Japanese indigo blues – timeless style and simplicity

Japanese indigo blues – timeless style and simplicity

Japanese design with its elegant simplicity and unique style has long been admired and imitated all over the world. Indigo design has been around in Japan since the Edo period (1603-1868) when the ‘lower classes’ were banned from wearing silk and bright colours. With cotton as the only remaining option, indigo dying, known as aizome, made a natural and stylish

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Panda products – The people’s most popular bear

Panda products – The people’s most popular bear

Panda products are an expanding category in the Joe Cool range with new designs being introduced as the popularity of this bear continues to grow. What is it about a panda that is so attractive? Is it the strikingly distinctive black and white contrasting facial features or just the gentle,peaceable personality of this bamboo munching mammal? Who knows, but there

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Scarf sensation! Brilliant and bright scarves for 2020.

Scarf sensation! Brilliant and bright scarves for 2020.

Scarf new arrivals herald in the new year with bursts of bright colour and a wealth of wonderful designs. For a fabulous blast of vibrant pattern and hue, we have stunning arty designs which take their cue from Bauhaus textiles, ’60’s pop art and modern metro chic. ‘Bold circles’ featured here in the red and yellow options, also come in

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Eco action – Recycle, re-use, replace, reduce

Eco action – Recycle, re-use, replace, reduce

Eco action has never been more important and here at Joe Cool, we are continually looking for ways to reduce our carbon footprint. Developments in materials and technology and an awareness of environmental issues are enabling the notoriously ‘un-green’ fashion and novelty industries to improve their practises.One of the most challenging areas in fashion jewellery and accessories is on the

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Bamboo you! – brilliant bamboo jewellery and accessories

Bamboo you! – brilliant bamboo jewellery and accessories

Bamboo jewellery makes an attractive and eco friendly addition to a natural jewellery collection. Inspired by the wonderful bamboo forests of China and Japan and harvested from deep in the jungle, we have created some interesting and unusual jewellery. There are many ways to design and utilise this fabulous plant; slim sections are made into delicate beads which are threaded

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