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The prettiest sale rail I ever did see.😍 #thekeepboutique #summersale


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95% 🍉 having lived off this @salon_brixton inspired watermelon, feta & mint salad for the past few days. And in other news, we’ve got some peachy new arrivals designed to keep you super cool in this scorching heat. Link to shop in bio.😎 #thekeepboutique #sustainablefashion


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Are you passionate about sustainable fashion and have a love for all things independent? We’re looking for a pro-active intern to join our small friendly team. It will be four days a week, starting 9th July. Click the link in bio for more info and how to apply 👍 #thekeepboutique #summerinternship


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Life imitating art* this morning as I simultaneously finish off yesterday’s cauliflower pizza (inspired by @we_are_food ) whilst uploading our latest @armedangels arrivals. And to make space, we’ve also put a few things on SALE >> so follow the link in profile to shop our reduced edit. #thekeepboutique #sustainablefashion
•*in the loosest sense


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Here comes the sun... 🐞🐞🐞🐞
#thekeepboutique #trackoftheday


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Significantly more than three cups of tea in the past few days whilst getting to grips with a 3 month puppy with a leg in plaster.😟 But thanks so much to all you wonderful people who’ve checked in on us and generally helped relieve some of the stress.🙏
Also grateful for these lighter brighter days and the latest summer arrivals to land in store this week. If you’ve not swung by recently, we’re open all weekend, or follow the link in profile to browse the new arrivals.❤️ #thekeepboutique #sustainablefashion


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[more about the new arrivals in stories and link to Shop up top☝️]. #thekeepboutique #sustainablefashion


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Caught the new guy kipping on the job today.🙄
Introducing both Tibbs, new pal who I can’t imagine life without, and our *LATEST* brand @palaeyewear. If you missed yesterday’s stories, PALA’s mission is to produce great sunglasses whilst simultaneously helping to change lives through the provision of eyecare across the developing world.
They have recently completed the creation of a vision centre in Muchinga, Zambia that serves a population of over 75,000, and work with three weaving communities in Bolgatanga, Ghana who make their unique cases from recycled plastic bags and waste. The plastic is washed, cut and twisted into yarn, then woven just like straw to form the unique case – a more sustainable solution for the weavers who would otherwise be limited to the seasonal availability of straw.
Link in bio to Shop the collection.😎
#thekeepboutique #sustainablefashion


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@thekeepboutique ・・・
〰️Look after the home you inhabit〰️
New daily mantra, because, for reasons beyond myself, I fail in this more often than I’d like to admit.
But this morning, we were up early remerchandising the store to make space for our latest sustainable brand -> @resustain which is the brainchild of two industry veterans; Prama Bhardwaj, a leading voice on sustainability in the fashion industry and Matthew Murphy, co-owner of independent Other/Shop.

The brand’s debut collection has both a contemporary and clean aesthetic that’s not only sustainable in regards to supply and manufacturing, but it is also affordable, whilst being beautifully executed. [link to Shop in bio] #brandswebelievein #thekeepboutique


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〰️Look after the home you inhabit〰️
New daily mantra, because, for reasons beyond myself, I fail in this more often than I’d like to admit.
But this morning, we were up early remerchandising the store to make space for our latest sustainable brand -> @resustain which is the brainchild of two industry veterans; Prama Bhardwaj, a leading voice on sustainability in the fashion industry and Matthew Murphy, co-owner of independent Other/Shop.

