Friday, 30 July 2010

Time Keepers

My new vintage jewellery supplier has been working over time to collect me these classic 80's clock necklaces. Fully functional quartz clocks you will never be late again!! I especially love the the Owl with retractable wings. I only have one of each of these necklaces. At £22 pounds each, £32 for the Owl, these will make the perfect gift or treat for yourself.
Have a good weekend xx

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Aware Injustice bamboo tees....

Hello fashion followers, I have finally got some photos of the latest in from Aware Injustice. These are just a few of the designs on offer in store. For boys and girls no one is left out this summer! These prints are limited edition all created by the man behind Aware Injustice and the girls tees are the latest work from the artist name of everyone lips right now, Charlie Anderson. Even more reason to get one of these quality tees.

Not only do these tees have fantastic fitted shape and length they are also made from Bamboo cotton! what are the advantages of bamboo cotton you may ask?

I have done a bit of research for you ...........

"Bamboo fiber resembles cotton in its unspun form, a puffball of light, airy fibers. To make bamboo fiber, bamboo is heavily pulped until it separates into thin component threads of fiber, which can be spun and dyed for weaving into cloth.

Bamboo fabric is very soft and can be worn directly next to the skin. Many people who experience allergic reactions to other natural fibers, such as wool or hemp, do not complain of this issue with bamboo. The fiber is naturally smooth and round without chemical treatment, meaning that there are no sharp spurs to irritate the skin.

Bamboo fabric is favored by companies trying to use sustainable textiles, because the bamboo plant is very quick growing and does not usually require the use of pesticides and herbicides to thrive. As a result, plantations can easily be kept organic and replanted yearly to replenish stocks. The process of making unbleached bamboo fiber is very light on chemicals that could potentially harm the environment".

Once again Godiva is workng with designers such as Aware Injustice to offer quality clothing with a environmental conscious! xx

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

The Return of Johari


I met the founders of Johari last year and was immediately impressed with their work towards creating an ethical and fashionable clothing label. Every item they produce has been individually hand made by the people of Kenya that their community projects are run. These projects empower vulnerable young adults and helps them build a living for themselves and their families. 100% of the profit goes back into helping the Johari foundation work within the community.

After the success they had last year in Godiva I am pleased to have some classic and new collections in the showroom.

Her are some photos of the first installment.....

The Miale (‘sunrays’) necklace is made of brass sourced within Kenya, every piece carefully handmade resulting in an elegant intricate piece that looks stunning with any day or evening outfit, as with The Shaba (‘brass’) necklace which is the simple yet beautiful brass circles piece.

The Busara (‘wisdom’) necklace combines handmade oval brass pieces with intricate paper beads sourced from the fair trade Mzuribeads in Uganda.

Johari have definitely got the balance right between good quality hand made fairtrade and fashion.

Stock is limited so get them while you can! xx

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

It's a Bugs life...... New vintage Jewellery!

Foe years now the one thing missing for Godiva vintage has been a good jewellery source and I am now really pleased to announce that we now have hunted a perfect one down and are now fully stocked with some great affordable pieces of vintage accessory beauty. I have spent the last 24hours sorting it all and here is a little introduction to what is on offer......... I have pearls, cameo brooches, diamonte and an array of fun and colourful bugs to butterflies to birds brooches for the summer. Attached to a headband, scarf or a tea dress for that little bit if classic individualism. Easy. xx