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Stop by to find out about what we've been up to and what we are interested in. From new products to old favourites and interesting concepts to fun competitions there's always something going on. If you have any ideas you think might inspire one of the team to put pen to paper we'd love to hear from you!

NEW this season - Exciting Fabrics, Colours and Designs Coming Soon!

NEW this season - Exciting Fabrics, Colours and Designs Coming Soon!

Now in our eighth year we are starting to get a feel for how the months pass, there's a rhythm, and January is definitely design time. Here's what we've been up to...

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A Peek Inside Turtle Doves HQ...We've Been Making Videos.

A Peek Inside Turtle Doves HQ...We've Been Making Videos.

We've been busy making videos with the wonderful Eddy Wilde and would love to know what you think of them. This week we managed to make 3, one about re-use, one about our baby booties and one about our design process.

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Happy New Year - It's going to be an exciting one!

Happy New Year - It's going to be an exciting one!

2016 was a great year that ended in a flurry of activity here...we've never packed so speedily and are hugely grateful for the support and enthusiasm for what we do that has been shared with us in the last year.

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Are We Fluff Enough? The News of the Year!

Are We Fluff Enough? The News of the Year!

The picture above may not look like much but it represents a lot of hard work and for me it is a picture of a wonderfully exciting part of our future...

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Why Make British and What It Means To Us

Why Make British and What It Means To Us

Saturday 1st October is 'Buy British Day' and this set me thinking. It is easy to be inspired when you look at all the creativity going on in the UK at the moment but inspiration is only part of the story...

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A Happy Week For Numbers at Turtle Doves

A Happy Week For Numbers at Turtle Doves

As in life, at Turtle Doves some weeks are more exciting than others and this week has been particularly jolly! We're busy working on a couple of new products in cashmere and velvet (more on that very soon) and reached two targets which we've been working towards for a while...

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Fabulous Folk - Our Favourite Weekend of the Year!

Fabulous Folk - Our Favourite Weekend of the Year!

As the end of August approaches the Holbrook household gears up for 'Kate & Grahams favourite weekend of the year'. It's not that the rest of the family don't enjoy the mayhem that is about to ensue...

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Working Holibobs in Wales and New Products on the Horizon

Working Holibobs in Wales and New Products on the Horizon

It's always really exciting heading off on holiday and never more for me than when we're heading off to our special, favourite place in Pembrokeshire. As you can imagine my role is quite hands on at Turtle Doves and although I really love it at work the thought of a few days of down time had me counting sleeps...

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A Bit About Our Design Ethos

A Bit About Our Design Ethos

We were going to call this section ‘Our design process’ but it isn’t really a process in the classic sense, every design has a different journey. None of us have design or fabric technology qualifications but we feel hugely passionate about creating designs which are beautiful, practical and use the materials we have in the best way possible...

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Introducing our brand new Squoval Shoulder bag (with zip!)

Introducing our brand new Squoval Shoulder bag (with zip!)

Over the years Turtle Doves have made several different bags but never one with a zip... however all that has changed.

This bag has a little story behind it. Last year we met Carola & Deedle at a show; they were making and selling lovely products from pre-loved Guatamalan tribal costumes...

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Competition Time - Win a Summer Bundle worth over £150!

Competition Time - Win a Summer Bundle worth over £150!

We're celebrating having some proper sun for what feels like the first time in ages with a competition...

We've put together a bundle of goodies including a cashmere summer poncho, a silk slinky scarf, a silk parachute bag, a silk headband, a cashmere headband and a pair of cashmere Turtle Doves gloves - all in gorgeous colours.  All you have to do to have a chance to win...

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A blog from Kate: From the heart...for the heart.

A blog from Kate: From the heart...for the heart.

Some weeks are more challenging than others and this has been a busy one. A show in London, lots happening back at the studio, family life etc...

Then something happens that puts it all in perspective...

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