An index of activities: Atlantic Trust, Meet The Manufacturer, Femmes Fatales, Garden Art Plus, Kickstarter.....
By Marnie Moyle, May 20 2017 06:16PM
Dear Green Oak Furniture subscribers,
We’ll try to be concise, and give an INDEX of updates for you to explore:
1. Atlantic Salmon Trust
2. New Filthy Weather designs : prices/colours and lighter weights
3. Fund raising
4. Meet The Manufacturer
5. New Retailer
6. Recent Green Oak happenings
7. Femmes Fatales – an enlightening focus group
8. How the garden grows
9. Press enquiries and contact information
1.THE ATLANTIC SALMON TRUST
The Atlantic Salmon Trust is a using their 50th year to launch a much needed research programme into the marine environment. Filthy Weather are delighted to support the AST on their mission.
Check out the online auction site: www.astgalaauction.com particularly LOT 83. An opportunity to help generate much needed funds for AST research programme and be the proud owner of a TWEED Rain Skirt.
The auction culminates with a Gala Dinner in London on May 25th and the online auction is open now. DO NOT DELAY ATALANTIC SALMON TRUST NEEDS US.
2. New Filthy Weather Designs
Ali and I started Filthy Weather with over skirts to suit our lifestyles. They needed to be tough and durable and a pleasure to wear every day if needs be.
We listened to the focus groups. And learned a lot, hence our NEWEST design and our need to announce it.
Our new design is lighter in weight and a fraction of the price of our Tough Skirts. British made still, we have found water resistant COTTON, that can be machine washable AND enables us to make a REVERSIBLE skirt. How excited our we??!!!
To have skirts ready for Summer downpours, we are using Navy Blue and a pale khaki. We would however value your input as to future colourways. All suggestions greatly received. Ping us an email firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas. All information makes for the perfect product for you!
Marnie is keen for an English Mustard to a Blood Orange combination of colours. Claire is keen for green and lime. Ali would like the bank account in order and no further comment emerges!!!!! Join the debate email@example.com
Mad Marnie thinks Crowd Fundraising is exciting, she loves the idea that lots of little bits of money can go to make a bigger project. Kickstarter is a crowd fundraising platform that has ethical principle (and a large access to market!). Marnie also believes that it can work as a marketing tool…
Briefly it works like this: Filthy Weather tells their tale as to why they would like crowd funding, if targets are reached FUNDERS get the reward they backed and a brand new creative project emerges.
We are going to fund raise for the Blood Orange / English Mustard skirt via Kickstarter and would be delighted if you were to chip in a quid, or PRE ORDER a new RAIN skirt on Monday when the project goes LIVE: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rainskirt/1478855883?token=7f970503
4. MEET THE MANUFACTURER
After the inspiring day at MEET THE MANUFACTURER back in 2015, Ali and Marnie shook hands to create Filthy Weather.
Creating a business is challenging. We wanted to stick by our principles, this event gave us access to like minded souls who have a passion for British design and manufacture.
We’ll be there again this year on Wednesday May 24th showcasing our new British brand. It is a trade event only, www.meetthemaufacturer.co.uk
5. NEW RETAILER
We are delighted to add THE GENEROUS GARDENER to our retail collection. This enchanting retail experience is part of Garden Art + (www.gardenartplus.com), the new and important destination shopping destination for the Berkshire market town of Hungerford.
Elodie joint founder of The Generous Gardener, loves the quality and practical style of our designs and asked us to supply her top end Garden shop at the new and very special retail village in as you enter Hungerford.
We love all our retailers, they have been superstars for taking on Filthy Weather and have been so supportive of our brand new brand. Check out a full list of retailers http://filthyweather.com/shopping/4591859486
6. GREEN OAK HAPPENINGS
Marnie just installed an Alice in Wonderland oak seat at an HRH in all it’s silvered and rusty glory recently. The HRH cat kept us good company and as we left the seat sat under the tree looking as if it had always belonged.
At The Game Fair in July the new WILDFLOWER seats should be throughout The Wildnerness, the fly fishing area. Although the steel prototypes have still to arrive and be stared at!!!!
7. FEMMES FATALES – a F.W. focus group
Femmes Fatales are a ladies clay pigeon shooting club that gathered for an event near to FWHQ and so we invited them over for tea after The Femmes Fatales Cup competition. They spoke generously … giving us much food for thought!!! Bless them for following up with more encouragement. They are a great bunch, WE LOVE LUCY!
8. HOW THE GARDEN GROWS
We were wondering if there was going to be rain this Spring. The ground was so dry. Just as we settle into the news of 6 weeks more dry weather the rain comes and aren’t the fields and gardens lapping it up?!
Chelsea Flower Show starts on Monday. Filthy Weather wishes everyone involved a hugely successful show. Ali is over excited at seeing the beautiful offerings on display on Tuesday, with a thinking cap on as to how we can muscle in next year!
9. PRESS ENQUIRIES AND CONTACT INFORMATION
We know the press are interested in our new brand, indeed many of you may be journalists we have met and already exchanged contact details. Filthy Weather is evolving fast and we would be more than happy to help you with news and images. Please drop a line here for more details or things specific.
Love and best wishes this pretty Spring Day. And remember to think of us on rainy days.
From Marnie Moyle and Ali Eyston