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Explore pop ups and B Corp certified boutiques before enjoying a few summery but non alcoholic spirits in our June Newsletter.
The sun is shining and we are (pretty much) free to move about as we please now that lockdown measures have eased. We’ll be heading down to Spitalfields to visit Akojo Markets pop up, as well as taking in some culture at London’s V&A Museum. Explore our favourite simple Summer makeop tricks and the non alcoholic spirits we love.
Akojo Market Pop Up
Akojo Market has long been our go to for exploring independent and ethical brands from across the African diaspora. Now they are taking their excellent online selection into real life with their new pop up market. Residing until the end of June at Spitalfields Market, Akojo will showcase 47 brands from Home, Bath, Gifting and Fashion. Come and explore the unique offering, as well as be part of their incredible community supporting and celebrating African artisans and designers.
V&A – Epic Iran
Now that we can finally visit museums again, The V&A are proud to present this showstopper of a show, Epic Iran. Exploring 5000 years of Iranian art, design and culture, the curation brings together both ancient and contemporary pieces. Organised in partnership with the Iran Heritage Foundation, it is the UK’s first major exhibition in 90 years to present such a large collection of Iranian art and culture.
Non Alcoholic Spirits
You may be feeling the pressure to get out there and be a social drinker now that lockdown restrictions have eased. But let’s face it, you probably can’t maintain the same pace as you did pre COVID. We adore these delicious non alcoholic options that are just as exciting as a summer cocktail. Add a slice of lemon or lime, a sprig of rosemary and top up with tonic water to enjoy a refreshing summer drink.
If you like to make a statement with your knitwear then FUND is the brand for you. They have teamed up with DAI to create a capsule range of jumpers that fit right into your Work From Home wardrobe. Each is made in the UK using ethically sourced British wool. Featuring DAI’s signature colours and cool slogans like “Do or Dai” they work seamlessly with DAI’s range of comfy office attire.
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If you’re keen to learn how to take care of your jewellery, it can be hard to find expert advice. Fenton are democratising the systems behind choosing, purchasing and caring for your jewellery, specifically engagement rings. Use their helpful Gem School to learn about caring for precious stones, or how much you should expect to spend on an engagement ring. They also offer helpful video guides helping you to make that all important decision, from stone to style.
Lustrous Cream Bronzers
With the sun finally shining, why not enhance your complexion with a beautiful cream or liquid bronzer. Whilst there are a lot of clean bronzers on the market, these are our favourites for their ease of application. Simply dot across your high points for a healthy glow. Or add a smear to your eyelids for quick and easy glamour.
We love the gorgeous but practical design sensibility of new label L.R.D. Designed and manufactured in London, L.R.D celebrates the versatility of everyday dressing. By utilising hidden seams and buttons, the pieces can be unbuttoned to create new ones. Designer Lily Rose Dambelli is passionate about sustainable fabrics so expect to find organic European linen, as well as sustainably sourced Naia, which is created from pine and eucalyptus. As well as Corozo and Mother of Pearl buttons, no detail is ignored.
Rianna + Nina Bonbon Bag
If you have bags of confidence and want your accessories to reflect your personality, then we highly recommend you exploring RHIANNA + NINA’s new Bon Bon Bags. The bags are constructed using carefully chosen vintage scarves from their collections. Each handbag is one of a kind, as the combination of vintage silk scarves is entirely unique. Even better, the bag converts between a shoulder bag and clutch making it not only timeless but also flexible for any mood.
After being named Drapers Sustainable Retailer of the Year in 2020, Wolf & Badger wanted to go one better. They are now proud to be a certified B Corporation company. The online retailer, which also has pop ups in London, worked with the B Lab, the not-for-profit behind B-Corp to attain their status. They stock a wide range of sustainable fashion and clean beauty brands and have long been known as a go to marketplace for those that shop with values in mind.
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