Fioriblu is a partnership of two Italian-speaking Scots, Rachel and Henrietta who met while studying Italian more than 25 years ago. Returning to Italy on holiday more recently, they were inspired by the high quality Italian leather bags at really good prices and resolved to create a collection for UK customers.
Rachel now sells Fioriblu from Avebury where she lives with her family but she and Henrietta make regular trips to Italy to seek out new sources, explore design ideas and ensure their high standards are maintained. "Speaking Italian is a great help” says Rachel" the Italian artisans seem quite charmed by two Scottish women who can do business with them in their own language."
The collection has evolved to comprise everyday and travel bags, a couture collection and more recently, belts, wallets and gloves. The style is classic with subtle design twists. Each piece has something a little different, such as bold colours, unusual hooks, a surprising lining or extra length on the gloves.
“We are really proud of our quality Italian leather collection and because we only sell through our website, charity fairs, and other events we can pass on great prices to our customers."
Avebury is a great location - there is always some thing to do. Last weekend, we had great fun with the Avebury treasure hunt organized by Wiltshire Treasure Trails
www.treasuretrails.co.uk - download a trail – great way to entertain children. All Wiltshire trails are listed by length of time to complete and terrain suitability. The Avebury trail was a huge success with an 8 year old and 1 year old – 2 very happy hours! Fun way to learn about the Avebury Stones.
Take away, delivery (within 4 miles) or eat in. Totally delicious – The Zaika Inn. Small restaurant, so worth booking to eat in. 01672 515894/514681
For children 12 and under – “one of the most exciting Adventure Playgrounds in in the South West of England”…. set in the beautiful grounds of the Bowood Estate near Calne. A wealth of equipment to keep children entertained for hours including the famous death slide.