Behind The Scenes at The Garden Gate Flower Company

posted on May 22nd, 2015 by Laura Ellis

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We stumbled across The Garden Gate Flower Company whilst exploring Fowey, the inspiration behind this season’s collection. On seeing the beautiful flower fields we knew we had to plan a photography shoot there.

Becca and Maz, the owners, grow the prettiest organic flowers and foliage. They spend their time lovingly watering, weeding and preparing the plants. And, when ready, turn their hand to creating beautiful floral arrangements.

Amongst the flowers and hazy, Cornish sunshine, we spent the day photographing our SS15 collection.

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April Showers Bring May Flowers

posted on April 30th, 2015 by Nikki Phillips

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Here at Seasalt we love it when it rains and we’re not afraid to admit it!

We don’t let a shower stand in our way of exploring the beautiful Cornish coastal paths and cliffs, we embrace it. We love the sweet smell before a cloudburst, the tiny droplets landing on our noses and the relaxing pitter-patter of the rain as it falls on a long, sandy stretch of beach.

To celebrate our love of the wet stuff and to raise funds for Marie Curie we held a ‘wear your wellies to work day’ last week. There were colourful flowers planted in wellingtons, rain themed treats and a ‘welly good’ photo-shoot. Our Distribution Centre devised an amazing weather themed playlist for the day, which you can listen to below, and our staff even had the chance to win tickets to the Eden Project!

Here’s a sneak peek of what we got up to!

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If you’re in need of some inspiration for summer’s downpours, check out our Seasalt RAIN collection.

 

 

Behind the Scenes on our SS15 Eden Photoshoot

posted on April 29th, 2015 by Laura Ellis

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We count ourselves very lucky to be able to get out and explore Cornwall on our photoshoots! For our latest shoot, we spent a few days at the Eden Project exploring the biomes and stunning grounds that surround them. We gathered the team and got amongst the flora to get some snappy location images for our spring/summer collection. Here’s a little peek at what we got up to when we were there…

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Happy Mother’s Day

posted on March 13th, 2015 by Laura Ellis

Happy Mother’s Day! We really love our mums and want to say a huge thank you for everything you’ve done for us. We spoke to a few people at the Design Studios about their mum’s and what they really mean to them…

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Janet and Hazel

What’s the best piece of advice your mum has given you?
To eat dessert first.

What would make the perfect mother’s day present?
Mum would love any of these:
Box of socks with fishies
Larissa Shirt
West View Top

What would you like to thank your mum for?
Thanks for loving me, even during the bratty teenager years when, let’s be honest, it can’t have been easy! For the ridiculously early curfews and always encouraging me to travel, even if it meant we didn’t get to see each other as much. Thanks for teaching me how to touch type all those years ago, despite my protestations! And thanks for bringing home both ginger kittens, instead of just the one.

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 Kitty and Greta

What’s the funniest memory you have of your mum?
Boats aren’t her favourite thing. A couple of years ago we went to the Scillies together for a weekend walking and a big storm blew in the day we were meant to fly home – so we had to take the Scillonian back a day late. Suffice to say, there was still a rather large swell, and my lovely Mum didn’t think we’d make it home alive! We lay on the top deck, holding hands and laughing hysterically (maybe from nerves) for the entire journey. We got home safe and sound of course!

How would you describe your mum in three words?
Cool, outdoorsy, super-kind

What would make the perfect mother’s day present?
I’ve bought her the Deck Wellies in Topaz – an odd choice perhaps, but I know she really wants them. I thought they’d look a great gift with some daffodils poking out of the top!

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Laura and Ros

What would make the perfect mother’s day present?
I’ve bought my mum the Bosvenning Jeggings and the Porthole Tunic. I couldn’t resist the sweet daisy print.

What would you like to thank your mum for?
I’d like to thank my mum for everything – for taking me to sports practices, music rehearsals and gigs and encouraging me to go for it, even though it meant giving up her evenings and weekends.  Making all my costumes for school plays, I know cutting out and sewing together dozens of feathers for a bird costume couldn’t have been easy! For teaching me to cook, sew and knit, and always encouraging me to read and write.  But mostly, for always being there when I need her and for all her unconditional love.

