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Carr & Westley - Blog

  1. Measure Up!

    One of the biggest problems people encounter when purchasing clothes from online retailers is making sure the size and length is right so that garments fit as well as possible. We’ve put together the following guide on how to measure, whether you’re doing this yourself or someone is helping you with the process: Bust & Hips – for tops and...
  2. Classic Fashion Infographic

    We recently asked 1,015 women over the age of 60 for their views on the UK clothing industry. Through the survey we wanted to know how they felt about current retail offerings to their age group, how their confidence in fashion has evolved over the years and how their shopping habits have changed. The results of the survey are displayed...
  3. Raglan or Semi-Raglan - What’s the difference?

    As you know, a Carr & Westley collection contains many styles and designs of clothing. Through our product descriptions you will notice we regularly refer to specific features on items of clothing with strange terms, some common, some not so much, in the world of fashion. In our latest series of articles we’re going to help clarify some of these...
  4. Old Catalogues In The Post

    Last week we were delighted to receive a letter from a lovely customer who mailed us an old, pre-WW2, Carr & Westley catalogue she had found at home. While we can't be sure of the exact year the catalogue is from, the address is for East London, which is where the company lived before the second world war. We moved out...
  5. Pure Undies Launch

    Big news! We've recently released a sister website to Carr & Westley. Pure Undies is your one stop shop for all essential underwear purchases. It stocks all the most popular bra models from Triumph and Bestform, as well as bestselling knickers from top brand Sloggi. We've also made it really easy to use. With the 'Shop By' feature, you can...
  6. Brand In Focus - Hawick Knitwear

    The Hawick heritage predates even our humble beginnings in 1919. Hawick is a mill town with a successful textile industry supplying the world with the best knitwear available. Located in the very heart of the industry they can trace their proud history of manufacturing back to 1874. Ever since then, they have been perfecting the art of designing and producing...
  7. History Of Carr & Westley's Catalogue

    By now, you will be accustomed to the natural lifestyle photographs featured in our catalogues. Photography like this is a great way to show off new products and emphasise how they can fit into modern living. However, using photograph like this has not always been possible. In the past we had to find more cost effective ways to showcase a...
  8. Introducing Autumn 2014

    The colours around us are changing as Autumn draws in. Here at Carr & Westley we are proud to present our fresh collection for the new season ahead. You will have noticed that the catalogue is awash with eye-catching new fabrics and prints. A particular favourite is the two-tonal Kielder print separates collection, available in this seasons must have colours...
  9. How A Carr & Westley Skirt Is Made

    At Carr & Westley we take pride in being one of the last bastions of British manufacturing. Our skirts and dresses have been made in this country since 1919 and home-based manufacturing is a legacy we are proud to uphold in today’s heavily outsourced world. From our workrooms in Kent, we still put the same passion and detail into the...
  10. Carr and Westley Photoshoot

    On Location: Bath The Carr and Westley team are currently on location in Bath taking some snaps for our Autumn/Winter range. We are excited about the range. With some gems old & new,  we can't wait for you to see the new photos in our autumn brochure. Bath is a city in the ceremonial county of Somerset in South West England. It is situated 97 miles (156 km) west...