On the sofa with Donna, our Cotton Edits buyer

24th July 2017

Effortlessly stylish and endlessly lovely, our Cotton Edits buyer, Donna, is the fashionable force behind all of our collections. We sat down with her to get a glimpse into her working life and see what it takes to become a buyer!

Introducing the Cotton Traders Homeware range

10th July 2017

Thinking about giving your home décor a refresh? Discover the latest homeware range to land at Cotton Traders and give your home a new look with some welcome new additions to your bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, and living space. You don't need an extravagant budget to show your home a little attention. Just follow our simple tips.

Perfect Holidaywear For Your Next Cruise

30th June 2017

Your luxury cruise is booked, the calendar is marked and you’re ready to start packing – but it’s not all sunglasses and straw hats. Not all cruises are the same, which means knowing what to pack for a cruise might not be as easy as you’d have first thought. The length of time you’re going, the part of the world you’re exploring and the evening dress code requirements will all affect what you decide to fill your suitcase with. So, what do you pack on a cruise?

Discover Summer Denim Outfits for Cool, Casual Style

20th June 2017

Light, airy and effortlessly versatile – there’s more to denim than your favourite pair of jeans. Discover head-to-toe denim outfit ideas, including how to flawlessly style double denim for a contemporary take on the trend...

4 Ways to Create Weekend Outfits from your Workwear Staples

7th June 2017

Why keep your favourite pieces for work alone? Restyle your workwear classics for easy, breezy off-duty style. We’ve put together these weekend outfits to show you how. Find your inspiration.

How To Wear: Bomber Jacket

31st May 2017

The classic bomber jacket is back, but with a much more elegant, tailored fit that can take you just as easily from a casual lunch right through to a bold evening look. Wondering what to wear with a bomber jacket in summer? Your floral bomber jacket outfit inspiration awaits…

Stylish Summer Outfit Ideas and Your Chance To Win a New Summer Wardrobe Worth £250!

25th May 2017

There’s something refreshing and carefree about the clothing that comes along with summer fashion. Long balmy nights mean floaty florals and hot afternoon walks mean practical shorts and tees. Whatever your choice of summer activity, your clothing has to be effortless and relaxed while allowing you to standout in style. But there’s so much more to your summer wardrobe than just throwing on last year’s dress – discover the perfect summer wardrobe with our top summer outfit ideas below.

What to Wear in Summer: Summer Outfits Designed to Keep you Comfortable

11th May 2017

From keeping up with the gardening to going for a forest walk, keeping cool and comfortable in summer shouldn’t come at a compromise. Find practical women’s summer outfits at Cotton Traders that are dependable, durable and most importantly, comfortable.

7 Travel Wear Must Haves For The Summer Season

20th April 2017

Dressing for warmer climates shouldn’t mean you have to compromise on comfort or style. With the right essentials in your suitcase, you can get the most out of your summer holiday. To help you choose, we’ve picked our 7 travel wear must-haves from the latest Cotton Edits Holiday Shop collection. With everything from holiday tops to holiday skirts and travel trousers, it’s summer style made simple.

Brilliant Beach Essentials: Stylish yet Practical Beachwear for Women

19th April 2017

Our Cotton Edits Spring/Summer Collection has arrived and it’s packed with stylish yet practical beach essentials to help you look and feel great. We’ve picked some of our suitcase-ready favourites to help you build the perfect capsule wardrobe for your next getaway

Introducing Our Iconic Guinness® Clothing Range

6th April 2017

The aim of our partnership with Guinness® is a simple one – to provide high-quality casual wear with iconic branding to boot. Our traditional clothing has always prioritised comfort and practicality to provide durable, lasting clothing, and our Guinness® wear is no different. Now, you just get the added bonus of a classic brand behind you.

Celebrating the Great British Summer

17th August 2016

The Great British summertime is best known for unpredictable weather, barbeques and trips to the seaside. To celebrate the best parts of this time of year, we invited Yorkshire parenting bloggers to Lambert’s Yard in Leeds for a fun-filled day of summer activities.

Our recent research and timeline showcases “a century of Great British summers”, and we wanted to bring a taste of that nostalgia to the event, giving children the chance to enjoy some of the activities that formed fond memories for their parents.

The Great British Summer

11th July 2016

Ah, the signs of the British summer: t-shirt tans, cider in the park, and BBQs as far as the eye can see.

Britons love the summer - maybe because it's often short-lived - and we take advantage of sunshine over the British Isles in great style, whether we're making a trip to the races, watching Wimbledon, or enjoying a barbeque in the back garden.

These are the tropes of a modern-day summer, but what was it like back in the day?

Retirement reality: Are we happier when we leave work?

13th May 2016

We carried out a survey with 2,000 UK adults – half employed and half retired – to uncover the realities of retiring.

Grow Your Own

15th March 2016

With spring in full swing, what better time to go all green-fingered and grow your own batch of fresh and fragrant herbs? As well as giving you a great sense of achievement each time you snip off a sprig to season your meal, you can ensure your home grown herbs are organic, unlike many of the pre-potted versions you’ll find in the supermarket.

Mother's Day Inspiration

18th February 2016

If a box of chocolates won't cut it this Mother's Day, then take a look at these creative ideas from our favourite bloggers for the perfect gift to say 'thank you'...

About 'The Thread'

Here at Cotton Traders, we like to do things a little differently. Our reputation has been built on outstanding quality, a sense of community and keeping our customers interests at heart. The Thread is just that – a space for sharing things we know our customers enjoy, whether it’s travel, eating, staying active and healthy or enjoying sneak-peeks behind-the-scenes at Cotton Traders.

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