Victoria is our latest card stockist and can be found at 53, Castlegate. Penrith Cumbria. CA11 7HY
Victoria's is a unique clothing and gift shop, run by Victoria Stevenson, which sells only Fair Trade or British vintage and modern clothes, textiles and jewellery.
www.victoriaclothing.co.uk Tel: 01768 840994 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
What Victoria says about her business "I wanted to have a business with a 'heart', so selling fabulous Fair Trade and British made things 'hit the spot' for me. I've been doing this for over two decades in the lovely Lake District town of Penrith, in a quirky old building that was, in a former life, a Temperance Hotel.Penrith is still the sort of town where you can dash out in the morning and pass four people you know, who'll stop and pass the time of day. Community is important. As is our effect on the world at large – which is why I particularly want to support artisans who are struggling to improve their quality of life. Who cannot take reasonable wages or working conditions, or adequate healthcare or schooling for their children for granted. I want to try to sell the best quality for a reasonable sum. I want to nurture British small – scale artisans, in their especially creative endeavours.
And I want to be passionate about the goods I sell. And I would like my clientele to treasure what they find here. They do come back, my customers, year after year and some of them tell me they love their clothes so much that they can't bear to part with them, even after 20 years of wear!
I am trying to do my best to 'leave only footprints'. With that in mind, we stock 'organic' cotton clothes, with dyes that leave minimal residue. We recycle everything we can. We haven't used plastic wrappings for at least 15 years."
I am a Northumberland based textile artist and I create needle felted paintings with Harris Tweed and wool yarns.