What’s the funniest memory you have of your mum?
When I was about 6 or 7 my parents bought a new car. Mum decided to take me out for a drive and somehow we ended up going down a very narrow Cornish lane, one with grass growing down the middle and branches running down the car doors. We vowed never to tell my dad – he only found last year, 20 years later, when we stumbled across the lane on a family walk!

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Lisa and Lynda

What’s the best piece of advice your mum has given you?Mothers are always right (it actually seems very true and has been tried and tested).

What would be the perfect mother’s day present? Anything from the Leach Pottery collection!

Why did you choose this picture of you and your mum?: My nanny made us matching cardigans, and on this occasion we accidentally wore them on the same today. We couldn’t resist taking a photo!

What would you like to thank your mum for? Being the kindest and strongest person I know, and for nurturing me into a hopefully well rounded being.

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Photoshoot in Lerryn & The Fowey Hall Hotel

posted on January 6th, 2015 by Laura Ellis

We’re incredibly lucky here at Seasalt to get out and explore different parts of Cornwall for each season’s photoshoots. Part of our SS15 collection took us to Lerryn, a beautiful village situated on the river which you can cross by an Elizabethan bridge or via a set of stepping stones.  Our location shoot also took us to the Fowey Hall Hotel, which is believed to have inspired Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind In The Willows.

We’ve put together a few photos taken whilst on location so you too can get lost in the beauty of our surroundings. Keep an eye out for one of our models taking a little rest by the river.

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Seasalt New Year’s Resolutions

posted on December 30th, 2014 by Nikki Phillips

It’s nearly the New Year, a time for resolving to eat less, get more sleep and exercise more. Some of our resolutions are practical (sort out ‘that drawer’ in the kitchen), while others are a bit of a stretch (win the lottery).

Not sure what your 2015 resolution will be? Here’s a selection of our favourites from around the office to give you inspiration.

Happy New Year!

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Down a Cornish Lane

posted on September 5th, 2014 by Laura Ellis

Our latest catalogue takes inspiration from Denys Val Baker’s book, Down a Cornish Lane.

Here we take a look down a few narrow byways and find out what might be at the end. After all, you never know what you might find when you go down a Cornish lane…!

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The Sea’s in the Kitchen!

posted on August 14th, 2014 by Emma Raczkowski

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We continue to draw from the life and work of Denys Val Baker for our AW14 collection, and his autobiographical novel The Sea’s in the Kitchen provided the inspiration for our most recent catalogue.

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How to… make a fish!

posted on August 1st, 2014 by Laura Ellis

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These fish made a splash in our store windows, so we’ve written up a fun little ‘How To’ so you can make your own fishy friends.

Step 1: Cut out the shapes

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Step 2: Stitch the two side fins onto the body.

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Step 3: Stitch the heads onto each body.

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Step 4: Stitch onto the top fin with right sides facing.

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Step 5: Stitch lines down the tail (two pieces put together)

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Step 6: Lay the top fin onto the body facing in.

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Step 7: The tail needs to be rolled and secured with a pin so that it doesn’t get caught when sewing around the body.

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Step 8: Lay the body parts on top of each other, right sides facing, and stitch around the sides. Remember to leave a gap so you can turn your fish the right way!

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Step 9: Stuff the fish with wadding, hand sew the gap and sew on the eyes.

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Ta dah! Your very own fishy friend.

Our Amazing Customer Service Team

posted on July 30th, 2014 by Laura Ellis

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We’re very proud of our Seasalt Academy which provides training to individuals within different areas of the company.

The Online Customer Services team have completed the Customer Services Qualification, kite marked by People 1st and supported by Samantha Gunn the Training Coordinator at Seasalt.

The Customer Service qualification has been written to allow the Customer Services Assistants to develop their existing skills and to enhance new skills in the ‘Seasalty’ way. The modules allow them to demonstrate their knowledge through their role by practical assessment, question and answers and written statements meeting the requirements of the module.

A huge congratulations to our amazing team – here they are with their certificates!