The brand’s debut collection has both a contemporary and clean aesthetic that’s not only sustainable in regards to supply and manufacturing, but also affordable, whilst being beautifully executed. [link to Shop in bio] #brandswebelievein #thekeepboutique


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Meet the very lovely Kate from sustainable fashion destination @thekeepboutique in South London’s Brixton Village. A selection of Re.sustain now available online. #sustainablefashion #organiccotton #efsb #resustainclothing #thekeepboutique


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〰️PECKHAM POP-UP ALERT〰️ we’ve curated a selection from our gorgeous sustainable brands to sit alongside a host of other mindfully made pieces from @ilovelowie for a pop-up shop down Peckham way.
It’ll be running from 25th May - 17th June so come find us [plus and a whole heap of sustainable fashion loveliness] at:
143 Bellenden Road
London
SE15 4DH
Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun: 11am-5pm
#thekeepboutique #sustainablefashion


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Proud supporter of all things Fair Trade👍
In celebration of today’s World Fair Trade Day we’ve picked a selection of our favourite Fair Trade products for mind, body and soul... •
• Coffee from @equalexchangeuk a worker co-operative dedicated to the promotion of fairly traded and organic production methods, ensuring a fair deal for farmers, the environment and women in the supply chain. •
• Handcrafted raw chocolate from @goodiogoods who source their cacao from non-GM farms in Peru, Ecuador and the Congo, which is then stone ground in Helsinki •
• Organic Cotton tee from @lanius_fairfashion who work with certified producers and are part of the @fairwearfoundation
• Earrings from @peopletreeuk pioneers in the fair trade fashion movement who recognise, promote and protect the cultural identity and traditional skills of small producers •
• And if you’re a brixton local then check out the new micro store home to @suneetacosmetics which is packed with a selection of organic, natural, vegan and zero-waste skin care products... I’m tempted to start bathing in their anti-ageing turmeric facial serum...[👵👉👩🙏]. •
Happy #worldfairtradeday folks :) x


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Light on linen. 🌾

Happy long weekend! We’re open throughout the bank holiday, including Monday, so if you’re around come say hi and browse our latest arrivals of natural neutrals [amongst so many other beautiful things]... if not, follow the link up🔝. #thekeepboutique #slowfashion


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If you are heading to @brixtonmarketstationroad soon then please pop into @thekeepboutique. Their beautiful little shop sells brands that have been carefully selected by owner Kate for their sustainable and ethical offering. Our @matt_and_nat SS18 collection is available to buy instore now!
#vegan #mattandnat #thekeepboutique #brixton


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Pretty sure a more conventional life would be a whole lot easier, but perhaps less colourful... 🌸


Sharing a stack of beetroot-infused buckwheat pancakes with my favourite #organiccotton @cusbarcelona pieces this morning, and we’ve had a delivery of vegan accessories from @matt_and_nat so follow the link in profile to 🛒 the new arrivals. #thekeepboutique #newin


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To wrap up the Takeovers on our Stories this week, we're excited to have Kate Richards from The Keep Boutique (@thekeepboutique) share some of the wonderful brands in her London store with you.⠀

"Ten seasons have passed in the course of running The Keep, and I’m so proud to say that for every item sold, I’m certain we could still tell you the journey it took to get to our rails. For us, knowing that all our brands can positively tell us where their production takes place; what guidelines are in place to protect the workforce; the frequency of factory audits; and what methods they use to reduce their environmental footprint, has resulted in very personal ties to the people we work with."⠀

While we're all out shopping, it might not be in the forefront of our mind to ask #whomademyclothes, but this is exactly where we can start. Look at the label, look for the country of origin, and the fabric make—use this as your conversation starter with the staff in the store. For example, 'I've noticed your clothing says "Made in China", do you visit your makers there? What's [brand name]'s relationship like with them?' It is likely the store staff won't be able to answer you, but this is part of the change you can drive—we as customers hold immense power through the demand we create and the questions we ask. It's stores like The Keep that are making a humble yet powerful statement, and CAN answer your questions.⠀

Also! If you haven't already read our Interview with Kate on the Journal hit the link in our bio—learn what inspires Kate, what it's like running a small business, and what her top tips are for shopping more mindfully 💚👉 thekindguide.co⠀

