As the sale is now in full swing we just want to remind you that the shops will have things in stock that Cardigan have sold out of. For example, we have plenty of Orange Mighty Whoosh jackets and some Charcoal Vincent Tee left that are sold out online, we also have many of the trousers that have sold out too.
So contact Bristol on 01179 298 928 or email [email protected] , contact Carnaby St London shop on 020 phone 0207 287 2345 , email [email protected], the guys at the Cardigan shop may be able to help you out too, they just had a delivery of merino phone: 01239 623745 email: [email protected]. All shops can send items directly to you in the post.
Friday 23rd July sees howies Bristol doing something a bit special with our mates at Weapon of Choice, a live painting show using pens upstairs in our gallery. There will be drinks and a DJs, an authentically Bristolian evenings entertainment.
We know that you guys are appreciative of great illustration, so get yourselves down to the Bristol shop on Queens Rd to witness some of the best bring their work to life before your very eyes.
Thank you to all those who came to the Wee Do last night, it was a lovely, relaxed evening.
For those who could not attend, here is some of the fascinating stuff that you missed.....
Dan Wedgwood from The Adventurists told comedy tales of how Tommy set up the mad cap adventuring team and explained that they are moving away from vehicle based trips to horse journeys, a dug out canoe race down the Amazon and the Pedal Walla rickshaws around Bristol. The Pedal Wallas created the biggest buzz, such a genius idea, and if they manage to get permission they may very well be taking people up Park St too with a bit of electrical assistance! The first major outing of the Pedal Wallas will be at the Harbourside Festival so look out for them there. They are looking for keen cyclists and co-operatives of cyclists who know Bristol well to be the Pedal Wallas of Brizzle, go here if that is you. Money raised from the Rickshaw Run across India that The Adventurists organise, goes directly to Frank clean drinking water projects throughout India, currently funding around 28 projects.
“Access to safe water is a fundamental human need and therefore, a basic human right. Contaminated water jeopardizes both the physical and social health of all people. It is an affront to human dignity.”
United Nations Development Programme.
Did you know that bottled water from the likes of Evian travels on average 666 miles to get to you and therefore has a rather large carbon footprint, not to mention the plastic packaging and the fact it is owned by a huge multi-national? Frank water on the other hand sources spring water from the UK and wants to put itself out of business because it wants to support refill bottles instead, so that they have a smaller carbon footprint. But whilst bottled water is still needed for specific events where refill is unavailable, all of Franks profits go to clean water projects in India that use suitable technology and train local people to do any basic maintenance needed. All projects also including education programmes so pass on potentially life saving information about hygiene and keeping water safe from contamination.
Frank is currently championing the 'Turn Me On' campaign which includes a petition to Bristol council to re-establish drinking fountains throughout the city so that people can refill their water bottles on the go (remember we have a refill point in our shop if you ever need a refill, Carnaby St shop has one as well.) It's part of a country-wide campaign you can find out about here.
The next Bristol Wee Do is by Vashti Richards from Bristol-based micro-loan organisation Deki on 29th July and all details will be online very soon.
Mail order is great but sometimes it doesn't always have the sizes or colours left that you are after. Before you lose heart and start listening to too much blues music, we would like to point out that the Carnaby Street, Bristol and Cardigan howies shops may very well have the items that are sold out online, so get in touch with us at [email protected] (0207 287 2345) or [email protected] (01179 29 8928), [email protected] (01239623745). Until midday on 30th June we can send items out to you with free postage.
Here at the Bristol Shop we are losing an amazing member of the team. Amy joined us just after we opened 1 1/2 years ago and will be leaving us in August. She is going off to Southampton to study for a degree in Environmental Sciences and as one of the full-timers, she will leave a whacking great hole in our tiny great team.
So, for the first time in a while, we are looking for another Amy. If you know anyone at Bristol University who can clone one by August, please let me know- but failing that we need a new person.
You must have an interest in howies and the way we do stuff. You've gotta be able to interact with our customers and love our products. We need an ideas person who can help us continue to build our shop community. We need someone pro-active, enthusiastic and who notices the little details.
If you are Super Amazing and want to join the gang, send a letter to the Bristol Shop written in a way that best describes YOU. Include what you like-drawings, photos CAKES...
We want to find the chocolate sprinkles at the top of the Cappuccino. (one of our regular customers used that metaphor and I said I'd nick it)
Our address is: howies, 62 Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RE