Posted on Wednesday, 25th March 2009
Every year the staff at Welly Warehouse receive hundreds of calls from brides-to-be scouring the market for a pair of plain white wellies suitable for under their wedding dress. Sometimes it's because they are arriving at their wedding by boat, or are getting married on a beach or in a field - sometimes it's because they are marrying into a farming family - and other times it's just because. Well why not?
Well this year the problem of what to pair with a white wedding dress has at long last been solved with the launch of the Hunter Original wellington in white
And whether the bridesmaids are in pink, red, blue, lilac, purple - or just about any other colour under the sun - Hunter wellies are available in a massive range of colours
so you're sure to be able to match their dresses too!
Posted on Monday, 23rd March 2009
BBC drama Mistresses
has taken Britain by storm, and one of the main characters, Jessica, is weathering it out in a pair of fuchsia pink Hunter wellies
- a gift from her on-screen partner Mark.
Hailed as Britain's answer to Sex and the City, glamour and style are crucial, and since the show's airing a surge of welly-buyers are clamouring for Hunter's old favourite in hot pink.
Get the look here
- but don't delay - they might not last much longer!
Posted on Thursday, 19th March 2009
Hunter Boot's most recent collaboration is with none other than Jimmy Choo - and together they have produced the craziest looking Hunter wellington to date! But even with its embossed crocodile skin-like exterior and leopard print lining, the iconic Hunter welly is still easily recognisable and sure to be spotted on the feet of Glastonbury's most label-loving fashionistas this Summer.
The boot goes on sale in June 2009, only through the Jimmy Choo stores and website, and is rumoured to retail at anywhere between £200 and £400 a pair.
Story courtesy of Marie Claire
Posted on Wednesday, 11th March 2009
Miuccia Prada, the designer adept at making anything and everything cool, has feautured wellies in her recent catwalk shows at Milan Fashion Week. If we still needed any evidence as to the chic fashion status of the good old fashioned wellington boot these days, this is surely it. Wellies were teamed with belted Prada tunics and trench coats, plunging V-neck dresses and huge tweed knickers!
While the thigh-high waders might be a bit much for some (!), the red knee-high versions with woolly warm socks worn underneath provide a more practical option.
And if Prada is a little out of your budget (what with the credit crunch and all!) - the good news is that there are lots of more affordable alternatives on the market that you can use to create the look for less! Shop red wellies here
Story courtesy of Vogue.com
Posted on Thursday, 5th March 2009
It had to happen! For the style-conscious woman that simply doesn't 'do' flats, now there's a new concept in wellies - the Wedge Welly
In a crazy range of colours and prints including Python, Leopard, Peacock Feathers and Hot Pink, this racy new boot incorporates a 2 1/2 inch wedge to give you both height and comfort.
Wellies and fashion have collided head on. Things will simply never be the same again...
Posted on Tuesday, 24th February 2009
Pauline Robinson plans to run the London Marathon this year in aid of the eating disorder charity Beat - and she plans to do it in her wellies!
The idea was born in memory of her late teenage daughter Charlotte who suffered from anorexia, and who she was hoping to run a marathon alongside.
Shortly after Charlotte's death the family took a trip away to Snowdonia and scaled the peak of Snowdon - with Pauline completing the climb in her wellies - and doing so without blisters. She said: “I joked I could probably run the London marathon in them and when I got back home a friend said it was a good idea".
The welly idea stuck, and renowned French wellington boot-maker Le Chameau
was so impressed by Pauline's devotion to its footwear that the company has even offered to support her run.
Make a donation to Pauline's marathon appeal here
Story courtesy of the Norwich Evening News
Posted on Thursday, 5th February 2009
Radiographer Peter Cartwright donned his wellies and walked 18 miles through the snow as just part of his journey to work this week.
He set off at 5.30am from his home in Ashford, Kent, this Monday morning to begin the 55 mile trip, trekking 18 miles on foot, plus taking the train, the Tube and hitching lifts to complete his journey, arriving at Guy’s Hospital in London at 2pm that afternoon.
The father of four cheerfully said, “I didn’t want to let anyone at work down... I chose to wear my wellies which kept my socks and trousers dry. I was quite warm walking along.'”
