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January Book Choices – The Vote is On!

 

The Scholar by Dervla McTiernan

 

When DS Cormac Reilly’s girlfriend Emma stumbles across the victim of a hit and run early one morning, he is first on the scene of a murder that would otherwise never have been assigned to him.

The dead girl is carrying an ID, that of Carline Darcy, heir apparent to Darcy Therapeutics, Ireland’s most successful pharmaceutical company. The investigation into Carline’s death promises to be high profile and high pressure.

 

 

 

 

Blood Orange – Harriet Tyce

Alison has it all. A doting husband, adorable daughter, and a career on the rise – she’s just been given her first murder case to defend. But all is never as it seems…

I did it. I killed him.

Alison’s client stabbed her husband; she wants to plead guilty. And yet something about her story feels off…

I’m watching you. I know what you’re doing.

Someone knows Alison’s secret. Someone who wants to make her pay for what she’s done, and who won’t stop until she’s lost everything….

Bold, provocative and compelling, Blood Orange introduces a stunning new voice in psychological suspense.

 

 

Brain on Fire – Susannah Cahalan

Brain on Fire is the stunning debut from journalist and author Susannah Cahalan, recounting the real-life horror story of how a sudden and mysterious illness put her on descent into a madness for which there seemed to be no cure

‘My first serious blackout marked the line between sanity and insanity. Though I would have moments of lucidity over the coming days and weeks, I would never again be the same person …’

Susannah Cahalan was a happy, clever, healthy twenty-four-year old. Then one day she woke up in hospital, with no memory of what had happened or how she had got there. Within weeks, she would be transformed into someone unrecognizable, descending into a state of acute psychosis, undergoing rages and convulsions, hallucinating that her father had murdered his wife; that she could control time with her mind. Everything she had taken for granted about her life, and who she was, was wiped out.

This is Susannah’s story of her terrifying descent into madness and the desperate hunt for a diagnosis, as, after dozens of tests and scans, baffled doctors concluded she should be confined in a psychiatric ward. It is also the story of how one brilliant man, Syria-born Dr Najar, finally proved – using a simple pen and paper – that Susannah’s psychotic behaviour was caused by a rare autoimmune disease attacking her brain. His diagnosis of this little-known condition, thought to have been the real cause of devil-possessions through history, saved her life, and possibly the lives of many others. Cahalan takes readers inside this newly-discovered disease through the progress of her own harrowing journey, piecing it together using memories, journals, hospital videos and records. Written with passionate honesty and intelligence, Brain on Fire is a searingly personal yet universal book, which asks what happens when your identity is suddenly destroyed, and how you get it back.

 

The Nickel Boys – Colson Whitehead

Elwood Curtis has taken the words of Dr Martin Luther King to heart: he is as good as anyone. Abandoned by his parents, brought up by his loving, strict and clearsighted grandmother, Elwood is about to enroll in the local black college. But given the time and the place, one innocent mistake is enough to destroy his future, and so Elwood arrives at The Nickel Academy, which claims to provide ‘physical, intellectual and moral training’ which will equip its inmates to become ‘honorable and honest men’.

In reality, the Nickel Academy is a chamber of horrors, where physical, emotional and sexual abuse is rife, where corrupt officials and tradesmen do a brisk trade in supplies intended for the school, and where any boy who resists is likely to disappear ‘out back’. Stunned to find himself in this vicious environment, Elwood tries to hold on to Dr King’s ringing assertion, ‘Throw us in jail, and we will still love you.’ But Elwood’s fellow inmate and new friend Turner thinks Elwood is naive and worse; the world is crooked, and the only way to survive is to emulate the cruelty and cynicism of their oppressors.

The tension between Elwood’s idealism and Turner’s skepticism leads to a decision which will have decades-long repercussions.

Based on the history of a real reform school in Florida that operated for one hundred and eleven years and warped and destroyed the lives of thousands of children, The Nickel Boys is a devastating, driven narrative by a great American novelist whose work is essential to understanding the current reality of the United States.

 

Based on a True Story – Delphine De Vigan

‘A wonderful literary trompe l’oeil: a book about friendship, writing and the boundary between reality and fantasy … Dark, smart, strange, compelling’

Overwhelmed by the huge success of her latest novel, exhausted and suffering from a crippling inability to write, Delphine meets L.

