Glastonbury shops never disappoint when it comes to decorating their windows for the Winter Solstice. I went out on a couple of evenings last week to capture them for you. It was cold and raining, but no great hardship as I get such pleasure from seeing the ingenuity and design skills that are put into … Read more
This year I’m not only encouraging you to shop in Glastonbury for your Winter Solstice or Christmas gifts, but also to choose items that have been designed and created locally. Here’s a small selection of suggestions that I hope will enthuse you to come for a shopping trip, or check out some of our online shops if you can’t make it to the town.
Talking to Clothes Designer Amanda of Haruka, I found myself enthralled by her accounts of textile production around the world and her enthusiasm for the people she works with at every stage of the process – from design, to dying and weaving, pattern cutting, sewing, the models she chooses and ultimately the women who leave her shop feeling special and beautiful. Meanwhile it was gratifying to learn how her business and environmental ethics are woven into everything she does.