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Handmade ethical Christmas gift ideas for men

The festive season is now in full swing, but amongst all the parties, novelty jumpers and decorations, there’s the often challenging task of present-buying. And for many of us, buying Christmas gifts for men can prove particularly tricky. Fear not though, as here at Colville Leather we’re tackling this common Christmas conundrum with a round-up some of our favourite handmade ethical gift ideas for men ... 

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Devon Christmas Markets: supporting local makers

Is there anything more festive than wrapping up warm on a December evening and exploring the treasures of your local Christmas market? The mouth-watering smell of a hog roast floating between the stalls, fairy lights delicately twinkling overhead, traditional carols forming a magical melody in the background – you just can’t beat that merry market atmosphere.    As well as a wonderful way to get into the festive spirit, Devon’s Christmas markets will leave you spoilt for choice when it comes to beautiful artisan gifts. Every year, local makers flock to various markets across the county to showcase their handmade crafts. We’re very lucky in Devon to have such a wealth of talented local artisans who are passionate about reintroducing people to the charm and individuality...

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Handmade leather belts: the ultimate collection

A loyal leather belt is a must-have for any man’s wardrobe. Practical, stylish and dependable, it is a go-to accessory that’s ready and willing to see you through just about any occasion. Colville Leather’s ultimate collection of handmade leather belts is simply perfect for the modern gentleman. With a focus on traditional craftsmanship, classic styling and unrivalled quality, each of our handcrafted belts is an exquisite work of art.   An exquisite simplicity   What makes our collection of handmade leather belts so special? Well, we like to keep things simple. This means no complicated fixings, no over-treated leather and no over-the-top decorative details. Instead, we pride ourselves on crafting leather belts that are simple and practical, but also aesthetically appealing at the same time. We think we’ve got the combination of style and...

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Style up for winter: Colville Leather's guide to men's accessories

The clocks have gone back, radiators across the nation have been switched on, and a morning frost has become a familiar sight for many. Yes, winter is on its way. To fight the chill this winter, every man needs an armoury of accessories in his wardrobe. We’re talking snug socks, cosy coats and chunky jumpers. Not only will these help you battle the elements this season, they’ll add a stylish finish to any winter ensemble.   Here is Colville Leather’s guide to men's winter accessories, with six must-have items that are all produced sustainably of course...   Komodo Carl Jumper  Image: www.sanchosshop.com A winter wardrobe just wouldn’t be complete without a loyal chunky knit. Cut from 100% organic cotton, this Komodo two-tone jumper makes for a faithful...

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A sustainable future: 5 attainable goals for the individual

It’s no secret that our future on earth as we know it is in jeopardy. A damning warning issued by the world’s leading climate scientists earlier this month outlined the urgent changes needed within the next 12 years in order to limit a “climate change catastrophe”. The world needs to see “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society”, according to the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.   You may be wondering what you as an individual can do when such extensive, deep-rooted changes are required. Can you actually make a difference? Yes! Even the smallest individual efforts are useful in the fight for a sustainable future. Living sustainably is all about using resources today in a way that maintains supplies...

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