Shackleton clothing brand says “John Lewis’s Monty is a softy”

Shackleton clothing brand  says “John Lewis’s Monty is a softy”

Shackleton clothing brand “reclaims penguins” from John Lewis “Monty is a softy,” taunts company head. The made-in-Britain clothing brand named after explorer Ernest Shackleton, launches ad design and mocks “lame John Lewis penguin”. The Christmas TV commercial by John Lewis featured a lovelorn penguin called Monty, which was a huge hit with children and parents. But a small Norfolk-based company which has...

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Kickstarter Shackleton clothing campaign: 27 days to raise £27,000!

Kickstarter Shackleton clothing campaign: 27 days to raise £27,000!

Exactly 100 years since Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance expedition was battling its way through the pack ice on the edge of Antarctica, the small British brand named after the great explorer is fighting to raise the funds it needs for its latest project, with a Kickstarter campaign for its Shackleton clothing which needs to raise £27,000 in 27 days. The Shackleton made-in-Britain clothing brand, launched late last year by the same...

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Banjos Direct is moving to The Great British Banjo Company

Banjos Direct is moving to The Great British Banjo Company

If you’re a regular visitor to Banjos Direct you’ll have noticed that we’ve been clearing the shelves in a fantastic sale (which is still going, so don’t miss out). But you may not know why we’ve been doing that. Well, it’s because, after three years of trading under the Banjos Direct name we are merging with our parent company The Great British Banjo Company, manufacturers of the fabulous Shackleton banjo....

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Join us on the journey

Join us on the journey

Just under a year ago (mid October 2013), we successfully completed our Kickstarter campaign. The campaign raised over £48,000 through the generosity and imagination of more than 230 backers, thereby bringing The Shackleton banjo into being. Since then, as you can see in the video below, we have taken an enthusiastic role in the new British manufacturing movement. The video was shot at the recent Make It British: Meet The Manufacturer event...

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