Friday, 4 March 2011

March 2011

Well we’ve been a bit busy to update our blog but we thought it was time to share what has been happening with you all.

It’s been a long winter but this has meant our cosy velvet and cord have been hot sellers all through the cold winter months.

The country has gone bunting crazy for Fairtrade Fortnight and our beautiful handloom has been winging its way to schools and community groups all over the country, all taking part in the Fairtrade Foundation’s campaign to create the world’s longest string!!

Our fashion show kits have been especially popular this year and they are currently out on tour – look out for an event near you and a chance to see the clothes in the flesh – and maybe even try them on!

Now at last spring is coming and with the focus on Fairtrade cotton our SpringCollection is, as we speak on its way from India and will be in our shops next week. The colours this year are vibrant greens, purples and turquoises inspired by the lovely colours on the Island of Crete – have a look and see what takes your fancy!

We are continuing our programme of updating our shops, the Totnes shop has recently been repainted in our new smart cream and grey livery – if you are on holiday in the area why not pop in and pay a visit and say hello to Karen our manager there.

She can even offer you a place to stay in her newly opened, green bed and breakfast – Birds Rest - you even get to sleep under our beautiful organic cotton duvet covers!

Finally and sadly we are having to close our Malmesbury shop – we are all disappointed at this – but there is still time to pick up some fantastic bargains before we close the doors at the end of March.

We’ll try and be back with more regular updates – so come back and have a look soon!


  1. Love those colors of Mother Earth, you definately deserve the support!

  2. A big welcome back George. Great post.

    We're looking forward to receiving our stock from India.

  3. Hi Bishopston Trading.

    Glad to hear Fairtrade Fortnight is going well and that Spring is on its way: up here in the North-east, Spring feels a long way off!

    Did you know you have been mentioned in this guide to "Sourcing Ethically from India": any of your customers who have been inspired by you to set up their own Ethical Label may be interested as well.

    Best wishes,

    PS. Sorry Arabella I'm not back! But good to see you reading the blog, I hope all's well with you.