This lovely shop has an eclectic mix of beautiful handpicked cards and gifts for all tastes and ages; jewellery, handbags, scarves, glass, candles, a lovely range of toiletries for men, the most delightful gifts for children and last but not least clothes. Everything is of the highest quality and prices are very competitive.
On the day, I went to meet Julie she was just updating her window display with the most beautiful clothes from the very popular designers Joe Browns. The bold colours, bright patterns, fabulous silhouettes and high quality, distinctive detailing are hallmarks of this unique, iconic collection.
Julie is really excited about the new collection “ We are thrilled to be able to provide this unique range here in Clevedon and we look forward to inviting everyone to come and see the range and feel the quality for themselves.”
Two other items that have recently appeared on the website are an eco-friendly collection of bamboo underwear and Ronin jewellery.
Bamboo underwear is enjoying a growth in sales because it is a highly sustainable plant with some wonderful properties. Bamboo fabric absorbs moisture away from your skin, keeping you drier and it is thermo-regulating which means it keeps you cooler in the Winter and warmer in the Summer. It also has great anti-bacterial properties and it feels super soft similar to a blend of cashmere and silk.
Ronin jewellery is made by a small company, based in a studio on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Their jewellery is handmade using semi-precious gemstones with other beads such as fresh water pearls and glass. Ronin make matching necklaces, bracelets and earings and they are beautifully boxed with a tag on each telling you a little about the stones used. They are very beautiful and very reasonably priced.
Present Company is a real treasure trove of beautiful items and I don’t really feel as though I’ve done it justice yet, so here are a just few more of the lovely products that have caught my eye recently.
Having set up in 2007, Julie’s shop is well established in Clevedon and she is a great supporter of local initiatives and crafts people. Her online presence is equally prolific. Julie has a great team working with her in the shop, they are all very welcoming and helpful.
Julie also heads up Clevedon Pride – a dedicated group of volunteers who do so much good work around the town – they do a litter picking collection, gardening and planting. Tthis year they gave £250 to Theatre Orchard for publication of their very exciting Autumn Winter programme. They are also repsonsibe for organising the Clevedon Open Gardens initiative which is a very big task. A massive thank you Julie.
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