On the 8th August this year, Kristina and the team opened the marvellous Sunset Kite Center & Shop in El Médano, Tenerife. They stocked the shop with carefully selected pieces from brands that they loved (including Ravinala), threw the doors wide open and invited the public in. They've had a great first month and we're looking forward to hearing about their adventures for many years to come.
Kristina and the team were attracted to Ravinala, not just because they're beautiful products, but because they come with a beautiful story, a story of hope. It means so much to us when people take time to understand why we work the way we do, if you've never read our story then check it out here
We love the way they've laid out the shop and displayed our products, especially the cool bespoke shelving units. We're delighted to say that the bags and throws have had such a great reception that Kristina has already come back to place another order!
If you're ever in Tenerife and want to take some kiteboard lessons, or you're looking for a friendly shop to buy some high quality surf and beach wear then be sure to check out Sunset Kite Center and say 'Hi' from us!.
We've said it before and we'll say it again, SurfGirl Magazine is one for our faves, so were super excited to pick up issue 51 of SurfGirl magazine and find our bags featured in it!
As well as a short feature piece specifically about our bags (which you can purchase from SurfGirls online store - www.surfgirlbeachboutique.com), we spotted pictures of our 'Bonbon basket' on several other pages throughout the magazine shot by the wonderful Magdalena Bieth.
Why not pick up a copy for yourself, it's a great read, plus you can play 'spot the ravinala bag' whilst you're reading. See how many you can find!
Have you seen any of our bags out and about, in shops or in the press? why not let us know on twitter or facebook with the hashtags #Ravinala #Spotted
Our Bali Clutch Bag has been featured in the fashion section of this month's Surrey Occasions Magazine. The feature showcases our Bali Clutch alongside a number of other gorgeous accessories that are 'Perfect for the poolside'.
The page also contains an advert for one of our stockists; The Gate. Next time you're in Guildford why not pop in, it's a stunning boutique with some really lovely pieces in stock.
View the feature online by clicking here, or if you live in Surrey you may well have a copy through your door.
Our 2015 collection has been selling amazingly well and it's been really exciting to hear stories from our stockists of how they're doing. We've already had people come back to re-stock because they've sold so well.
Our favourite story so far though is probably from Headington Fair-trade. Before they'd even finished putting the bags out on display they started selling!
Looking forward to hearing many more stories as the season continues!
We're proud to say that we belong to the British Association of Fair Trade Shops and Suppliers (BAFTS), working together for a fairer world. We firmly believe that fashion can and should be sustainable and ethical as well as gorgeous.
Fashion should be about doing good as well as looking and feeling good!
As a member of BAFTS we fully support and adhere to the 10 Principles of Fair Trade :
1: Creating Opportunities for Economically Disadvantaged Producers
2: Transparency and Accountability
3: Fair Trading Practices
4: Payment of a Fair Price
5: Ensuring no Child Labour and Forced Labour
6: Commitment to Non Discrimination, Gender Equity and Freedom of Association
7: Ensuring Good Working Conditions
8: Providing Capacity Building
9: Promoting Fair Trade
10: Respect for the Environment