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Cambridge Show

12 Jun

I am pleased to say that TweedVixen had a great weekend selling our lovely products at the Cambridge Town & Country Show.  A fabulous free event in the heart of the city,  organised by Oakleigh Fairs.  Although the weather let us down we kept warm in our tweed.

Cambridge Show

 

We also got a mention in the RetroVert Blog…

http://www.retrovert.co.uk/1/post/2013/06/vintage-spotting-at-cambridge-town-and-country-show.html

 

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TweedVixen Spitalfields Pop Up

4 Jun

Last Saturday we took to the road and headed to London for a TweedVixen Pop Up at Old Spitalfields Market.  Happily for us it was a great day to sell tweed…

Spitalfields

Popular items of the day were

7Harris Tweed Purse

Alpaca Socks £23 http://www.tweedvixen.co.uk/socks-46-c.asp

Alpaca Socks

http://www.tweedvixen.co.uk/ladies-tweed-gilet-180-p.asp

Tweed Gilet

http://www.tweedvixen.co.uk/harris-tweed-notebooks-37-c.aspTweed Notebook cover

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Ruby Top

 

East Anglian Game and Country Fair

8 May

On the weekend of 27th and 28th of April, the East Anglian Game and Country show was held at the Norfolk showground in Norwich.  TweedVixen were delighted to exhibit at the event in the craft & lifestyle marquee  organised by Oakleigh Fairs.

Our stand may have been small but much was packed in to our space and we were very pleased by the reaction to our range.

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We were also delighted to have some unexpected visitors to the stand. Who knew they were tweed lovers!

East Anglian Show visitors

It was also really great to meet the other fabulous stall holders within the Oakleigh Fairs Marquee.

Our lovely neighbor was  Helen Conway selling her beautiful jewellery which can be seen at www.helenconway.co.uk

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We also loved the Alphabet Art from www.alphajaz.co.uk

East Anglian Show_0004The most amazing  jewellery made from silver cutlery from Stapleford Silver

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Bright, beautiful and hand made felt lovelies from Creative Bumblebee

East Anglian Show_0005 The lovely mother & daughter team of jewellery makers G&H Jewellery designers

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TweedVixen Style – Spring Tweed

7 May

www.tweedvixen.co.uk

 

Made in England, Organic Cotton T’shirt £29 TweedVixen Boutique

Made in England, Tweed Mini Skirt £145 TweedVixen Boutique

 

Video

Portland Tweed Ride 2013

12 Apr

 

Introducing retweed by Harry Bakewell

26 Mar

It’s common knowledge that there is a difference between fashion and style. Fashion is something that people are interested in right now but may not be interested in when we skip forward in time. It might be 10 years before a fashion dies out, it might only be a matter of weeks or months but nevertheless fashion is to put it bluntly, a fad. Style, on the other hand, is something that will always be popular. A good example of this is the Mini Cooper and another good example is a well-tailored Harris tweed jacket. People will want something stylish for the rest of time.

I’m Harry Bakewell, head of graphics, photography and social media at retweed. I’m part of a three man team who have recently started a website selling vintage tweed jackets at affordable prices. We are all students and one Saturday afternoon, while socialising, we got onto the topic of vintage clothing. We all liked the tweed jackets, brogues and other vintage clothing because it could be worn by people of all ages and would always be stylish. The problem for us was that it was so expensive to buy. Any high street retailer sells replicas for £60-£80 and many of the vintage shops or those selling the originals were charging £40-£60 for a Harris tweed jacket which for a student isn’t affordable.  We didn’t think any more of the subject and forgot about it. Well, the rest of us had forgotten about it, Nathan Marshall & Carl Willimott hadn’t though. They had both thought about it significantly after our conversation and decided that they could source some vintage clothing and then sell it to me and our friends, who couldn’t afford the shops prices. This went well and the whole of our friend group ended up wearing tweed jackets to almost every occasion. After the success of this venture they did some research into how popular this clothing was on a countrywide scale and the results were unanimous. People liked vintage.

I was then added to the team to take photos and do any design work, I then offered to do the social media side of the business. Between us, we had a good skill set to go out and make a business to help get vintage clothing out to the people who loved it but just couldn’t afford it. retweed was born.

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Our mission is to find out what vintage clothing people want, source this clothing and then sell it to them for a price that is affordable. So if you are reading this and there is something missing from your wardrobe then let us know and we will try to help.

Check out our website www.retweed.co.uk and let us know what you think. We are due to be adding more Harris tweed, Levi jeans, Levi’s womens shorts, Barbour jackets and more as soon as possible so follow us @retweed_cnk to get the latest updates. Thanks for reading.

Quintessentially British by Leslie Harding

5 Mar

I grew up in rural Norfolk so in my head British fashion to me means Tweed caps, Knitwear jumpers, wellies and gilets – A typically British, country look. More and more iconic British looks are progressing on to our high streets and catwalks.

Knitwear 

Knitwear 

We Brits love our Knitwear, and rightly so with the winter have just had. What is better than throwing on your favourite chunky knitwear sweater or cardigan and curling up in front of a log fire, reading a good book?  British Knitwear became well known when Henry Poole & Co opened up shop in 1806 to clothe the armed forces for the battle of Waterloo. However it wasn’t until after World War One that wool really came into its own in the UK with women’s fashion changing to a more androgynous style. Since then Wool has been a staple in the British fashion world and is often featured on catwalks worldwide.

Tweed 

Tweed

 

Tweed has to be one of my favourite materials. Everything from the way it’s made to its debonair look. Tweed adds a bit of country infused glamour to any outfit. It has been modernised by many a Brand and there are literally hundreds of styles out there and more than enough colours to fit to any outfit. Tweed originated in Scotland in the 18th century as a heavier, warmer material for the chilly Scottish weather. Its use became synonymous throughout the 19th century with outerwear for the privileged while hunting. Tweed is a typically British, from its colour to its thickness it breathes British into every outfit.

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British fashion is about the way something is created not just the style. Many of our fashion choices were made through the necessity for hard wearing and warm materials but it is through impeccable workmanship that these old school beauties have been able to take pride of place in our ever growing British fashion portfolios.

Tweed making video

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/59717582″>Behind The Tweed – Jigsaw Spring Summer 2013</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/insidejigsaw”>Jigsaw</a&gt; on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

 

Author Bio:

Written by Leslie Harding on behalf of Jigsaw who create and sell beautifully British knitwear and tweed items. All images provided by Jigsaw.

Essential Wardrobe Item – Tweed Mini Skirt

7 Feb

A tweed skirt is the perfect addition to your spring wardrobe. Forget the images of old-fashioned tweed, this year it is all about fresh styling and a modern twist.

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Tweed skirts shown are available from www.tweedvixen.co.uk

 

Woven With Northern Soul – Abraham Moon and Sons

5 Feb

A tale of tweed by Abraham Moon and Sons, with a tour of their unique vertical Mill in Guiseley, West Yorkshire.

 

 

 

Hand Made Harris Tweed Purses.

31 Jan

These super cute tweed purses are the perfect accessory to add a touch of tweed to your life.  They are hand made in Scotland using The finest Harris Tweed.  Measuring at the base 18cm wide and 13cm in height, they can be used as a purse or a small clutch.  Available in the TweedVixen Boutique £25.50

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