We sell a unique range of bold and beautiful textiles and jewellery,some vintage, or recycled, to wear, display and enjoy. We have a small range of rugs and unusual small tables. There's a strong element of Fair Trade or British made goods. We are situated in the British Lake District, (a wonderful place to visit), so we'd love you to come and see us, if you are in our area. We are in Penrith, Cumbria CA11 7HY Telephone 01768 840994. Our email address is : firstname.lastname@example.org
Open Wednesday to Saturday - 10.30am - 4.30 pm
Please ring or email if you have a query out of these hours, the answerphone will take your message, and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. Also, if you are coming from a distance, it is better to check we are open. (There are occasions when we may not manage to keep to the usual hours).
I wanted to have a business with a 'heart', so selling fabulous Fair Trade and British made things 'hit the spot' for me. I've been doing this for over two decades in the lovely Lake District town of Penrith, in a quirky old building that was, in a former life, a Temperance Hotel.
Penrith is still the sort of town where you can dash out in the morning and pass four people you know, who'll stop and pass the time of day. Community is important. As is our effect on the world at large – which is why I particularly want to support artisans who are struggling to improve their quality of life. Who cannot take reasonable wages or working conditions, or adequate healthcare or schooling for their children for granted. I want to try to sell the best quality for a reasonable sum. I want to nurture British small – scale artisans, in their especially creative endeavours.
I am passionate about the goods I sell. And I would like my clientele to treasure what they find here. They do come back, my customers, year after year and some of them tell me they love their clothes so much that they can't bear to part with them, even after 20 years of wear!
I am trying to do my best to 'leave only footprints'. With that in mind, we stock 'organic' cotton clothes, with dyes that leave minimal residue. We recycle everything we can. We haven't used plastic wrappings for at least 15 years.
The shop is full of bold and beautiful textiles, both to wear and to look at. There are stories in everything. I can advise you on the colours which will suit you best and I can show you fabulous ways to enjoy your scarves. Come and visit, I'm sure you won't regret it.
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