The Braintree Hemp Store
I’ve been working at Braintree HQ and living London for a few weeks now and after exploring quite a bit of the city, I decided it was about time to wonder down to Camden town and pay a visit to the Braintree Clothing shop.
A short 5 minute walk from Camden Road station and I arrived at the vibrant and bustling Camden Lock. Located right on the corner of Camden Lock East Yard, overlooking the canal, is the Braintree Hemp Store, which first opened back in 2002.
Bursting with the new Braintree spring collections for women and mens; the shop was filled with indigos, denim and dreamy dip-dye; highlighted with bright jaffa and pretty floral prints.
My eyes were pretty quickly drawn to the handmade, brightly-coloured jewellery… displaying necklaces, bracelets and beads in a clash of zingy, acid colours. (Currently exclusive to the Braintree store only!)
I loved looking through all the extra goodies the Braintree store has to offer such as the little hemp treats, from soaps to pot purri, the unique, colourful jewellery and the cute bamboo baskets full of much-needed winter warmers (handy for our current British climate!).
My favourite Spring style in store has to be the ‘Zoe Lee’ collection; filled with hemp and organic cotton classic tops in soft natural colours such as ‘pale chambray’ and ‘pale jaffa’. Mixed with the matching ‘Zoe Lee’ lounge pants – perfect for a lazy Sunday!
Speaking to shop assistant, Carla, who has been working at the Camden store for over four years now, the Braintree bamboo range has been a huge hit this season. Carla’s favourite piece from the Spring collection is the Dakota Rose dress in the beautiful ‘Weekend Floral IKAT’ print.
Situated by Camden Lock, surrounded by dozens of unique market stalls, bohemian shops and eateries, Camden Lock Market is the perfect place to spend a afternoon wondering around or getting lost in (which I managed to do!)
You can pop in and visit the Braintree Hemp store 10am – 6pm, 7 days a week – I’ll definitely be back for a wonder round again soon!