Step into Spring and Spring into Step

Whether walking inland trails, trekking up mountains or spelunking along the coast, avid hikers will agree with naturalist and environmental philosopher John Muir when he wrote: ‘In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.’ As the weather warms, a host of trails beckon those eager to enjoy nature’s abundant gifts.

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Stay under wraps this winter

The scarf is the undisputed hero piece for this season’s winter wardrobe, and the luxurious natural fibres of mohair products ensure durability, comfort and warmth, along with a classic look that never dates.

 

Locally made mohair is world-renowned, and it’s good to know that investing in a statement mohair scarf equals supporting sustainable fashion. Known as the ‘noble’ or ‘diamond’ fibre, mohair is a renewable natural resource that boasts the fine qualities of lustre, resilience and colour reflection.

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The Crags – Fun for the whole family outside Plettenberg Bay

No visit to the Garden Route is complete without stopping by the gem of the Tsitsikamma that we call home; the Crags. The Crags is a beautiful rural area nestled in-between Plettenberg Bay and Nature’s Valley and surrounded by stunning mountain vistas.  With an abundance of wildlife and activities, if you are holidaying in the Garden Route this winter, a visit to the Crags is definitely recommended!

Here are some of our favourite, fun and family-friendly activities at the Crags:

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The Magic of Mohair

In case you missed it, here are all the reasons that mohair is magical! This article appeared in the Sunday Times Lifestyle Edition 25 July 2017. Thank you Sunday Times! We certainly agree!

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Keep your toes warm this winter!

Winter is here and the mornings are getting frosty and the evenings have a distinct chill. Thick coats and chunky jerseys will keep your body warm, but with the dark and cold descending, keeping our extremities warm becomes more of a challenge! A good pair of gloves are a stylish and practical way to keep your hands toasty, but cold toes are something everyone wants to avoid!

Here are some tips for choosing the best socks to keep you warm on chilly winter days:

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Autumn Knitting trends

As the days get shorter and the evenings get cooler there is nothing better than dusting off the knitting needles to create something warm and comforting for autumn and winter.

Here are some of our favourite autumn knitting trends to give you some knitting inspiration:

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A Gift for Mom

A quick little note to say that there’s a special treat for the mom in your life – 20% off the following ladies socks until Sunday 14 May only.  Hurry hurry!

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Stylish men wear Mohair

Did you know that the mohair yarn is universally considered a style statement in men’s fashion?

Mohair is the favoured yarn for many fashion designers because the fibre is super soft, durable, absorbent and lightweight, making it perfect for those statement pieces, from scarves and socks to stylish three-piece suits. read more…

Black and brown as a combination

Not always the first choice. Yet these two tones work so well in these images we couldn’t help but share. Black doesn’t have to be as ‘dark’ as it’s made out to be. It’s clean, stylish and has a timeless appeal. Team it with a worn leather couch or rattan cane chair,  read more…

Be Still

We found this beautiful design and it was such a pertinent reminder  – with all the hustle and bustle of getting things ready, getting things finished before Christmas, not to mention all the Christmas shopping  – to just BE STILL. Quiet . Mindful . Just for a moment. read more…

Early Christmas FLASH SALE

Our little elves are getting things in order, making room for some freshly made socks so we’re giving our loyal followers a flash sale of socks and a few blankets.

See featured items on newsletter and look out for the SALE items on the website. Here are a few below.

Hurry, while stocks last. SALE ends 11:59pm Saturday 5 November  (South Africa time)

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In the Pink

Pink is intuitive and insightful, showing tenderness and kindness with its empathy and sensitivity.

In color psychology, pink is a sign of hope. It is a positive colour that inspires warmth and feelings of comfort.  It brings us back to ourselves, reassures us that everything will be ok, with a reminder to love ourselves, first and foremost. Pink alleviates feelings of anger and neglect. It calms and nurtures us.

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Photo shoot with Airloom

Cape Mohair blankets recently teamed up with Airloom rugs in our photography studio. Cape mohair is proud to bring you a range of exquisitely crafted blankets which harness the innate qualities of mohair, the noble fibre. Their blankets are luxurious yet functional, keeping you naturally insulated while providing a splash of colour or complimenting a calming colour palette.  read more…

Your dad and his socks

What do your dad’s socks say about him?

Are they thin, threadbare, maybe smelly (!). Maybe his socks are full of holes or he wears odd socks? Are they bright and fun, does he like to show them off? Maybe he doesn’t like to stick out too much. He is happy to just be himself.

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