Monday, May 31, 2010

Ireland Bound

Ireland so far has been awesome. The people are amazing and the surf has lived up to expectations. I started the day with a 6am donkey stand-off on road to a sketchy surf spot that my new buddies and surf guides decided would be pumping! It wasn't exactly pumping although it was big, nasty and we all left a momento on the rocks before leaving. Lucky two of them are the local life savers! Quick nap in time to wake up to beautiful sunshine and clean and fun little waves out front. The crew were awesome and everyone got waves. Tomorrow it is off to the Life Festival with the all-Irish dream team of fire juggler/stilt stuntman Bernard Mcglinchey, yoga teacher Deirdre Mullins and ex young designer of the year and stand assitant Annette Connor. Stay posted as it is going to be a cracker. R

Ireland Bound

Friday, May 14, 2010

Our new local Fabriquant des Espadrilles - samples on the way

We have just found a local Espadrilles manufacturer thanks to Dorothee Cambon, my sourcing agent. We are planning to do a small run of production over the next couple of weeks, just in time for the Life Festival in Ireland.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


This video is hilarious. Let Nicola take you through her local East London and throw some shapes in the process. Yeah, I didn't know what that meant either!!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

London Calling - THINK ACT VOTE

Choclo was fortunate enough to spend a couple of days in London last week checking out the music and fashion scene. I had the opportunity to catch up with Amisha Ghadiali, Associate director of Ethical Fashion Forum and brains behind THINK ACT VOTE. Check out the video from the event.

Politics isn’t just something that happens in the houses of parliament and voting doesn’t just happen every four years. Every day we make choices that shape our world.

Think Act Vote is a campaign to inspire us to think positively about our future and the votes we cast, today, tomorrow and forever.

Think Act Vote was started by a group of friends whose backgrounds are in ethical fashion, politics and design. What brought us together was a shared frustration about the negative view of politics held by so many people in the UK today and an ambition to do something about it – creating a community around our relationship with the political system and the choices we make for our future.