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Shopping Is Politics

I’ve had lots of conversations with friends and customers recently and it’s interesting to hear how we are all wrestling with the same issues and trying to be mindful about our purchases. For instance it turns out that two sisters who regularly come up to the shop have altered their chocolate eating habits in exactly…
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The Perfect Storm

Hello out there, How are you doing? Below is an update on how things are for me at the moment. Do you have a few minutes to spare? I love my life and my job as a shopkeeper selling high quality ethical clothing, it feels great to not have my morals compromised by my working…
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ALL THE GEAR

Hi Folks, One of things I most often find myself saying to customers as they ponder a purchase, and by way of justification, is that living around here does require an arsenal of clothing to tackle the different, and increasingly extreme, weather conditions. Whilst outdoor brands promote their products with death defying shots of extreme…
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Spirit Of The Bear

Otso means The Spirit of the Bear It is also the name of a Slaithwaite based streetwear brand. When owner Simon Kenworthy came to see me with his t-shirts and sweatshirts he explained, "Bears are Seen in Scandinavian folklore as a friend, brother and forest cousin and I wanted to create stylish ethically made garments…
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