Mistral Clothing

Makaton 02/09/2019

Mistral helps towards Devizes becoming the third town in the UK to achieve Makaton friendly status

Our Mistral store staff in Devizes have joined forces with local mum Lucy Heasman and other local businesses to help Devizes officially become the 3rd town in the UK to achieve Makaton friendly status. Local mum Lucy first approached the local Council after hearing Romsey was the first town to achieve the status. She said: “It started off as something for my son to be able to communicate as he loves shopping, but it developed into a wider thing.” Makaton is a simpler form of sign language to help people... Read More

Tired of wardrobe 27/08/2019

Time for a Wardrobe Refresh?

Summer is creeping slowly towards Autumn, with GCSE and A level results out of the way and teachers starting to think about returning to school (where did the summer holidays go?), is it time for a fresh fashion start? Feeling a little bit bored with your current tired wardrobe contents? We hear you.                         Get on board with our latest new-season styles, full of pattern, colour and pizzazz, guaranteed to make you smile and feel refreshed and full of... Read More


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


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 textile designs. What was the best part of your internship and why? Getting to witness the... Read More


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