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The Thread Archive - Autumn 2013

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Halloween at Cotton Traders

31st October 2013

Here at Cotton Traders, we’re big fans of Halloween. From wicked witches to ghastly ghouls, each year you’ll find us embracing the spooky spirit of the season by dressing up and decorating our offices to look like something out of a horror film.

This year, our Creative team and their families were given the challenge to decorate a Halloween pumpkin however their hearts desired. Despite a few early steps that were, to be quite honest, an abomination…from our Mexican ‘Día de los Muertos’ sugar skull to our silver studded ‘Damien Cursed’, we were very impressed with the results. Have a look and tell us what you think of our ‘All Hallows’ Eve’ efforts.

Best of British: Farm Shops

21st October 2013

From the highlands of North Wales and Scotland to the open fields of East Anglia, approximately 70% of land in the UK is used for agriculture. With this in mind, we have to ask ourselves why the food we buy on a daily basis travels halfway round the world before it reaches our tables. With unbeatable quality local food, farm shops are the perfect alternative to shopping in supermarkets....

Settle into sweater weather

16th October 2013

Although the temperatures are dropping by the day, you shouldn’t feel like layering up in cosy jumpers and cardigans is going to make you feel bulky and weighed down. Wake up your winter wardrobe with a fun and flattering statement knit that’s light enough to be layered, yet soft and snug enough for the cold weather...

Best autumn walks for the weekend

2nd October 2013

Now is the perfect time to explore our magnificent country by foot, but where to start? The South-West of England is a stunning place to pull on your walking boots and head out into the great outdoors this autumn; be it coastal ramblings or woodland trails there’s something for everyone.

We’ve put together a handy map of some of the best leisurely strolls to discover this autumn…

Top 5 Destinations To Visit This Autumn/Winter For Active Types

1st October 2013

Whether you’re looking for stunning scenery with fantastic walks, a bit of culture, quiet beaches or undiscovered natural beauty – here are our top five destinations for your autumn/winter getaway.

From stunning coastal walks in Catalonia to mouth-watering local cuisine in the markets of Marrakech, there are some fantastic options for a refreshing break over the coming months.

Stay Healthy This Winter

24th September 2013

The plummeting temperatures and shorter daylight hours that come with autumn can be a shock to the system after long days of warm sunshine. Over the coming months, the chances of catching nasty colds or the flu will sky rocket.

With some smart habits and small changes to your diet and lifestyle, you can enjoy everything autumn and winter have to offer without any runny noses or sore throats dampening your spirit.

Follow these simple tips for a happy and healthy winter:
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