We had a very productive trip to the "Spring Fair" show in Birmingham this week - thousands of suppliers and it was really heartening to see so many fair trade products for sale. We will have lots of exciting new stock soon, so keep checking back to find out more! Among our forthcoming new lines are...
- An incredible selection of summery womenswear which will be perfect for holidays and festivals.
- Some gorgeous scarves - great from Spring onwards and practical all year round.
- Stylish jewellery lines sourced from a new fair trade supplier in Africa.
- More of our ever popular bamboo range.
- Incredible jewellery and bags from a fair trade project in the Philippines.
We'll have all of the details on these great new lines soon! Don't forget we offer free UK shipping on all orders over £40.
It is with a heavy heart that I have to break the bad news to you - we've just had our first delivery of winter woollens. Yes, it is that time of year again. We're really pleased to be stocking the new season's designs from Here Today Here Tomorrow, who proved so popular with the residents of Hay (and online) last year. We love the new slouchy hats, mini mittens and of course their amazing woolly headbands. Look out for them online in the next few days - they're available in store now.
But before we get on to winter, and the dreaded "C" word, let's try to bask in the last few rays of our fair trade summer. We still have the great new range from Rapanui to drool over (and everyone always needs tee shirts, right?) as well as ongoing reductions on some of our most popular ceramic lines - our eye catching Line Vases are now just £22 online.
Other new arrivals include our amazing, colourful bamboo chopping boards, designed by Bambu Home in Portland Oregon and made under fair trade conditions in China. A versatile, sustainable addition to any kitchen. We'll have more of the range coming soon.
Let's not get too down-hearted at the darker nights drawing in, we still have lots of fun to look forward to - Halloween and some cool new lines to tie in with the Mexican "Day of the Dead" celebrations to name just one. Stay warm out there!
With the weather currently taking a wintry turn it's worth sparing a thought for an intrepid gang for whom our current blizzards are like a balmy summer's day.
It's a bit chilly at the moment up at Hay Castle, so don't forget we currently have up to a third off all our knitwear. There may be snow on the way so stay warm out there! We're taking the opportunity during the quieter weeks at the start of the year to look for loads more interesting and unusual items to stock in time for Spring. We've already got some really beautiful new mango wood pieces which we'll have up on the website soon. Also on the way we have...
Legendary adventurer Sir
Ranulph Fiennes is leading a team of explorers to conquer the last
great polar challenge:
crossing Antarctica in winter. Their aiming to
raise $10m for Seeing is Believing
and provide crucial scientific data. We know so little about this part of the world that it really is the last great frontier.
Here at Eighteen Rabbit we're shivering at the very thought of it, but we do have a small link to the project via our fantastic T-Shirt suppliers at Rapanui. The cool gang down on the Isle of Wight are providing some specially-made Rapanui
baselayers and fleeces for use in the caboose where the exploration team sleep and
rest. You can see more on their blog to keep up to date with the news.
We'll have more great Rapanui t-shirts coming soon including the first batch of their incredible new spring & summer designs. Meanwhile you can see the range of guys and girls tees on the site now.
...more incredible jewellery from Cambodia, as well as more of our ever popular Elephant Cement accessories;
...more stock from our friends in Mexico - rugs, mirrors, and our spooky yet stylish black clay skulls!
...more clothes including a range of womenswear which will be perfect for the summer;
...Nepalese arts and crafts including some incredible copper pieces;
...some kids toys and playthings to keep our younger ethical superheroes contented.
We hope to add all of these items online as soon as we get them. And we'll have more offers and discounts for customers, so if you haven't signed up to our mailing list yet, why not join us? Or if you're more socially minded you can like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/18RabbitShop