Looking after your wellbeing

In these uncertain times, you may feel anxious, worried and bored from spending a lot of time at home, and if you are outdoors, from social distancing. We believe taking care of your wellbeing is a top priority and we have put together a few ideas which may help to look after yourself.

  • Stay connected with others as maintaining healthy relationships with people is important for your wellbeing. If you cannot meet up with your friends and family, you can arrange phone calls or make plans to video chat instead to stay in touch. If your home feels too quiet, listen to a radio station or podcast.
  • Look after your body by trying to stay active. If possible, eat healthily and drink enough water. To help clear your mind and lift your mood, go for a nice walk if you can, or if you are self-isolating, you can exercise in your garden if you have one, or by just moving around the house for a stretch.

To keep your mind active, try reading, writing, completing puzzles or doing your favourite crosswords. Our Lavender and Geranium room spray will help you relax and refresh your surroundings.

  • If you’re feeling anxious about the current circumstances or spending a lot of time at home, speaking with someone you trust who are in a similar situation will help you, and them too. If you cannot speak to someone, there are many helplines available too. You can also comfort yourself with breathing exercises, start by counting 'one, two, three, four' as you breathe in and 'one, two, three, four' as you breathe out, then repeat until you feel calmer.

Before you get into bed, use our Lavender and Geranium room spray. The fragrance also encourage relaxation, helping to unwind your mind.

We'd love to hear if you have any tips on how you’ve been coping, you’d like to share, let us know in the comments...

Summer Sale Final Reductions | Up to 70% Off

Shop our summer sale with savings of up to 70% off.

Remember to take a look at our exclusive online selection, as well as our clearance section with items from as little as £10.

Treat yourself and refresh your wardrobe with these amazing offers!

 Please be aware that stock is limited across all our sale items and that we may not have a full range of sizes in each garment.

Shop by your size in our sale category: for an easier way to shop our sale simply select your size from the bar above the sale items (for example in a size 16 and size L). This will then show only the items with your size in stock.

Please note: when ordering online, anything left in your basket for a long period of time is at risk of being lost due to high demand during sale day. Avoid disappointment and process your order all the way through as quickly as possible.


How to use our new featured lookbooks

Discover the interesting and informative ‘inspire me’ section of our new website, created especially for you for the latest seasonal trends and style advice. This section contains our journal, lookbooks and collections pages with fresh new content throughout the year to keep you in touch with all the latest trends.

Our lookbooks page is designed to create inspiration and uncover the best of what to wear for certain seasonal events or outings. With the arrival of the new season collection, in our lookbooks page, we have put together a list of inspiring head to toe outfits to wear for this season’s occasions such as relaxing at home, family garden parties and picnics in the park with close friends.

The new featured lookbooks can be found in the inspire me section located on our menu bar. Once you clicked on 'view lookbooks' button then it will take you to the main lookbooks page where you can explore different looks for this season's occasions.

If you find an outfit you like, to view the desired look, click on 'get the look' button which will show you garments from head to toe suited to those occasions. 

On the selected occasions outfit page, you can see the full outfit, browse and shop each of the products directly from the right side. You can also hover over the blue circles scattered on the model to see the product in more detail.

Our favourite looks for the season are garden parties and picnic in the park. These garments are designed in comfortable fabrics and lovely colours that make them perfectly suitable for your favourite occasion.

Visit our new lookbooks here to see other inspirational looks or view other sections of our inspire me section such as collections or latest journals. We'd love to hear which is your favourite look from our featured lookbooks, let us know in the comments...

This Season’s Must Have Prints and Patterns

Brighten up your wardrobe with our new collection of must-have prints including feminine florals, stunning patterns and contemporary abstract designs. These versatile and relaxed designs can be worn now and as the season changes.

With a delightful French printed cotton lawn, this charming feather print blouse is perfect for every occasion. Pair with our textured trousers, worn tucked in or loose for different looks.

