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Isle of Green is an exciting new brand with a mission and a purpose to sell quality garments made in an ethical and sustainable way.
As part of a large clothing distributor and garment decorator with over 30 years’ experience, Isle of Green have pledged to produce garments which have a positive impact on the environment, including using less water, producing fewer emissions, or using less pesticides.
The brand prides itself on high quality clothing garments, branded with your individual stylising (if you wish), all made and sold in a way which is mutually beneficial for us and the environment.
Isle of Green believes in purpose, which is why they donate 15% of the sale value of every product to the charity Barnardo's, helping to fund their work with the UK’s most vulnerable children, young people and families.
Barnardo’s run over 1,100 services across the UK, working to build stronger families, safer childhoods and positive futures, by providing counselling and long term support for children who have been abused, supported lodgings for care leavers, vocational training for young people, and many other vital services.
Here are some of our favourite tried and tested picks from Isle of Green:
Women's Superstar Zip Through Hoodie £34.05
This thick, soft hoodie has a brushed inner for extra warmth and comfort. The hood is a great size, big enough to wear over your head if you ever need to do so, but not so big as it falls over your eyes. The hood also has drawstrings attached.
Made from 100% cotton, and PETA approved Vegan materials, and sporting two decent sized pockets, and a quality zipper as well, this is a fabulously comfortable hoodie for throwing on after a session at the gym, or to complete your casual athleisure look.
Women's Hoodie Dress £31.85
With a loose, oversized fit, this Long length hoodie dress is great worn over a pair of leggings for a casual daytime look. Fashions Finest loved this warm and comfortable oversized hoodie dress with extra-long cuffs, thumbholes and drop shoulders to add to the casual vibe.
Made from 100% organic cotton, grown in Bangladesh, naturally without any chemical fertiliser or pesticides, means that the cotton they use is better for you and your skin too.
Not only are both of these hoodies perfect for spring time, to keep away the chill, but Isle of Green promises that due to the way they source their materials, the positive impact of buying this product is 267 litres of water saved, 4.6km of driving emissions avoided and 3.6m2 of land farmed without pesticides. What a wonderful excuse to feel good about yourself while wrapping up warm in this snug hoodie.
An added bonus is that with every purchase made, Isle of Green will donate 15% of the sale to Barnardo’s charity, so by buying from them, you are doing your bit for the environment and charity too.
Take a look at Isle Of Green online here.
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Easter is a time that heralds spring, new birth, and the promise of summer to come. The first thing we often think of when someone says ‘Easter’ is chocolate, and if you are a chocolate lover then this time of year is a taste sensation!
Sadly for adults, the celebration is mainly centred around buying chocolate eggs for children, but Fashions Finest thinks that we deserve some chocolatey goodness this year, so we have found some delicious treats…just for adults!
Have a look at our mouth-watering selections below for some inspiration before you buy your Eater gifts this year.
Hotel Chocolat Easter Sleekster £22.95
This Easter chocolate box has something for every grown-up. The beautiful selection of little eggs are brimming with caramels, pralines and different tipples too. Hotel Chocolat has mixed their firm favourites with some more exciting additions for spring into this Easter Sleekster, so that whether you’re feeling daring or just looking for a comforting classic flavour, you’ll find it in this box.
With three eggs of each flavour in this sumptuous sleekster, this is the perfect gift for a couple, or even to take to an Easter party. With flavours like the smooth and nutty hazelnut praline under 50% cocoa milk chocolate, zingy raspberry cream lovingly wrapped in 65% supermilk chocolate, delicate french champagne and boozy simnel cake, champagne-infused whipped cream and amaretto flavours mixed with bright orange notes and warming cinnamon, everyone will be pleased with this gift.
The only question is - will 30 chocolates be enough? We’re not sure, but if you can find a place to hide them, you may be able to make them last the whole weekend!
Personalised Rocky Loaded Egg-£16.99
If you know someone who is always disappointed by the hollow chocolate eggs available to buy this time of year, then this one is for you!
Getting Personal offer us this beautiful creation, personalised with a name or message, and loaded with rocky road instead of being hollow.
Made from Belgian milk chocolate, and featuring a Maltesers Bunny®, Cadbury’s Mini Eggs®, mini mallow bunnies, and golden sugar pearls this is an extra special easter gift for the grownup with a sweet tooth, and with a shelf life of 4 months if stored in original packaging, it doesn’t have to be eaten all at once! (if that is even possible)
Baileys Chocolate Liqueur From £12.00
Baileys has found a solution for those of us who enjoy Chocolate so much we would happily drink it, and also love a spot of alcohol, by mixing the two. Marrying real chocolate with Irish whiskey for its Chocolate Liqueur, Baileys has been exciting chocolate enthusiasts the world-over.
A luxurious blend of Belgian chocolate, cream and Irish whiskey which apparently took years of tasting the finest chocolate from around the world to find the right one to develop. The outcome was designed to replicate the experience of drinking melted chocolate.
Perfect for indulgent relaxing over the Easter holiday, this is a dangerously drinkable liqueur which does not need an Easter egg pairing…unless you really want to go wild of course!
For a chocolate lover who already enjoys the taste of Baileys, this rich, luxurious, Baileys chocolate liqueur, crammed with Irish dairy cream, fine spirits including smooth Irish whiskey, tasty Belgian chocolate flavour and other ingredients and flavours might just be the perfect Easter gift.
Baileys Chocolat Luxe is a bottle of grown-up chocolate loveliness.
Cox & Co. Dark Chocolate Easter Egg From £10.00
Some people prefer their chocolate dark, and Cox & Co. have beautiful, decadent and very grown-up chocolate eggs for adults this Easter.
Dark chocolate is full of rich source of antioxidants and minerals, and it generally contains less sugar than milk chocolate, making it a much healthier choice of sweet treats. Some research also suggests that dark chocolate may help lower the risk of heart disease, reduce inflammation and improve brain function, so this dark chocolate might be just the gift for someone you know this Easter.
Made from the finest Colombian 85% dark chocolate, and containing roasted cocoa nibs, this lovely easter egg, suitable for Vegans, and packaged in entirely recyclable and compostable packaging, is sure to delight a grown-up you know this Easter.
DIY Make Your Own Chocolate Gift Set £53.63
Picture by Amirali Mirhashemian, Unsplash
This beautiful gift from Pure Xocolate contains everything you need to get started at blending and creating your own chocolate right away!
The beautiful gift box is hand crafted with love, and contains all the ingredients you need to make your chocolate. In addition, you will find a high-quality stainless steel melting pot, as well as a kitchen thermometer, a wooden spatula and a chocolate silicone mould to set your creations. There are also three basic recipes for making dark, milk and white chocolate.
Give someone the gift of creativity this Easter, and watch their imagination run wild as they customize their own chocolate, adding flavours and toppings of their choice. Alternatively, buy the kit yourself, and in just a few steps, you can make your own unique chocolate gifts for friends, or keep them to enjoy yourself.
However you decide to treat yourself and those you love this Easter, remember that the places in the world where chocolate consumption is highest have the most Nobel Prize recipients…and don’t feel guilty about indulging to your heart’s content.
Happy Easter from the Fashions Finest Team.
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