Story courtesy of The Mail Online
Posted on Tuesday, 3rd February 2009
The heaviest snowfall to hit Britain in 20 years has resulted in a 320% increase in wellington boot sales this week according to high street retailer John Lewis.
Shoppers are buying products to help them cope with the weather, including wellies, gloves, vests, soup, hot chocolate and - bizarrely - cat litter! A spokesman for Tesco explained that sales of cat litter traditionally increase by 70 per cent during snowy periods: "Cat litter provides an effective and cheap way of road gritting during snowfalls".
The best cold-weather-beating wellies include those lined with neoprene
for extra warmth, and fleece welly boot liners
are also in high demand. And don't forget the little ones - children's wellies
are also available with neoprene
lining these days to keep even the tiniest feet warm while you're building a snowman!
Story courtesy of The Telegraph
Posted on Tuesday, 13th January 2009
Always at the forefront when it comes to funky welly designs, Joules have launched their first new range for 2009!
The new collection boasts no less than 6 funky new patterned wellingtons
in fresh, bright colours for the Spring and Summer season. There are also 3 new colours in the plain wellingtons
range, with a fabulous new Joules large circular logo printed across the front of the boot.
Available now from Welly Warehouse.
Posted on Saturday, 6th December 2008
2008 Farmer of the Year Adrian Ivory is trading in his wellies with Masterchef presenter John Torode when they trade places in March next year to experience running each other's businesses.
The cattle and arable farmer from Perth will experience running a top London restaurant, and in turn the chef will be visiting the 2500 acre farm in calving season. "I have championed British food and its farmers for many years and this is a great opportunity for me to understand the challenges facing today's producers and identify ways that we can work better together," he said.
Story courtesy of Farmers Weekly
Posted on Tuesday, 25th November 2008
Welly Warehouse's parent company, Out of the City
, has been tipped in this week's Sunday Mirror as one of the best places to do your Christmas shopping this year if you want to save money!
Beth Murray, an accounts executive from London, reckons she's slashed her Christmas shopping bill in half this year by shopping online instead of on the high street.
Her best bargain to date has been a pair of Hunter wellingtons
reduced from £75.00 to only £29.99 - a deal exclusively available from Out of the City and Welly Warehouse.
Read the full article
Posted on Tuesday, 18th November 2008
Charlotte Church is rarely seen out and about in Cardiff, but has recently been photographed wearing these wacky Tayberry Purple Spot
The Welsh singer is due to give birth to her second child in January and has taken time off work to focus on the final stages of her pregnancy.
Story courtesy of The Sun
Posted on Wednesday, 12th November 2008
Hunter Boot Ltd and one of Glastonbury Festival’s official charities WaterAid invited a number of high profile celebrities to customise and sign the limited edition WaterAid welly at this year’s Glastonbury Festival, and these boots are to be auctioned to raise money for the ‘Hunter for WaterAid’ project - dedicated to helping people in remote regions of Madagascar.
The auctions begin tomorrow and include boots signed by Jay-Z, Kate Moss, Amy Winehouse, the Verve and Noel Gallagher.
For full details click here
Posted on Sunday, 10th August 2008
Merseyside families are being urged to dig out the children's wellies
and get down and dirty on an outdoor programme of activities encouraging kids and adults to spruce up the gardens together at a Family Centre in St Helens. Riverside Housing have funded the 'Muddy Wellies' programme which is currently running for children through the summer. The programme includes a Young Gardener of the Year competition for children aged 5 to 16 with categories to include tallest sunflower, best scarecrow, best hanging basket, and biggest pumpkin, with an overall prize for best gardener.
Tanya Marsh, neighbourhood community initiatives officer for Riverside Housing said: "We are always keen to encourage people to connect with their local land. And we want to people to take pride in their community base, as well as their own gardens. Young and old can learn some useful practical gardening skills, from organic food growing, to garden planning on a budget. Groundwork is working with community groups and local agencies to get lots of people involved."
