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  1. Hopping Down In Kent

    “If you go down hopping, Hopping down in Kent, You’ll see old mother Riley A- putting up her tent. With an ee-aye-o, ee-aye-o, ee-aye-ee-aye-o” Hops, the ingredient that adds bitterness to beer, have been grown in Kent since the 16th century. Carr and Westley are based in a old water mill in Hadlow, a village in the middle of the...
  2. Fashion Illustrations : The Days Before Photography

    Carr & Westley has been making traditional womens and menswear since 1919.  During that time we have produced many catalogues and seen this process change substantially.  For instance, some of you may remember the way our catalogues looked before the days of product photography.  Back then we would hire fashion illustrators to do drawings of our products and these would...
  3. 9 Reasons To Shop Online At Carr & Westley

    1. Wider Choice Of Products One of the main advantages of shopping online with C&W is choice.  Through our website we can offer more products than we can fit into a seasonal catalogue.  Not only can you browse the products from the current catalogue but also all products left over from previous ones – many of which are available at...
  4. Celebrating Wool Week

    This week the Campaign For Wool, a global community of sheep farmers, retailers and manufacturers, celebrated “Wool Week”. Headed by its patron, His Royal Highness The Prince Of Wales, The Campaign for Wool aims to educate as many people as possible about the incredible benefits and versatility of wool in fashion. The group, in turn, supports small business and local...
  5. Well I Never Knew That...

    While planning our new 2013 Spring range I decided to do a little research on the history of Carr and Westley. Thanks to the wonders of Google I found this little gem at Graces Guide. An original Carr and Westley advert from 1929. Carr & Westley were based in High Holborn, London at the time, yet to move to the countryside...
  6. Carr & Westley's 8 Sleep Tips

    There are some great little tricks if your struggling to get your eight hours. Some of them work and some of them don’t. Some of the best sleep tips involve all natural techniques that you can do in your own home. Here are our top 7, not scientific, just years of practice. 1. Make sleep a priority. Try not to stay...
  7. Winter Is Upon Us, Are You Prepared?

    Hi all, I’m Pete a proud fresh face at Carr & Westley. I thought since the days are getting colder and darker, I would write a quick blog post on how you can best prepare for the chills that lie ahead. The Forecast. To begin with, it’s very hard to predict what weather we are going to get more than...
  8. What's The Key To Slenderella's Success

    To celebrate the launch of our Slenderella catalogue page, we thought we would give you a little insight into the company that has become a C&W customer favourite.   The Slenderella Story Towards the end of the last Century, the once booming textile industry of Middle England experienced decline. One region hit particularly hard was Derbyshire, which at the time...
  9. Testimonials: Customer Feedback

    We regularly receive happy feedback from our customers; here is a little collection of the ones that have come in recently. Hopefully this list will grow over the coming days. "Dear Sir/Madam, I felt I must write to express my delight at the above garment.  I have seldom, if ever, bought anything on line or from a catalogue that so matched up...
  10. Black friday

      Black Friday Some of the UK's biggest retailers are cashing in on a US tradition, slashing their prices ahead of Christmas. Amazon, Asda and Apple are among the companies that have launched so-called Black Friday sales in Britain - despite many consumers being unaware of the custom. So what is ‘Black Friday?’ Black Friday is the name given to the...

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