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BREXIT AND THE SMALL INDEPENDENT RETAILER. MY STORY SO FAR………..

In this blog I deliberately ignore many of the wider issues surrounding Brexit. In it I aim only to let you know, should you be interested, how it is affecting my business so far. I run a small clothes shop that specialises in brands who take a pro-active attitude towards tackling climate change and social…
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It’s Christmas

SEASONS GREETINGS Hi Everyone, how's it going? I've been meaning to wish you all a 'Happy Christmas' for a few days now but you've been keeping me so busy in the shop that I haven't had time. Thanks so much for choosing to spend your hard-earned cash at dynamite. I know people have mixed feelings…
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Supporting The Local Economy

Being a Manchester girl I have always been proud of Manchester's cotton and fashion heritage. Since moving to Hebden bridge I have become interested in the local history of the town as a corduroy and moleskin trouser making centre. Unfortunately these industries have all but been wiped out so nothing gets me excited quite like…
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How Do Ducks Stay Dry?

Animals certainly know how to dress for the outdoors and as well as providing wool for our winter jumpers they have also inspired our waterproofing technologies. When preening their feathers ducks secrete an oil which coats their feathers to keep the wet out and although we don't have the necessary glands to do this ourselves…
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