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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!

5 Top Tips to keep your fingertips warm

5 Top Tips to keep your fingertips warm

Cold hands can be annoying, painful and ultimately make you feel miserable; it doesn’t even deepend on the weather; it can affect people throughout the year. I know because I’ve met lots of people who have suffered with cold hands. The good news is that...

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Our Seconds SALE... and why we don't believe in waste...

Our Seconds SALE... and why we don't believe in waste...

This unseasonably warm weather has set us to spring cleaning at the studio and has given us an idea too. We have a stringent quality control process and every week there are some products which don't make it over the bar, that got us thinking...

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The Turtle Doves Shop News... and how to visit us remotely!

The Turtle Doves Shop News... and how to visit us remotely!

You'll notice that the sign above our shop says 'Pop Up' but we are very excited to announce that we're staying! When we opened the shop we thought it might just be until the end of January 2019 but we have been offered the lease for longer...

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Turtle Doves Fingerless Gloves and Raynauds Syndrome... how do they help keep fingers warm?

Turtle Doves Fingerless Gloves and Raynauds Syndrome... how do they help keep fingers warm?

It's Raynaud's Awareness Month please help to spread the word! I first heard of Raynaud's Syndrome in 2010 when a lady came to our stall at The Blackberry Fair in Whitchurch, Shropshire, I already knew from experiecnce that keeping the wrists warm helped to keep the hands warmer but...

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How to look after your Turtle Doves cashmere

How to look after your Turtle Doves cashmere

We are often asked about how to care for cashmere. It is such a lovely, soft fabric and if you google how to look after it the care advice can be a bit daunting; don't be alarmed though; looking after your Turtle Doves purchase is a lot simpler than you may think...

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Why recycling cashmere is cool!

Why recycling cashmere is cool!

You may have come across recent articles about how Asos and other major fashion brands are moving away from sourcing intensively farmed luxury fabrics from new. We think that this is great…not only because of the eventual positive effect
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Exciting Cashmere Blend Collection - a real one off!

Exciting Cashmere Blend Collection - a real one off!

At Turtle Doves one thing that gets us all really excited is the chance to get creative with something new. So, when we received an email offering us the chance to buy a selection of cashmere blend jumpers and cardis we suspected that something exciting might be on the horizon.

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Wearing your heart on your label and a fun 'Haulternative' challenge

Wearing your heart on your label and a fun 'Haulternative' challenge

It is now 5 years since the Rana Plaza factory disaster when 1,138 factory workers died. In that time a movement has grown of millions of people who, inspired by this terrible tragedy, are demanding transparency and choice in the clothing industry. After all, given the choice wouldn't we all rather buy from people who care for their teams? 

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Our Trip To Copenhagen

Our Trip To Copenhagen

As Graham and I headed off from Stansted Airport for Copenhagen last week we really didn't know what to expect. Now, having spent the day at Trustpilot HQ meeting the team who manage the independent reviews we receive, met some great people, seen some of the sites (and found a lovely bar in which to enjoy the rugby) we have lots to share with you...

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Making magic with colours...fancy a try?

Making magic with colours...fancy a try?

One of the things I love about my job is working with a never-ending array of colour. We often have new ideas, mixing colours in ways that surprise and sometimes it's our Made to Order customers who inspire us...

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Snowy fun in Shropshire (& some delivery info)

Snowy fun in Shropshire (& some delivery info)

Phew, what a weekend it was in snowy Shropshire! In spite of many of our lovely team being snowed in at home for 2 days we're keeping up with production, packing and shipping orders...whilst snow-bound over the weekend we were busy having fun too...

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The March of The Makers...

The March of The Makers...

When I sat down at my sewing machine 8 years ago I had no idea that it was the first step towards starting a business in manufacturing. We hear a lot about Britain once having been a manufacturing powerhouse but the truth is really more positive...

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