Photos: @dunjaopalko for The Kind Guide


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Happy Fashion Revolution Week 🧡
Ten seasons have passed in the course of running The Keep, and I’m so proud to say that for every item sold, I’m certain we could still tell you the journey it took to get to our rails. For us, knowing that all our brands can positively tell us where their production takes place; what guidelines are in place to protect the workforce; the frequency of factory audits; and what methods they use to reduce their environmental footprint, has resulted in very personal ties to the people we work with.
And although Fashion Revolution week ends today, it’s so important that we all continue to question where our clothes come from, and maintain pressure on the fashion industry to improve its transparency and accountability, whilst at the same time reminding ourselves of the human story stitched into every piece we own.
These are the women who made the @cusbarcelona shirt I’m wearing today, and I just think they’re totally awesome 🙌👌💛. #thekeepboutique #bethechange


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If only Instagram really was a genuine reflection of art imitating life...

Currently preparing for tonight’s Sustainable pop-up Shop at @thehoxtonhotel as part of Fashion Revolution week. The event is part of the #HoxHowTo: Shop Consciously (& Reduce your Fashion Footprint). A night of panels and debate exploring what we can do to give the longest life to the pieces we love most, which brands we can trust are doing good, and how to build a fashion brand the ethical way.

So come say hi from 6.30pm, have a cocktail and browse our mindfully made summer edit. We’d love to see you.👍
{And a final thing, if you’ve not read our piece by writer, activist and podcast presenter @mrspress then head over to our blog and/or subscribe to her Wardrobe Crisis podcast... it’s fascinating 👌}
#thekeepboutique #fashionrevolution


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“We carry the stories of the people who make our clothes around with us.”- Ali Hewson, Edun.
>>and to share the magic of getting to know the talented people who design our clothes, and how they’re helping to revolutionise the fashion industry, follow the link in bio for our supper club event with @corclothes @gung_ho_design and @rizboardshorts in honour of #fashionrevolution 💥


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Well hallelujah to this warmer weather and a massive high five to our epic brands for stocking us up with some seriously great things for summer.
Current favourite is the octopus print shirt from our lovely London-based designer Jaz Hunt, who hand-paints her abstract designs before having them mindfully made in India using organic cotton.
Jaz will be speaking alongside Sophie (of @gung_ho_design) and Riz (of @rizboardshorts ) at our ^Dinner with our designers^ supper club on Thursday 26th April as part of our #FashionRevolution series of events.
So come join us and share in the magic of knowing the awesome people WHO make our clothes and HOW they’re singlehandedly revolutionising the fashion industry. Not only will you be fed some truly fantastic food by @annabellekatedawson but you’ll also leave feeling inspired by the way you can change the world through very simple, everyday lifestyle choices.
Link to full details in bio☝️x
#thekeepboutique


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Did someone say Easter🐰?

A very happy Easter to you all, we’re CLOSED both today and tomorrow, so I’m sending this from the hills of North Wales and hoping you’re all having an equally restful long weekend.

{Also, credit to my family for this 📸 as I may have poached my 4.5yr old nephew’s homemade rice crispy cakes, destroyed my mum’s beautiful flower/lichen arrangement, and prompted some early onset wilting of my sister’s tulips... but then how good do these new arrivals look?!}.
#thekeepboutique #easterweekend


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Letting the long weekend filter through the store today...
And just a note on our reduced Easter Opening hours:
Fri 11 - 6.
Sat 10.30 - 6.
Sun CLOSED.
Mon CLOSED.
But to compensate, we’re offering 15% OFF across the store. Simply enter ^EasterKeeper18^ at checkout to receive your discount.
{Valid on all orders until midnight Monday}.
#thekeepboutique #easterweekend


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Optimistically packing for the Easter Exodus 😎 whilst sharing a fresh fig, toasted buckwheat and coconut yoghurt creation (more about that on stories) with some of my favourite arrivals from Barcelona pals ^Thinking MU^ •

We also quizzed these four friends on their attitude to life, the artists they collaborate with and why they choose to create an honest, sustainable and comfortable clothing brand. Link in bio to read their story. •
#thekeepboutique #brandswebelievein


