Posted on 15th November 2020
We may not be able to browse the shops now with Lockdown 2.0 upon us but we do have a brilliant opportunity to cosy up with a hot drink, perhaps some chocolate (have you started on the Quality Street yet? We have! Oops!) and support some of the wonderful small Country & Equestrian Businesses out there!
We’ve focussed this edition of the Gift Guide on some unique clothing and accessories from some talented designers and makers. Each Brand brings their own passion that shines through in their creations and we hope you love them as much as we do.
Are you ready? Then grab that cuppa and lets get started…
New from Honest Riders for Autumn/Winter are these 100% organic cotton, hand dyed in the UK, sweatshirts. In a dropped shoulder, relaxed fit with cosy brushed lining they’re perfect for in the saddle, at the gym or in town.
For every one of these sweatshirts sold Honest Riders will be planting a tree to reforest areas around the world. So you really can look good AND do good.
Find riding leggings, t shirts, accessories and other stable yard must haves from this ethical equestrian lifestyle brand. £56
Every riding skirt is handmade by Odette. Owner and founder of Nouvelle Habit. She cuts every pattern and sews every skirt herself. They are durable, waterproof, warm, comfortable and easy to use.
With so many option to chose from, buckle colour, lining, and waist band lining you can create a bespoke piece that is as beautiful as it is functional.
The Moorland Riding skirt is also available in navy. £350.
Bespoke Riding Skirts to match your colours and Gift Vouchers also available.
Amy, owner and founder of Muddy Mare Clothing created the #Horsemates range to run alongside Muddy Mare Clothing as a way to raise funds for RDA centres across the UK.
With Joggers, Hoodies and T Shirts in a range of colourways, 20% of every purchase goes towards an RDA centre of your choice. From £22.99
As well as the Horsemates range Amy has her Muddy Brit collection and Horses are My Therapy range. Each use a range of organic cotton or recycled fabrics they combine practical and wearable countryside clothing that will take you from field to town.
Fruitbat Textiles owner and founder Charlotte is an award winning hand weaver, dyer and milliner creating unique and luxury accessories for both men and women.
Talented Charlotte dyes and weaves her own fabric. Inspired by the colours in nature all around, sunset skies and seasons. Charlotte combines these tones within her fabrics. From flat caps to snoods and wraps to hair accessories, all the designs are made in her workshop in Somerset.
We love these gorgeous headbands in a range of unique colours, perfect for keeping your ears warm and snug when a hat would just be too much. From £27
A pair of jeans that look and feel good on or off the horse? That’s exactly what Amanda, owner and founder of Georgian Dollar, wanted to create when she designed the Sieta Jeans.
Made using the softest, most comfortable denim they offer supreme quality and durability. They feature a discreet functional silicone grip, a stylish five pocket design, smooth Lycra ankle cuffs to allow for a non-bulky fit, zip fly and button fastening, together with embroidered Georgian Dollar branding. £92
Vik Bodey, owner and founder of Equiboodle collaborated with Emily Cole Illustrations to combine the Hug-In-A-Jumper that is the Vixen with a Emily Cole Cartoon detail.
Featuring thumbholes and a cosy deep neck that can be pulled up when it’s cold or pulled down when needed. With a front pocket and longer length for comfort when riding it really ticks all the boxes.
The only problem is they are a bit addictive and once you have one Vixen you will looking out for every design that drops! £54.99
Combining a love Coast and Countryside Catherine and James bring both together in these versatile and functional Sweatshirts. Perfect for those who are keen to avoid fast, unethical fashion and would rather buy once and buy well.
The Halden for ladies and Southbourne for men sweatshirts are handmade in Britain from 100% organic cotton with a brushed fleece lining to keep you cosy. Finished with unique branded buttons, real leather logo and organic cotton binding on the inner neck and trimmed with British contrasting tweed on the neck, collar and pocket they will take you through all the seasons from breezy Summer evenings to chilly Winter days. From £125
A range of T shirts, belts, and hair scrunchies also available.
Designed by owner Amanda, 3 Donkeys Coveralls are the only coveralls out there for women that have a heavy-duty waist zip. For practicality, adaptability, and versatility the jacket and trouser can be joined for full protection, or worn separately whenever you need to.
The jacket comes with elasticated cuffs on each sleeve, a large sleeve pocket on one arm, plus elasticated waistband for comfort. The trouser also comes with an elasticated waistband plus additional cord and toggle waist adjustment when worn separately. Both trouser pockets have easy access to your clothing beneath, and together with a large cargo pocket on each leg, both knees are protected with large, ballistic nylon patches keeping your knees safe and dry.
Best suited for those dirty jobs that are under cover or outside when it’s not raining, the Classic will protect your clothes and keep you clean every time. £135
Do you follow any of the brands featured already? Or have you purchased from them? We would love to know!
We’re super busy prepping all your orders! Order volumes really are getting high now so thanks for bearing with us! Remember our own order book closes on November 20th for Christmas delivery!
Our next Gift Guide I’m prepping (in the evenings when unfortunately forging noise is not permitted!) will feature ideal Stocking Fillers right through to larger gifts, but all from small businesses who really appreciate your support right now. Thank you for supporting small.
Faye and Barry xx
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