Devon clothing brand celebrates success

Authored by elsieandarthur
Posted: Mon, 03/24/2014 - 3:34pm

This time last year, two Devon students were piecing together their ideas to create a new lifestyle brand, and in May they will celebrate a year since the launch of Elsie & Arthur.

Jack Williams, 22, and Allie Lawson, 21, both originally from North Devon, set up the brand after being awarded a launcher loan from School For Startups, founded by ex-Dragons’ Den investor Doug Richards.

Elsie & Arthur uses influences from the Devonshire countryside and traditional British culture to create high quality clothing, using only natural textiles such as cotton, wool and silk...

Clear out your wardrobes to help beat kids' cancers

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 02/27/2014 - 2:15pm

Men and women in the South West are being called on to clear out their cupboards, dig through their drawers and donate any unwanted items to TK Maxx’s fundraising campaign for Cancer Research UK - Give Up Clothes for Good.

Give Up Clothes for Good is the UK’s largest and longest running charity clothing collection partnership. Since 2004 the campaign has raised £13.5 million for Cancer Research UK, with over £9 million for research into children's cancers.

People are being urged to drop off their unwanted clothing, accessories and quality homeware in the special boxes...

Devon clothing brand celebrates success

Authored by elsieandarthur
Posted: Wed, 11/20/2013 - 11:23am

Two Devon students are celebrating six successful months of their clothing brand Elsie & Arthur.

Having launched the business in May, the two are now reaping the rewards of their hard work.

Jack Williams, 21, and Allie Lawson, 20, both studying at university in Cardiff, were awarded a launcher loan from School For Startups, founded by ex-Dragons’ Den investor Doug Richards.

“Living in the countryside, we understand our target market,” said Jack, a Business Studies student at Cardiff Metroplitan University. “From the beginning we had in mind the type of items...

Winter Wardrobe Swap

Event Date: 
14/11/2013 - 5:00pm
County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter

Calling all glamorous people in the Exeter area!

Do you have piles of clothes that you no longer wear? Do you wish you had a whole new wardrobe but can't afford a shopping spree? Then this is the event for you!! Join us at County Hall's clothes swapping event and swap 'til you drop!

How it works:

Drop off your clothes, shoes and accessories in advance of the event (either by prior arrangement or by turning up to the event 30 mins or so early). For each item you bring you will receive one ticket. At 5pm on the day you can begin swapping your tickets for new items....

Boden Clothing Sale

Event Date: 
24/06/2014 - 10:00am to 25/06/2014 - 4:00pm
Westpoint Arena, Exeter

24th - 25th June 2014

HUGE discounts on womens, mens and childrens clothing.

Opening times:

Tuesday: 10am - 7pm Wednesday: 10am - 4pm

Pre - registering before the attending the show is not required.


Contact details:


Tel: 0203 269 2661

Introducing a new fashion brand to Exeter

Authored by Emma Cunningham
Posted: Tue, 03/05/2013 - 12:14pm

Exeter-based fashion boutique Dukes are now stocking London-based lifestyle fitness, swimwear and loungewear brand Vevie.

Vevie was launched last year and was founded by Caroline Greenslade. Through her career Caroline has designed lingerie, swimwear and loungewear for both designer and high street brands in the UK, these include designing Heidi Klein’s launch range, working with Agent Provocateur, Pistol Panties and Hoola and as Head of Design for Debenhams.

Caroline’s background in lingerie design and technical garment fit and construction brings a new perspective to both...

'Naked Ladies' event to raise funds for Carousel Toy Library

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Mon, 01/21/2013 - 3:29pm

Parents from West Exe Children’s Centre are organising a fundraising evening with a difference in aid of Carousel Toy Library, which provides a wide range of good quality toys for children to take home and play with for a week or two.

The toy library, part of the local Merry Go Round charity, faces closure after losing its main funding but families are determined to keep Carousel up and running as it provides a fantastic service for children across the west side of the city.

The event is called ‘Naked Ladies’ and is just for ladies; they can turn up in one outfit and...

Miss Freda Presents... an Alternative Christmas Market

Event Date: 
08/12/2012 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
Barnfield Theatre, Barnfield Road, Exeter
Featuring 20 different boutiques offering gifts galore, Miss Freda Presents an Alternative Christmas Market at the Barnfield Theatre, Exeter on Saturday 8th December from 11am-4pm. Choose from a range of gorgeous retro and vintage Christmas goodies, handmade crafts, collectibles, upcycled products, clothing, jewellery, beauty, decorations and lots more. If you would like to hold a stall, please get in touch via the contact form at or call Sara on 07512 223747

Another step in the right direction for Chatham

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Thu, 09/27/2012 - 4:05pm
One of Britain's key marine clothing and footwear brands, Chatham Marine has announced the appointment of two key new members of staff and a considerable promotion. Joining Chatham is new sales director, Ian O’Connor, product and marketing assistant, Kathryn Lythgoe and Alex Peirce, former product and marketing assistant, has been promoted to regional sales manager. The appointments follow a number of significant launches at Chatham this summer, including an exciting collaboration with leisure brand Raging Bull and the highly successful launch of Chatham’s innovative sail cloth deck shoes...