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JOURNAL

Welcome to the Palava journal, where we will be sharing information about our collaborations, inspirations and anything else we find exciting!

FORAGING WITH CHARLOTTE - THREE RECIPES

A few weeks ago we went to visit Charlotte, a friend of Palava and a Yorkshire neighbour. She talked with us about her life and passion for cooking amongst many other things, before sharing 3 wonderful and wild recipes. 

THE BIRTH OF A COMPANY - POPPY

The Poppy Story, as told by its creators through archival images. 

COLLABORATION

The world of Rachel Richardson is colourful, optimistic and original. After photographing her in our Francesca jumpsuit, Rachel took the time to share with us the story of precious artefacts that have inspired her over the years.

Photo of a patched and repaired shirt.

COLLABORATION

Meet artist Ingebjørg Hunskaar, a freelance textile designer and illustrator, who for inspiration dives into botanical illustrations, geometric patterns, and shape configurations. 

a picture of a large roll of wool being touched by a hand.

MOLLY CARDIGAN - THE HERITAGE KNITWEAR STORY

The sensational Molly cardigan started our Heritage Knitwear collection. We were astounded to find out how rare it is for British knitwear to actually use British wool. Very often the wool is only spun in this country, and is not from British sheep. We set out to change that...

Photo of illustrations and final print design of Palava Roll-up Roll-up fabric

THE STORY OF ONE OF OUR OLDEST PRINTS

Discover how one of our oldest prints was made, and get a short Palava history lesson too!

A photo of corozo nut buttons laid out on blue green and beige fabric

COROZO NUT BUTTONS

Learn about corozo nut buttons which are now making a comeback as a more ecological alternative to plastic fastenings.  

picture of an english lace collar on our Betsy dress in front of red velvet curtains

ENGLISH LACE

A brief history of lace making, after we featured lace collars on a few of our AW19 dresses.