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Email: kalkidan@sanchosshop.com
Address: Sancho’s 117 Fore Street, Exeter, Devon EX4 3JQ


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Hidden gems: here's a list of great things you can buy on local high streets...“The most enlightening thing has been seeing that left to themselves, women will design products with no compromise and full candour”

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Refinery 29 talks to the women decolonising sustainable fashion, including the co-founder of Sancho's, Kalkidan. "It’s time to wake up. On Global Day of Climate Action, VICE Media Group is solely telling stories about our current climate crisis. Click here to meet young climate leaders from around the globe and learn how you can take action."

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Autumn/Winter 20 trends see cosy neutrals and selected items of everyday jewellery that are delicately layered with knitwear and classic patterns. One of our black owned brands Yala jewellery is highlighted in this trend page featuring the Zero Waste Pendant.

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Kalkidan's article for The Guardian

"Of all the shocks that the past few weeks and months have brought to all our lives, one of the biggest for me as a black woman working in the fashion industry is that finally people are realising that racism is more than calling someone a derogatory name."

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"The fashion industry is responsible for around 10 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions. So any way to get inspired by the clothes you already have instead of buying more, is a great way to reduce your environmental impact."

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Safia Minney and Kalkidan Legesse, MD of ethical retailer Sancho’s, talk about their experiences of systemic racism. They share their experience and examine how racism stands in the way of sustainability as well as inclusion through diversity and resilience.

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"Meanwhile Exeter-based sustainable fashion boutique Sancho’s recently launched “transparent pricing”, a radical approach which allows customers to choose from three different price tags for the same garment. The idea was born when a subscriber messaged to say that she loved a jumpsuit, but couldn’t afford it."

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We recently mentioned one of lovely stockists Sancho’s on Instagram as part of #melinatedmonday. Founded in 2014, Sancho’s is a sustainable and ethical fashion & lifestyle retailer based in Exeter.

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Dream Escapes - The Izzy bag in tan, one of our summer staples this season was featured in Hello! Travel magazine, recommending this beautiful bag for your next get-away alongside summer dresses and holiday scenes.

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"less has been said about why small biz need – and deserve – our support right now. And about how we can do that, especially given that lots of us have either lost a proportion of our incomes (myself included), or are simply rethinking their financial habits in the current context."

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"let’s start celebrating our local successes – especially those with an environmental focus. Here are five sustainable businesses in Devon that everyone should be talking about..."

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"the importance of resolving the current unsustainable fast pace fashion industry that is consuming our lives. The show was held in Exeter’s stunning cathedral, creating a truly mesmerising atmosphere."

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"Exeter’s Slow Fashion Show aims to increase awareness about where and how their belongings are produced, in the hope of making people think twice before buying."

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The real women of Thought clothing, interview with Kalkidan. "Every Thought collection is designed with stylish, creative, hard-working women in mind. Our Inspiring Women series is no different. Kalkidan Legesse owns Sancho’s, one of Thought’s most beloved retailer."

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Indies innovating with experiences "Leading independent retailers share their top tips on creating the ultimate shopping experience."

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9 best ethical and sustainable jewellery brands

“The collection features colourful geometric styles mixed with gold, in earrings and necklaces which are high quality and on-trend.”

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“The message from Sancho’s in Exeter rang loud and clear – sustainable fashion is cool, .... think a little more about how and why we consume – think slow… not fast and mass produced.” National magazine feature by Mary Bennellick

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" Thanks to these local independent boutiques and their stylish owners, you can be slaying looks from dartmoor to dog village" Read on here pages 30-31

New York, London, Paris, Milan, Exeter (pages 52-53)

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"We understand the dilemma lots of men face whilst shopping; the limited range of clothing. That’s why we wanted to separate our men’s collection in our new shop, increasing our range of stock and enhancing the shopping experience for our customers, old and new."

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The Slow Fashion Show with Sancho’s and In Exeter “To have a fashion show in a cathedral might seem an odd juxtaposition of cultures. But let me tell you – it was perfect. There was a real buzz about the place, possibly to do with the excitement of such a trailblazing event.”

ALSO READ: Have a conscious Christmas with Sancho’s

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A skirt made from Plymouth trawler nets has crowned Devon as the UK’s capital for slow fashion. The fishtail-skirt was designed by Helen Newcombe of Davy J, which produces swimwear using waste nylon from anything from fishing nets to carpet offcuts.

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Store Visit and Review "A visit to local independents is more than shopping and parting with your hard-earned cash. It’s the experience. From the gentle welcome to the in-depth knowledge of the staff selling their wares. Sanchos on Fore Street, Exeter is no different."

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"Kalkidan Legesse and partner Vidmantas Markevicius first met at university – the two like-minds beginning a journey that led to the creation of Sancho’s, an inspiring and inclusive ethical clothing and lifestyle store in Exeter, and online. We talk to co-founder Kalkidan to find out more…"

 

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Features include:

Conscious Christmas Campaign

Foundation Collection Launch

PRESS OFFICE CONTACT INFORMATION

Email: kalkidan@sanchosshop.com
Address: Sancho’s 117 Fore Street, Exeter, Devon EX4 3JQ