fishing! a good day!

To keep us amused someone starts to play the Accordion (Cardigan, Night) and we listen to music and sing along! The sun Beam(s) (Sweat, Night Blue) down on us, and it is Gone Fishing!Gone Fishing!soon lunch time.  Food is passed around, Gone Fishing!we have crusty bread, this was to eat with our catch but as yet we haven’t even caught aGone Fishing! Triple Minnow (Penmere Reversible Top), but the Gone Fishing!Wine (Bowspirit Jacket) goes down well, as does the Strawberry (Top, Narrows Night) topped with the Gone Fishing!Fruity (Cardigan II) Coulis, Gone Fishing!we also have to drink Lemon (Tunic) Gone Fishing!Squash  (Sea Ditsy Floral Oilcloth).

The day draws in and we head home – it looks like the chippy will be supplying us with our Fish ‘n’ Chip supper but, at least, we can supply the salt ……Gone Fishing! The Growan Top!

As any hardened fisherwoman would say – It’s been a good day’s shopping…….