Featuring a pretty leaf print in crisp navy and white jersey, these separates look beautiful paired together with the matching top and skirt or with complementing plain top. Our classic fit-and-flare dress is also a gorgeous addition to your wardrobe with princess line seam shaping and short sleeves.

Complete any outfit with this fabulous vintage floral design scarf. Printed on to a silk twill square and finished with hand-rolled hems, this elegant finishing piece is made exclusively for Cotswold Collections by our local mill, Beckford Silk.

With a vibrant two-colour spot design, our jacquard jumper is expertly crafted with three-quarter sleeves and crew neck style. Pair with our soft tailored navy trousers and complete your look with the matching scarf.

We'd love to hear which is your favourite print from our spring collection, let us know in the comments...

Look forward to the new season 2020 with our new collection

In these trying times, we hope that our new collection of classic and relaxed transitional outfits will provide both pleasure and inspiration for you.

We have designed these versatile and comfortable styles for you to wear now and as the season changes. They offer elegant soft movement, in a sophisticated, subtle colour palette with occasional pops of vibrancy in our stunning Liberty print jacket and our ever-popular boiled wool jacket in emerald, for you to enjoy.

Our boiled wool and Liberty print jacket work wonderfully when paired with our pima cotton interlock jersey top and our soft tailored navy trousers creating a wonderful outer layer for the cooler days.

Our beautifully coloured cord jacket and high-quality unlined cord trousers can be dressed up or down for versatile styling. For a casual day outfit, you can combine the cord trousers with our Liberty print blouse. For a sophisticated look, the matching jacket and trousers can be paired together with our pima scoopneck jersey top.

Made in an easycare merino wool with delicate pointelle detailing, this lovely ensemble is perfect for the changing seasons.

Discover more of our wide array of easy-wear, figure flattering arrivals that you’ll want to wear time and time again. Take a look at the full collection and find that must-have item | Click here to view the new arrivals >>

Watch our New Season video for some wonderful outfit inspiration.

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Introducing our new website

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new website! Created with you in mind we have designed an effortless and enjoyable online shopping experience.

  1. New easier to navigate and clearer appearance

We hope you enjoy the new, refreshed, appearance to the Cotswold Collections website. Our newly improved menu structure shows product categories clearly, allowing you to choose what you want to look at, such as tops or T-Shirts, simply via ‘Shop by product’.

If you’re not sure what you’re looking for and are wanting a little inspiration, you can ‘Shop by Style’ right away from the main menu, which will show you garments suited to that style or event, such as 'Staying In'.

2. Larger product images and enhanced product videos

We have also introduced larger product images for you to effortlessly browse our garments along with the option to watch a short video on many of our product pages.

3. 4 step check out process

Our new checkout has four simple steps with helpful tips to guide you through from basket to delivery, payment and confirmation. You will be able to systematically work through each of these steps and review all your order information in one place.

From our product pages, after you’ve selected your colour/size and clicked ‘Add to Basket’, an option to continue shopping or view basket, with a summary of basket contents will appear. If you are editing the order such as adding another quantity, please click on the update basket button to save the details. After you are happy with the basket contents, click on the secure checkout button which will give you the option to sign in/register or checkout as a guest.

4. Inspire me section

Discover our new ‘inspire me’ section for the latest seasonal trends and style advice. This section contains our journal, lookbooks and collections pages with fresh new content throughout the year to keep you in touch with all the latest trends. The weekly journal allows you to view all of our latest blog pieces, written by us every week.

Our new exclusive collections page is home to our favourite garment selects for that season’s events or trends. Visit the collections to shop these styles such as the essential edit, or home comforts.

Additionally, we have created a lookbooks page where you can discover ideas on how to style outfits from head to toe. If you find an outfit you like, you can browse and shop each of the products directly from the lookbook page.

