Our Blog

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!

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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There's a revolution happening...

There's a revolution happening...

Since the collapse of the factory on Bangladesh on the 24th April 2013 a movement, a Fashion Revolution, has been growing. This week, if you see people wearing their clothes inside out it might be on purpose...
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Our adventure into more homewares....

Our adventure into more homewares....

This is our dedication to the wonderful Welsh woollen industry, one of the most sustainable, artisanal, small scale, resilient communities in the British Isles.

We've just launched our first homewares collection...

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Turtle Doves Win Gold in the Green Apple Awards!

Turtle Doves Win Gold in the Green Apple Awards!

 

We have some very exciting news! We have known for some time that we were winners of some kind in this year's 'Green Apple Awards' but it was a real shock when we heard that we'd won Gold! M&S won the same award last year!!

Here's how the day went... 

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February Blog & A Competition - WIN a FREE Scarf & Gloves!

February Blog & A Competition - WIN a FREE Scarf & Gloves!

This winter has been amazing for us despite the warm weather. We fulfilled more than a thousand orders in December alone, which given that most of us downed tools for the Christmas break was some going! Thank you so much for all your orders. Your interest in Turtle Doves and what we make is what keeps us in business and gets us excited about the future.

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It's all about wrapping this week...

It's all about wrapping this week...

We're guessing that there's a lot of wrapping of cashmere goodies going on all over the country...the website has been super-busy for about 3 weeks now. 

We're guessing that there's a lot of wrapping of cashmere goodies going on all over the country...the website has been super-busy for about 3 weeks now. With our wonderful Friends of TD & plenty of new friends joining us through adverts and editorial in the press we have even had to do a couple of nightshifts to stay on top of things!

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Our Scottish Cashmere & Harris Tweed Throw

Our Scottish Cashmere & Harris Tweed Throw

,…….. ….. Those marks were ‘written’ by Moggy, our nine-week-old half-ragdoll kitten. She likes the bright lights and warmth of my keyboard when she’s not clawing her way up my chest to get to her favourite perch, my right shoulder. Maybe we should have called her 'Polly'.

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Graham's Second Blog & Some PR

Graham's Second Blog & Some PR

Well, that was a surprise! No sooner had the ‘Graham’s First Blog Ever’ landed on the Turtle Doves website and sales took off. Lots of generous comments on social media & Trustpilot too. Kate had to read some of them to me as I don’t do Facebook or Twitter or Instagram or any of that new-fangled stuff. But at least I’m ahead of Paul Smith who doesn’t even use a computer.
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Graham's First Blog Ever

Graham's First Blog Ever

Hi! Graham here, I've been behind the scenes for years at Turtle Doves and am blogging for the first time ever....about Hygge...

 

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