Lots of exciting things have been happening at Raft in the first few months of this year.........
We now have three shops
Huntley in Leaf Creative Plant Centre
Each shop is different and has its own individual look, style and vibe.
store is situated in the busy market square right in the centre of the town. The largest of the shops, it's light and airy with a large shop front and windows. We’ve had a makeover with new flooring throughout which has given our flagship store a real uplift with more improvements happening soon.
We are excited to host another fashion show in our Ledbury store on
Thursday 25 May at 6-30pm
just click on pink fashion show above to see the event details. 
We are also hosting another style consultation day at Ledbury on
Thursday 8th June
with Michelle Blake O’Brien
Customers can book a slot to have her amazing one to one advice on style and colour for an hour in store - but hurry as these appointments sell out quickly. Michelle will make you feel and look wonderful, giving you renewed confidence  and also help you re-vamp your wardrobe.
store is in Chippenham House on Monnow Street which is on the  Main Street in this beautiful market town. It is very close to Waitrose and the famous Monnow fortified river bridge. It has the fantastic Marches deli next door with a coffee shop and in the summer the courtyard at the rear is a lovely space where we hold summer fashion shows.
We have a Style Consultation Day in Monmouth also on
Wednesday April 26th
with Michelle Blake O’Brien
and it’s always a lot of fun and interesting to see customers finding new styles and colours and loving their wardrobe again.
Just one slot is still available due to a last minute cancellation. But don't worry if you miss it as Karen and her team will be taking names and numbers ready for the next one.
Michelle will make you feel confident in your choices and also help you find the confidence to try out new shapes and styles.
Leaf Creative Plant Centre
is our latest venture and is a fantastic destination venue
Join us in store and browse the plants, gifts, garden furniture, great inside/outside restaurant/coffee shop, plus outside terraces, extensive plant area, water features and amazing garden structures on site.
We are so pleased to have the opportunity to show our lovely collections with an emphasis on relaxed, comfortable, ethical and sustainable fashion, all in the Raft unique laid back style within their beautiful surroundings.
Hot news straight off the press......
we will be holding a 'Raft Soft Launch' evening at
Leaf Creative
5pm - 7pm on Friday 19th May
join us to celebrate our fabulous new store along with a glass of fizz or two, live entertainment and special deals available on the night. Watch this space for more information and pencil it in your diary.
We are so excited to showcase four new brands at Raft Clothing
A family business, Grizas is London based and celebrates beauty through natural clothes which are different, expressive and not ordinary.the characteristics of Grizas style is comfortable fit, relaxed style, laid back shapes and unusual layering. We are currently showcasing a limited collection of their very best linen items.
The belief in eco friendly, sustainable fashion is paramount in Grizas ethos and it is slow fashion which means all items are made to order.
All production is in Europe and clothes are made under one roof from healthy, ethical materials and created to last.
All Grizas packaging is recycled
Since the late 1970's Cut Loose is a figurative name inviting the wearer to have fun in a relaxed style but with individuality. This is casual clothing sewn and hand dyed to order in San Francisco with the premise of a flattering fit, lovely colours and simple shapes. Cut Loose clothes skim the body for a fluid silhouette. Nothing is wasted by the company - all fabric tests and excess is made up into scarves, scrunchies, napkins and tote bags.
All packaging is recycled
We have put together a lovely collection in two key colour tones of their very best summer linen items.
A Danish company, by basics is a slow fashion house with ethical principles producing clothes that are made in Europe from fabric woven in Denmark. Every piece is made to order therefore no over production of stock and huge reduction in wastage.
by basics strive for mindfully made pieces which do not damage people or the planet.
Designed for people to wear and love and the by basics tagline is "easy to love", we have put together a unique collection of their Merino wool jersey range.
Mindfully made timeless fashion in natural materials.Made to order and made in Europe.
Also a new Raft label
This is a laid back and easy style label with loungewear and linens created with our 3 key words in mind - confident, comfortable, carefree. All 3 tag words have been a high priority in putting together this new collection. 
New Victoria pumps have landed. Made in Spain. we have stocked Victoria for a number of years now and our staple pump has had a makeover. The original pumps are completely flat and the new style pumps even though a little more expensive are made in eco friendly cotton. They have a 2.5cm elevated sole for a modern look. The thicker sole helps support your foot arch for a very comfortable fit. They are in neutral Taupe and a new colour Empolvado Pink but we do not have a huge stock of pink so grab them while you can.
In summary - this is a fantastic start to our Summer season and we can't wait to start celebrating new beginnings with you along with sunnier days. 
Watch out for our next May Blog - for all the latest on our upcoming events.
April 25, 2023 — Raft Clothing