5. New and exciting Wish list feature *

Our new wish list feature allows you to create a saved list of your favourite products, therefore, you can revisit them all in one place. To use this exciting new feature, simply find an item you would like to add to your wish list and click the ‘Add to Wish List’ button which can be found under ‘Add to basket’ on a product page.

You can return any time to view and edit your list of products, and if you wish to purchase the items, you can do this directly from the wish list as well by clicking ‘Add all to basket’ button found just below the garments.

*Please note to use this feature you must be logged in to your Cotswold Collections account.


Visit our new website and we’d love to know your thoughts. We’ve designed this around you and we really appreciate any feedback you may have.

The Essential Edit

Seasonless essentials, always available throughout the year

Many of you will be aware of and will have seen our Essential Edit collection since it was launched earlier in the year. We have been including our little brochure in with order parcels for a while now.

A good wardrobe foundation
We know how nice it is to receive new inspiration and ideas throughout the seasons, but we also understand that to have a really good basic range of quality pieces is also important. These pieces form the foundation of any good wardrobe, allowing you to build around it with the more special, stand out garments that they complement.

We have thought carefully about the styles, colours and type of essential pieces that will help you build your wardrobe, and have made sure that if you require different lengths that these are also catered for.

To help you with your foundation wardrobe we have included the following in our essentials range. These are available in a range of superb neutral colours, carefully chosen to coordinate and complement each other and many other styles in our collections:

Three lovely T-shirt styles for you to choose from. Both three-quarter sleeve styles are made in wonderfully, silky-soft Pima cotton, while our short sleeve style in pure cotton offers another alternative. Available in two lengths, they are the perfect layering piece, worn under our merino cardigan or tunic-style over trousers for a casual, relaxed look. Please see our essentials page here for all colour options.

Our softly tailored trousers are lined to the knee and have diagonal hip pockets. They are front fastening and have side back waistband elastication. In three versatile colours, mocha and grey shown above and ever-popular navy.

In a flattering six-panel style giving it a gently flared shape, this skirt comes in three lengths and three colours; navy and mocha shown above, and versatile grey. It has an elasticated waistband and side zip fastening.

Both the turtleneck and cardigan are made in pure Italian-spun extra-fine merino wool. They can both be machine washed on a cool cycle. Available in blue, grey and pebble mélange. Wear together for extra warmth or as useful separates with trousers or a skirt. The scarf is available as the perfect complementing accessory.

All Easycare Items
All the items in our Essentials edit are designed to be easycare, being machine washable and made in quality fabrics that will ensure these useful pieces will remain reliable go-to's time and time again.

We are keen to keep developing our essentials range and would welcome any ideas and suggestions that you may have that we could consider in the future.
Please comment below:

Beautiful Austrian Cotton Jersey

In response to a customer request, this is a short piece about our ever-popular Austrian cotton jersey pieces that are frequently found in our various collections. Also, some interesting facts about the company that supply these beautiful printed fabrics.

The Austrian Textile Industry
In Austria, there are more than 280 textile companies with around 12,000 employees. The high export rate of 80% indicates that Austrian textiles have a really good reputation worldwide with the main sales market in Europe. The domestic textile fashion landscape is characterised by micro-companies with the designers serving different niches. Austrian fashion is characterised by an artistic orientation and high-quality craftsmanship and material.

Strong Ethics
In Austria there is a strong responsibility towards the environment, particularly with regard to the production of textiles taking into account the following:

- the use of organic cotton
- FAIRTRADE and GOTS certification
- a transparent and verifiable production chain
- maximum social justice in production
- maximum possible environmental compatibility
- maximum possible quality for wearers

Amazing Architecture. The current company we source our lovely Austrian jersey fabrics from was founded in the early 1960’s because of the water in Muntlix, in Austria. It has the most amazing factory building in terms of architecture, being designed by the famous architect and artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928 - 2000) and in their words; “with his soft spot for painting, colours, onion domes, architecture and environmental protection “.

