Mistral Clothing

19/08/2019

Life’s a Carnival

Can you believe it’s nearly the end of August? It’s felt more like April with all the rain and storms we’ve had this month, but the good news is that the forecast is looking much better for the rest of the month and bank holiday weekend. What better way to celebrate before the kids start heading off back to school than with a good old-fashioned carnival celebration. Notting Hill Carnival is one of the UK’s most famous street carnivals (and it’s free to attend). Each year, close to one million... Read More

13/08/2019

Design internships to inspire

Poppy graduated from Falmouth University in 2018 with a degree in Textile Design.  She joined us in our Design Team for two days a week for 10 weeks, allowing her to maintain a part-time job.                                 Tell us a little about the main tasks in the Design Team? My main role was centred on helping develop designs for Autumn/Winter 20/21. This consisted of researching trends and themes; drawing and painting motifs; and producing a range of... Read More

06/08/2019

Supporting Newlife to help disabled and terminally ill children

Children and young people with disabilities face lifelong challenges. It can happen to dozens of children and their families every day for many reasons like cancers, birth defects, accidents, diseases and infections.       There are now over one million disabled and terminally ill children in the UK. Thousands of them rely on Newlife’s unique services to get the equipment they need, items that will enable them to live their best life. This equipment is often refused by the statutory services and the delays in provision mean that the... Read More

Friends 29/07/2019

Celebrate your girlfriends with a special treat on national girlfriend’s day

It’s national girlfriend’s day this week (1 August). Girlfriends can often be our mums, sisters, classmates or co-workers. Girlfriends are there for us and enjoy spending time together, celebrating, laughing and supporting each other. Having a varied network of girlfriends of different ages and experiences is brilliant, I have friends that range in age from their 20s up to their 70s and they all bring something wonderful to the table – one day I would love to bring them all together around one huge table to share a friendship feast!... Read More

23/07/2019

Aren’t pets the greatest?

If, like me, you arrive home to be greeted by a happy, waggy tailed enthusiastic pooch or cuddly cat (or other animal), you know that pets can really help lower your stress levels after a hard day at work. Even better if you are lucky enough like us to have office dogs (we have Fizz and Toffee) that stress can be kept at bay all day long! Studies have shown that cuddling a pet releases oxytocin providing a calming and soothing effect that leads to the development of a strong... Read More