It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas…

posted on November 27th, 2015 by Laura Ellis

Our Window Team has been busy preparing our Christmas window displays for this year’s theme of ‘Snowflake Christmas’. Read the rest of this entry »

Job Vacancy – Calling all online marketeers!

posted on November 20th, 2015 by sian


We want you to join our Online Team. If you have 3+ years’ experience in online marketing and would relish the opportunity to join our busy team in Falmouth, we want to hear from you! Please send your CV to

Coastal Explorers – Falmouth to Maenporth

posted on November 19th, 2015 by Laura Ellis

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Last weekend we wrapped up in our trusty Seasalt RAIN coats and embarked on a walk along part of the South West Coast Path. Read the rest of this entry »

The Silver Lining To The Mornings Getting Darker…

posted on October 8th, 2015 by Laura Ellis

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It’s Harvest Time in the Seasalt Windows

posted on September 18th, 2015 by Laura Ellis

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Although the official start of autumn is still a few days away, things in Cornwall are certainly feeling more autumnal by the minute. The weather is cooler and crispy leaves are finding their way along our paths. No matter how much we love a Cornish summer there is something about the colours of autumn that we can’t help but get excited about.

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A Summer of Sailing

posted on August 9th, 2015 by Laura Ellis


We love any excuse to get out on the water, and a regatta gives us the perfect excuse to ditch the desks and jump aboard a boat to cheer on sailing crews.

The summer months are the ideal time for boat races, waters are calmer and the weather balmy, (although being in Cornwall we take this with a pinch of salt and make sure we have a trusty Seafolly in hand) and we’re lucky enough to have lots of events taking place right on our doorsteps.

Falmouth Week Regatta starts today. Both beginners and experts will take to the Carrick Roads and Falmouth Bay in a series of races, there are events throughout the town as well as the eagerly anticipated Champagne Race.

The annual Champagne Race takes place on Wednesday, culminating in a display from the Red Arrows.  This traditional race earned its name after avid sailor Lord Shawcross and his friend, Jack Silley, broke free from the main race they were taking part in in 1951 and raced between themselves to settle the result. The loser graciously presented the winner with a case of champagne and so the tradition was born. All types of boat can take place in this race and seeing all the boats out in the bay is a real highlight of the week.

The Salcombe Yacht Club Regatta is also taking place this week, celebrating their 120th regatta!

The Fowey Regatta (16th-22nd August) is one not be missed. Aside from a full programme of races, there’s also a carnival through the town, sandcastle competitions, gig rowing, crab catching competitions, closing with a  fireworks display over the Fowey River.


The Dartmouth Royal Regatta takes place over the 27th – 29th August. The annual regatta on the River Dart started back in 1822, and after a visit from Queen Victoria in the 1850s it was granted Royal status. This year, nearly 300 boats will be taking to the water, local rowing teams will battle it out to become champions, and aircraft including the Red Arrows will take to the skies for spectacular air demonstrations.

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Good luck to everyone taking part in a regatta this month, and if you’re going along to support pop into one of our shops and say hi, we’ll be in the regatta spirit.

Don’t forget to send us your regatta pictures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival 2015

posted on June 16th, 2015 by Laura Ellis

“…heave away, haul away / Haul away, you’ll hear me sing…”

We had an amazing time at the Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival this weekend. We’ve still got shanties ringing in our ears, and we’re all dancing our way around the studio.

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The Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival 2015

posted on June 12th, 2015 by Laura Ellis


The Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival kicks off this evening, and we’re pretty excited about it!

Sea shanties were originally sung on ships. The rhythms of the songs helped sailors co-ordinate their actions when hauling lines and hoisting sails. Although rarely sung as work songs today, shanty songs are still much loved by sailors and folk singers alike. From shops to pubs, courtyards to quays, shanty singers from around the world will be coming together to raise their voices, in a host of different languages, to celebrate the traditional sea shanty.

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Falmouth Sea Shanty Festival

posted on June 5th, 2015 by Laura Ellis

Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival 2014 from Idenna on Vimeo.
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There’s only one week to go until Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival kicks off for another year, and we can’t quite contain our excitement!

Sit back, pour yourself a class of cool, Cornish beer and relive the highlights of last years festival in the film above from Idenna. To really get you in the shanty spirit, we’ve even got the lyrics to the Fisherman’s Friends ‘No Hopers, Jokers & Rogues’  so you can sing along while you watch! Read the rest of this entry »

Sailing, rum and chocolate…

posted on May 2nd, 2015 by Nikki Phillips
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Photo : New Dawn Traders

Ahoy there!

Yesterday afternoon, we made our way down to Falmouth’s Prince of Wales Pier to welcome the world’s only transatlantic engineless cargo vessel, Tres Hombres. The ship travelled all the way from the sandy shores of the Caribbean to us here in Falmouth to bring a bounty of 18-year old rum, matured in oak barrels, and organic, fair trade cocoa (two of our favourite things!).

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The tall ship’s arrival was hosted by New Dawn Traders, a lovely independent fair trading company based here in the south west, and marks the start of four days of festivities centred around Falmouth’s shores.

As the tug boat made its way out to meet the magnificent vessel, the tides came rolling in and the winds became too strong to bring the huge boat in safely, so it was decided that a smaller local boat would make its way out to unload Tres Hombres’ cargo and crew and bring it safely to shore.

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Whilst we didn’t get a glimpse of the boat on Friday afternoon we were entertained by The Story Republic, a travelling world of words that celebrates the place of story in Cornwall’s culture.​ There were poems from famous Cornish poet Charles Causley, singing and even a suitcase parade!


Once the rum and cocoa arrived safely ashore, it was loaded onto a horse and cart and paraded through the town.  The rum will now be blended with Cornish spring water and bottled at The Rebel Brewing Company, just up the road from our Design Studios and the cocoa beans will be making their way to Chocolarder of Cornwall, a master chocolatier, who will roast, mature and hand-temper the beans into delicious New Dawn Chocolate.

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Photo : New Dawn Traders

The New Dawn Traders are holding a fantastic programme of events this weekend. For more details head to their website:

We’d love to see what you’ve been up to this May bank holiday, why not post a few pictures on FacebookTwitter or Instagram – don’t forget to tag us in!