This is an example of some of the amazing architecture designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser, pictured here.

Creativity and Design
This creative ethos clearly runs through everything the company does, providing inspiration and new ideas, while never forgetting the original manufacturing traditions behind their products for producing and maintaining the highest quality, now using modern techniques and also protecting the environment along the way. They are passionate about it. At Cotswold Collections, we are pleased to be supplying our customers with stunning examples of these beautiful designs in our collections.

These are the latest Austrian cotton jersey garments in our summer collection:

Made in beautiful Austrian printed interlock in pure cotton, our stunning skirt has six panels and is in a pull-on style with an elasticated waistband. it is fully lined. team with our scoopneck T-shirt for an elegant summer outfit.

This charming printed top matches our flattering skirt and pairs beautifully with the aubergine trousers for a casual and relaxed look. There is also a printed scarf to complement your outfit.

We are pleased to say that we have more garments from our Austrian supplier in our next collection, available from mid-June... so look out for these and grab them while you can!

We hope you find this interesting and please share any of your thoughts, ideas and inspiration with us. We'd love to hear from you.

Blue, the Colour of Now

When PANTONE® selected their Colour of the Year for 2020 at the end of 2019, little did anyone know that it was going to turn out to be the perfect colour to choose for such an unsettling and challenging year for us all.

Every year since 2000, the PANTONE® Colour Institute has selected a colour that they believe is representative of contemporary society and Classic Blue was chosen for this year as a reassuring shade with comforting, soothing and protective qualities. It is no accident that blue was chosen to represent our NHS, something we've seen on buildings lit-up across our country in gratitude for their brave work.

Much has been written on the meanings and effect of colours and here are some relating to the colour blue for you to ponder:

As the colour of the sky and sea, it is often associated with depth and stability, symbolizing trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith and truth. Considered to be beneficial to the mind and body, it slows human metabolism and produces a calming effect. Blue is strongly associated with tranquillity, calmness and peace.

Interestingly, different shades of this ever-popular and versatile colour are supposed to represent different meanings with Light blue being associated with health, healing, tranquillity, understanding, and softness and Dark blue representing knowledge, power, integrity, and seriousness.

Throughout our summer collection we have many shades of this reassuring and often favourite colour for you to choose from in many different styles:

Blue is often mixed with white or cream to create smart and refreshing ensembles for the summer season. Our crewneck T-shirt, part of our essentials range and available across the year, is teamed with our white casual trouserssummer coat and woven hat. The stunning scarf is also available. For a more feminine, elegant look, pair our textured cotton striped top with the ivory pleated skirt. Our Italian leather handbag completes the look.

Our lovely pure cotton A-line skirt has beautiful shades of lavender and blue and teams up with our combed cotton Pointelle knit jumper perfectly. For warmer days wear with a white T-shirt and complete your outfit with the contemporary bead necklace.

Forming part of our Limited Edition Luxury range, these soft, cool and breathable pure linen jersey pieces can be machine washed on a cool setting. Choose from the linen jersey cardiganskirtplain or striped top or treat yourself to a whole outfit and be stunning in blue!

Our Tape yarn cardigan in navy blue offers the perfect solution for layering when it's a bit cooler. It teams up with our leaf printed trousers and oyster Pima scoopneck, creating a striking and relaxed look.

Do you have any favourite blue items in your wardrobe? Do let us know as we'd love to hear from you.

Fabric Feature – The Amazing Qualities of Cotton


In our journal piece about cotton last year, we talked about the sustainability of it as a fabric and also, as a whole plant with very little going to waste throughout the entire cultivation and production process. Something that is very important with today’s concerns about our environment.

We now want to talk about the qualities of the fabric and what makes it so good to wear throughout all seasons in the year, making it a great investment for your wardrobe. Also, the characteristics of different cotton fabrics, how to care for it and here’s a little about its history, which goes back a long, long way!

