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Our Customer – English National Opera – Idomeneo

 

Idomeneo the Opera

English National Opera – Idomeneo by Mozart

We have a new customer and that excites me.  Their clothing could not be Fairtrade due to their very specific requirements which is a shame – but it’s just not possible yet.

The English National Opera are performing “Idomeneo” at London Coliseum and we are supplying the costumes. A new one for us – costumes.  It is a very contemporary opera so the performers will be wearing suits, shirts, and blouses which we have supplied.  I have had very little involvement in this order Jenny has worked hard sending samples, and exchanging goods until the opera company was happy with everything.

I am excited about this. I have never been to the opera and I feel a trip to the Coliseum coming on for all of us at Cotton Roots.  I am hoping to get some photographs from the trip and will post them on our blog!  We are of course still using manufacturers who ethically make our garments.

So if you go along to “Idomeneo” in the summer look out for our uniforms. We will be there!

This link will let you listen to osme of the music and an interview with the conductor. Take a look.

http://www.eno.org/see-whats-on/productions/production-page.php?&itemid=26#music

Solstice – The band

The Band

The wonderful band Solstice performed at The Pitz in Milton Keynes on Saturday.  They have reformed after many years of branching out individually as musicians.  I had seen a DVD of them performing at the Cropredy Festival many years ago and thought they were superb.  Last weekend something made me dig it out and play it to a friend – and then of course rave about it.  Hey presto two days later a get an e-mail from Andy telling me all about the re launch and their new CD Spirit.  Synchronicity or what! 

A chance to link a wonderful band full of talented people with Fairtrade t shirts to help promote the band.   Next the design they wanted – a Indian mandala based design – how fitting.  So there we were Fairtrade t shirts in hand, printed, and watching a great band.  The crowd loved them.  Download some tracks on www.solsticewebsite.com and go and listen to them………