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The Possibility Project

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Over the past few years I have been fortunate to meet two fantastic and inspiring women, Kath and Kim (both quite different from their TV namesakes).  Kath and Kim are the founders of The Possibility Project - a collaborative enterprise dedicated to greater social justice in all communities.  Grosgrain is proud to stock their stunning silk covered beads and now we are welcoming them to our store to hear them share insights into how they have built their brand slumwear108 with artisan communities in Jaipur, India.  Their talk, The Art of Possibility captures the essence of what it means to...

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Uashmama Italian Washable Paper Bags

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- Pronounced Wash-mama - Grosgrain was one of the first Sydney stockists of Uashmama bags and 4 years later, they are still selling like hotcakes and the range just seems to get bigger and bigger.  I thought you may like to know a bit of the history of Uashmama bags from the girl herself who discovered them in Italy all those years ago, Casey...... "While travelling through Tuscany in 2011 with my family in tow I came across the paper bag which changed my world, quite literally. To briefly set the scene it was on a small Tuscan terrace eating...

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Un Esprit En Plus

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You may have noticed some recent additions to the website of some gorgeous homewares made by the French brand Un Esprit en Plus.  I absolutely love this brand and would like to share with you the story behind the brand...... Un Esprit en Plus is a story about a brother and a sister who share a taste for different materials and a passion for brocante.  Pascale, with a degree from the Arts Deco of Paris, worked for 10 years as advisor in arts and creativity to large French corporations.  Stephane, a horticulturist for 20 years in the Grenoble area, brings...

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Glass Preserving Jars

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It sounds a bit crazy to be excited about glass preserving jars, but I am! We have just received our shipment of WECK preserving jars, made in Germany since 1892, these quality jars have a million uses particularly when you have the plastic keep fresh lid, so fabulous for food storage and serving as they look great and have a nice smooth rim.  The small size would make gorgeous butter or salt dishes, the large and extra large good vases and the list goes on, expect to see me using them all over the place in the next few months! I'm...

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November Champagne Shopping Night

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We had a fantastic turnout for our November Champagne Shopping Night considering we had experienced thunderstorms all afternoon.  Those brave enough to come out and get stuck into a bit of Christmas shopping were rewarded with 10discount, ice cold champagne and delicious nibblies bought to us by EAT & CO a Sydney based catering company, and we are proud to be stockists of their Chilli Jam, Beetroot & Cranberry relish and Moscato Jelly, instore now. Keep watching for dates for our December Champagne Shopping Night, and I am hoping EAT & CO will join us again.       

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