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The beauty of suede leather!

We have 14 colours of suede leather in our belt range and we use suede in many of our bag and glove ranges too, but what is it and why do we love it so much? Suede (pronounced SWAYD) is the type of leather that has a napped surface finish which can be described as velvety. Suede can be made from the hides of many animals including sheep, deer, goat and calf. How is it made? The soft surface is formed from the fibrous interior of the skin. Sometimes the leather is simply used by reversing it. Turning the skin side underneath gives the leather strength but also a certain stiffness. Most suede is made from leather that has been...

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What is Dollaro leather?

What is Dollaro leather? Dollaro leather is the Italian name for a style of stamped leather known as pebble grain leather or 'pebbled' leather. The surface of the leather has been stamped to replicate a naturally occuring skin texture. By stamping the pattern, the leather surface has a more uniform appearance over the whole hide than would occur naturally, which means that there is less wastage when it comes to cutting out the products. We use cow hide Dollaro in our range. When is Dollaro leather used? We use Dollaro leather for our crossbody and clutch bags which are designed to be used daily. We also use it for straps, zip pulls and details on bags where the main body...

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Brilliant Little Brands - Brilliant idea!

As we all know, ALL events including the charity fund raising shopping fairs have been cancelled until who knows when. Many small brands set up their stalls to show and sell their wares and give 10% of their revenues to the event's chosen charity. Everyone benefits! Different times call for different ways and Brilliant Little Brands was born. The brain child of Emily Bradley who invited a number of creative and interesting small brands to join her in order to show-case their goods online in one virtual market place as well as raise much needed revenue for a variety of charities. Do visit the site https://brilliantlittlebrands.com/ but make sure you have a fresh cup of tea on hand as there are all...

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Stock up at Stocks!

We are 3 weeks into the lock down and the weather is definitely becoming more summery (especially if you live in the south - its a little fresher as per usual in the north!). Although we can't visit in person, we can all enjoy a bit of online retail therapy and there is lots of inspiration about. We would like to introduce you to one half of a dynamic duo who have three absolutely gorgeous boutiques, filled with fabulous clothing and inspirational gifts. Tell us your about yourself. My name is Lise and I am one part of the daughter-in-law / mother-in-law team together with Sandie. We started the business together in March 2017 when we opened out first store in...

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