NEW Catherine Tough Knitwear

catherine tough knitware

We are back once again to feature one of our amazingly new suppliers called Catherine Tough.  We like how wonderfully creative and colourful Catherine Tough’s knitwear is and we are proud to have their products in our store!

Catherine and her team’s origin story began 13 years ago where her passion for textiles started way back at school and passed down by he mum’s own knitting skills and Youtube (more specifically Clothes Show TV). She then developed her skills and her own unique style at the Royal College of Art. She has a very English sense of style and the surroundings of Hackney (where Catherine and her family live) inspire her work for her to produce a bold and beautiful designs.

Catherine does a whole cavalcade of neat knitwear including woollen hats, scarves, cushions and  throws, but what we have available are her very quirky Kids Yellow Elephant Lambswool Scarf,  and a selection of men’s and women’s socks named after other cute animals, such as these Women’s Lambswool Owl Socks and Men’s Red Fox Bamboo Socks..majestic!

These are some very colourful and amazing eco-gifts, we recommend you take good care of them by machine washing them on a gentle wool cycle no higher than 30C or hand washing.  For more organic knitwear from Catherine Tough, visit our online store by clicking the top right link on this page, and search ‘Catherine Tough’ by using our search bar.

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Go Green This Father’s Day

Fathers Day at Arte IdeasWith only 3 days left till Father’s Day you may be wondering what to get him. How about a change, something that will make a positive impact on the environment and his smile. Granted, it is sometimes hard to understand the big picture when it comes to buying something eco-friendly. Here’s where we come in.

Thinking about how your actions stack up when buying something that is ‘eco’ can be difficult. It becomes increasing easy to see how the lives of people and the ecosystem everywhere are closely connected with one another, every single thing we do has an impact on the planet. If climate change takes a turn for the worse, what do we tell our children, when they ask you what went wrong?

Anyways, enough bad vibes aside, we currently have a range of cool Eco Gifts for men, perfect for this Father’s Day. There’s still time, head over to Arte Idea Store for more eco gifts. Please follow Facebook and Twitter for more eco news, and we have a Pinterest if you’re stuck on what to buy him this Father’s Day.