L. embodies everything Delphine admires; sophisticated and unusually intuitive, she slowly but deliberately carves herself a niche in the writer’s life. However, as she makes herself indispensable to Delphine, the intensity of this unexpected friendship manifests itself in increasingly sinister ways. And as their lives become further entwined, L. begins to threaten Delphine’s identity and her safety.

 

 

 

To vote on this month’s choice head on over to the Facebook page and cast your photo. Voting closes 12 midnight Thursday 9th January and we will announce the choice the next day! 

See you there! Much love Amanda xx

 

 

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Are you the Elsie’s Attic’s Next Top Model?!

We are on the hunt for more fabulous, relatable models to join our team! Fancy joining us? Then have a read and get in touch – we’d love to hear from you! 

It does not matter what age, size, height etc you are but you do need to be local to us in South Leicestershire, Cosby to be precise,or at least able to get to us once or twice a month.

You do need to be . . .
*Comfortable in front of a camera
* Happy to appear live on our social media channels
*Happy and smiley
* A fan of the Attic and what we do . . . 😘

So what’s involved . . .
We will hold shoots, mostly on Saturdays, on a regular basis. and you will be invited to come and hangout with us at our new base, ‘down on the farm’. We have a mini photo studio where we will shoot latest arrivals. There will also be occasional photo shoots to get involved with.  In return you will receive free/discounted items and expenses.

If you think this could be you then please email us at amanda@elsiesattic.co.uk. Please include a bit of info about yourself and two recent photos of yourself, at least one full length photo – we can’t consider any applicants without a recent full length photo. Please note we can only accept applications via email not Facebook etc.

What are you waiting for!

Excited to hear from you! Much Love EA Amanda x
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Snuggle up and check out December’s Book Club choice

So, it goes without saying that December is a super busy time in the Attic so the vote for this month’s choice was pretty quick! Annnnd, the winner is . . .

Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas – Adam Kay. By all accounts an excellent read. Quite a short read which might not be a bad idea as we are all super busy getting Christmas ready and quaffing prosecco!  If you aren’t already in the club, join up here

Personally I am also going to read the Dark Side of the Book Club too (one of the other choices we voted on!) Happy reading amazing ladies!

Much love EA Amanda xxx

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Hands up who wants to join Team Attic?!

After five glorious years in Nottingham, Elsie’s Attic has moved back south! We have landed back home in Cosby, sunny South Leicestershire.

We are now on the hunt for new, amazing staff to join our team.  We are a small, friendly team, looking for an outstanding individual to come and work with us down on the farm at the new Attic in Armston Farm, Cosby and keep the magic alive!

About You . . .

Do you have a passion for fashion? Oodles of drive & enthusiasm? Attention to detail? Do you know who is who on Instagram world of Mummy fashion? Do you love folders and post it notes? Can you wrap a mean parcel? Do you have a passion for high levels of customer satisfaction?  Are you a good all rounder, not afraid to get stuck in and love working as part of a team. Would you cope if you broke a nail shifting some boxes? Can you make a decent cup of coffee? Do you promise to indulge in cake on full fat Friday in the office? If you can honestly answer yes to all of these then we’d love to hear from you!

About The Role . . . 

We are not your typical company and these new roles will offer the opportunity to work on all aspects of our business from the initial customer contact through to the goods leaving the Attic to happy customers.  We are a small company we believe that we should all be prepared to get stuck in to ensure we can deliver the best possible products in the best possible way for our customers and provide the best service. And by we, that includes us, Amanda & Steve the Founders and CEOs.

As a busy team member you would join us in doing the following: –

Download orders from our website for processing

Pick and pack orders for customers and send them off with love

Unpack incoming deliveries and put away stock in the Attic

Process customer returns and represent stock for sale

Answer messages and phone calls from our wonderful customers

Add content to social media

Liaise with models and help organise photo shoots

Participate in regular team meetings and one to one development meetings

and much more!

What we can give you . . . 

Starting salary circa £18 000 – £20 000 depending on skills and experience with six monthly reviews and the opportunity to progress if you can really work hard and knock our socks off!

Company pension

A generous staff perks package

The position is Monday to Friday 8.30 – 4.30pm.

PS – you must love dogs as the Attic dogs are established members of the team and often hang out with us.

To apply please email amanda@elsiesattic.co.uk with a covering letter and CV. APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED.

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November Book Club Vote is On!

