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Thursday, December 2, 2021

Fashion

Saturday Kitchen’s Olly Smith leads the cheers at Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards

After much anticipation and a great deal of excitement, the winners in the Carlsberg UK Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards 2019/20 are finally celebrating being named the best of the county’s best, writes Anna Murby. The competition, now in its...

Hide inside: a look into the centre for leather excellence

You can't help a wry smile when you say it: Northampton is the world centre for excellence in leather. Perhaps it's the Kinky Boots thing. Perhaps leather just sounds a bit naughty but if I bring it up Northampton's leather...

New Northampton model agency in vintage fashion show

A new model agency based in Northampton is set to showcase the talent already signed and scout for new models at a fashion show this Friday (7th June) featuring wearable vintage clothing from Vintage Guru St Giles. Eden Model Management...

What kind of idiot opens a shop during a financial crisis?

‘What kind of idiot opens a shop at a time of economic turbulence and crisis on the high street and in retail?’ If you’d asked me this time last year what I thought I’d be doing twelve months on, the...

New shoe factory sited in Northampton because our skills cannot be copied

The first new shoe factory for years has been opened in Northampton by Foster and Sons. The high end boot and shoemaker of Jermyn Street, London, is aiming to create top quality ready to wear shoes using the skills of...

Dr Martens benefits from ‘very smart’ decision to keep UK factory going

New qualification standards will lock in world beating skill sets Shoe manufacturers come together to agree training framework Business booming at Northants' 'Made In England' factory The UK production manager for Dr Martens says shoemaking is part of the DNA of Northamptonshire...

A new gold standard for shoemaking unveiled in Northampton

Northampton College has helped launch a new nationally accredited apprenticeship standard to train the next generation of shoemakers, teaming up with some of the industry’s most iconic names to ensure specialist skills are passed on to the workforce of...

What would a fashion show for real people look like?

Organisers are celebrating the success of ‘Eclectic Catwalk’ which took place at Northampton’s  Guildhall, writes Liz Carroll-Wheat. Age UK, School of Life and Voluntary Impact Northampton worked with local businesses to create a truly different catwalk fashion show. The whole project created models from...

The 15 Collingwood feel: part Italian – part Magpie

15 Collingwood interiors shop, selling vintage furniture, ceramics and glassware, handmade jewellery and contemporary artwork was started in 2013 by brothers Franco and Rocco Catalano, both born and bred in Northampton but with Italian heritage and a shared love...

The emporium strikes back

What is it like to be a shop owner at the Most Marvellous emporium?
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When your place of work is the bottom of the canal

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