Arguably one of the most beautiful beaches on the north coast of Cornwall, Mother Ivey’s Bay is a popular spot for swimming, sunbathing and fishing. Sheltered by Trevose Head and the Meropes, a dramatic rock formation protruding from the headland, the waters at Mother Ivey’s are often calm and clear, even when winds and swells are sweeping through from the west. But, how many of these beach-goers have stopped to consider the name Mother Ivey, and question who she was?
After our recent homage to the UK’s lido scene, we were saddened to read an article that stated, due to the rising cost of living, and staff and chlorine shortages, some of our outdoor pools may face closure. We spoke with lido owners across the UK to find out about the threat Britain’s lidos are under and what we can do to help.
Our friend Rose Darling has worked as an illustrator and print designer since the early 2000s. A lover of the great outdoors, she integrates elements of the natural world into her work, and has created a number of nature-inspired artworks for us that became towelling Original-Series robes. To celebrate the coming launch of 2 new designs, which will be dropping soon, we spoke with Rose about inspiration, sustainability, art and her love of the ocean.