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Top 5 Valentine’s Day gift suggestions for men

Finding the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for the number one man in your life can be quite the challenge. We know how tricky it can be having to navigate the endless sea of potential presents for your sweetheart, and it can be even more complex if you’re looking for a gift without the green guilt. Fear not though, we’re taking the stress out of your Valentine’s Day shopping with a round-up of some of the best Valentine’s gifts for men – five first-class tokens of affection that also happen to be wonderfully eco-friendly … TrueGentsCo. beard oil  Image by: TrueGentsCo. The beard has been enjoying a thriving revival of late, and with it we’ve seen a boom in the number...

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Embracing Sustainability: Fashion trends for 2018

 Alas, the festive season has been and gone, the last of the cheeseboard has disappeared from the fridge, and it’s no longer acceptable to eat a box of chocolates in one sitting. January sees us looking ahead to the blank canvas that is 2018, reflecting on the past year and setting ourselves all sorts of goals for the coming months. People flock to the gym in their droves, the nation’s fridges are filled with all things green and healthy, and fledgling runners take to the pavements en masse. But what about our wardrobes? More and more people every year are pledging to shop sustainably and fight back against fast fashion. Whether you’ve vowed to shop less and choose better,...

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Introducing the oak bark leather keychain

Give a warm welcome to the newest member of our Colville Leather range, the oak bark leather keychain.  Affordable, practical and beautifully handcrafted, an oak bark keychain makes the perfect stocking filler, especially for that special someone who’s forever losing their keys! Quality Devon leather These new keychains have been lovingly handcrafted from a very special leather, one that we feel hugely excited and privileged to be working with. J & FJ Baker oak bark tanned leather is made using traditional techniques, in a local Devon tannery that has roots all the way back to the Roman era. Coming from a tannery steeped in such history, we like to think that the oak bark leather we use is infused with...

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20 eco-friendly gift ideas

These eco-friendly gift ideas make great Christmas presents for the environmentally conscious shopper. Maybe you haven’t even thought about it yet. Maybe you’ve reached the stage where every unsuccessful trip to the local high street leaves you feeling fed up, frazzled and anything but festive. We know it’s not always easy finding the perfect presents. Plus, this yuletide challenge can be made even trickier when you’re shopping for guilt-free, eco-friendly gifts. Fear not though, as here at Colville Leather we’ve taken the complicated out of Christmas and rounded up 20 of our favourite eco-friendly gift ideas … 1. Bamboo Desk Manager This large desktop organiser is the perfect gift for anyone with a notoriously untidy desk! Complete with a photo frame...

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Colville Leather supplier: Abbey England brass buckles

It’s safe to say that we have a very specific list of criteria to fulfil when it comes to choosing our suppliers. We look for local and British suppliers who honour traditional methods of production, value quality, and who work with the environment in mind. Ultimately, our suppliers need to share our passion for authentic craftmanship and our commitment to improving the environmental effects of our activities. When it comes to brass hardware, we are proud to source this from Abbey England, known internationally for their high-quality, British-made metalwork. They supply us with sand casted brass buckles that give the finest finishing touches to our handcrafted leather belts. Join us as we delve behind-the-scenes of the Abbey Foundry and explore the story of...

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