If ever a natural product used for fabric and clothing has stood the test of time, it has to be cotton. Going back to ancient times, the first evidence of cotton use was found in India and Pakistan, and dates from about 6,000 B.C. It is believed to have been introduced to Northern Europe in late medieval time.

All about the fabric. Why is it so special and good to wear?

Moisture Control: There are several interesting qualities to cotton fabric. Firstly, it’s breathable and has an amazing ability to control moisture. It transmits moisture away from the body, absorbing and removing liquid from the skin (think about towels). The International Forum for Cotton Promotion states that cotton can take up to one-fifth of its weight in water before feeling damp. This is one reason it’s so comfortable to wear.

Insulation: Another quality, is its ability to insulate. Cotton clothing protects us from heat in the summer and cold in the winter by providing thermal insulation as the cotton fabric traps air between the fabric fibres. The cotton fibres in clothing hold the fabric away from the skin, further allowing for more air to be trapped between the skin and fabric which helps with insulation and comfort.

Hypoallergenic. Pure cotton fabric rarely causes allergic reactions and wearing cotton is often recommended for those with skin allergies and conditions such as eczema. (Note. Some people are allergic to chemicals used in the production process, so take care as a reaction is still possible.)

Durability: Cotton has a high tensile strength, making it strong, durable and less likely to rip or tear. It is 30 percent stronger when wet, withstanding many washings.

Types of cotton fabric available in our latest collection:

Broderie Anglaise
This cotton fabric with beautiful eyelet detail all over is used in our 100% cotton cream cutwork blouse. Cool and airy with long sleeves, buttoned cuffs and lined in the front and back panels it is a versatile summer piece.

A lightweight cotton fabric woven with two coloured yarns. Our superior quality chambray pieces have a hint of added stretch for shape retention. Both light and easy-going, the jacket and trousers are unlined for cool summer comfort.

Cotton voile
A lightweight and slightly sheer fabric with perfect drape, used for our charming floral print blouse in 100% cotton. It has pretty pintucks at the sides and the long sleeves can be rolled up and secured with a tab fastening. With a gently curved hem and side slits, it can be worn loose or tucked in.

Combed cotton
When cotton is “combed,” the shortest, additional fibres of a batch are removed, producing high-quality yarns with excellent strength and softness, as seen here in our 100% cotton, delicately detailed pointelle knit jumper.

Cotton Jersey
A knit fabric that is made of soft and breathable cotton fibres, with extra “give “or stretch for comfort. It is a light to medium weight fabric, very popular for making dresses and tops such as our plain jersey fit-and-flare dress and our printed jersey top in lovely mauve shades in pure cotton.

Linen cotton mix
The blend of linen and cotton fibres makes a fabric which has all the look and feel of linen with less of its propensity to wrinkle. See our fresh and contemporary coral multi floral blouse in this airy, comfortable fabric blend.

Pima cotton
One of the best grades of cotton in the world with long, luxurious fibres, that resist pilling. Our 100% Pima cotton T-shirts are available in three quarter and short sleeve styles in neutral oyster or snowdrop, or vibrant raspberry.

A woven, light-to medium-weight fabric with a puckered appearance. It is commonly striped or chequered. Our delicately checked blouse is made in Italy in a cotton and viscose blend. It has short sleeves and a shirt collar.

Caring for your cotton garments:

Washing. To be safe you should always refer to the care label for your cotton item before washing. We suggest washing our cotton and cotton blend garments in a cool machine wash. You can give garments a gentle stretch when they come out of the wash to get them back into shape. Always air dry: dry clothes flat and out of the sun if possible.

Try to avoid too much ironing: Refer to the garment care label to know what iron temperature setting is safe. It is best to iron cotton items while they are still slightly damp or alternatively use the steam setting on your iron.

Make sure the items are dry/aired before folding and putting away.

Have you any favourite Cotswold Collections cotton pieces? We’d love to hear your feedback!