Each month we will put forward 4-5 books for the club to vote on but we need to get a wriggle on to get a read in for September so this time we have chosen them to get us started!  We have picked five books to fit in with the following genres; Autobiography, non-fiction, fiction, Member’s Choice and a classic must read.    A vote has now gone up on the book club page for you to choose.

The books to vote on are . . .

First Man in – Ant Middleton

OK, so maybe not an obvious choice but after hearing Ant Middleton talking about his life and this book, it has us intrigued and it’s a Sunday Time Bestseller . . .  No one is born a leader. But through sheer determination and by confronting life’s challenges, Ant Middleton has come to know the meaning of true leadership. In First Man In, he shares the core lessons he’s learned over the course of his fascinating, exhilarating life.

Special forces training is no walk in the park. The rules are strict and they make sure you learn the hard way, pushing you beyond the limits of what is physically possible. There is no mercy. Even when you are bleeding and broken, to admit defeat is failure.

To survive the grueling selection process to become a member of the elite you need toughness, aggression, meticulous attention to detail and unrelenting self-discipline, all traits that make for the best leaders.

In this fascinating, exhilarating and revealing book, Ant speaks about the highs and gut-wrenching lows of his life – from the thrill of passing Special Forces Selection to dealing with the early death of his father and ending up in prison on leaving the military – and draws valuable lessons that we can all use in our daily lives.

 

Sara Payne, A Mother’s Story – Sara Payne

‘Thank God we have found her.’ Sara Payne’s words as she announced that the body of her daughter – snatched and murdered by paedophile, Roy Whiting – had finally been found.

In this memoir, Sara tells her personal story. She describes the numbness as she waited for seventeen days, desperate to hear news of her missing daughter, and the terrible moment when her worst fears became reality. She explains how her family tried to cope with their grief and the stress placed upon them by the media campaign for Sarah’s Law. As the family tried to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of tragedy, they found that each reminded the other of the child they had lost. Guilt and anger pushed Sarah’s marriage into a spiral of alcohol abuse and violence.
This is the ultimate story of a family’s journey through hell, but Sara’s strength is an inspiration as, despite everything, she and her family slowly found a way to go on.

 

 

Once Upon a River – Diane Setterfield

On a dark midwinter’s night in an ancient inn on the river Thames, an extraordinary event takes place. The regulars are telling stories to while away the dark hours, when the door bursts open on a grievously wounded stranger. In his arms is the lifeless body of a small child. Hours later, the girl stirs, takes a breath and returns to life. Is it a miracle? Is it magic? Or can science provide an explanation? These questions have many answers, some of them quite dark indeed.

Those who dwell on the river bank apply all their ingenuity to solving the puzzle of the girl who died and lived again, yet as the days pass the mystery only deepens. The child herself is mute and unable to answer the essential questions: Who is she? Where did she come from? And to whom does she belong? But answers proliferate nonetheless.

Three families are keen to claim her. A wealthy young mother knows the girl is her kidnapped daughter, missing for two years. A farming family reeling from the discovery of their son’s secret liaison, stand ready to welcome their granddaughter. The parson’s housekeeper, humble and isolated, sees in the child the image of her younger sister. But the return of a lost child is not without complications and no matter how heartbreaking the past losses, no matter how precious the child herself, this girl cannot be everyone’s. Each family has mysteries of its own, and many secrets must be revealed before the girl’s identity can be known.

Once Upon a River is a glorious tapestry of a book that combines folklore and science, magic and myth. Suspenseful, romantic, and richly atmospheric, the beginning of this novel will sweep you away on a powerful current of storytelling, transporting you through worlds both real and imagined, to the triumphant conclusion whose depths will continue to give up their treasures long after the last page is turned.

 

Rebecca – Daphne De Maurier  

Such a classic book, we just had to include this one. Having seen the book brought to life in the classic Hitchcock film, getting lost in the pages of this book would be a real treat.  On a trip to the South of France, the shy heroine of Rebecca falls in love with Maxim de Winter, a handsome widower. Although his proposal comes as a surprise, she happily agrees to marry him. But as they arrive at her husband’s home, Manderley, a change comes over Maxim, and the young bride is filled with dread. Friendless in the isolated mansion, she realises that she barely knows him. In every corner of every room is the phantom of his beautiful first wife, Rebecca, and the new Mrs de Winter walks in her shadow.

