Outdoor Clothing for Autumn Activities

23rd October 2017

As we reach the midst of autumn, the days get colder and we find ourselves needing that extra layer of warmth when we go outside. With conkers to collect and woodland walks to go on, your autumnal attire needs to keep you warm and dry without compromising on style. Whether you’re trying to find autumn clothes to wear during an outdoor Halloween party, a local firework display for Bonfire Night or simply a crisp morning stroll, check out our recommendations from the Cotton Traders collection.

What to Wear in Iceland in Winter

16th October 2017

From walking on volcanoes and glaciers to visiting stunning architecture and modern art, there are so many different things to do, that working out what to wear in Iceland in winter can be tricky. With temperatures averaging 0 ˚C, and only around 4-5 hours of daylight, your chosen Iceland-wear certainly needs to stand up to the cold. If you’re busy planning what to wear in Iceland in December and across the winter months, read on for some great ideas from the Cotton Traders collection.

What to Wear in Venice

10th October 2017

Always thought about heading off to the beautiful city of Venice in winter? It’s a great time to visit, as the city slows to a more relaxed pace – a world away from the 18 million visitors that grace its canals during the summer months. If you’re off later this year, you may be wondering what to wear in Venice in winter? What should you pack in your suitcase to make sure you’re prepared for your trip? Never fear, we’re here to help. Read our guide on what to wear in Venice during those colder winter months to keep warm and protected.

Practical Plus-size Winter Clothes

4th October 2017

We can’t help but notice the weather is on the turn. And that chill in the air has well and truly turned our thoughts to roaring fires, roast dinners and warm, cosy jumpers. So we thought we’d hunker down and dig through our collection to find our favourite plus-size winter clothes, as well as some plus-size autumn fashion classics to get you through the next few months.

The Evolution of Fashion

11th August 2017

From the swinging 60s through to the 90s, our fashion inspiration has gone through countless transformations. But what was popular all those decades ago? And how has fashion changed over time? Explore our evolution of fashion infographic below to relive past memories – fond or otherwise!

Under the Microscope: Flexi Sole Shoes

11th August 2017

For lasting comfort, our selection of flexible sole shoes and trainers are here. Discover more about what to expect from the latest addition to our footwear range, from memory foam insocks and flexible soles, to a super lightweight construction.

Meet the England Captains who became Captains of Industry

8th August 2017

As Cotton Traders celebrates its 30th year in business, we sit down with our founders, former England rugby captains Fran Cotton and Steve Smith, to hear their fondest memories and favourite stories from their time as friends and business partners! First up, we have our Chairman, Fran Cotton...

Your guide to this season’s shape flattering swimwear

12th July 2017

This month we’re loving shape flattering swimwear. Why? Because it’s the perfect shapewear for women who want to remain comfortable, confident and relaxed by the pool this summer – while also offering choice in style, design and colour. From tummy control swim shorts to flattering all-in-ones, find your swimwear inspiration.

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?

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.

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.

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