Fabric focus ... on tactile textures

As the nights drawn in, and you head out to party.  Look no further for a little wardrobe inspiration from some tactile fabrics this season.  Velvet and velour are ever popular at this time of year  Velvet is a woven fabric, whereas velour is a knit fabric with the cut pile and has stretch.

Velour is a plush, knitted fabric and has a textile similar to velvet or velveteen. It is usually made from cotton, but can also be made from synthetic materials such as polyester. Velour is used in a wide variety of applications.

Here's our current top 3 pieces in-store -


Firstly the Thalia top


In a rich teal colour, this top works great with evening trousers or simply black jeans.

Then there's the Perlina dress


Fab shape and the ruching detail on front will detract from the odd mince pie!  So fab we only have one left in stock already.


Finally we have the Thalia kimono jacket

In classic black,  perfect cover up with a sleeveless dress or team with a cami top and black trousers.


We hoped you enjoyed reading - see you next week


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Eden’s Christmas gift guide for 2018

In my attempt to become a little more organised (ha ha that will never happen but i can but try!)  The C word has started to become more frequently mentioned in-store!  Is it too early?  Well as now its November and only ... weeks / days / hours away (according to the countdowns)  I've put together some present ideas for you in this years Christmas gift guide.

Secret santa gifts

You have a set budget - but are still looking for something practical yet fun - we have a couple of ideas for you

Doris & Dude socks

This years Christmas socks designs include polar bears, robins, snowmen, sprouts and 'reindeers' (think they are actually sausage dogs with antlers!) .  These unisex socks are available in two sizes 3 -7 & 7- 11. Made from organic cotton and bamboo.

People tree also have boxes of socks too.

La de da lip balms

Banish chapped lips with these lip balms - available in 4 flavours.  These make great stocking fillers too.

Mojito kisses

Pucker up Pimms

Prosecco pout

G&T Queen



These make the perfect gift for the stationery lover in your life.  Choose from "I bloody love lists", "The future is female", "Stuff to remember" and "I don't know what i'm doing"  Only £10.00 each.



Giving a jewellery gift maybe is not the most original present but that doesn't mean that the jewellery itself has to be boring.  We have a large selection in-store ranging from £7.50 - £75 from the quirky acrylic pieces to more classic styles.  Jewellery can be thoughtful and beautiful and is something a person can keep for a lifetime - it's just finding the perfect style.



These always make a great gift,  practical and on-trend too.  Choose from chunky knitted styles to delicate silks.  Bohemia have a great selection, so pop in store and find your favourite - currently mine has to be the super soft faux fur collar scarves.

Don't forget its Stockbridge’s late night Christmas shopping evening on Thursday 6th December from 5-8pm.  Do come along and join us for fizz, fashion & festive treats!

Thanks for reading, Hope that gives you a few ideas,  see you next week. 


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Another new brand alert ... People Tree

We are super to announce the arrival of People Tree at Eden. Especially after watching Stacey Dooley's documentary last month.  


It's so great to have another fairtrade label on board joining us at Eden.

People Tree was founded by Safia Minney, putting Fairtrade producers, garment workers, artisans and farmers at the forefront of the brand.  In 2001, the label was launched in the UK.  

So I'm starting to get a little obsessed about my organic cottons.  Not only so much better for our planet but they feel so good next to your skin.  

We currently have only a few styles from People Tree so far but more will be arriving over the coming months.


Their boxes of socks have just arrived too, which would make a lovely Christmas gift.


For more organic, fairtrade fashion make sure you also look at Nomads too


See you next week!

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Fifteen years of fashion - Eden celebrates 15 years ...

In 2003 Eden opened its doors,  and fifteen years later we're still here!  In fact I would say a whole lot stronger.  It's a massive achievement, especially in fashion retail given the recent challenging times.  So I thought it was about time for a party!


We would like to thank all our lovely customers and friends who came along last night for your continued support and to our fabulous suppliers who donated to us some fantastic prizes for our lucky dip draw. 


Special thanks to our friends at Tapa for the delish eats and to my super talented sister-in-law for creating us our awesome showstopper cake.

Here's to the next fifteen, and many thanks for reading and see you next week

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From the source - our latest label (and it's fair trade too) ...

Fiona working with local producers in Laos
paul working in Laos

Our latest label at Eden is, From the Source who has built relationships with individuals and organisations all over the world, including Laos, Nepal, and India.  Fair trade is at the very heart of their business as they import finished products directly from producers.  All of their suppliers have positive employment practices providing good working conditions and pay.  Whilst some producers whom they work with are already members of the WFTO, many others are small, independent organisations with limited or no experience in international trade. 

They work closely with suppliers in Nepal to import a large range of wool hats, gloves and headbands.   At Eden this winter we have a selected a number of styles to stock from their nordic inspired patterned headbands,  cosy handwarmers and funky bobble hats.  All the accessories are handknitted,  100% wool and fleece lined for extra cosiness.


Pop in-store and view and try the collection for yourself 

We hope you enjoyed this weeks post, see you next week

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