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Tamay & Me Competition 2020

We have run this competition for two years now and it is a delight to see people all around the world wearing their jackets. We are so happy to be doing it again and to be able to connect during this strange time of Covid-19.    How to enter ? There are 2 options, this year we wanted to be able to open the competition up to people who don't already have a jacket too. Option 1:  -Take a photo of your jacket !  It could be a selfie, styling your jacket in your favourite way? in your fave spot? It could be a your jacket hanging up in a favourite corner of your house.  It could be a photo...

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When things slow down, ideas from Tamay & Me about what to do in self isolation part 1.

Introduction, it's a series, not sure how long for ... It's a difficult time for all of us right now, some people in particular, my heart goes to those who are struggling. For everyone, it is a time of change, for the moment and perhaps for a while? I am going to put some ideas out there for you to stay sane and well and even try to make it feel positive, if just for a moment.  This series is all inspired by Tamay, our Mien half of Tamay & Me. She is a hero, she has always made her own clothes covered in tiny embroidery, she has always grown her own food and she has had it pretty hard...

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We are committed to making garments that respect the people and the land of northern Vietnam in the same way that their traditional clothes have been made for centuries.  We are not taking part in Black Friday as we are not able to reduce our prices without cutting the pay of people in our team.  Instead we will share our commitment to sustainability  We are committed to having a happy working team who want to keep working with us. This means, cotton growers, textile artists, photographers and interns. We are committed to being aware of our environmental impact, we are not perfect but we trying our best.  We are committed to natural fibres and natural dyes wherever possible.  We are committed...

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Our Launch event at The Forge, Bristol, a summary.

Last Thursday, 21st November, we launched our new collection in Bristol. It was a great evening, and a monumental one for our brand, as we welcomed Lucy from Mountain Threads into the fold! Woo hoo! Lucy's presentation about all the processes was something else. The depth and detail of what, and who, goes into each garment was captivating. Keep your eyes peeled as this information will be up on the 'process' and 'about us' pages of the website shortly. My introduction to the evening was heartfelt, emotional and a little jumbled, as ever! This is what I wanted to say :  see below I thought it might be nice to read as a blog - enjoy ...    Welcome everyone...

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