Job Vacancy – Stock & Data Assistant

posted on June 23rd, 2015 by Laura Ellis


We’re looking for a hardworking individual with a keen eye for detail to join our Stock and Data team at our Design Studios in Falmouth on a temporary basis. You will be supporting the team in daily tasks including importing purchase orders into the system and placing POs with suppliers, booking in stock, and other ad hoc office duties. The vacancy will be for 9-10 months on a 24 hour a week contact.
If you’re interested in the role and would like to find out more, please contact Susannah Corry on

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Please send completed applications to by Friday 3rd July

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.
(Double click the video to watch full screen)

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
NDT Tres Hombres in Falmouth (600x400)

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!).

NDT Bagas Dagol Playing (600x400)

Photo : New Dawn Traders

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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Photo : New Dawn Traders

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!

Pepé’s Journal #3

posted on April 2nd, 2015 by Laura Ellis

Pepé is growing quickly and he’s becoming very inquisitive. His latest escapade saw him playing with a tube of paint – it did not end well!

Here he is hiding by the RAIN collection in our Falmouth Shop. Even getting soaked in the rain didn’t wash the paint out of his fur!

Take a Tour of Our Newly refurbished Falmouth Shop

posted on January 20th, 2015 by Laura Ellis


Some of our stores have been undergoing a bit of transformation. Our interior design team has been working tirelessly to bring us shiny new shop layouts, and our Falmouth store is the latest to be given the magic makeover. With its own dedicated homeware section and fabulous Leach Pottery displays the store looks and feels completely different. Don’t worry though, the shop is still home to our large collection of womenswear and accessories and there’s even a comfy seat to park you partner whilst you try on an outfit or two.

Keep an eye out for the specially made floor tiles from our friends at the Leach Pottery.





We’d love to hear what you think, you can share your thoughts right here in the comments below or over on Facebook and Twitter.

Fish Filleting with ‘My Fish Kitchen’

posted on November 28th, 2014 by Laura Ellis

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Four fish fans from our marketing department headed to My Fish Kitchen on Wednesday night to learn about Cornish fish, and the best ways to cook them.

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We Love Boats

posted on November 6th, 2014 by Laura Ellis

Maritime life plays a huge part in who we are. We take our inspiration from the sea, from seaside towns and people who spend their lives on the coast. We can even see the sea from our Design Studio.

Being based in Falmouth means we are heavily influenced by the boats in around the Fal. For hundreds of years Cornish families have made their living dredging oysters in the Fal, with many of the traditional boats being made here in Falmouth. Unique Seasalt Falmouth Yacht Dot Print

Throughout the summer months many of the working boats can be seen racing through the waters, taking part in regattas around Cornwall and the rest of the country. It really is a spectacular sight to see the boats racing in full sail. Read the rest of this entry »

Remember, Remember the 5th of November

posted on October 30th, 2014 by Laura Ellis

“Remember, remember, the 5th of November; gunpowder, treason and plot; I see no reason why gunpowder, treason; should ever be forgot.”

Bonfire Night was originally celebrated as a commemoration for foiling the grizzly plot to blow up King James I of England and other Parliament Members. Guy Fawkes, along with several others, had devised a plot to blow up the King and the Members of Parliament by setting light to gunpowder hidden beneath the Parliament. Read the rest of this entry »