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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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Lighthouse and Boardwalk

The Lighthouse Jersey Jacket and the Boardwalk Drywax Raincoat are both designed in-house and handmade one garment at a time in the company’s tiny sewing room behind its shop on Southwold High Street, just half a mile from the town’s fishing harbour, after which the business is named. 

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The surprising story of textiles in Southwold

Whilst Blackshore Coastal Clothing is currently the only clothing workshop in Southwold, it is very far from being the first. The town has a long and rich history of textiles. A century ago Southwold was buzzing with the making of clothing and other fabric items.

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