Must-Have Festival Fashion

Girls Dancing at a Festival

As revellers begin to arrive for this year’s Glastonbury festival, marking the start of busy season of music celebrations, we’ve got this year’s essential item all wrapped up with these super soft lambswool poncho throws.

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Similar poncho wraps, modelled by the likes of Kate Moss and Rhianna at international music festivals, have become a staple item in the festival goer’s wardrobe, probably because they’re so versatile and easy to throw on over any outfit; adding an instant extra layer if the weather takes a turn.  And it’s not just music fans who will benefit, with lots of outdoor events lined up in the summer calendar for music and sports lovers alike, they’re fast becoming a best-seller.

“The unpredictable British weather means it can often get a bit chilly at outdoor events.  These ponchos are perfect for festivals but they’re also great for sporting meets like Royal Ascot or even outdoor theatres or operas, which are becoming more and more popular.” Jane Robson, Founder, The Fine Cotton Company.

Poncho leather straps

The gorgeous soft poncho throws from The Fine Cotton Company come with leather carry straps so they’re easy to roll up and transport and are ideal for camping / sitting outside in the summer evenings.

Made from 100% Merino Lambswool they double as a blanket so there’s no need to take both. Plus they can be personalised with initials or name in a choice of fonts and letters.

They’re also a wise choice for holidays and especially flying (rather than scratchy airline blankets), as well as summer picnics and relaxing or dining in the garden during the summer months.

Browse our ponchos now.

Winter Warmers

Snuggle down for winter with our cosy throws and hot water bottles

We love winter here at The Fine Cotton Company. It gives us an excuse to delve into our collection of gorgeous soft throws and pick a new hot water bottle to help us beat the chill when temperatures drop.  We’ve got some lovely new arrivals this year that will help make your home cosy and inviting.  Here are some of the highlights.

Our new range of luxuriously soft knitted hot water bottle covers (and hot water bottle) keep you toasty warm – and super stylish – throughout the winter months.  There’s an array of colours and designs, ranging from bright multi-coloured stripes to delicate greys and neutrals, along with some adorable animal motifs. Cuddle up with a hare, fox, stag, owl, Scottie dog, whale, panda or penguin. We’ve even got a flamingo for those with more exotic tastes.  Browse the range here.

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Responsibly sourced and sumptuously soft, our collection of cashmere and lambswool throws are the ultimate luxury home accessory. So it’s no wonder they’re a best seller, particularly when homeowner’s are creating cosy homes for Autumn/Winter 2016.  Who wouldn’t want to wrap themselves in one of these beautiful soft blankets?

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Take a look through our range of throws and blankets.

Spring at The Fine Cotton Company

Brooklyn Bed Linen

Brooklyn Summer Bed Linen

Spring is the perfect time to enjoy new beginnings. It gives the best avenue for you to participate in the rebirth of the Earth. It’s as if everything that has been happening for the past year is being cleansed, and the whole world is being given a fresh new start. New flowers blossom to reinvigorate nature’s colours, and the trees all grow a little greener. The environment tries to pick itself up from any issues in the past, and no matter how dark and dusty a place usually is, spring gives it that one little annual boost.

Invite spring into your home sweet home

Don’t leave spring outside where it can only be enjoyed far from home. Invite it into your own home, so that the freshness you can expect from outside would enter your house, too. Let the cleanliness reflect within your home so that you can enjoy your very own new beginning. Imitate the events outside your door and copy them within your walls to let yourself enjoy the spring brightness even within the coolness and comfort of your very own home.

Creating a blank slate to work with

Before buying any products, your first step would be to clear out your old linen. If you have any bedding and sheets that are close to falling apart, get rid of them and try to find new sheets. Look for sheets, bedding, pillowcases and throws that will represent the brightness of spring and the freshness of new beginnings. This is your opportunity to splurge on new things: if you want some new furnishings, buy them and enjoy their novelty.

The Fine Cotton Company’s top buys to make your home just like spring

Make sure that all of your buys are of light, airy colours. Don’t use really deep colours that may dampen the light feeling of spring. Put enough colour to make the room interesting but not too much to make it overwhelming.

