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DIY: Winter Hat with Knitted Bow and Pom-Poms

At this time of year the weather is cold, wet and sometimes snowy, and watching the Winter Olympics has got me thinking about wrapping up warm! So this week my thoughts have...

DIY: Thank You Cards

Whether we chose to admit it, I'm sure everybody can relate to the childhood excitement that comes over us when it comes to receiving presents at Christmas. But...

DIY: Christmas Gift Tags

If like me you like buying lots of little presents for people instead of one big one, you will probably find that whilst wrapping your Christmas presents you are constantly...

DIY: Festive Snood Sewing Project

That retro-knitwear staple, the snood, is very fashionable again this year, with all kinds of patterns and colours available in high street shops. But you don't need to...

Ukuva iAfrica: A Taste of Africa

Ukuva iAfrica, meaning 'the senses of Africa' in Xhosa, was founded in Cape Town in 1996 by Englishman Nigel Wood. A trained chef who had owned several restaurants,...

Clothes Show Live: Oxfam Top Picks

For the last few days we have been at Clothes Show Live displaying the best of Oxfam to the hoards of fashionista's that flood into Birmingham's NEC over the long weekend....

Believe You Can: Fair Trade Christmas Decorations

Believe You Can work with Oxfam to supply us with beautiful Christmas decorations to be sold in our shops. They work with a Fair Trade supplier called Teddy Exports and hire...

DIY: How To Cross Stitch Your Own Christmas Cards

As lovely as shop-bought cards can be, they can never quite match the quaintness of a handmade, personalised card. I like to make a selection of Christmas cards every year and...

Clothes Show Live: Christmas Style Guide

It is getting dark earlier, hot chocolate is becoming a daily staple and the winter wardrobe has been dusted off which can only mean that Christmas is coming! For the Oxfam Festival Shop team this...

Party Dress Week: Batley Picks

Party Dress Week is upon us! This week we asked the team at Batley to show us what their favourite party dress picks were for the upcoming social season. Their chosen outfits...

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