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Tuesday, 12 November 2013

FASHION CUFF-LINKS 2013 

 CUSTOMISED BY AST


EMULATING CURRENT DESIGNER TRENDS 2013
GIFT BOXED & FREE UK DELIVERY

 unique chic - you can't get 'just anywhere'
AST (All Small Things) always strive to offer quality goods with practical use and that unique chic  - you can't get 'just anywhere'.

We sell furniture, artwork, mirrors & decorative items for your home.
All recycled, revived, restored, customised, reclaimed, pre-owned and preloved items.

Vintage and contemporary tables, chairs, storage and more!
Buy low-cost, clothing & accessories for men, women and children.
Great quality dresses, skirts, tops, trousers, coats, suits, office wear, shoes, boots, bags, jewellery, belts and scarves.

Designer to high-street, antique and unique.

Re-fashion your home & yourself with a 'not so easy to imitate' style that changes with the seasons.

Our ethos is about ethical buying with trends in mind. A conscious spending choice for you and your family,  essential items sold at realistic prices EVERYBODY can afford.

It's environmentally & purse friendly to shop with AST!

We are a trend-inspired company and members of the ethical fashion forum & fellowship member. Which means we are recognised for our contribution to helping sustain fashion.

We won't compromise on quality or style with our interior & apparel collections.

What's more, if your looking for something specific?

We can help source it...

Anything at all such as:
furniture
household things
appliances
clothing & accessories

Local sellers, great prices.

Have something you want to sell?

We can help with that too! Call us

Freecall 0808 178 7148
Text 079488 34269
Email enquiries@allsmallthings.net

All Small Things (AST) Ltd

allsmallthings.net

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Power in our purses, people!

Hi I’m Lyndsey Latarche, a tiny molecule in this world and part of the ethical fashion movement - i love recycling!
"Globally, ethics within any industry should be see-through!"

Do we want to see? Not as consumers or manufacturers but as individual managers of our own lifestyle and beliefs?

I get the impression from some that "I should be living in a shack beside the river Thames, boiling water to drink",
Because I believe in 'recycling stuff' & 'ethical fashion'…
I’m frowned upon for using a mobile phone because I’m supporting 'new' products....
From my point of view, without new there wouldn't be a continual supply of 'preloved items', so my business reviving furnishings wouldn't last long! 

The point.... "Action doesn't have to be extreme to be effective"!!!

Unfortunately, there is a 'throw-away' attitude when it comes to fashion & furnishings which causes unnecessary waste.

But for those savvy spenders with trends in mind, we see a huge shift of money-conscious people wanting great quality items for less. The upside, re-using, reviving and recycling are now becoming a more popular way to buy or style ourselves and homes.

"With re-fashioned old complimenting new trends, creating a not-so-easy-to-imitate style is the most environmentally-sound choice anyone can make!" 
It positively reduces the strain on non-renewable world resources.

Supporting ethical causes and choosing to alter the way we spend - at least for some of the things we buy - and view the power to purchase as a vote more often, our actions will impact on "the negative practices being exposed currently by companies we hand cash to everyday";
"Why invest in businesses that don't bother to invest in their people?"
Life is a choice...probably at least for those reading our blogs today.
We can recognise and acknowledge that mine, yours and everybody's daily actions in the western world, impacts on global industries.
There are people (animals too) who suffer at the expense of our buying habits,

"Collectively, lives can be substantially improved by us ALL!"

Businesses, consumers and everyone else in between can make small changes to contribute to sustainability and commit to raising those industry standards and practices.


"Ethical fashion it's not just trendy.It's a whole new sustainable future..."





Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Efforts to create awareness for Ethical Fashion Issues knows no limits!: At 4am on a chilly Thursday morning, six women cli...

Efforts to create awareness for Ethical Fashion Issues knows no limits!: At 4am on a chilly Thursday morning, six women cli...: At 4am on a chilly Thursday morning, six women climbed began their ascent of the  Shard . They had no permission, but they did have a mis...