 

 

 

 

Daisy Jones and the Six – Taylor Jenkins Reid

So this book was suggested bu quite a few Book Club members over the past few weeks and it has rave reviews from the likes of Fearne Cotton so that had us intrigued . . .

Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six, but nobody knows the reason behind their split at the absolute height of their popularity . . . until now.

Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it’s the rock and roll she loves most. By the time she’s twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things.

Also getting noticed is The Six, a band led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out she’s pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road.

Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes that the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend.

The making of that legend is chronicled in this riveting and unforgettable novel, written as an oral history of one of the biggest bands of the seventies. Taylor Jenkins Reid is a talented writer who takes her work to a new level with Daisy Jones & The Six, brilliantly capturing a place and time in an utterly distinctive voice.

To vote on this month’s choice head on over to the Facebook page and cast your photo. Voting closes 12 midnight Wednesday 31st October and we will announce the choice the next day! 

See you there! Much love Amanda xx

 

 

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September’s Book Club Read is . . .

. . .  up to our amazing book club members!!

Each month we will put forward 4-5 books for the club to vote on but we need to get a wriggle on to get a read in for September so this time we have chosen them to get us started!  We have picked five books to fit in with the following genres; Autobiography, non-fiction, fiction, Member’s Choice and a classic must read.    A vote has now gone up on the book club page for you to choose.

The books to vote on are . . .

1. My Thoughts Exactly – Lily Allen

Always one of the more honest and questioning pop stars, Lily Allen lays bare her struggles with fame, success and self-image in this raw and valuable testimony. Resounding with the singer-songwriter’s trademark wit and candour, My Thoughts Exactly is a refreshingly real music memoir.

In the introduction, Allen, 33, says she’s too young to write her entire life story; instead she’s interested in “the things in my life that changed events, upended things, upset the cart.  No detail is deemed too personal in the singer’s affecting account of her rise to fame and being constantly under scrutiny

A brutally honest read that must have had a few other celebrities and high profile people squirming and running for cover!

 

 

 

2. How to Fail – Elizabeth Day

Inspired by her hugely popular podcast, How To Fail is Elizabeth Day’s brilliantly funny, painfully honest and insightful celebration of things going wrong.

This is a book for anyone who has ever failed. Which means it’s a book for everyone.

If I have learned one thing from this shockingly beautiful venture called life, it is this: failure has taught me lessons I would never otherwise have understood. I have evolved more as a result of things going wrong than when everything seemed to be going right. Out of crisis has come clarity, and sometimes even catharsis.

Part memoir, part manifesto, and including chapters on dating, work, sport, babies, families, anger and friendship, it is based on the simple premise that understanding why we fail ultimately makes us stronger. It’s a book about learning from our mistakes and about not being afraid.

Uplifting, inspiring and rich in stories from Elizabeth’s own life, How to Fail reveals that failure is not what defines us; rather it is how we respond to it that shapes us as individuals.

Because learning how to fail is actually learning how to succeed better. And everyone needs a bit of that.

 

3. After the End – Clare Mackintosh

Max and Pip are the strongest couple you know. They’re best friends, lovers—unshakable. But then their son gets sick and the doctors put the question of his survival into their hands. For the first time, Max and Pip can’t agree. They each want a different future for their son.

What if they could have both?

A gripping and propulsive exploration of love, marriage, parenthood, and the road not taken, After the End brings one unforgettable family from unimaginable loss to a surprising, satisfying, and redemptive ending and the life they are fated to find. With the emotional power of Jodi Picoult’s My Sister’s Keeper, Mackintosh helps us to see that sometimes the end is just another beginning.

 

 

4 The Silence of the Girls –  Pat Barker

Shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction, the Costa Novel Award and the Gordon Burn Prize

When the Greek Queen Helen is kidnapped by Trojans, the Greeks sail in pursuit, besieging the city of Troy. Trapped in the Greek soldiers’ camp is another captured queen, Briseis. Condemned to be bed-slave to Achilles, the man who butchered her family, she becomes a pawn in a menacing game between bored and frustrated warriors. In the centuries after this most famous war, history will write her off, a footnote in a bloody story scripted by vengeful men – but Briseis has a very different tale to tell . . .

 

 

 

5. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

OK, so we realise that most of book club will have read and adored this book but how could we not choose it?!  The most fabulous book ever, in my opinion, made me fall in love with reading again as a teenager and with Mr Darcy, of course!

