A few weeks back we were invited to go along to one of our favourite Bristol venues, Hart's Bakery, to see what Nomads Clothing, the ethical fashion company, has been up to recently.
Press events in Bristol are few and far between, and those that are as perfectly styled, charmingly catered, and friendly as the Nomads one are even rarer. My kids came along and were welcomed so warmly, with drinks, little scones and jam, and a chance to spend a while crafting.
But first, a bit about Nomads. Nomads Clothing began 20 years ago after a backpacking adventure in India. A love of Indian fabrics grew into a brand of UK designed ethically sourced womenswear, based in Cornwall but with a real fashion boutique in Launceston as well as an online store selling fair trade fashion. Imagine Indian-inspired design meets unfussy, well-made classic cuts - tunics, dresses, trousers and more, in organic, beautiful cotton. This is casual clothing made special.
As well as a first look at the AW15 collection (which is dreamy), there were figs and honey, scones and jam, dips and breads to graze on, with prosecco and mint tea to sip. Head designer Niki Groom sketched the guests, while Bethan of Decorator's Notebook led the craft activities - we each made a pom pom bag charm (you can make your own with this pretty tassel bag charm tutorial on the Nomads blog). Even my boys had a go at making one, and they now adorn school book bags.
Thanks so much to Nomads Clothing for a wonderful evening, for this gorgeous tunic dress, and for the lovely bag of goodies we took home.
Images c/o Nomads Clothing