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Details at @thekeepboutique


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Meet the wonderful Kate from @thekeepboutique shot for @thekindguide


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THANK YOU for all of your positive comments, reposts, messages, feedback and emails (our inbox is full!) after yesterday's announcement 😅 and hello to all of our new followers! It’s great to have you here! 👋☺️

To kickstart some reading from our website's Journal, be sure to look for our feature interviews, like this one with the wonderful Kate Richards from The Keep Boutique in London's south. Kate has created a beautiful oasis full of ethical clothing and accessories—the kind you will keep and treasure for a lifetime—and will happily tell you the story and details behind each and every item when you visit.⠀

Kate is an admirable advocate for more transparency behind how clothing is made, regularly hosting local events, and driving a connection between garment, maker and wearer. It was only fitting that we let you all know about The Keep and the wonderful woman behind it.⠀

Link in bio. 💛

Photo: @dunjaopalko


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Looks like the daffodils got the memo. 🌗
#firstdayofspring #thekeepboutique


(Oh and Winter, you are no longer welcome in these parts.🙅‍♀️)


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#happybirthday #5years @thekeepboutique
Hi wonderful friends and lovely followers 👋 just an interruption from me because we’re officially five today🎈and I wanted to say thank you. •
I’ve just been trawling through the past five years of Instagram posts and am feeling a little emotional about the road travelled. It’s been bumpy for sure, sometimes incredibly steep with many a dicey moment where I’ve felt myself looking down into a deep crevasse. But I can’t tell you how the force of support behind what we do, and the impassioned keepers (past and present) who help run the shop, has pushed me forward when the abyss below looked quite inviting!
I have every intention of hosting a celebration, but it’s going to be next month to coincide with Fashion Revolution’s own five year anniversary. A time not only to ask #whomadeourclothes but also a chance to shine a light on those who are paving the way towards a better future for the Fashion industry, one where people and planet are of equal importance as profit. So for now, it’s just a huge thank you 🙏(I’m going to bombard stories over the weekend with throwback’s of moments that have jerked a few tears this morning) and watch this space as there’s a proper party in the planning.🧡 @fash_rev #thekeepboutique #whataride


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Hi wonderful friends and lovely followers 👋 just an interruption from me because we’re officially five today🎈and I wanted to say thank you. •
I’ve just been trawling through the past five years of Instagram posts and am feeling a little emotional about the road travelled. It’s been bumpy for sure, sometimes incredibly steep with many a dicey moment where I’ve felt myself looking down into a deep crevasse. But I can’t tell you how the force of support behind what we do, and the impassioned keepers (past and present) who help run the shop, has pushed me forward when the abyss below looked quite inviting!
I have every intention of hosting a celebration, but it’s going to be next month to coincide with Fashion Revolution’s own five year anniversary. A time not only to ask #whomadeourclothes but also a chance to shine a light on those who are paving the way towards a better future for the Fashion industry, one where people and planet are of equal importance as profit. So for now, it’s just a huge thank you 🙏and watch this space as there’s a proper party in the planning.🧡 @fash_rev #thekeepboutique #whataride


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@thekeepboutique
It may have been fleeting, but for a moment I think I caught spring passing through the shop today. •
[More info about @lanius_fairfashion 👉our new brand fresh onto the rails today via stories ]
#thekeepboutique #fromwhereistand


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It may have been fleeting, but for a moment I think I caught spring passing through the shop today. •
[More info about @lanius_fairfashion 👉our new brand fresh onto the rails today via stories ]
#thekeepboutique #fromwhereistand


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Happy Mother’s Day to all you ⚡️wonder mums⚡️ out there. I very much hope you’re having a well deserved lie-in and someone has treated you to breakfast in bed. If not, then come down to The Keep and we’ll spoil you rotten instead.😘xx
And on a side note, @lolperry I can not believe the never ending bag of presents that was sitting at my front door last night🤗. You are something else, and I’ll be channelling those 52 #modernwomen pioneers till the end of my days thanks to you.💛 #happymothersday #thekeepboutique


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homesick • ˈhəʊmsɪk/ •
experiencing a longing for one's home during a period of absence from it. •


On the road back home after a few days away and excited to see what’s landed in store whilst I’ve been gone.🌳#thekeepboutique #thisplaceicallhome


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“As women we must stand up for ourselves... for each other... for justice for all.” - Michelle Obama.

