Knitwear

Knitwear

This story begins at the center of the world. Literally: I’m on the Equator and it’s cold. It’s cold because Quito – Ecuador’s capital – is the second highest city in the world. Of course, I didn’t pack for this.

September 24, 2018 by andsotoshop Admin
My Favourite Old Garment

My Favourite Old Garment

I knew I was going to lose the argument because I got Bethan’d: “Bethan, this is the East Yorkshire coast and it is December, you cannot spend an evening outside in just that dress.” 29 December 1999, I was 15...

September 24, 2018 by andsotoshop Admin
Spice Up Your Gift Giving

Spice Up Your Gift Giving

Mother and son’s spice tins steal 2018 Gift of the Year

Birmingham-based mother and son team, Spice Kitchen, have been crowned Gift of the Year Winners by the Giftware Association at their 2018 Spring Fair at the NEC arena on January 28th.

April 26, 2018 by andsotoshop Admin
Etik Paris

Etik Paris

You may remember my article about knitwear. About the joys I got from the soft Alpaca Wool found near the Equator, and, simultaneously the style I admired from afar as Etik, Paris showcased piece after beautiful piece on their Instagram

I had the good fortune to speak to Etik, and learned that it was indeed South America, and the soft, fine wool you find there, which formed a catalyst for their story. 

March 12, 2018 by andsotoshop Admin
5 Ways To Use Less Plastic

5 Ways To Use Less Plastic

2018 is hopefully the year when historians will look back and say, 'people decided to make a difference'. I hope that we will choose to make a positive change in many ways, shopping more ethically, caring for one another, showing kindness, standing up to hatred with love and looking after our planet. We can all make a big difference with small actions and here at And so to HQ we will be doing our best throughout the year to help shine a light on simple things you can do. 
March 05, 2018 by andsotoshop Admin
Bee-autiful

Bee-autiful

Bee's have long been known for their healing qualities and ability to make mother nature's job easier by pollinating plants and flowers around the world. Today we're championing these tiny miracle makers and shining the spotlight on one supplier in particular. 
February 12, 2018 by andsotoshop Admin
Pretty Little Knots

Pretty Little Knots

BOHO – if I had said this word to you a few years ago it probably wouldn’t have had much effect. Derived from the word Bohemian and hugely fashionable back in the 70’s, Boho has made a massive comeback. Big in both the interior and wedding world for those who adore a chilled out, unconventional and relaxed vibe. This style can range from bamboo furniture, Persian rugs, ethnic textiles, macramé hangings and much more within that eclectic feel.
January 29, 2018 by andsotoshop Admin
Spark Joy: How To Use Organisation To Make Your Life Better

Spark Joy: How To Use Organisation To Make Your Life Better

I love organising. There is nothing better than sitting down at your desk and sorting out your stationery drawers. Or, doing a big spring clean and clearing out all the kitchen cupboards to then restack them all again. There's such a sense of achievement. You can see it too. The change that you have made. You've taken something disorganised and cluttered, and made it look pretty. But, after 32 (nearly 33) years, I realised I've been doing it all wrong!
January 22, 2018 by andsotoshop Admin
Born In Gambia; Made In London: The Story JEKKAH's Vibrant Street Wear

Born In Gambia; Made In London: The Story JEKKAH's Vibrant Street Wear

JEKKAH began in 2014. Two old school friends saw demand for traditional African prints amongst young people in London.

One, Kamil, was based in the Gambia, where he worked for father’s African print fabric business. The other, Petros, got involved out of interest in the fabrics themselves, continuing with his corporate role in the city – for the early stages.

January 15, 2018 by andsotoshop Admin
My Morning With Maxine’s Cakes – Wedding Cakes, Luxury Show Stoppers, Macarons And Unicorns

My Morning With Maxine’s Cakes – Wedding Cakes, Luxury Show Stoppers, Macarons And Unicorns

Who wants a story about cake? If you rode the Overground from Willesden Junction a few Thursdays back, you may have seen a suspicious looking package on one seat. A simple cake box labelled ‘Den Bake Shop’.

January 08, 2018 by andsotoshop Admin