TBCo. Blog

A Note from E&F: We're in This Together

A Note from E&F: We're in This Together

We are fortunate to operate primarily online and have been encouraged by the Government to continue to operate at this time. Although we understand blankets are not an essential in the way that food and shelter is, we know that they bring a lot of comfort to many, especially at these times when people are not there to comfort loved ones when they need it most. We like to think that gifting our blankets is like sending a hug, and it sure feels like everyone could do with a hug right now! 

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Top 10 Gifts for Welcoming a Newborn Baby (Trust Me, I've Done This 3 Times)

Top 10 Gifts for Welcoming a Newborn Baby (Trust Me, I've Done This 3 Times)

A gift for a newborn baby is one of the hardest things to buy. Since it is one of the most special, heartfelt gifts you can give, you really want to get it right. You want it to be special so that it’s treasured forever. You want it to be useful so that you are helping to make the parents lives a bit easier and unique. I mean, one baby only needs so many teddies. So after having three babies, I think I have finally composed the Top 10 Baby Gifts Guide every new baby (but really new mum and dad) needs!

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Scottish Design: A creative visit to the V&A

Scottish Design: A creative visit to the V&A

So, let’s talk about Scottish Design. Scotland is famous for a lot of things- whisky, kilts, haggis, and, of course, the windy rain. And hidden amongst the clichés, there’s also a long, rich history of textile design. For 2020, our design team has been exploring the concept of reinvention through deconstruction, and using the the nostalgic visions of Scotland’s past to design for the future. Okay, so what do we mean by that? Let’s look at how we’re reinventing tartan as an example.

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The Gift of Togetherness: Family Christmas Eve Gift Box

The Gift of Togetherness: Family Christmas Eve Gift Box

Now that we have children, it’s  exciting to recreate the magic of Christmas from the nostalgia of our own childhoods. It’s been fun settling into our family traditions in the festive seasons and finding ways to encourage the gift of togetherness. Here are some of our traditions, and I would love to hear about yours! Tell in the comments below!
 - Emma xx

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Black Friday: Gifts That Give Back

Black Friday: Gifts That Give Back

Black Friday too stressful for you? Yeah, us too. That’s why, as a small business who wants to encourage peace over pressure, we’ve been coming up with ways to make it about giving instead of just getting. Read on to find out why we’ve chosen to partner with Sightsavers and donate 5% of your purchase to their mission over our 20% Off Black Friday weekend sale.

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TBCo. Team's Sustainable Gift Guide

TBCo. Team's Sustainable Gift Guide

We know it's too soon, we're just really excited because we're really good at it. One online shopping trip to TBCo., and your Christmas shopping is sorted, just like that. We asked the TBCo. team about their Christmas lists- what they're asking for or what they're giving with sustainability in mind. Curious? Read on for some gifts you can give that don't take too much from the planet.

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Sold Out!

Sold Out!

It's here! The scarf you've all been waiting for! Last week, we headed down south to London to show the design alongside Anna and made the most of our time. After a beautiful stay at the Leman Locke Aparthotel and a pitstop at Liberty London to see our blankets out on display, we launched the design at an event at The Artist Residence!

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Happy Birthday To Us: TBCo. Turns 5!

Happy Birthday To Us: TBCo. Turns 5!

So here we are,The Tartan Blanket Co. is 5 years old! That has come around fast and yet it feels like a lifetime ago that it was just a late night, wine fuelled dream. Taking the time to think about this huge milestone has been really nice. We spend so much time looking and pushing the company forward, that it's really nice every now and again to take the time to look back and see just how far we have come!

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Behind the Design: Colsie Collection 19/20

Behind the Design: Colsie Collection 19/20

Lambswool and limited edition, our new Colsie Collection 19/20 is so ready to meet you! When we think of nature, we often think of muted colours. Our research for this collection happily reminded us that vibrant colours are constantly being offered to us by the natural world! 

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