In case you haven’t read it . . .  Pride and Prejudice is a romantic novel following Elizabeth Bennet, the dynamic protagonist of the book, who learns about the repercussions of hasty judgments and eventually comes to appreciate the difference between superficial goodness and actual goodness. A classic piece filled with comedy, its humor lies in its honest depiction of manners, education, marriage and money during the Regency era in Great Britain.

Mr. Bennet of Longbourn estate has five daughters, but because his property is entailed it can only be passed from male heir to male heir. Consequently, Mr. Bennet’s family will be destitute upon his death. Because his wife also lacks an inheritance, it is imperative that at least one of the girls marry well to support the others upon his death, which is a motivation that drives the plot. Jane Austen’s opening line–“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife”– is a sentence filled with irony and sets the tone for the book.

To vote on this month’s choice head on over to the Facebook page and cast your photo. Voting closes 12 midnight Sunday 8th September to give us time to read the book before our discussion at the end of the month!

See you there! Much love EA Amanda xx

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Calling all Bookworms . . .

Elsie’s Attic Book Club is an amazing online group where fabulous women can bond and support each other over their love of books. We will have monthly reads, discussions, book reviews, author Q&As, book shelfies and exclusive discounts for our members

Each month we will choose four to five books for book club members to then vote on to be read of the month.  We will try and pick at least one book from the following categories:-

  • Non-fiction
  • Fiction
  • Autobiography
  • A classic ( we’re not talking about the Greeks & Romans here, just books we all think everyone should read as they are so blummin good!)
  • The members’ choice – Every month we will ask for suggestions from our members and then add the most popular to the vote too!

We have also just launched our amazing Book Lovers Collection featuring literary inspired tees and sweatshirts, mugs, tote bags and more! Total must haves for all book worms.  Members of our book club will receive exclusive early bird sneak peeps and discounts on the collection.

 

 

 

 

 

If this sounds like your cup of tea then head on over to the book club Facebook page and join up – we are all dying to meet you!

Big love, Team Attic xx

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Netball Sponsorship Finalists! The Vote is ON!!

So, hopefully you have seen the competition we have been running on our Facebook page for netball sponsorship.

We have been totally blown away with the response, 100s of teams have entered (and to think we said we would be happy with 50 when we started!) and it has been an honour to go through all the applications, some truly inspiration women out there!  So the whole of Team Attic sat down to go through the applications but we genuinely did struggle to pick just one so we thought, why not put it to the public vote!!  You can cast your vote on our Facebook page until midnight Sunday 23rd June (only votes cast this way will count) and the winner will be announced soon after – depending on how many we have to count!

Before we tell you more about the finalists, here’s a little reminder of what is on offer for the winning team . . .

  • Sponsored shirts/dresses
  • Tickets to the netball world cup this coming July
  • Exclusive Elsie’s Attic discount codes
  • Regular features on our social media and website!
  • The chance to take part in a team photo shoot

So who are our finalists, well we wanted to choose teams that encapsulate what Elsie’s Attic as a brand is about and we think with these epic, dynamic, strong and inspirational teams, we have done just that!  In alphabetical order, the finalists, in their own words, are  . . .

Arden Forest

We are Arden Forest Netball Team which started out as a group of mums from the school playground

We’ve been going for the last 5 years and train every Thursday evening. We’ve worked our way up from the bottom of the league to this year winning our division and therefore moving up to a higher division next season.

Our dedication, commitment, personalities, and not only how we work together as a team on the pitch but off the pitch also, has seen us recruit new players from much higher divisions. Go us!!

We hold an annual quiz night, which has become very popular year on year, enabling us to purchase essential equipment needed.  It’s seen our children come together, wanting to play the game too, which is just awesome.

For most of us it’s changed our lives, in one way or another. It’s gained strong friendships, seen some lose weight, have lots more energy, and for some it’s helped with their own mental health including post natal depression. As a group of mums it has made us all feel valued and most importantly we have found ourselves as individuals again.

To vote for Arden Forest, hop over to our Facebook page and comment on our pinned post ‘Arden Forest’.

 

Baby Catchers

We are a group of midwives called ‘the baby catchers’ we have recently set up training for all health care professionals to get together and de-stress from work. We currently have about 25 members, some honorary midwives too! We meet Mondays to play netball, our coach Penny is a retired teacher who has played Netball for over 30 years, in her 70’s forced to retire due to her arthritic hands.

