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Greenwashing- How do you know who to trust?!

Greenwashing- How do you know who to trust?!

We’re all used to experiencing trends. Some of them are relatively harmless – like when we all became obsessed with yo-yoing, or wore blue hair mascara (oh, the 90s!) – but there’s a worrying trend that’s been building in momentum for quite a few years... read more
100% Alpaca Jumper: Ted and Bessie

100% Alpaca Jumper: Ted and Bessie

If there’s one thing to thank winter for, it’s jumpers. I get so excited every year when my constant indecision of “should I bring a jacket?” is lifted, and I can bundle up in cosy jumpers, scarves and coats. So I also get outrageously excited when I find a brand that... read more
How to host a sustainable Christmas

How to host a sustainable Christmas

With an enormous lunch to cook, a thousand things to do, and a seemingly unending number of Secret Santas to partake in, Christmas can be an overwhelming time of year – especially if you’re trying to look after the planet too. If, like us, you’ve committed to... read more
Visit to the Farm: Walking With Alpacas

Visit to the Farm: Walking With Alpacas

With every purchase from Ted & Bessie you get the opportunity to come and visit the farm where we keep our small herd of alpacas. You can take them for a walk, hand feed them and ask as many questions you like. The main aim is to allow each person to personally... read more
It’s All in the Detail: The Outdoor Collection

It’s All in the Detail: The Outdoor Collection

There are a myriad of choices that go into creating a new collection, and it can be all to easy to either get stuck on a detail that doesn’t really matter, or overlook something altogether! On day 4 of the #MeetTheMakerWeek series, we’re honing in on a few of the... read more
Ted & Bessie: How To Make Alpaca Knitwear

Ted & Bessie: How To Make Alpaca Knitwear

For us it’s all about the making process that happens before any of our alpaca knitwear arrives in your welcoming hands. It may look effortless, but there’s actually quite a few steps that go into creating just a simple hat. The first (and most important!) step is of... read more
Sustainable Sourcing: The Outdoor Collection

Sustainable Sourcing: The Outdoor Collection

As part of #MeetTheMakerWeek, organised by Joanne Hawker, we’re focusing in on our new 100% Alpaca Outdoor Collection and the sustainable sourcing inspirations that led to its creation. Usefully enough, a lot of those inspirations are also the ones that led to setting... read more
The Outdoor Collection: 100% British Alpaca Outdoor Clothing

The Outdoor Collection: 100% British Alpaca Outdoor Clothing

It’s here! Our new 100% Alpaca Outdoor Collection is keeping our heads, shoulders and ears (we haven’t quite got around to making socks quite yet) warm as we speak – and it’s now available online for you to purchase too. Now, of course, all of our products can... read more
Earl and Clyde – An Alpaca Love Story

Earl and Clyde – An Alpaca Love Story

Earl and Clyde are two of our white male huacaya alpacas, born in the UK in Devon at a place called Meadow Farm. Clyde was born in September 2013 and Earl joined him a year later in August 2014. From the moment Earl and Clyde arrived at the farm in September 2015 they... read more
The Woven Collection: 100% Alpaca Throw by Ted and Bessie

The Woven Collection: 100% Alpaca Throw by Ted and Bessie

Every now and then you come across a product that makes you feel fantastic about buying it. Not only does it look amazing and fulfill a hole in your life, but you feel a certain smugness about where you purchased it from too; you know that your money is going... read more
Our Christmas Markets of 2017

Our Christmas Markets of 2017

On Sunday 19th November Ted & Bessie exhibited at the Bedford Artisan Fair – our first indoor fair with alpacas! It was a particularly early start (up at 04:30!) to prep the boys for their first outing in the new trailer. Luke and Kilimanjaro, picked for... read more
Our new A/W 2017 Collection shoot

Our new A/W 2017 Collection shoot

Product shoot day! Sunday morning arose crisp and clear, and having been so excited about our 2017 range (and finally having the samples in our grasp) we arranged for our models Will and Hayley to meet us, enthusiasm brimming, at the farm with their labrador pup... read more
The arrival of our black alpacas

The arrival of our black alpacas

We had a very special delivery on Saturday in the form of seven new black alpacas. See some of images of their arrival below… Dreamer introducing himself Running... read more
I am a modern farmer

I am a modern farmer

“Fast fashion has such an irreversible impact on our environment so I wanted to create items that have been born in the field and made on site, thus helping to reduce our carbon footprint on this amazing planet. Besides, what better way to spend your days than with... read more
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