This versatile lovely can be a rouched top or a short dress. It looks amazing teamed up with a tweed mini skirt or worn with your favourite lacey tights. Designed and made in England by British label Pink Flame. It is available in Black or Mocha, Only £30 at TweedVixen Boutique
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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.
We were also delighted to have some unexpected visitors to the stand. Who knew they were tweed lovers!
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
We also loved the Alphabet Art from www.alphajaz.co.uk
The most amazing jewellery made from silver cutlery from Stapleford Silver
Bright, beautiful and hand made felt lovelies from Creative Bumblebee
The lovely mother & daughter team of jewellery makers G&H Jewellery designers
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Harris Tweed cloth must be the most fabled and mythical of cloths in use today. With a history going back over 200 years, the story reads more like a fairytale than a straight history lesson. A fairy tale with highs and lows, a fairy godmother, an evil persona, a prince to save the day and happily ever after. Let's not get ahead of ourself though, let's start way back at the beginning.
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.
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.
Pictures Source Daily Mail
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Harris Tweed Hebrides has seen a great boost to it's company due to many designers bringing the old fabric back within their designs. These designers include the likes of Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen, Chanel, YSL and Paul Smith. Not only has this explosion in popularity meant that everyone knows of the brand; but the demand for the fabric has meant that the company can offer many jobs to the local residents, whereas before they didn't have the means.