Updated: Apr 7
Welcome, this is my first blog post so please be gentle! As the title says we are Colettesilk. Born from the fact that both myself (Steve) and my Wife (Katrina) are at the stage in life where we wanted a project where we could work together and and achieve a better work / life balance doing something that we love. So we sat and pondered for a while what we could do as a creative outlet to utilise our respective talents. Katrina has spent all her working life in Clothing Design supplying high street chains and latterly Corporate clients. She has created some very successful scarf and tie designs for a major airport and really enjoyed the process. I have an extensive background in Retail Management for both Mens and Womenswear. So we thought why not combine our experience and launch our own product range, thus the idea of Colette Silk was born.
Our name was inspired by the French author Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (the author of Gigi), who wrote " You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm....." which motivated us to launch our silk scarf collection.
And, for fashion lovers past, Katrina's favourite store, Colette in Paris which sadly is no more. it seemed fitting to help it's name live on in some way.
We aim to bring you something a little different from the animal / classical themes currently found on many silk scarves around. We pride ourselves in offering individual designs to reflect fashion trends and only produce small quantities to maintain exclusivity. Therefore our designs are seasonally changing and even if you don't see anything you like today, please keep calling back to see something new that you will love.
Why should we buy from you? i hear you ask. Well (providing you've managed to read this far) i'll tell you. Most of our competitors only promote the use of their scarves as a wearable garment. We, however, will show you an alternative you probably may not even have thought of. That is to also display them as wall art. Framed in whatever style you want our scarves are a colourful and stylish alternative to the more usual artworks. Easily swappable to constantly change your styling. Displaying something that usually is either tucked away in a wardrobe or not displayed to its full potential while being worn. We want to look after our customers, providing them with some of the best of British design.
Please feel free to browse the website (www.colettesilk.com) and if you order by 14th April you will qualify for 10% discount off your first purchase. Feel free to drop us a message if there's anything you want to ask or any suggestions on what you'd like to see in the future (silk pocket squares, cushion covers etc) we'd love to hear from you.
Well thank you for making it this far, hope you'll join us on our journey and not just become customers, but hopefully friends too.