Photoshoot at National Maritime Museum, Falmouth

posted on April 20th, 2014 by Matt

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Get out in Cornwall this Easter weekend!

posted on April 15th, 2014 by Emma Raczkowski

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Claiming the top 3 spots in this weekend’s Sunday Times guide to Britain’s best hidden beaches, Cornwall is definitely the place to be this Easter.

Pedn Vounder was in first place, closely followed by Bosahan, near the Minnack Theatre, with Lansallos Cove in third place.

We’re big fans of Maenporth Beach, as you can probably tell from our Instagram feed! It’s just down the road from our office.

Some other great ideas to keep kids of all ages entertained this Easter:

  1. Take a walk along the picturesque South West Coast Path
  2. Enjoy a refreshing Spring dip in the sea – pack your wetsuit!
  3. Or just watch the Pro’s at the English National Surfing Championships in Newquay (3 – 5 May)
  4. Take a ferry boat ride along the River Fal
  5. Go mountain biking along the Tamar Trails, bring your own or hire one there
  6. If the weathers not so great the spa at the St Michaels Hotel is just the ticket
  7. The National Maritime Museum is another great visit
  8. Check out the chocolate festival at the Eden Project

What are your favourite spots in Cornwall?

Behind the scenes of our Falmouth Sketchbook photoshoot

posted on April 7th, 2014 by Janet

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Here’s a sneak peak behind the scenes from our Falmouth photoshoot.

This season our collection is inspired by Falmouth, where our design studio is based.

Enjoy some of the beautiful scenery our team get to work with every day.

Do you recognise any of these spots?

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Our top 10 books inspired by the sea

posted on March 6th, 2014 by Emma Raczkowski

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Here at Seasalt HQ we love nothing better than snuggling up with a good tale and luckily enough for us, many writers have been inspired by Cornwall and its rugged landscape: authors such as Daphne Du Marrier, John le Carre, William Golding and Winston Graham have all used the Cornish coastline in some way, shape or form in their work.

So in celebration of World Book Day last week we compiled our top 10 books inspired by the sea:

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Apply now to train to be a potter at the Leach Pottery

posted on March 2nd, 2014 by rosie

Train to be a potter at the leach

The Leach Pottery is inviting people to apply for the Seasalt Bursary to train and study as a potter at their world famous studios in St Ives.

The Bursary is for the role of Apprentice Potter and people of all ages are welcome to apply. It is aimed at a beginner with a genuine interest in a future career in production pottery. The lucky person will receive training in all aspects of production and studio activities and by the end of the year they will be producing high level pottery work!

The position is full time, paid and will initially last for 12 months but with the possibility of becoming a full member of the Leach Pottery production team.

If you or someone you know would be interested in applying for this exciting bursary then please click here for more information

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We support The Fisherman’s Mission!

posted on February 17th, 2014 by Emma Raczkowski

Fish Friday

 

The Fishermen’s Mission is the only fishermen’s charity that provides emergency support alongside practical, financial, spiritual and emotional care to Fishermen & their families.

Here at Seasalt, we are committed to supporting local charities that contribute to the life and wellbeing of the community in and around Cornwall. Throughout 2013 we thought of lots of ways to raise funds for our friends, The Fisherman’s Mission, and raised over £6000. An exclusive edition of our popular Breton stripe Sailor Shirt in the softest organic cotton was sold in our shops and online, and we happily donated £5 from every charity Sailor Shirt sold direct to the Fisherman’s Mission.

Winners

We also held our popular annual Christmas Card Competition selling coastal-themed Christmas cards designed by you, our very creative customers. Members of the Seasalt team also took part in the Fishermen’s Mission’s annual fundraising day, Fish Friday, creating fantastic cakes in nothing other than fish themed shapes – our very own fish-cakes! Some of the more adventurous members of the Seasalt team also completed a 13-mile Midnight Madness walk across Dartmoor.

Midnights Mission on Dartmoor

 

Seasalt’s Joint Managing Director, Neil Chadwick, said, “We have a close affinity with the Fishermen’s Mission with many of our shops in towns with strong fishing communities and traditions. We’re really pleased to have raised this much money and we’re looking forward to seeing how much more we can help.”

Look out for this year’s special edition Sailor Tee, again raising money for the Fishermen’s Mission, due to go on sale in early March!

