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Jackets, Smocks, Jumpers and Socks

Autumn is here and a perfect time for our Smocks and Jackets, not to be hidden away in the wardrobe but used everyday.  A selection of jumpers on the shop floor includes traditional Guernsey jumpers and warm Lambswool jumpers in a variety of colours.  The shop is looking great and is a welcome sight when unlocking the door in the morning  and greeting customers.  

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Blackshore 2022

Blackshore has emerged once again and is living and breathing with new life, the shop is busy and we are welcoming customers from near and far. Our Reydon Shirt designed and made in-house was added to the collection this summer and we have just launched a gorgeous Gilet.  Our core coastal range continues with the popular traditional smocks and jackets.  The Walberswick trousers along with all our garments are being made using the same care and attention as always.   The unique Blackshore workshop is producing bespoke and made to measure as well as stocking the Blackshore shop with the popular Chore jackets and Suffolk smocks alongside all our other garments including our popular Bucket and Watchman's hats. We are immensely...

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Craft-based businesses may be among the first to bounce back

Simon Middleton writes... I'm certain that the global health crisis will help to shift people’s thinking about where and how certain kinds of products are made. We’ve come to realise like never before that the things we all tended to take for granted, such as the NHS, and food supply, are actually things of existential importance that we have to be enormously grateful for.

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Working with a great British heritage mill

Visitors to the Blackshore workshop-with-store in Southwold are not only fascinated and delighted to find that the company makes half of its products in their own sewing room, but are frequently surprised to discover that there is still a textle and apparel industry continuing to thrive in the UK at all. Those not involved in the industry have got so used to the idea that the majority of clothes and fabrics are made overseas, that it’s easy for them to assume that ‘made in Britain’ only applies to specialist areas like Saville Row tailoring. Although it’s true that the vast majority of British textile and apparel manufacture went overseas over the last three decades, there is something of a revival,...

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We're recruiting! Could you be our new Southwold Shop Manager?

The Shop Manager is a vital role within the Blackshore Coastal Clothing business, representing the company, the brand and the products to our customers and other visitors, as well as to the Southwold community. This is both a practical role and a relationship-oriented one. The right attitude wil be all important.

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