Crisp white bed linen, colourful throws, plush new towels and a light bathrobe can be the first items to build into your new furnishings.

Spring is all about new days. You have every opportunity now to create a whole new room, to make something different from what you had last year. Take this chance to give your room a makeover from something old and reminiscent of last year to something exciting and ready for this year.

Find the perfect match for spring with our collection at The Fine Cotton Company.

New Bright Stars Duvet Covers for Children

Childrens Bright Stars Duvet Covers

Bright Stars Duvet Covers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just arrived, the Bright stars duvet cover collection for children any age.

The duvet covers are made from 200 Thread Count Organic Cotton Percale embroidered with blue and red stars. In double, single and cot bed sizes.

The pillowcases are available separately in standard and cot bed sizes.

A Cool Coastal Summer Look for your Bedroom

We’re always on the lookout for bed linen to help you get the perfect nights sleep and with summer fast approaching, a quick change to your bed linen can really make a difference!

The Hudson and Boston striped duvet cover designs are inspired by New England and make you feel as if you’re living in a cool coastal town.

Both designs are made from 100% organic cotton which keeps to cool and fresh at night.

Hudson Stripe Organic Cotton Bed Linen

Hudson Stripe Bed Linen with Hampton Red Blanket

Hudson Organic Cotton Striped Bed Linen

Hudson Stripe Bedding with Latte Throw

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hudson is a woven striped design in tones of blues, reds and latte on a white ground. The twill weave gives a really soft and interesting look to the design.

The Boston stripe bed linen is woven in tones of blue with a textured detail, again in 100% organic cotton.

Stripe Blues Organic Cotton Bedding

Boston Stripe Organic Cotton Bed Linen

New Ideas for Father’s Day

If you’re looking for a unique gift for Fathers Day, our Personalised Embroidered Pictures make delightful presents.

On a white sateen ground with a short message, each picture is embroidered with the details of your choice and can be personalised with a greeting such as Love from Sophie.

They may be gift wrapped and sent directly to the recipient.

Embroidered Fathers Day Picture with Rugby Ball

Happy Fathers Day Picture with Rugby Ball

Happy Fathers Day Love From..

Happy Fathers Day Love From..

Personalised Embroidered Happy Father Day Picture

Happy Fathers Day Embroidered Picture

Happy Fathers Day Picture with Football

Happy Fathers Day Embroidered Picture with Football

How to Choose your Duvet Cover

How to Choose your Duvet Cover

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Deciding whether or not to buy a duvet cover: Duvets and down comforters are pretty expensive on their own, and spending even more on a down comforter cover can sometimes be a tough choice to make. However, buying a comforter cover is probably a wise investment for several reasons. First, using a comforter cover lengthens the life of your bedding duvet or comforter by protecting it from wear and tear, so instead of replacing an expensive duvet a few years down the road, you can simply buy a new, inexpensive duvet cover.

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Second, using a duvet cover keeps your duvet looking good by protecting it from stains, dust and dirt. This is especially important since most duvets are white and readily display spills and stains. Third, a duvet cover or comforter cover will save you cleaning costs. Most down comforters can’t be washed in a home washing machine, and cleaning bills to clean comforters can stack up over time.

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Down comforter covers, on the other hand, can be quickly removed from your comforter and tossed into the wash. Finally, duvet covers offer an inexpensive way to change the look of your bedding. Instead of buying entirely new bedding, you can simply buy a new duvet cover set and change the look of your room. Find the best set that suits you, do you want a duvet cover that also come packaged with coordinating sheets, pillow cases or pillow shams, or do you want to avoid that matchy matchy look in your bedroom?

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Then look for a bedding set that has a printed duvet, but shams and sheets in solid colours, it will break up too much of an all over   pattern that in a small room can be too much. Silk duvets are a little more expensive, but are also washable and can come in vibrant and rich colours that will give your bedroom a rich and sumptuous look.

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Think about changing your duvet cover to suit the seasons, like summery linen duvet covers for spring and summer, or rich colours in big deep bold prints or rich block colours  for winter covers.

All duvet covers and bedding available from The Fine Cotton Company

http://www.thefinecottoncompany.com

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