As we approach the end of another year - and what a year it has been - here at Bamford we feel called to reflect on the milestones and experiences that we have been fortunate to enjoy and share with our community in 2021.
From the return of classes and events at our stores and spas, to the launch of our first Home-grown Merino Collection after two years in the making; through everything we do, we seek to inspire present and future generations alike to shop consciously and tread lightly.
Read on to join us in a brief moment of reflection, gratitude and reverie.
But first, wellness
Whilst the year did not begin as any of us might have hoped, we were overwhelmed with the spirit of unity amongst our community. It warmed our hearts to see how our wellness collections were able to provide inspiration for mental, physical and emotional well-being; in January, we launched our range of supplements made with high quality plant-based ingredients to see us through the winter months.
The joy of spring
As Spring emerged, we were overjoyed to welcome you back to our Wellness destinations in London and the Cotswolds. Nestled in the heart of London, our Brompton Cross Spa is a haven for those seeking a respite from urban living; in the Cotswolds, our refurbished and extended Spa became even more desirable with the new Spring and Wet Spa.
Winner of "Best New Spa" at the Good Spa Guide awards 2021
In November 2021, the Bamford Wellness Spa Cotswolds was awarded the "Best New Spa 2021" Award at the Good Spa Guide annual awards event, acknowledging the refurbishment of our Wellness destination in the Cotswolds. The vision of our founder Carole Bamford, the uplifting spa has a place in the community for nurturing well-being in a gentle, holistic way.
Seaside adventures with Martha Ward
We spent summer dreaming of the British seaside, celebrating the launch of our inaugural collection with stylist Martha Ward. The limited-edition collection of day-to-nightwear was inspired by Martha's personal collection of vintage nightgowns, brought to life in organic cotton with delicate hand-embellished detailing. Stay tuned for more in 2022...
Welcoming Autumn at the Harvest Festival
At the turn of the autumn season, we were delighted to welcome our community to an activity-filled day at Daylesford farm in September. This year's festivities were filled with pastel pink pumpkins, inspiring panel discussions in our Orchard Tipi, and fun for all the family with crafts, hula hoops, naming our Merino sheep, and more! We look forward to celebrating with you next year.
The Home-grown Merino Collection
Our highlight of the year had to be the launch of our Home-grown Merino Collection - a journey which began with the acquisition of a small herd of merino sheep in 2019. Transparency and a commitment to treading lightly is at the heart of this collection and we are proud to be championing UK wool and a longstanding British knitwear heritage.
Read the full story of the collection and see it coming to life.