Taking inspiration from our friends over at @thekindguide today, whose latest post for International Women’s Day reminded me as to why we love supporting brands that actively challenge the status quo and make a positive difference to the lives of those they work with.

And when 80% of the 4million garment workers worldwide are women, many of whom are stuck deep down in the dark recesses of complex #fastfashion supply chains, where long hours, sexual harassment, physical intimidation and denial of basic trade union rights are commonplace, you realise that fashion is very much a feminist issue.

So on this day of collective action, when the story of women's struggle for equality belongs to all who care about human rights, we’re not only celebrating the brands we stock that DO care about gender equality and fair working conditions, but call on you to speak up for those who can’t otherwise be heard by joining the #whomademyclothes conversation and demanding greater parity for all.

#thekeepboutique #pressforprogress


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Throwback to those sweet days before storm Emma rolled into town. A time when London actually took our breath away (rather than letting it hang frozen in mid-air) and we hadn’t developed chilblains in our toes.😱
Now by our meteorological calendar* Spring was meant to have started two days ago, so can normal service please resume🙏.
[*looks at watch impatiently😡]
#thekeepboutique #sayalittleprayer


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Fabulous Woman You👊💛💪

Initially planned to lay this all out with a lemon polenta loaf because the colours might have looked nice🤦‍♀️ but then thought... sod that, I’d rather focus on celebrating the women in my family who inspire and motivate me, rather than the positioning of a slice of cake😝. And therefore, hopefully, paying proper tribute to the numerous women in all our lives who directly, or indirectly, spur us on⚡️. So although Mother’s Day is fast approaching (cue mad panic to make sure we’ve got enough of these beautiful @katiehousleystationery cards in stock), I’m slightly more excited about next week’s ^International Woman’s Day^ [8th March] as a chance to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of badass babes 👩🎤.

And for anyone needing a bit of encouragement I highly recommend the posts, books and videos by @thedolectures 👍
#thekeepboutique #femaleunited


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May have nearly lost my fingers to frost bite taking this shot, but no beast is going to dampen our spirits. Not when we’ve got some seriously great arrivals from our💥NEWEST💥 brand @thinkingmu 🙌 in store. •
Born in Barcelona, Thinking Mu seeks to inspire an attitude and appreciation of positive thinking, respect, sustainability, friends and fascination for those details that make life meaningful. Collections are made from the finest 100% organic fibres whilst every step of the manufacturing process is considered to ensure a more mindful approach. 👍

For more reasons why we believe in this brand so much head over to our stories 🤳alternatively, hit the link in profile to browse the edit.
#thekeepboutique #fromwhereistand


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Fighting the falling temperatures with the Midori stripes organic cotton jumper and a fiery Turmeric, scotch bonnet and vermicelli noodle soup🌶️🍲👌. And because it’s set to get even colder, we’ll be offering a little discount on our knitwear over the weekend. Keep an eye 👀on our stories over the next few days.👍#thekeepboutique #newin


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First signs of spring showing in store🌿

Link in bio to 🛒 the new arrivals.
#thekeepboutique #springcollection


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Thank you for this gorgeous shoot @thekeepboutique 💕 buy the @matt_and_nat collection in their lovely store in Brixton including one of our best selling wallets called the Vera.
#vegan #wallet #mattandnat #thekeepboutique


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The beautiful @thekeepboutique have the new @matt_and_nat collection in store and online! Find their store in @brixtonvillagemarket and discover sustainable and ethical brands 🍃

#MattandNat #TheKeepBoutique #brixton


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Packing for a place where temperatures are currently in the minus figures❄️so seeing it as a great excuse to steal away one of these green marl funnel neck cashmere jumpers, crafted in the Scottish fishing town of Peterhead.

