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Our home shop is closing down on Saturday 26th May preparatory to our move south to Dorset.
We shall be concentrating on our online business, adding lots more products and content to our website so to keep informed sign up for our newsletter by registering with this site.
Thanks to all our customers who visited our shops in Derbyshire. We won't have a retail outlet down south but hope to make new friends at occasional events round the region. We are also considering bringing some of our clothing and gift range back up to the Peak District over the year - information will be available in our newsletter when we have it.
So long and thanks for all the fish!
We're absolutely delighted that we have been chosen, along with local project partner High Nightam Farm, to receive the first ever Peak District Environmental Quality Mark (EQM) Special Award.
The certificate was presented to us at the annual EQM awards dinner which was held at beautiful Haddon Hall. We were selected to receive this honour following our creation of a local wool product range - knitting yarn, throws and home accessories; the latter will be available on our website soon. Angus and Hope Morris from High Nightam donated their wool clip of fleeces from their Derbyshire Gritstone breed sheep and we organised the processing and manufacturing of the range, entirely in the UK. Both Eco Eco and High Nightam Farm are holders of the Peak District EQM which means we are able to sell the products with the official EQM mark which is only permitted on products that are made from local materials sourced from businesses which demonstrate their commitment to the Peak District environment http://www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/eqm
We are now also applying to use the mark of the Campaign for Wool, created by HRH the Prince of Wales.
We're up for a Special Award!
We've been nominated for a special award that will be presented at the annual Peak District National Park Environmental Quality Mark dinner. The mark is given to businesses in the park who demonstrate good environmental practice. Apparently we've been put forward for the extra award in recognition of our wool project which involved processing the Derbyshire Gritstone fleeces belonging to a local farmer (another EQM member) and getting them manufactured into yarn and home accessories. The yarn is currently available on our site and the throws and accessories should join them soon.
Wish us luck for Thursday evening!
.....inspiration for your homes, gardens and Easter
A fun day out for everyone, where you can shop for quality goods with friends and family, enjoy a coffee or lunch and indulge yourself in the Devonshire hair & beauty salon.
Stallholders will be offering a wide range of items to complete your spring shopping. Here is just a taster of what is lined up for you:
Exquisite Easter Eggs and chocolate creations
Shutters & blinds
Hand turned wood
soaps and body lotions
Deckchairs & sun shades
Fresh ideas for the garden in Spring
New accessories for your home
Cookies and cakes
cards and stationery
Bags and purses
Jewellery and beautiful accessories
Beers for all palates
Come and see for yourself. Bring your friends and have a great day out.
Admission £1 for adults including entry into free prize draw. Children free
Further information available at The Weekend Shopping Company website.
- The Devonshire Dome, Buxton
Sunday 13 March 10.00-3.30
Transition Hope Valley and the National Trust have organised a busy Coppice Day at Froggatt Woods (grid ref SK 247,773), near Grindleford, here in the Hope Valley.
There will be talks and demonstrations of green wood working, charcoal making, the history of local lead working and 'white coal', and woodland management, along with storytelling, den and tepee making and the chance to get involved with the coppicing and replanting. As an added attraction, a heavy horse called 'Big Lad' will be in attendance to drag the timber along the track.
There is a marked path to the event from Grindleford Pavilion, where more information on the day is available.
If you would like to help with the practical work please wear old clothes and boots and bring a bow saw or loppers if you have them.
We're absolutely delighted to feature in the new book from Janey Lee Grace, "Look Great Naturally... without ditching the lipstick".
Janey is a well-known advocate of the natural, healthy and green lifestyle and we're really flattered that she should decide to list us in her new publication.
To celebrate the launch of the book Janey is offering a fabulous goody bag to the first 100 people who buy her book on Amazon and send her the confirmation receipt. Even if you aren't one of the the lucky winners you will receive free downloads from Janey's podcast series "Summer Health" and a track from her latest album, along with being entered into a prize draw to win a yoga retreat in Turkey worth £1200!