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Leather accessories for your hard-to-buy-for Valentine

The most romantic day of the year will soon be upon us, which means the search is on for the ultimate token of affection. We know that the quest for the perfect present can be rather tricky, especially if you’ve got a hard-to-buy-for Valentine to please. Here at Colville Leather, we think the timeless appeal of handmade leather accessories makes them perfect Valentine’s Day gifts. We’ve rounded up four of our favourite Colville Leather Valentine's gifts that your other half will simply adore - let’s take a look. Why choose a handmade leather gift for your Valentine? Genuine handmade leather accessories are synonymous with exquisite quality and enduring style. Their authentic charm and sophistication is truly timeless. A handmade leather...

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2019 Journals and Diaries

Many of us like to have a trusty notebook to hand, something in which we can jot down important dates, keep track of our various to-do lists and scribble reminders. Sure enough, some people don’t leave the house without their paper sidekick! Here we’ve got all the inspiration for 2019 journals and diaries you need to kick start your year in the most organised, relaxed way possible …   A5 Constellations 2019 Diary Reach for the stars this year, with the help of this beautiful constellations diary from Exeter’s ethical lifestyle store, Sancho’s. You can plan your days and jot down important reminders in this A5 notebook, which includes a range of useful information and planning tools inside. The cover features...

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5 Sustainable New Year’s Resolutions for 2019

And so, the festive season is over for another year! Across the nation, decorations are hibernating in attics once again. Christmas jumpers are tucked away out of sight until next December. Mince pies have been replaced with Easter eggs on supermarket shelves. For many of us, January is a time for reflecting on the past year and setting ourselves new goals for the next 12 months. Last year, leading climate scientists warned of a “climate change catastrophe” if we don’t make some big changes in society. The changes required may be huge, but even the smallest individual efforts are useful in the fight for a sustainable future. There are some subtle changes that we can all adopt into our daily...

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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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