First proper holiday since opening almost 5️⃣ years ago, so please🙏 **SAVE THE DATE** of Friday 16th March as we’re planning a bit of a 🎈PARTY🍾 to thank everyone who has supported the shop up to now. Goes without saying, The Keep wouldn’t exist without you.🙌 #thekeepboutique #highfive


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^We don’t always know what’s beautiful, until we know the narrative behind it.^

So many stories to tell about the clothes we stock; one favourite being the lacquered silk dress when we first opened that was dyed using sweet potato skins, buried in the mud for six months and then washed in a French river 30 times. If you don’t believe us, ask 👉 @lesracinesduciel_👈 whose labour of love resulted in the most beautiful dress imaginable🙌. This season, we’ve again selected pieces of more natural origins, with the first #organiccotton arrivals in shades of ^madder^ and ^sage^ breathing fresh life into the shop today.🌿 #thekeepboutique #labouroflove


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Sharing a plant-based bowl of borscht (infused with a few glugs of vodka for added wellbeing😜) with our first delivery of new season arrivals💃🏻. So as soon as the alcohol wears off I’ll be able to focus again and get them up online, but for now they’re hanging out in store. 🧡
#itsallaboutthebalance


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Yet to master the perfectly positioned window banners. Air bubbles in the right S, the left A stuck to itself, whilst both L’s ripped at the right angle, and perhaps only the E on the left that remained unscathed. But, at a glance, it seems to say all it needs to... #shopkeeperstories


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The beautiful @thekeepboutique shop has the new collection by @matt_and_nat. Their shop is based in @brixtonvillagemarket and is stunning.
#thekeepboutique #mattandnat #vegan #brixtonvillage


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Another from the archives🎞️whilst we [im]patiently await next week’s 🆕arrivals. And in the meantime there’s up to 👉4️⃣0️⃣%👈off our winter collection both in store and online. Happy Saturday.👍

#thekeepboutique #independentboutique


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Rooted to this spot.📍

@dunjaopalko 📷capturing the essence of our store for @thekindguide <<— an exciting new online directory of brands and makers working in ethical and sustainable ways around our globe.🙌 Due to launch any day now and commandeered by the supremely talented @samsette 🙏who I was fortunate enough to befriend early on in The Keep’s existence, and who’s played a monumental role in giving us the confidence and drive to get us to where we are today.🧡

#independentboutique #thekeepboutique


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We’re back! 👋 And we honestly can’t wait to share everything we’ve been working on. How has the start of your 2018 been?

Photo of @thekeepboutique in London’s Brixton Village, shot by @dunjaopalko for TKG. Coming to your screens very soon! 🤗 #thekindguide


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An old shot from way back, which suggests it’s time to see what our hero brands have been designing in the interim.💥 Useful then that I’m currently sat at the airport [manically] attempting to complete next winter’s buying budgets👩💻before the bi-annual trip to Berlin properly begins.⏲️✈️🏁And although buying for summer often feels easier and more fun, I’ve really loved this current lot so I’m massively excited to start piecing together a new winter edit complete with wonderful stories and transparent supply chains. And speaking of winter, our SALE started yesterday so follow the link to 🛒 the existing collection, and keep your eyes on the New In section as well 👀cos we’ve got some awesome things arriving next week.💃🏻


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dormant / ˈdɔːm(ə)nt/
having normal physical functions suspended for a period of time; in or as if in a deep sleep.
Lining up the last of our winter lot whilst spring continues to snoo💤e.

