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New pop-up clothing shop opens at historic water tower

PUBLISHED: 13:14 25 August 2019 | UPDATED: 14:58 27 August 2019

Simon Middleton, owner of Blackshore Clothing Company, which is opening a pop-up shop in Southwold. Picture: NEIL DIDSBURY

Simon Middleton, owner of Blackshore Clothing Company, which is opening a pop-up shop in Southwold. Picture: NEIL DIDSBURY

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A clothing firm which pays homage to Suffolk's rich fishing history has opened a new pop-up shop at a historic coastal water tower.

Blackshore Clothing Company is opening a pop-up shop in Southwold. Picture: NEIL DIDSBURYBlackshore Clothing Company is opening a pop-up shop in Southwold. Picture: NEIL DIDSBURY

Blackshore Clothing Company will trade at Southwold's Old Water Tower throughout late August and September.

The company was founded in 2017 in a bid to revive garment manufacturing,using materials that originate from within the British Isles - with owner Simon Middleton saying: "It's the sort of clothing people would've worn on the docks 100 years ago."

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Earlier this year Blackshore Clothing Company moved into new premises in Whapload Road, Lowestoft in an old fishing net factory.

Simon Middleton, owner of Blackshore Clothing Company, which is opening a pop-up shop in Southwold. Picture: NEIL DIDSBURYSimon Middleton, owner of Blackshore Clothing Company, which is opening a pop-up shop in Southwold. Picture: NEIL DIDSBURY

It started with one seamstress hand-making clothes, but hopes to recruit more people in the future.

The pop-up shop in Southwold will sell knitwear, jackets, shirts, T-shirts and more.

It is open between 9.30am and 5pm at weekends.

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