Wonderful Christmas

On the 24th November Vanil celebrated our 6th christmas in Woodbridge with our annual open day.

After months of buying and planning it was a joy to welcome our customers, hear their cheerful chatter as they approached the newly dressed windows.

We love styling the windows and for me its like putting together a styling board for a design project, looking at textures tones, size, shape and colour. I am so very lucky to have my team, we have great fun putting everything together. Emma from @smallgatherings has a fantastic eye for detail and just gets my idea’s and Wendy from @whatasscoiates does everything for our website with beautiful photography. Jan and Linda who you will have met are truely the best, working infront and behind the scenes so that everything on the day is a smooth operation. Wrapping and prepairing candles, folding the blankets again and again so they look fantastic.

We had a fun packed day with the exciting news of the Pappelina competition and the autioning of the copper trolley. Both are still available to enter please see our ig for more information.

So many lovely images have been sent by you our customers with lovely comments which makes it all so worth it.

We are excited to announce the arrival of a new Brand to the Vanil collection – Alde Custom clothing.

Founder John Francomb has over 30 years of experience in design and manufacturing.

At Alde Custom Clothing we promote the idea of lasting garments – We believe garments should have heart and soul, made from beautiful fabrics by skilled people who are passionate about what they do.

Alde Custom denium products are cut and made by hand using a selection of classic and vintage sewing machinery in our own worksop in Suffolk , England.

We source the denium and hardware from the very best makers in Japan. Japenese raw selvedge denium is very special.

Its woven slowly on old style shuttle looms and has a unique character that cannot be replicated by modern power looms. The denim is pre shrunk but otherwise untreated so will age beautifully and get better with wear.

The Aprons now available at Vanil  come in 3 styles

Cutters Apron

12 oz Dry – Selvedge Denim

Wide waistband hem

Brass eyelets

Red removeable ties

Made in England

100% Cotton

Bib Apron 12 oz 3 weights of fabric.

Japenese style – cross back apron in selvedge denim.

The aprons are unisex and look fab. Mx