#endofseason #winterfashion #ethicalfashion #sustainablefashion #organic #eco #vegan #mindful #fashion #slowliving #slowfashion #thekeepboutique #ethicalboutique #sustainableboutique #independentboutique #brixtonvillage #bringonspring


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Over dosing on beta-carotene whilst wearing two pairs of Turkish socks, a bobble hat pulled so far down it could be mistaken for a balaclava and typing all this in some fingerless mitts ❄️💪. And the good news is we have all the essential ingredients to fight winter both instore and online💥.

BUT what’s really keeping me going is the invitation by @lcflondon_ to be part of tomorrow’s ‘Fashion Experts’ panel; speaking to final year students about sustainability, fashion and leadership as part of their ^Specialist Strategy^ sessions. Terrifying to think it’s been ten years since the @teachfirstuk days, but genuinely excited about helping students again...might have to find something other than granny’s warmest woollens to rock up in though👵.


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Be present. Let the experience burn you. | Spending Sunday setting a few New Year intentions now the Shop is back to being open 7-days a week and there’s a whole year ahead with new brands, new collections and new tales to tell.

#ethical #sustainable #mindful #conscious #fairtrade #organic #vegan #fashion #ethicalfashion #sustainablefashion #mindfulfashion #consciousfashion #consciousconsumer #thekeepboutique #newyear #resolutions #sundaysurrender #soulfulsimplicity


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I liked this man with a rethink rubbish bag in front of unpacked soaps and non plastic home items.

There are a few cool stores at Brixton Village like the one in the picture, Cornercopia Home store, next door Kitchen and @thekeepboutique


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“The most profound moments are those that pass without fuss or fanfare.”✨Doing the annual sprout prep👩🍳 whilst listening to Bryan Cranston and thinking how true it is that the moments that matter most are very often wrapped inside the mundane going abouts of daily life. So I’m not letting Christmas pass by without making both a HUGE fuss🎉 and GIANT fanfare🎊 of all our inspiring brands, fellow traders, and legendary folk who I continue to meet within The Keep 🙌. Whether you know it or not, you’ve played a profound role in keeping me going throughout the year💪so here’s to a very Merry Christmas🎄and a huge thank you from me to you🙏. I hope you have a wonderful day with plenty of great food, lots of booze, an hour or so of peace and quiet, all the gifts that bring you joy, only a limited number of family arguments and not too many overcooked sprouts🤢. Xx #merrychristmaskeepers


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Getting ready to open for our final💥weekend of 2017 today [insert preferred celebratory emoji here... I’m a bit of a fan of this guy👉🕺]. So if you’re not traveling far and wide for Christmas but are relatively close to Brixton, get yourself down to the village and swing by👋we’d love to wish you a happy noël and maybe send you on your merry way with a bamboo sock or 3.🤶🎄🧦💫🥂🎅🎁🎉⛄️✨🧤💃🏻🎊🤶

Holiday opening times:
Saturday 23rd: 10am - 7pm
Sunday 24th: 10am - 3pm
Closed 25th Dec - 1st Jan
Back to usual Tues 2nd 👍
#christmasatthekeep


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Only three more sleeps before it’s totally acceptable to eat chocolate in bed whilst still in pyjamas... (reticent to admit this may have already started over here as there are definitely fewer sweet potato brownies than when I begun.🙊)

But if you’re still searching for that ultimate gift and feeling the pressure of getting it right.. our gift vouchers come in a lovely box and without any brownie crumbs I swear, alternatively these pjs🙌 never fail to make people smile.🎅


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“Invisible threads are the strongest ties.” - Friedrich Nietzsche.

