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SHOW THEM YOU LOVE THEM with a sumptuous cashmere scarf or wrap.....

What better luxury gift could they ask for?  Soft, sumptuous, warm and stylish our scarves have been designed and woven in Yorkshire from exquisite quality fibres.  We then finish them off by wrapping and boxing them ready for you to pop under the tree!

Come along and see whether you can resist after having felt how beautifully soft they are.  

Our first outing this Christmas shopping season will be on Friday 17th November from 5pm at the Pudsey Lights Switch On.  We will be in the Leisure Centre hall where you will be welcome to feel and model the scarves and we bet you won't be able to leave without one!

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Come along to wear and touch the products........we know you'll love them!

The nights are drawing in and the days are getting colder.  What better time to buy and wear beautiful, lightweight, soft and warm cashmere?  Here at Jampot and Sunday, we realise that for those of you who are new to cashmere and it's luxurious feel, our description doesn't do it justice.  That's why we are out and about every weekend on  the run up to Christmas, so that you can come along and feel it for yourselves!  

The following dates are confirmed with more to follow :

  • Saturday 21st November  The Corn Exchange, Leeds
  • Sunday 22nd November   The Corn Exchange, Leeds

These are all craft and gift fairs so, as well as ourselves, there will be other stalls and activities going on.  Come along and start your Christmas shopping.  We look forward to meeting you soon!

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JAMPOT AND SUNDAY....WHO ARE THEY?

In the beautiful village of Marske in the heart of North Yorkshire, was where Emma spent summers with her family. One of her favourite pastimes was to go foraging for berries along the hedgerows of the neighbouring fields and along the windy country lanes. She would spend hours picking the most succulent ones and became an expert at finding the best ones (or so her mum would have her believe).

The next task on the agenda was to make the Jam. This (apart from eating it) was the thing that drew Emma back, summer after summer to her family's house. They would save jars all year round to make the harvest of fruit into the most delicious Jam the world had ever tasted.

Granny T had perfected her recipe and, along with baking the fluffiest scones, never told Emma her secret ingredient.  Instead, on a Sunday, they would all sit (on the most comfiest, snuggliest, warmest blanket Emma had ever felt) and eat the Jam and scones, trying with might to guess the secret ingredient. 

Armed with these memories, Emma, along with her partner Scott created Jampot & Sunday with a nod to Granny T. 

 

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Cashmere

Why start a luxury English cashmere brand?

 

Cashmere is becoming commonplace; so popular in fact that last year cashmere wholesale prices went up by seven per cent. So cashmere has entered the territory of an unfortunate paradox: the high-street luxury. Of course, that should be a good thing — more access to it for me people — but with its commoditisation has been sacrificed its quality, the very thing that makes it the wonderful luxury that it is. 

Longer, cheaper cashmere fibres used by high street brands are not only coarser and of poorer quality, they do not last as long, wear as warmly, nor as well as their shorter, softer counterparts. There have always been uses for the longer cashmere fibres but it is not fine cashmere textiles. Cashmere kilims and rugs of Afghanistan and parts of Mongolia have long been woven from those fibres. 

You would not buy a jumper woven from the same coarse sheep’s wool used for rug making, and you certainly would not pay a premium for it on the high street. The quality of the two threads are so distant as to be different products, though they bear the same name. But cashmere is soft, even when it is coarse and so the high street gets away with its theft. 

That is why we started a beautiful English cashmere brand. To counter this theft of one of life’s great luxuries, to create a brand that celebrates its luxury, but models itself and its products on affordability, quality, but also beauty. 

We want to sell you a blanket so well made, out of such beautiful fibres, that you won’t ever need to buy another one. No built in redundancy, no shelf life, no limitations as to use or to care except your ability to keep moths out of your cupboards and the blanket away from open flames. 

We don’t want you to buy another blanket from Jampot & Sunday, at least not to replace the first one you buy. Of course we hope you’ll buy a second, and a third, but not because the first is useless and gone, but because it is useful and loved and warrants another. We want the pricing to be generous and compelling to you, the customer and we want you to buy it well and to buy it once and for it to bear the mark of its maker for as long as you choose to keep it, which we hope will be the rest of your life. 

Jampot & Sunday was born out of the lost softness of our childhood cashmere. A pure perhaps elitist product but one which has suffered much its own success and one whose beautiful roots we seek to expose and to preserve.

To that end, all of our products are hand made by English craftsmen and craftswomen in a family run mill using techniques that were handed down through generations. Each of our blankets is finished with a sturdy blanket stitch, a sign of our enduring commitment to quality. This is how we started the brand: only producing a limited number of the finest blankets that we can. 

That is how we will continue. 

Making a blanket that our parents can be proud of, one that reminds us of a lost youth, and that keeps us safe from a high street overrun with long-haired imitations of comfort. 

This post was also published on Medium.com.

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