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Royal Bath & West Show

In June, Graham, Matt, Catriona, and I headed down to Royal Bath and West for our first show of the year. We packed the vans and set off on the Wednesday, arriving in good spirits despite Matt’s detour through Bristol at rush hour – something we reminded him of all week. The coffee machine and fridge were plugged in to chill the champagne, ready for what would be an early start in the morning and the return of a VVS tour staple: champagne for breakfast. It turned out that we’d actually stolen our neighbours electrical hook up and had not in fact booked any for the week – a reminder to check the tick list for every show. Every day...

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Fast Fashion?

When you walk into a fast fashion retail store, you will notice, that each month they have tonnes of new pieces added to their collection. New products hit store shelves every couple of days. Though the processing time is a mere number of weeks, you never stop to wonder all the damage it might have done along the way.   Fashion production makes up 10% of the global carbon emissions and 85% of the textiles go into dumpsters, rivers and the ocean every year. As fast fashion becomes more accessible and affordable, who needs to wear the same piece of clothing again? Right? Well, that’s where you’re wrong.   If we were to become mindful of our contributions to this waste,...

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VVS Isolation inspiration guide Vol.3

Home Edition    If Lockdown has taught us anything, it's the importance of home. It's your safe space, the place where you lay your head down and a representation of your identity, maybe even your creative or practical outlet. It's a part of you. What makes a home? It certainly is much more than the concrete and much less the material possessions, but more about the sentimentality and the moments shared by good friends and family. Being inside someone's home is an insight into their life.  The VVS team have all been working from home during the pandemic and we've compiled a journal of how we've been taking advantage of spending more time at everyone's most treasured place...home. We'd love...

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VVS Isolation inspiration guide Vol. 1

     Coffee Shop Edition  Look - everything around the lockdown is not necessarily ideal and it can be difficult to stay self motivated when self isolating. This is however the perfect time to learn a different skill, catch up on your reading or to discover and develop a new hobby… other than running ;) We’ve compiled a guide of our latest lockdown activities to beat the boredom and hopefully, inspire you too.  Remember to stay home and stay safe. Best wishes, The VVS Team ----------------------------------------------------------- Brands that we back A few of our most loved brands Four Five CBD - to take the edge off or the many other beneficial uses for CBD. Check out their array of products....

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