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An audience with: Vivienne Westwood on being a sustainability leader, social revolution and climate change

(above) Vivienne Westwood speaking at the University of Cumbria, Ambleside Campus on Tuesday 20th June 2017. Source: credit The University of Cumbria Have you ever thought about where your wardrobe comes from? Do you ever question what might have been sacrificed in exchange for your latest look? Such are the questions we commonly ask ourselves where sustainability, fashion and the environment are concerned. What about the even bigger question though? Yet more important is the behaviour of industry leaders and consumers which drives these patterns of production and purchase. This... Read More


CHO celebrates Graduate Fashion Week 2017!

In celebration of Graduate Fashion Week in London this month, CHO Fashion & Lifestyle take a look into the rise and rise of fashion weeks across the globe and their interconnectivity with celebrities and the big fashion houses of Europe. In this cutthroat industry of glamour and everchanging trends: how can fashion graduates use events such as fashion weeks to break onto the scene?   The rise of fashion weeks Cities Such as London, Paris, New York and Milan are reputable their status as world fashion leaders and have been... Read More


UK Festival Season 2017

For many of us festival season is the highlight of the summer with 3.7 million people attending music festivals in 2015. The UK boasts one of the best festival scenes in the world and we’ve selected the most unmissable summer festivals. June Isle of Wight Festival, 8th – 11th June, Newport, Isle of Wight Headliners: David Guetta, Arcade Fire, Rod Stewart Download Festival, 9th – 11th June, Donnington Park, Castle Donington, Derby Headliners: System of a Down, Biffy Clyro, Aerosmith Parklife, 10th – 11th June, Heaton Park Headliners: The 1975,... Read More


Radio 1’s Big Weekend – Survival Guide

This year’s Radio 1’s Big Weekend is set to be the musical highlight of 2017. Attracting some of the biggest names in the music industry such as Zara Larsson, Biffy Clyro and Emeli Sandé, the event will see tens of thousands of music fans flock to Burton Constable Hall in Hull. That’s right, Hull. You may think Hull seems an odd choice for a music festival but perhaps you should think again. Crowned City of Culture for 2017, Hull boasts a vibrant and eclectic live music scene with small intimate... Read More

Veggie Haggis 25/01/2017

The Perfect Vegetarian Haggis for Burn’s Night

January 25th marks the annual celebration of Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns. The Burn’s Night Supper is celebrated by Scots the world over and customarily involves a meal of haggis, neeps and tatties, all washed down with a wee dram of scotch whisky. Although Burn’s night is traditionally a carnivorous affair to say the least, vegetarians needn’t miss out on the festivities with this meat-free haggis. This veggie haggis has all the herbs, spices and oats of a conventional haggis, is suitable for vegetarians and vegans, and with a delectable... Read More


Buyers Christmas Pick

We always want to look our best, even more so around Christmas. But with us all preparing for the magical madness that’s upon us we thought we’d help you out and give you the answer to what’s on trend this Winter. So, we asked CHO buyer Sarah to put together a Mens and Womens outfit that would even wow Santa Claus. Here it is:         Barbour Howman Ladies Wax Jacket – Olive Barbour Jackets have been at the forefront of British style for many years now and... Read More

Canada Goose 10/11/2016

Women’s Winter Coats

Coats suited for the winter 2016/2017, to keep you looking stylish and warm throughout the year.   Parka London, a very British brand, aim to define class and to work around a dynamic lifestyle. Embracing a clean slick look. Parka London’s jackets are perfect for Winter. Its stylish all season around from 2016 moving through to 2017.  The new and improved Parka London brand works to improve and style every coat better than the last. Parka London focus on the finer details of their coats for example, fur lining that... Read More


New: Skechers Shoes and Trainers

If you’re an avid TV viewer no doubt you will have spotted commercials for Skechers shoes most popular ranges during the ad breaks of your favourite programmes. ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 have been screening campaigns for Skechers Kelly Brook, Demi, Go Walk 2 and Super Sock collections. Skechers shoes have just arrived at Country House Outdoor and we’ve been enjoying spotting our favourite styles whilst watching our evening telly. The Go Walk 2 trailer features the Skechers Go Walk 2 Ladies Shoe and Skechers Go Walk 2 Spark... Read More


New: Dr Martens Boots

Throughout their history Dr Martens have been adopted by countless rebellious characters, subcultures and tribes. The iconic Dr Martens 1460 boots were the first from the brand to be manufactured in the UK and are still sought-after today. The popular air-cushioned sole was designed by German inventor Dr. Klaus Martens and was engineered to provide additional support and comfort for his broken foot. These comfortable soles first became a hit with housewives in the 1940s before becoming popular with those in professions which required them to work on their feet... Read More

Mephisto Shoes 09/04/2015

New: Mephisto Shoes and Sandals

If you’re looking for high quality footwear that has been designed with your feet’s health in mind Mephisto is the brand you have been searching for. Mephisto offer high quality walking shoes and sandals for both men and women. Mephisto shoes are widely recognised as being the best in their class and as offering the highest level of comfort and support. Hand-crafted the shoes are constructed using natural products including soft leather, latex, cork and rubber. Offering a way to minimise the strain put on the body by the impact... Read More