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Groomsmen Gift Ideas for 2018

Wedding season is upon us, and the internet is packed with cool gift ideas for your groomsmen. These guys have seen you through thick and thin, they’ve endured the months of wedding talk, and no doubt organised a memorable stag do to see you into married life. If, when it comes to saying thanks, you want something a bit different to the usual go-to options, something with a bit more substance that will serve as a special reminder of the role they played in your big day, then how about an eco-friendly gift with plenty of feel-good factor? Here’s our round-up of the best groomsmen gift ideas for your 2018 wedding – six thoughtful tokens of thanks, all of which...

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The timeless allure of handcrafted leather accessories

Synonymous with quality and style, there’s something wonderfully charming about handcrafted leather accessories. They ooze charisma, each product wearing its natural characteristics with pride, eager to tell the tale of its every mark and scar. In the ever-changing world of fashion, leather has remained an overwhelming favourite amongst designers and consumers. Of course, its popularity throughout the fashion eras comes as no surprise to us at Colville Leather, but we thought we’d take a closer look at what makes handcrafted leather accessories just so captivating … They appeal to the senses Gorgeous to look at, soft to touch and divine in smell, handcrafted leather accessories are a delight to the senses. Nurtured under the watchful eye of a talented craftsman, handcrafted leather...

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10 Ethically, Devon-sourced Father's Day gifts

With Father’s Day on the horizon, it’s time to tackle the annual challenge of finding that perfect present. You may have your standard go-to options that you rely on every year (we’re talking token Toblerone, customary ‘Best Dad’ mug and annual novelty socks), but why not think a little different for 2018? For something with a bit more substance, and something your Dad can really treasure, how about an ethically and locally-sourced gift with plenty of feel-good factor? We’ve put our thinking caps on here at Colville Leather and rounded up 10 fantastic Father’s Day gift ideas, available from some of our favourite ethically-driven companies in this little corner of the world … Crankhouse coffee beans If your Dad can’t...

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The Story of Leather

There’s no doubt about it, no matter the era of fashion we find ourselves in, leather remains a go-to textile for designers and consumers. We may be slightly biased here at Colville Leather, but we see leather as a truly timeless feature of the fashion world that shows no sign of disappearing anytime soon. The use of leather dates back all the way to prehistoric times, when it began a fascinating journey through the ages. We’re delving into the story of leather, exploring its origins and following its evolution... Where it all began Primitive man used leather to protect themselves from the elements, often fashioning clothing, footwear and makeshift shelters from dried animal hides. Our ancestors appreciated animal skins as much...

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Shopping sustainably: the war on waste

Spring has officially sprung! And we are officially in Fashion Revolution Week! As the mercury starts to rise and we finally make the transition from our winter knits to our lighter layers, you may have planned a spring clean of your wardrobe. It can be tempting to exile any unwanted clothes straight to the bin whilst you go in search of the latest trendy (read: cheap) garments on the high street, but you can help fight the war on waste by not sending your undesirable apparel to landfill. Here we’re delving into the fashion industry’s war on waste, with some simple tips to help you ditch the fast fashion and shop more sustainably. What do the statistics say? There are...

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