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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!

Summer Crafting Fun - Cashmere Brooch Making

Summer Crafting Fun - Cashmere Brooch Making

Lately we have been looking around us in the studio and thinking that there is the potential to make so many beautiful things with the pieces of cashmere that we can’t easily use. So, an idea has started to germinate.

Turtle doves started because of a love of creativity and it’s still one of the central pillars of why we love our little business...

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Calling all crafters!

Calling all crafters!

If you love to get creative with beautiful fabrics we may have just the thing for you! Over the years we have spent lots of our spare time enjoying making things from odd bits and pieces and it struck us that you might be keen to have a go too. So, we've put together some boxes of cashmere, velvet and buttons...

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Competition Time - Made to Order Winners announced

Competition Time - Made to Order Winners announced

Imagine being able to choose the colours of  your own jacket, wrap or poncho... there was a time when Made to Order was a service we would have loved to offer but couldn't as we didn't get nearly enough colours of cashmere through the door. All that has changed in the last few years.
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The story of the sad snow leopard.

The story of the sad snow leopard.

At Turtle Doves we specialise in turning pre-loved cashmere into lovely new things. Usually the damage that we have to work around is small holes or a bit of shrinkage but occasionally something different comes up... In this case the damage was done by us!

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Fashion Revolution - let's talk about what we wear!

Fashion Revolution - let's talk about what we wear!

Whether you love clothes for how they make you feel, or are all about function, it it's fairly easy not to think about the journey each piece has been on to before it gets to you. In fact it can be very difficult to find out much about what you buy even if you want to... but Fashion Revolution is trying to change all that and you too can be a revolutionary - or perhaps you already are...

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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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