19 Oct 2012

PENNY BROHN SHOP





Penny Brohn Cancer Care is the leading UK charity helping people to live well with the impact of cancer. We offer a unique combination of physical, emotional and spiritual support – designed to work alongside medical treatment –to improve health and wellbeing. We can only offer these services free of charge thanks to the generosity of our supporters.

Shop@PennyBrohn is the official shop of Penny Brohn Cancer Care and we offer a wide range of products that will help support a healthy lifestyle – as well as a range of beautiful gifts and tempting treats.

All of our products are natural, free from chemicals and, wherever possible, organic. We try to use suppliers local to our national centre in Bristol; some who donate a percentage of their profits to the charity.

Healthy eating is essential to a healthy lifestyle, but it’s often difficult to find the right products in the supermarket. We stock quality, hard-to-find, cupboard essentials from leading brands such as Pukka, Nairn’s and Clearspring as well as a variety of seeds, drinks and tasty snacks.

Our Supplements range guides you through over a hundred vitamins, minerals and other products that will support your diet, and help your body perform to its full potential. We have an extensive food & nutrition book section to help you make the right dietary choices, as well as volumes on complementary therapies, wisdom and a selection of beautiful journals.

Our Bodycare and Lifestyle ranges are packed with essential and indulgent products – from handmade soaps to aromatherapy kits – ideal for treating yourself or as a gift for someone special. Our dedicated Gift range has even more wonderful present ideas, including beautiful jewellery and fun items for the children.

Our shop is manned by volunteers, and every penny of profit is reinvested in the charity’s work. So, by shopping with us you will be making a real difference to the lives of people living with cancer.




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15 Oct 2012

ROSIE FLO


Referred to recently as “one of Bath’s many well kept publishing secrets”, illustrator and creator of the Rosie Flo’s colouring books, Roz Streeten, lives and works in Bath. 


It was Roz’s observation of her own young daughters’ obsession and focus with drawing and colouring that led to the first Rosie Flo book being printed, back in 2004. Her daughter Sophie, now aged 16, would constantly ask “Mummy, please can you draw me some dresses?”  Sophie loved drawing in the heads, legs and arms, paying real attention to the facial expressions. Younger sister Sasha, aged 12 also requested dresses a few years later, her passion being more about the colouring-in aspect. This inspired Roz to create a book with their two obsessions in mind.

The name Rosie Flo evolved from the girls’ middle names combined and these unusual books are filled with beautiful line drawn dresses enabling children to colour and draw — just as they like. Other products for children to colour have evolved out of the success of the colouring books – a prize winning colouring Fashion Show, colouring postcards, posters and our new Rosie Flo’s Colouring Christmas Decorations.

With her graphic designer husband Steve Kamlish, a publishing business venture evolved. Five years ago they moved from London, Camden, and now live in Bath, Camden. They both enjoy living in the west country where Roz currently teaches part time at Bath Spa College of Art. She also gets involved visiting local schools to talk about her work and recently ran a workshop for the very young at the Bath Kids Literary Festival.












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10 Oct 2012

ELLA DORAN


The company of award-winning British designer Ella Doran specializes in the surface design of distinctive home accessories and furnishings. In the 1990s Ella Doran made a name for herself with colourful placemats and coasters, creating innovative designs through her recognizable photography-based images and patterns.

Stimulated by an ongoing close collaboration with retailers and manufacturers, the Ella Doran product portfolio of modern home accessories and colourful homewares has since expanded considerably. Besides placemats and coasters, it now includes trays, ceramic tableware, cushions and umbrellas as well as paper products, such as diaries, greeting cards, calendars, gift wrap/bags and wallpapers. 
Drawing inspiration from the world around her, at home or abroad, Ella Doran creates new designs every season for her portfolio of home accessories and furnishing. All of her designs are suffused by her passion for colour, texture and the effects of sunlight. Ella insists on using high-quality materials that enhance the meaning of her designs, which often play with cultural icons and associations.

Ella Doran designs are sometimes nostalgic, as for instance this season’s popular PorTables collection of ‘vintage portable record players’ for cushions and placemats, or timeless, such as the iconic ‘sunlight through leaves’ design for wallpapers and roller blinds. 














      

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SNOWDROP COTTAGE


Louise Keedwell-Wirtz and Nadine Peters met eight years ago whilst they were working as gardeners at a local farmhouse. They share a passion for delicious, locally crafted food which is produced using fresh quality ingredients and traditional methods however, they often struggled to find such things! Surrounded by fine quality fruits and vegetables they soon became inspired to start creating their own chutneys and preserves  -  Snowdrop Cottage was born.

Snowdrop Cottage make chutneys, preserves and Christmas Puddings in small batches by hand using traditional methods and local ingredients where possible. At Snowdrop Cottage the hens roam freely and provide the eggs for the Christmas puddings whilst enjoying a gorgeous view of the Cotswold Hills.




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CHOCOLATE DELORES


Lizzie Melling creator of Chocolate Delores specialises in designing and making chocolates and chocolate cakes for birthdays and special occasions, she also makes the most stunning wedding cakes.  Every one of Lizzie's cakes is handmade to order, using the best quality organic, fair trade and local ingredients. Chocolate Delores are based in Bristol and deliver locally and beyond! Their cakes can also be collected. 

The main ingredient of their cakes is a delicious 70% dark chocolate. They use Fair Trade sugars rich in Molasses, organic butter and milk, free range organic eggs, and organic flours. Once baked and cooled, they soak the cakes overnight in Port. The cakes are then layered with Magadascan vanilla buttercream and Lizzie's own homemade Plum Jam.  Then the fun starts! Using White, Dark or Milk chocolate, they set to work designing the cake of your most delicious dreams! 

Chocolate Delores will have Christmas chocolate treats on their stall - eg small chocolate cakes and chocolate gifts - plus taking orders for Chocolate Christmas cakes.
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FELT SO GOOD


Felt so Good has a gorgeous range of products that are individually handmade from biodegradable materials such as raw cottons, silks, hemp, felts and buffalo leather to create the innovative and funky products they offer.

Adele will be selling beautiful home and gift products, as well as brooches, hair accessories, bags, purses and  a twinkling, magical new Christmas collection.

The products of Felt so good are all designed in the UK and produced in Nepal. Adele follows a strong passion to support and promote an ethical practice to ensure that the products of Felt so good are produced by skilled people whom are given a fair wage and good working conditions. Felt so Good strive to spend time and money overseeing that these values are not only upheld but strengthened. They regularly visit Nepal to introduce new designs and work with their amazing team to grow the company the way they want. The materials that are used are natural and biodegradable - "helping our planet in the long term for our future little ones".



























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