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Quality & Traditional Brushmaking

The search for a British master brushmaker. Rose & Lavender have been successfully selling traditional brushes and household products from the German manufacturer Bürstenhaus Redecker for a couple of years now. We have always been aware of the distance the products have ...

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Soap Pouches – Eco-friendly and Reusable

For many years soap pouches (or soap sacks) were used in homes across the country to recycle scrap pieces of soap that would otherwise be discarded. With the advent of the throw-it-away-buy-another society, most consumers (apart from a notable minority) hadn’t the time ...

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Vintage In Oulton

A new shop in the Oulton area of Leeds which sells a mixture of old toys, retro clothes, antiques, imaginative shabby chic furniture and 60’s, 70’s and 80’s collectables, is causing quite a buzz. Called simply ‘Vintage in Oulton’, it is attracti ...

rose & lavender now has a shop in the riversmeet craft cafe

Our Shop In ‘The Shop’

Rose & Lavender are excited to announce that we now have a range of products available to purchase in the RiversMEET Craft Cafe shop. Situated in Methley, Leeds, the cafe has built up a loyal and growing following in the six years it has been open. Housed in a former pub ...

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Clean Living – Banish The Plastic

Welcome To Our World A report published this week has described in detail the horrific damage that is being wrought on the environment by our obsession with cheap, ‘throw it and forget it’ plastic. To see the scale of the problem, just have a quick look around yo ...

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A Bathtub Brush – One Of Life’s Little Luxuries

New to Rose & Lavender – the Redecker Bathtub Brush! Are you still leaning over into the bath to clean it? Are you still risking life and limb (or maybe just a bad back) to reach the farthest corners? Well here comes Redecker to the rescue! Until I noticed the bath ...

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St Oswald’s – Methley’s Jewel In The Crown

Like many people, I have passed by this lovely old church many, many times without actually knowing anything about its history or what historical treasures were waiting to be discovered inside. A church open day on June 4th 2017 changed all of that. This blog about the churc ...

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Thermowood – A Link To Our Past

Our ancestors were aware of a method of treating wood which has increasingly become forgotten through the course of the centuries and especially with the onset of chemical coatings. Even as a child my husband can remember sharpening sticks and holding the end over a fire to ...

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Bluebeards Revenge – A British Lifestyle Brand

Rose & Lavender are pleased to announce that we will be stocking The Bluebeards Revenge* range of mens grooming products. With its tongue-in-cheek laddish humour, Bluebeards Revenge is the perfect gift for the modern man about town. The range started with a shaving cream ...