Tattoo Couture

Tattoo Couture

There’s no time like the present to consider a first or subsequent tattoo.
Legendary tattoo genius Ed Hardy has imprinted his style on the fashion scene -Inspired by the youth of America, vintage, Hollywood stardom and motorcycle tattoo culture - now the likes of David Beckham are wearing his clever clothing.


As well, Peter Andre models the vintage tattoo designs, there’s a buzz in the air… and the hum of needles too!

Ink is king right now, we see celebrities regularly flashing their tats in the pap’s direction!
But like most things tattoo habits trend and how do you ‘get it right’ first time?
Popular styles and images change through eras.


So what kind of tattoo stands the test of time?
Actress Eliza Dushku, appears to have it right with a double-headed eagle on her back. A simple design yet visually eye-catching and unique.
While singer Hilary Duff has the tattoo reading "Let it Be".

Perhaps consider a portrait, increasingly a more popular trend. Sylvester Stallone has a detailed picture of wife Jennifer Flavin on his shoulder surrounded by three roses for his 3 daughters, whose middle names are all Rose.
 

Infamous Pete Doherty put an interesting slant on the traditional child’s name tattoo, by having it written in his son Astiles own handwriting.


It sounds simple, be true to yourself and your own style. Unlike fashion that is discarded each season, body art is about styling your individuality; we create our own imagery perception rather than adorning ourselves in others’ fashioning.
If you are finding it hard to decide on exactly what kind of tattoo you want it’s worth submerging yourself in the industry if even for a day. Tattoo Jam, an annual event promises to be the most exciting and talked about Tattoo event of the year. No doubt there will be oodles and doodles of inspiration there. It could be the perfect place to show off your tattoo collection, or maybe even to start one.

Seasonal/current Ink info/images
Halloween, these images do the talking! (images from http://girlshue.com)


Monday, 23 September 2013

MADE FOR CHINA - a trending report

MADE FOR CHINA – a trending report

 In the next 12 months global cultural capital will continue to overturn dynamically. 
 Countries that manufacture for the western consumer market are now celebrated with  their own brands on the catwalks and featured in glossy, high-end magazines

 China’s first luxury fashion brand NE-TIGER,
 renowned for its East-meets-West,
 ethnically inspired designs flourishes in this  market
 September 2012 saw the company’s  founder
 Zhang Zhifeng give a speech entitled
 ‘From China, to the World’
 before the brand presented its latest    haute couture
 ‘Huafu’ collection in Milan, Italy.

 Expect an increasing number of 'Western'  brands to launch new products or even  new  
 brands dedicated to consumers in emerging markets.
 After all, it's where the money is right now…So who has already jumped on the MADE  FOR CHINA band wagon?

 Big brands are busy introducing ‘cheaper’ brands in China, too, as many consumers in    
 emerging markets still do have less to spend than their counterparts in the West.

 Dior's very expensive Shanghai Blue Phone, only available in Shanghai stores - Herm├Ęs’ new Chinese brand Shang Xia, it’s store sells; decorative arts inspired by Chinese culture. - BMW’s limited edition,  orange metallic M3 Tiger to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its M3 model in China, which coincided with  the Chinese lunar calendar (the year of the tiger).

To name but a few!

 And the inspiration behind the naming of this trend: Apple's Shanghai store employees
 started wearing red t-shirts with the slogan 'Designed in California, Made for China'    written    
 in Mandarin. The message is a play on the words that are found on the back of all      iPhones:
 'Designed by Apple in California, assembled in China'
                                                            

Information sourced from  http://www.trendwatching.com/










Sunday, 15 September 2013

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

New new new new season


We said early in the year there would be Monochrome madness! And we weren't wrong!


A splash of handbag colour topped the look but now we see it transcending into our living space too.

monochromeAs the new seasons trends begin for Autumn/Winter 2013, for us it's about getting Earthen!

Wood, clay, metal, stone and crystal are appearing inside our homes and possibly in our wardrobes too.

The strong trend for reclaimed and restored wood continues... It's time to bare all!

Among natural fibers and materials, vibrant colours are here to stay for a while longer.

We've noticed Sky blue and teal are predominant in 2014






Friday, 8 February 2013

Its cold but there's bargains to be had!


Into Feb and I've finally thawed...thinking of re-visiting the booty this weekend......