Our Favourite Sevenoaks Spots

posted on September 20th, 2016 by Laura

Knole House illustration for our new Sevenoaks shop - coming soon!

We’re super excited to be opening our newest shop in the historic market town of Sevenoaks in Kent. When we first visited the new shop we couldn’t help but fall in love with the town. We spent a few days exploring the area; wandering around the streets, testing cafés, and collating some of our top spots to share with you. Read the rest of this entry »

Lichfield’s Gail Walks for Parkinson’s

posted on September 15th, 2016 by Laura

Gail from Seasalt Lichfield raising money for Parkinsons

Gail works in our Lichfield sale shop and recently took part in a charity walk for Parkinson’s UK. In January this year, her husband Dave was diagnosed with Parkinson’s so she was determined to help raise much needed funds for the charity. Gail decided on a 6 mile challenge event to start her fundraising and began her training by taking walks in the morning before work and on her days off to build herself up to complete the challenge.

“I am very proud of Gail,” said Branch Manager Lisa, “Gail said the news about Dave turned their worlds upside down, but they live their lives for the present, still go on some amazing holidays together and have lots of fun and laughs.”

Here’s Gail showing off her well earned medal and has already raised in excess of £500 with donations still coming through.

 

Two amazing musicians… Harbottle and Jonas!

posted on September 12th, 2016 by Nikki

Neil and Sophie had a great couple of weeks exploring Brittany earlier this year.

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On their way to the ferry port in Plymouth to make their crossing to France, Neil and his father-in-law, John, stopped off for a bite to eat at the River Cottage Canteen & Deli and had the good fortune of seeing Harbottle and Jonas perform live.

 

The exceptionally talented duo, Dave and Freya, are from Totnes and have been performing their toe-tapping folk music across the country this year. BBC Devon introducing have even described them as ‘phenomenal’!

 

After some lovely food and music, Neil and John strolled off, only to bump into the singers down on the wharf! They shared a few laughs (and a cheeky roll-up – shhh don’t tell Sophie!) and the night was all the better for meeting them.

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Head over to their website to see the pair perform and check out their tour dates: www.harbottleandjonas.com

Helen Glover’s Victory Parade

posted on September 7th, 2016 by Laura

Helen Glover waving to crowds of Penzance on her victory parade

We headed to Penzance on Sunday to celebrate Helen Glover’s incredible Olympic journey.  Read the rest of this entry »

Tales From The National Lobster Hatchery

posted on September 7th, 2016 by Laura

Lobster illustration by Jodie, one of our Seasalt Artists

Not far from our Padstow shop is a charity doing big things for the lobster population. The National Lobster Hatchery focuses on the education and research of marine conservation and how this effects the nation’s favourite crustacean.

We caught up with Dom Boothroyd, manager of the hatchery, to find out all about the charity… Read the rest of this entry »

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Exploring Poldark’s Cornwall

posted on September 4th, 2016 by Laura

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Poldark is back and we’re just a tiny bit excited! The design studios have been a buzz with anticipation for the return of the rugged Aiden Turner Cornish scenery to our screens. The hit BBC drama is filmed all around Cornwall, and in many of the same locations we’ve used to shoot our collections. We spend a lot of time exploring our beloved county and although we haven’t bumped into the Poldark stars just yet we have visited a lot of the film locations, here are a few of our favourites… Read the rest of this entry »

Matt’s Leach Pottery Apprenticeship – Summer Update

posted on August 26th, 2016 by Laura

Pottery jugs thrown by Matt the Seasalt Leach Pottery apprentice

Since my last blog I have been super busy. I’ve spent about two weeks on mug handles which we have all been retrained on to make sure they are being done correctly. I’ve also spent a lot more time loading glaze kilns, especially the large kiln which has helped me learn more about where the hot and cold spots are, and better understand how the kiln fires and how the circulation of the air effects the firing. As well as loading and unloading bisque kilns, and throwing mugs and egg cups. Read the rest of this entry »

The Adventures of a Lottie Dress

posted on August 24th, 2016 by Laura

Our Seasalt Lottie Dress makes it to the top of Machu Picchu | Seasalt Cornwall

We love seeing where in the world you take your favourite Seasalt styles. We’ve seen jackets in Jordan, coats in Canada, and bags in Barbados, but never before have we seen one of our dresses visit so many places around the world. Read the rest of this entry »

Seasalt and the Fishermen’s Mission

posted on August 23rd, 2016 by Laura
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Neil Chadwick presenting a cheque to the Fishermen’s Mission for our 2015 Charity Jute Bags

Why do we support the Fishermen’s Mission?

It’s the only charity working around the entire UK coastline that provides 24 hour emergency support as well as crucial practical, financial, spiritual and emotional care to fishermen and their families. There’s no escaping the sea when you’re in Cornwall – happily it’s around almost every corner – and at the heart of Cornwall’s culture and traditional industry are our fishing communities. Cornwall and its seas are beautiful and calm for lots of the year, but come the bad weather they can be perilous. In fact, fishing is known as the most dangerous livelihood in the UK. We first started supporting the Fishermen’s Mission in 2012, and we’re proud to have raised over £20,000 for them so far.

A few of our most recent fundraising efforts include…

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Bloomin’ Pretty Windows

posted on August 8th, 2016 by Laura

Seasalt Bloomin' pretty Window display
All our window displays are unique and handcrafted by our small team in Falmouth. Each year we like to create a floral window display, and this summer, after trying out lots of different ideas, we finally decided on large white paper flowers. Read the rest of this entry »