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‘Tis the season to be Jollie

7th November 2015

Put your best foot forward and help someone less fortunate this Christmas with socks from Jollie Goods…

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Whilst speaking at Fashion Exchange in London last month, I came across a lovely fashion start up called Jollie Goods. They’re a more-than-profit enterprise that sells beautiful socks and – here’s the best part – for every pair you buy, they’ll give a pair to a homeless charity. So this Christmas, I’m encouraging all my friends and followers to “wear a pair and share a pair” and help make the festive season that little bit brighter for someone living on the streets.

My cat Olive also liked the socks

My cat Olive also liked the socks

Jollie Goods was founded by Ed Vickers, who, while volunteering for a homeless charity discovered that there was a serious demand for fresh pairs of socks among people who sleep rough.

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“We realise socks are a very small step in the long journey of helping those dealing with homelessness, but we see it as our mission to do what we can to help look after the feet of those trying to get back on them,” said Ed.

“We’ve started with socks after seeing the unacceptable level of foot hygiene of many folk who sleep rough. We’ve seen many suffering with foot infections and diseases simply from not having spare pairs of clean, sturdy socks to change into.

“After spending time with many homeless charities and their clients, it was clear that amongst clothing donations, sock donations were minimal and in great need. We give warm, durable hiking socks suited for looking after the feet of those who live in tough conditions”.

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The socks retail at £15 a pair and come in a cute little recyclable tin which pops open. They’re designed in London and knitted in Leicester and they come in a variety of cheerful colours.

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For the fashion-forward among you, I can reliably reveal that the lookbooks for Spring/Summer 2016 are full of stripes, so you’ll be bang on trend with Jollie’s brightly coloured stripy socks. Also, they come in sizes 4 -12, so they make a great gift for both men and women.

Do your bit at jolliegoods.com

Disclosure: Jollie Socks approached me to write this post and I’ve been gifted a pair, but I plan to buy some to give away at Christmas too, so I am doing my bit!

Out of This World

3rd March 2011

Roland Mouret’s ‘galaxy dress’ caused a real stir when it burst on to the scene back in 2006 (has it really been that long?) and spawned countless imitations up and down the high street. 

Fast forward five years and there’s another galaxy (print, this time) dress on our radar – courtesy of Christopher Kane – and as ever, celebrities are clamouring to get their hands on one. Carey Mulligan, Anne Hathaway and Alexa Chung have all been papped in Kane’s creations.

On promotional duties for her new album, Nicki Minaj then took the trend one further when she showed off a slinky solar system mini dress that’s got everyone talking online, ‘Who was it by and where can we get one?’

Not that any of it matters now… With New Look, Lipsy and Ted Baker on our side, the high street is once again awash with galaxy dresses so you can get this look for less. We think this star shaped clutch is the perfect accessory!