We are hoping to expand our training across our hospital as this group of women love playing and feel its made a massive difference to our working lives as well as our personal lives!  We are mainly midwives who all work in different areas of the hospital, playing Netball has brought us together as a team.
We have one netball, its pink and a set of 2 bibs, bought from our personal finances, we have a logo that a kind graphic designer did for us for free, we hope to get dresses soon to look the part when we play!
Our team was recently mentioned on the BBC netball channel for our team name, we are very proud of our team and love how our team has been brought together.

To vote for Baby Catchers, hop over to our Facebook page and comment on our pinned post ‘Baby Catchers’.

 

Brize Jets

Brize Jets netball squad  are part of Brize NC, a very small club made up of three senior teams and a junior set up. The Jets currently play in the South Region Div 2, having just been demoted from Div 1 !  The squad is made up primarily of serving RAF personnel and dependents and the club has been running since the Manager’s mum, formally an RAF PTI, set it up as an ‘RAF BRIZE WIVES’ club back in 1978!

We currently have zero funding or sponsorship and haven’t for many years. We buy our own kit, pay big club fees to cover our expenses and also cover travel costs which can see us drive 200 mile round trips for a match….not to mention return flights to Guernsey!!

We are a fun, lively and energetic bunch of girls, many of us juggling jobs and young families whilst our husbands are away for weeks/months at a time! There is no better way to pass the weeks until their return than taking to the court and playing the sport we love, with friends we have made for life!! We are each other’s BEST supporters!!

To vote for Brize Jets, hop over to our Facebook page and comment on our pinned post ‘Brize Jets’.

 

Reevos

 

We are a group of 40 years plus friends that have been playing together for 10 years plus now, we play in the Sandwich & Dover leagues in Kent, we are as strong as family & when we win we win together and when we lose we lose together! We go out to have fun and enjoy but we ultimately do like to WIN! We have won in both leagues before and haven’t been out of the top 3 for the past 5 years! We have been through weddings & losses of loved ones and IVF journeys and breast cancer and nothing has ever broken us! We would absolutely love to be sponsored by you! 

To vote for Reevos, hop over to our Facebook page and comment on our pinned post ‘Reevos’.

 

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Doing More to Save the Planet!

So if you have placed an order with us recently you might have noticed something different . . .  we have started to send out a lot of our orders wrapped in tissue paper.  Not only does it look and feel a lot nicer, it’s all part of our efforts to stop using single use plastics.  Hopefully our long term followers will know we are a vegan fashion brand and that we don’t sell any animal products but obviously, we care about the wider environment too.  We are constantly looking for ways to do more as it really is something we are passionate about.

We are now working towards eliminating all single use plastic from our warehouse.  Currently, we recycle 100% of the plastic that comes through our warehouse but unfortunately, when the garment and mailing bags land with you amazing people, they aren’t usually recyclable in a domestic setting.  So, we are now replacing all of our plastic garment bags with tissue paper!  We have been trialing this for the last few weeks and it seems to work really well, we haven’t had any negative feed back and it seems to stand up to the rigors of going through the mailing system.

We still have some suppliers that send items to us in plastic garment bags, so we have decided to still send those out. It doesn’t really make sense, from a waste point of view, to to unpackage and repackage them.  Rest assured though, we are constantly talking to our suppliers about ways these can be eliminated too!

Next step for us will be to swap our mailing bags. We are looking at lots of options that can be recycled, biodegrade, made from paper and so on.  If you know of any ace companies that can help then please let us know.  If you have any feedback on what we are doing, we’d also love to hear from you.  Pop us a line at amanda@elsiesattic.co.uk

Much love Team Attic xx

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Calling all Charitable Causes!

?? Calling all charitable causes!! ??

WE ARE GIVING AWAY SOME OLD STOCK! We have a rail of items that have minor faults that we are not going to sell so we thought we would pass them onto a good cause. They can still be sold as seconds and hopefully raise some money for a good cause.

So, if you are a charitable cause that could make use of these goodies, we’d love to hear from you, All you need to do is hop on over to our Facebook, have a look for one of the posts about this giveaway (top tip – search our page for charitable causes) and tell us a bit about your cause and we will pick one! Please comment by 12 midnight on Thursday 23rd May.

Much love Team Attic xx ?