A big festive thank you to everyone who designs, makes and buys the beautiful pieces that hang from our rails.💫 🙏🙌And if you’re still on the hunt for unique and thoughtful Christmas gifts, we’re open 10am - 7pm from now until Saturday. Sunday we close at 3pm.💋


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Cometh the 25th. 🎁🙏
Orders in by 3pm today for guaranteed Christmas delivery.🤶 #christmaswishlist


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Preparations currently underway for a night in with some 🆕 Desmond & Dempsey pjs (arriving in store today 💃🏻).
And don’t forget, tomorrow’s the last day for guaranteed Christmas delivery📮 so follow the link in profile if you’re thinking of holding your own pyjama party over the festive holiday. 🎉💋


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Just couldn’t keep our mitts off these little Christmas puds bought from new village pals👉@guzzl_club👈 intended to fill a few stockings😬 but now on their way to being all but gone. 😋
Thinking of presents, our ^thoughtful gift guides^ are up online, and include my favourite latest arrival 👉the embroidered 🐝 jumpers which are literally the most awesome (and earth friendly) sweaters you could ever wish to own 🙌 designed by Battersea-based boat-dwelling designer Sophie Dunster, who has rocked (so many awful puns in one post, sorry🙈) my world ever since she tipped up at last month’s #meetsatthekeep and introduced us to her totally brilliant brand 💥@gung_ho_design. Listening to Sophie explain her vision for merging beautiful design with pertinent social and environmental concerns gives me goosebumps so it’s an absolute delight to bring her on board💛 (...three puns too much??!!). #brandswebelievein


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Only took a few 5.30am starts, a couple of trips to the flower market, some dodgy secateurs and an over-enthusiastic use of the hammer (resulting in a window frame impaled with bent nails)... but we’ve finally got our festive face🔛and a shop brimming with all good gifts.🤶🎅🎁#christmasatthekeep


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...thought it a bit unfair to keep Helga cooped up all day, so this morning we’re heading out into the sleet to do some Christmas shopping, coming home to light a candle, wrap a few presents and then make this tomato tart all over again... don’t say we don’t know how to show our clothes a good time😉 #careforyourwares


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We keep Helga in there👆and with this arctic blast😱I’m seriously grateful for yesterday’s top-up delivery of my most favourite Swedish jumper💥👌 > Link to our knitwear edit in bio :)


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It's been a little while I've got them, but just wanted to share these beautiful locally handmade earrings from @wolfandmoonshop that I found at @thekeepboutique ! ✨❤️✨
I really love them as they go with everything, smart or casual.
Just a little reminder that you can find sustainable/ethical/artisan gifts very easily for Christmas! 🎅 Ask me if you need brand names etc. 😉
Thank you @buymeonce for helping me get them thanks to one of your competitions!
#earrings #wolfandmoon #thekeepboutique #sustainable #buymeonce #ecofashion #ecoconscious #ethical #buymetokeep #artisan #local #handmade #sustainability #eco #sustainablefashion #shopwithyourprinciples #giftidea #christmasgift #christmas #sustainablelife #sustainablelifestyle


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4° out there❄️ but in here we’re on🔥thanks to wearing almost every knit I own before over-lacing this here butternut, carrot, coconut & ginger soup with a few too many chillis🤪.

Loads of toasty knits & ‘tings in stock right now, plus a delivery of beautiful rugs handwoven in London🙌 using British Alpaca👌and Lambswool, so come shelter from storm Caroline🌬️in our Brixton Village store and maybe do some Christmas shopping whilst you’re at it!🧡


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It’s beginning to look a little like Christmas🤶🎅 (although the other shops here in the village are doing a WAY better job at making it look a lot more like it!). And as today is ^Small Business Saturday^ 🎉we suggest you come down and take a look at the stunning and seriously festive windows over at 👉@brixishop👈 and 👉@circusbrixtonvillage👈to name just a few🙌.
Happy Saturday folks, and as always a HUGE thank you to those of you out and about today supporting the small guys this holiday season💫🎄❤️.

#saturday #weekend #smallbusinesssaturday #ethical #sustainable #sustfash #independent #independentboutique #illustration #organic #vegan #fashion #thekeepboutique #wearebrixtonvillage #brixtonvillage #christmas #giftsforher #giftsforhim @smallbizsatuk #shopsoflondon


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