What’s In The Foxes Curiosity Cabinet?
Who are you?
Hello, we are The Foxes Curiosity Cabinet, a family business ran by Kathey, and her father David and daughter, Lórien.
What do you sell?
We sell (& create) tea and textiles, our two favourite things!!!
What makes your business unique?
Combining all of our art & textile skills to create our own sustainable, locally produced textiles, printed on organic cottons, tencel (an eco fibre) or recycled plastic spun into a soft jersey to help keep plastic out of landfill. We use traditional hand drawing methods or Lino printing to create our cloths and garments. Alongside our own ranges, we sell a line of fairly traded garments and kantha fabrics created by pattern cutters in India and Nepal. These are crafted out of upcycled vintage materials, reclaimed new silk, cotton or viscose, plastic waste spun into acrylic wool blankets alongside pure wool natural items such as socks, gloves, hats and cardigans. Our fair trade collections help raise money for numerous charities including Child Rescue Nepal.
Our hand blended teas are created mainly due to our very literal love of all things tea and a good brew! We can’t draw or sew without a decent cuppa. Kathey is a master herbalist and clinical nutritionist and puts her herbalist knowledge and blending skills to use by creating her selection of popular teas, herbal Tisanes and cold brew fruity blends. Lovingly nicknamed tea potions. All of our decaffeinated options are created using CO2 methods to avoid chemical processing and all of our herbs and teas are certified organic.
Do you have favourite item that you sell?
Ah, we are all a bit spoiled for choice, Lórien loves the upcycled silk camisole top and shorts sets as nightwear, one of our best sellers and her favourite brew is the ‘The Fairest Of Them All Elixir’, a Honeybush blend for well-being, balance and glowing skin. David loves the cotton print shirts and kirtas from Nepal, they are really cool, light and airy in Summer and he’s a big fan of our Sleepy Fox Tea (it’s a family favourite) a soothing bedtime blend of Rooibos, lavender & valerian. It’s also Kathey’s favourite tea and her favourite item is the cotton playsuit as it’s light and relaxed to wear on its own with sandals in Summer but can be layered up over leggings, boots and a turtle neck sweater in Winter. It’s become a staple ‘go-to’ garment.
What do you think is the best part of what you do?
Spoiled for choice again!! But Definitely meeting our customers. They are truly inspiring and supportive people. Most of our tea blends have come into existence through requests as have our hand drawn textiles. It’s a joy to see how happy and beautiful (or handsome) they look wearing the clothes they’ve chosen from us too. Being part of Hatton Market is awesome, we’ve only just started trading here but we absolutely loved it, from the organisers to the fellow traders and all the businesses here, it’s fabulous. We’ve already written our Christmas shopping wish lists and the fabulous Kim Lindsay’s glass is already gracing our home…I think we’ll be starting a collection!
It’s also put a massive smile on our faces knowing that through combined efforts we are helping numerous charities in particular Child Rescue Nepal www.childrescuenepal.org/our-work/ who help in the search and rescue of trafficked children forced into slave labour. Their work helps reunite these vulnerable children with their families.
If you would like to meet Kathey and David, please pop along to Hatton Shopping Village on any of the following dates:
- 20th August & 27th August
- 25th September
- 1st October
- 4th November, 12th November, 25th November, 27th November
- 2nd December, 9th December, 17th December
Or alternatively visit their website at The Foxes web: www.thefoxescuriositycabinet.co.uk
or Instagram @foxescuriosity