Story courtesy of 24dash.com
Posted on Wednesday, 6th August 2008
Join the Hunter Wellington Boot Company at the pre V Festival Party on Wednesday 13th August from 9.30pm at the Mahiki Cocktail Bar and Island Grill on Dover Street in London, and if you turn up in your Hunter wellies
entry is completely free!
Bonus 'style' points go to those sporting boots from the exclusive new Hunter Festival Wellies
Mahiki is a Hawaian themed club/bar, and has recently become a hang out hot spot for young Royals and the super trendy. For opening hours, directions, etc. or to book visit the Mahiki
Posted on Tuesday, 5th August 2008
Liz Hurley is currently filming a new reality TV show based on her Cirencester farm where she and her husband keep chickens and sheep. The programme promises quite a change from the way we are used to seeing the Hollywood Actress and presenter of Project Catwalk.
She recently told reporters, “People always imagine me with perfect hair. But that’s not who I am... Even my husband got a surprise the first time that he saw me in the country. He found me in some wellingtons covered in mud, with holes in my jersey, and he thought that I was playing a joke on him. But we English are not as elegant as we seem."
With celebrities such as Kate Moss and Peaches Geldof sporting their funky wellies in front of the press at public events and music festivals in recent years - Liz's new venture into reality TV is sure to raise the profile of ladies wellies even further.
Story courtesy of The Sun.
Posted on Tuesday, 29th July 2008
Marco Pierre White was spotted in his Le Chameau wellingtons on ITV last week during his 'Great British Feast'. He is in good company it seems, with celebrity chefs including Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsey also having been seen regularly in their own Le Chameau boots
over the last 12 months.
Every pair hand-made the old fashioned way at a workshop style facility in rural France, Le Chameau wellies are the benchmark for quality wellingtons.
Celebrity gardeners such as Alan Titchmarsh have been sporting their Le Chameau wellies for years, but a new trend seems to have emerged here - Le Chameau is evidently now the firm favourite of TV's culinary elite.
Posted on Tuesday, 22nd July 2008
The Telegraph reported yesterday that Hunter Boot is among the many multinational companies facing restrictions on their manufacturing operations in the run-up to next month's Olympic Games.
Chinese officials have ordered a reduction in the transportation of manufactured goods from factories near Beijing in an effort to cut down on the pollution in the vicinity of the capital.
Malcolm Cannon, Hunter's managing director, said the company had brought forward its production schedule on wellies, but admitted that this has proved a "headache" for the company.
Read the full story on the Telegraph website
Posted on Friday, 11th July 2008
It was Shirley Clarkson, Jeremy Clarkson's mum, that first gave Paddington Bear his famous wellington boots, no less than 14 years after the character was originally created. Each Christmas she would hand make a toy to sit on top of her children's stockings, and in 1971 she made their favourite, Paddington Bear. Shortly after this her small company went into production and she gave the Paddingtons small children's Dunlop wellies to solve the problem of how to make him stand up. The toy was a sellout and the back bedroom company that had once produced tea cosies for sale in Doncaster escalated rapidly and was hailed a British success story. But as the seventies went on they hit hard times and eventual decline.
Shirley has now released a book telling her rollercoaster story of how a simple bear became a worldwide icon. Jeremy says of his own mother's book: "A heart-warming, inspirational tale of a woman trying to run a business while having me as a son."
' is now on sale at all major book retailers.
Posted on Friday, 27th June 2008
Andy Sully of BBC News Magazine reported this week how he came home from last year's Glastonbury Festival with Trench Foot after his old wellies split in the mud.
Festival Medical Services, a charity which provides medical services at Glastonbury, has 13 festival podiatrists seeing up to 90 cases a day. Most cases involve someone who came in trainers or walking boots, who got their feet wet and continued to wear their soggy footwear.
Since they started their work in 1998 the number of cases are on the decline, as more and more people are aware there is going to be mud and come better prepared with socks and wellies. This serious condition, caused by constant contact with water and cold mud, typically takes 3 to 6 months to heal, so the message is quite clear- if you are going to Glastonbury this weekend, don't forget your wellies! Even if the forecast is for sunny weather.
For more information about the cause and prevention of Trench Foot read the full story at the BBC News Magazine