Summer deliveries are arriving thick and fast and whilst we wait for the weather to catch up, we'd like to introduce you to our latest find. Beaumont Organic make clothes that we're sure you'll love. For days when you just want to wear comfortable, easy pieces, when you're not quite sure what the weather's up to, these coats, shirts and tops are just the thing you'll reach for.
Hannah Beaumont, who's based in Manchester, founded the company and has garnered a loyal following every since. With a passion for sustainability and fair and ethical business practice, Beaumont Organic's beliefs and company ethos is something we share here at FLINT.
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We prefer to know where our clothes are from and where they're made and if they come with a wonderful back story, more the better. Cocowai Cashmere was started up by Frances Macaulay in 1996 and we have been proud stockists for over 10 years...
Having lived and worked in Nepal for many years developing clothes for the fashion industry, and having established some wonderful relationships whilst living there, Frankie decided to set up on her own and was a pioneer in bringing the Pashmina shawl to the western market.
Her passion for fair and ethical trade, her support for traditional craft combined with her passion for the very finest quality cashmere, has led her to be one of the most highly respected cashmere producers.
Cocowai continues to work with the same small family run factory who run a collection of traditional hand looms and dyeing workshop.
Once a garment or scarf has been made, it's time for the dyeing process. Huge vats of dyes are heated up and several pieces are worked on at once, thus keeping down the production costs and minimising the environmental impact.
The cashmere is harvested by hand mainly from the Himalayan Mountain Goat and a little from the Great Mongolian Desert, from goats who roam freely in the mountains during the daytime and rounded up by the herdsman each night. They are kept inside on the ground floor of houses whilst the family sleep upstairs, in the same tradition that goes back hundreds of years.
You will always find Cocowai's shawls, scarves and pieces of knitwear on our rails at the shop and this season is no exception. In a range of textures and weights, our scarves make perfect wraps over spring/summer tops and dresses and we currently have a gorgeous selection of colours ranging from all the neturals, to stronger, darker shades of terracotta and sea greens.
With the tide turning on the fast fashion movement, we're seeing a growing audience who appreciate the hand made, sustainable aspect to the companies we choose to work with and there's nothing better knowing the piece your buying, the item you're investing in, has been sourced carefully and made with love, care and good ethics at heart xx
Novesta's Star Masters have just landed in store.. Choose from White, Beige, Black or Denim but be quick, they're selling fast. Click here to shop or call in to try a pair..
Super comfortable and super cool, Novesta sneakers have been made in the small town of Partizanske in Slovakia, since 1939, when the famous shoemaker Jan Antonin Bata opened a new factory there...
Novesta are extremely proud of the tradition and heritage that goes into the making of their shoes. Made by hand using certified materials and utilising a natural rubber sole which is finished by precise manual work by skilled craftsmen. This ethical and ecological process results in tyre marks around the border of the outsole which has become Novesta's trademark.
The Star Master, Novesta's signature shoe, originates from military sports shoes which were produced for half a century in Slovakia and combine comfort with rugged determination.
Retro in style, flattering and comfortable to wear, the Riley from LA brand Agolde has a high waist, a straight leg, slightly cropped, a clean mid blue wash, in a soft but structured denim. Our new favourites and perfect for Spring... In store NOW
We are open Good Friday from 11am - 4pm and have lots of Easter treats in store.
Our new range of Easter chocolates are 100% organic and make a lovely gifts for friends and loved ones.. Made by hand in the UK by The Chicken Shed, these bars of delectable deliciousness are available in five tempting flavours - Lavender, Cardamom, Ginger, Double Orange and Lemon.
Fairtrade, refined sugar-free, gm free, gluten and dairy free, wrapped beautifully in recyclable, fsc certified packaging and printed in the UK using vegetable inks.. this chocolate is good for you and for the planet..
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Our latest deliveries include another collection of lovely things from Flint favourite, Sula...We feel this summer season is the strongest yet.. Beautiful textures in cotton and silk and paper cloth from Japan, there are shirts, jackets, trousers and dresses... Click the image below to take you through to our online collection.
Some new scarves from India have just arrived in store.. Super fine and super soft khadi cottons featuring traditional embroidery techniques. Click on our Accessories Page to learn more...