Happy New Year to all our Raft customers, friends and families. 
2023 was a busy time for all of our Raft shops with events galore and fabulous fashion shows, style days and unique fashion finds.

Our last Fashion Show in our Leaf Store was a giggle and we were delighted to see old friends and new grabbing their seats at this sell out event.

Thanks to everyone for helping make it such fun.

We love this colourful picture showing a couple of our guests being helped by team Leaf to find their seats on the seating plan as they arrived.

The last Friday Club has been a great success in our Ledbury shop where we get together for a Friday social on the last Friday of the month.
Look out for the next date on Facebook or Instagram and well done team Ledbury for creating such a great community event.
We have a fabulous sale going on right now in all our shops and also on line with more new gorgeous items being added and discounted every day.
or come and see us in Ledbury, Monmouth & at Leaf Creative Plant Centre, Huntley.
We love seeing our customers and it’s great advising you to look and feel your best. 
All of us are looking forward to 2024 and we can’t wait to see the new Spring deliveries of lovely clothes and gifts.
We are loving these baggy jumpers new in shops now.

Selling fast but more due in soon so keep checking out our website

click on the pic to on line shop

Fab duo of Kaz below showing a couple of the latest new items in store now

On the left Kaz is wearing the fabulous Oversized Baggy Turtle Neck Jumper and we are loving the needlecord shirt on the right. It was such fun doing the shoot with the chunky knit - how cute are these pics below??

A great snuggle jumper for hard frosts - check out the array of colours by clicking on the photo collage.
January blues?: post Christmas and the long month means January is often a dark and difficult one but we have some ideas to keep you busy. 
Soya Concept have just dropped their first delivery of the year. Such an uplifting mix of their latest Spring pastels in the gorgeous Biara 1 tops - a great shape, sumptuously soft and an amazing price too.

These always fly out  so grab yours online or in our Ledbury or Leaf stores now. A fab uplifter for January Blues. Have some fun trying on the choice of colours with our style trained staff.

Grab yourself a new pair of jeans to carry you through - throw out your old style and check out these cute Melly Jeans in Dark Indigo and wide leg Toxik jeans in store.


Thanks Karen for modelling both of these for us (above) in the Monmouth store courtyard.


Or pop in for some retail therapy and buy some gorgeous Solid Silver jewellery in any of our stores or online. The perfect gift or 'pick me up' to cheer yourself through the chilly January days.

Our Ledbury store now has a brand new jewellery quarter.

Come on in and have a browse.

Those born in January are lucky to have the beautiful and diverse garnet as their birthstone. Believed to be a stone of strength and safety. Click on the image below to see our online range of garnet jewellery. 


Bird Boxes - put up a nesting box in January to provide shelter and a safe haven before the breeding season. I was bought this one from Leaf Creative last year 
We've just started loading it up again and the birds are flocking back.

Snowdrops - go for a long walk and spot these pretty little flowers signifying new life and spring is on its way.
Recharge - get cosy on the sofa and aim to read one book a month
Stay on a roll from removing all the Christmas decs and declutter your home which is always cathartic 
Burns Night - have some fun on Jan 25th and cook up a haggis, neeps and tatties.
Invite some friends round for some merriment or book in with Leaf Creative for their Burns Night Evening Event

Seasonal recipes - rustle up some hearty winter soups and learn how to make a loaf of bread. 
And the days are getting longer. Hooray.
It will be Spring in just 7 weeks🌷
 A January Recipe idea from Tania who works at Raft in Leaf Creative:
Caramelised Onion Stew with a kick:
 2 red onions 2 garlic cloves  
2 tbsp tomato paste
2 tsp harissa paste 
Tin cherry tomatoes 
Can of butter beans 
Bag of spinach 
Method: cook sliced onions in a pan in 2 tbsp olive oil until caramelising. Add the garlic cook 1 minute. Add tomato paste and a splash of water. Cook few minutes. Add the tin of toms, salt annd black pepper and cook for 5 minutes then add harissa and butter beans. After 3 minutes add the spinach and wilt it for 1 minute. Add a big squeeze lemon juice and serve with crusty bread 
Stay warm, stay happy and keep a spring in your step.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
January 11, 2024 — Raft Clothing