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Thursday, 20 November 2008

Pre-Christmas Sale & Bargains Galore

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What better way to beat those winter blues with some eco friendly bargain hunting with Pure Design. There is currently 10% off all products across the online store until Christmas Eve. And the even better news is that you don't have to queue from dawn in the cold, or arm wrestle your way to the till! Everything you need is right infront of you (accompanied by your flexible friend of course!). Click here to visit Pure Design online boutique.

By doing your Christmas shopping online you can save on fuel, parking, and carbon emissions. It's the greener way to do it.

I recommend your pour yourself a warming glass of mulled wine and nestling down in a comfy sofa to browse our collections at your leisure. We have some fab new ethical jewellery from Oria Ethical Jewellery, Coasters by Stella Corrall, and the softest warmest throws by Laura's Loom. And if you are stuck for ideas why not try our suggestions under our Gift Ideas.

However, if you simply can't resist the thrill of the high street bargain pursuit, you can always visit us this Saturday 22nd November at Bohemian Butterfly, 18 Kensington Church Street, which is sadly the last day of our showcase there (a big thank you to BB for their hospitality). However a very exciting day for our customers as we are offering a super special discount of 25% off display pieces. Failing that, your last chance to see us in the flesh this year will be at the eco-design fair Truman Brewery on Saturday and Sunday 13/14th Dec near Brick Lane.

Don't forget though that all the amazing eco designer products in our collection are handmade and limited editions, so if you have your heart set on something, don't hesitate!

Image: Stella Corrall, Recycled plastic coasters. Set of four from £13.50 (sale price).Tweet the Post

Sunday, 16 November 2008

Pure Design Press Evening

Tweet this Post Just a short post to say thank you to everyone who joined us on Wednesday 12th November for our press reception at Bohemian Butterfly. It was great to see you there and we hope you enjoyed seeing some of our latest designer products, and of course the bubbly!

For those who couldn't make it, do email me at elaine'at' and I would be happy to post you a press pack (includes latest press releases and images and special press discount code!).

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Saturday, 15 November 2008

Pure Design Director Elaine is a Future100 Winner!

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I am really proud to report that I have just been recognised as a Future100 in relation to my work with Pure Design. All the hard work and sleepless nights are beginning to pay off!

The Future100 is a select group of social entrepreneurs in Britian who have been recognised as changing the face of British business for the better through entrepreneurial flair and innovation. The Future100 has been set up by Social Enterprise development agency Striding Out.

Founder of Striding Out Heather Wilkinson said:

"The future of our world is in the hands of individuals who are committed to generating commercial and ethical returns. Challenging economic times can offer opportunities to question the way we operate as both a business community and a society. We are looking for the 'Future 100' young entrepreneurs who are changing the face of everyday business and improve commerce's impact on the wider world."

With Pure Design having just celebrated its 1st birthday, founded in October 2007 and launched in spring 08, I am so pleased to have had the progress I have made to date celebrated and recognised by this award.

Striding Out have organised a Future100 event taking place on the 18th November at the British Library, London, to celebrate the Future 100 winners - the event takes place during Global Entrepreneurship Week 17th - 21st November. Special guests from government, policy innovation and media will be invitied, and samples of Pure Design's eco accessories will be on display including EaKo FireHose bags, Susiemaroon belts, and Oria Ethical Jewellery. Click here for more details on the Future100 event and Striding Out.

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Thursday, 6 November 2008

Show your loved one How Much You Care this Christmas - Ethical & Eco Precious Jewellery by Oria

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Show your loved one that you more than care this Christmas by putting your money where your heart is.

Oria Ethical Jewellery is now available from Pure Design is beautiful and timeless and you can be sure the gold and gemstones used have been mined in a socially and environmentally responsible way.

The Nina Collection design is based on the Chinese Phoenix, a mythical bird of fire, so gentle that it crushes nothing, signifying justice, honesty and high moral values.

The large Nina ring in 18ct gold is priced at £1,364.00, and is available set with diamonds £1,560.00 – £1,992.00. The stack rings are sold individually and are available with a pink or green Tourmaline, Amethyst, or Champagne Diamond, priced £559.00 - £1,590.00

Free delivery on all orders over £150.00 and all jewellery gift wrapped.

More about Oria Ethical Jewellers
Oria was formed in 2007 by Tania Kowalski and Synnove Saelthun. Having worked within the jewellery industry for a combined 25 years, they became increasingly concerned with the environmental and social impact of mining and production within the industry and with the lack of transparency within the supply chain. They created Oria to put their concerns into practice. The Nina range is named after jeweller Tania’s sisters bold and beautiful personality. Oria say “We take great care to source our materials from ethical suppliers who ensure workers are paid a fair wage, that working conditions confirm to fair trade protocols, that no child labour is used, and the extraction and production methods minimize the impact on the environmental. For example cyanide and mercury are not used in the extraction of gold and silver. “

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Tuesday, 4 November 2008

EaKo Scoops HSBC Start-Up Stars Green Award for 2008

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We are extremely pleased to announce that EaKo (one of Pure Design's featured eco designers) has scooped the respected Green Award from HSBCs Start Up Stars event. Well done them! The timing is also perfect as EaKo are launching their new range of Fire Hose eco accessories. The Fire Hose range of products are all available to order from Pure Design.

The range includes a fabulous ladies Tote, men's saddle bag, wash bag, card holder and four very hip styles of unisex belts. And for a limited time only the full range of products are available to see and buy at our Pure Design showcase at Bohemian Butterfly (until 22 November). Bohemian Butterfly is an independent jewellery store located on Kensington Church Street, London, nearest tube High Street K ensington. Please see our post dated Monday 13th october for more details on the showcase. Please note EaKo's full range will be available to order from Pure Design throughout this period and in the future.

We will also be selling EaKo FireHose products at this year's eco design fair in Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London on 13/14th December. So there's plenty of chances to bag yourself a truly eco and stylish accessory or christmas gift, and no excuse to miss out!Tweet the Post