Brand Shout-Out: Haris Cotton

I’m sure you’re all eager to discover more about this amazing brand so here you go! Firstly, Haris Cotton is a Greek brand and takes a lot of inspiration its origins, such as; Greek nature, civilisation and mythology. It was founded by Alexandros Tsougkranis and his wife Charikleia in 1975. Read more…

By Jodie & Vicki, ago

World Earth Day

Today is World Earth Day, actually this whole week has been World Earth Week, and that feels right as we should be working on this every day. This movement started back in 1970, and an impressive 20 million people across the United States  took to the streets — that was around 10 Read more…

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Local Makers

Fair Trade & what it means in eclectica

Body Bangle, Boom Shankar, Konplott, Manicay, Mt. Romance, Orientique, Paper High, Soruka, UnEarthed, Woodsmithery… We believe in Fair Trade – ‘Trade between companies in developed countries and producers in developing countries in which fair prices are paid to the producers,'(Oxford Languages) ‘An arrangement whereby developing countries achieve sustainable and equitable Read more…

By Jodie & Vicki, ago

Ookii Shoes now in eclectica

Ookii Shoes is the brainchild of the lovely Lindsay Turner and we’re over the moon to be working in collaboration with Lindsay to stock her collection of thoughtfully sourced boots and shoes this winter. Ookii is Japanese for BIG and that’s exactly what this footwear is! BIG in style, quality and Read more…

By Jodie & Vicki, ago

Three is a magic number…

Fanfare please! We turned THREE this weekend…Yep! Our little shop, eclectica, has been trading three years! Yip Yippeee! It feels a little bit like a loved one’s birthday, well that’s really what it is and it has had Jodie & I feeling a tad reflective on just what we’ve done Read more…

By Jodie & Vicki, ago

Fathers Day 2019

Depending on which bit of the internet you believe Fathers Day is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year on June 16th.  Apparently it all began when a young woman in Spokane, Washington sat in church in May of 1909 listening to a Mother’s Day sermon. Sonora Smart Dodd decided she also wanted a day to honour Read more…

By Jodie & Vicki, ago

May Birthstone – Emerald

Emerald is one of the ‘Big Three’ coloured gemstones, the others being Ruby and Sapphire – that together make more revenue in gemstone sales than the other coloured stones put together. It is by far & away the most expensive green gemstone and has been highly valued for over 5000 years. Read more…

By Jodie & Vicki, ago