 

 

 

 

Help for people affected by the recent storms

posted on February 14th, 2014 by rosie

Penzance Promenade Storm Damage

Penzance seafront following the recent storms

In usual circumstances we love splashing around in our Seasalt Rain coats and wellies but the recent storms have been more intense than anything we have seen before and we have been saddened to witness the terrible damage to people’s homes around the country.

We heard about the Cornwall Community Foundation setting up a brand new Emergency Storm Fund to help with the aftermath of the storms and we immediately donated £500 to help out local people affected by flooding and storm damage. It was set up to assist people whose homes may not have adequate insurance or to households with vulnerable children and adults. It could help to replace lost clothing or food, to replace carpets or furniture or to help with the clean up or structural repair costs. Community organisations and voluntary groups whose properties or activities have been affected can also apply for help.

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seasalt and leach pottery launch unique creative opportunity

posted on February 11th, 2014 by rosie

Neil & Julia

Seasalt Joint Managing Director, Neil Chadwick, with Julia Twomlow, Leach Pottery Director

We are excited to announce that we are launching a Seasalt Bursary where we will be offering one lucky person the enviable opportunity to train and study as a potter at the famous Leach Pottery in St Ives.

Julia Twomlow, Leach Pottery Director, said, “The Leach Pottery has always attracted potters, students and apprentices from across the world. We want to invite someone with no experience or skills in pottery but bags of enthusiasm and creativity and provide them with the best possible training experience to become a fully-fledged potter.”

Founded in 1920 by Bernard Leach and Japanese artist, Shoji Hamada, the Leach Pottery is now a UK charity. Alongside promoting the work and life of Bernard Leach, it also works to further the development of studio pottery and encourage young talent through its studio and education programme. With long-held strong links to the creative community, particularly, in St Ives, we are delighted to provide backing for this innovative 12-month scheme.

Seasalt Joint Managing Director, Neil Chadwick, said, “We’ve always loved and been inspired by St. Ives and its artistic heritage. We’ve been involved with the Leach to some degree for many years and the Seasalt Bursary feels like the next exciting step together.”

The Leach Pottery will be inviting applications for the scheme very soon but will be looking for someone who is available for 12 months and has natural enthusiasm and skill. We are providing the bursary towards the establishment of this position on an annual basis.

The Seasalt Bursary coincides with the launch of a unique collection of tableware created by the Leach Pottery for us which will be available from mid April in selected shops and online www.seasaltcornwall.co.uk

 

 

 

Behind the scenes at our SS14 location shoot

posted on February 10th, 2014 by Emma Raczkowski

With the arrival of our new Spring/Summer collection we thought we’d give you an insight into our location shoot, set in and around the beautiful Cornish town of Falmouth, our home.spring-summer-locations

 

This summer we have taken inspiration from the area close to our design studios in Falmouth, our view to St. Anthony’s Lighthouse, the River Fal, Maenporth and Budock Church. It’s a place close to our hearts and with its fascinating maritime heritage, charming beaches and independent shops, we weren’t short for choice of backdrops.

The location shoot took place over a few days in September and we were really lucky to have lovely sunshine for most days (it wouldn’t be a Seasalt shoot in Cornwall without the odd downpour!). We packed up our van with the new collection, photography gear and plenty of snacks to keep us going, and set out to our chosen locations.

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As well as the town of Falmouth we headed out to nearby areas such as St Mawes, Flushing and Maenporth. The trip to St Mawes was a particular highlight, taking the iconic chain ferry, the ‘King Harry’ over the River Fal on a glorious sunny day. At each location we were welcomed with stunning scenery which made showcasing the new clothes a real delight. The images turned out beautifully and we were all very pleased with the result. After a successful few days our Spring/Summer location shoot was complete for another year.

Show us your Seasalt RAIN coat and win a £50 voucher or a valentines jute!

posted on February 7th, 2014 by Emma Raczkowski

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It’s safe to say that the weather in Cornwall this week has been eventful – torrential downpours, wailing winds and scary seas battering the Cornish coast.

Living as we do in one of the wettest parts of the UK, we’ve learnt to embrace the elements and have designed an entire collection of rain coats, boots and accessories to keep you warm, dry and looking good, whatever the forecast. And we hope that putting it on is a bit of a silver lining on an otherwise wet and wild day.

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