Birthday treats.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

We've turned 1! 
And to celebrate we wanted to give all our lovely customers a special treat! 
That's right. Whether you've bought from us here in the UK or even abroad, a little THANK YOU is on its way...and just in time for Christmas! 

Just discovered that revamping is awesome? Well you're in luck too! We've decided our next 10 customers need a thankyou treat too! HAPPY FACES EVERYWHERE! 

If you're one of the lucky 10, a lovely thank you treat will be included in your order! 

Birthday love for everyone! 

Made in Roath 2014 - Roath open

Thursday, 23 October 2014

This year, we've been lucky enough to be exhibiting at made in Roath's open exhibition at The Sho Gallery just off Albany road. 

Firstly, if you've never been to the Sho Gallery...GET DOWN THERE! it's an incredible shop and gallery that's constantly showcasing new, local artists, and is a great stop if your looking for something new and alternative. 

 This year saw so many exciting entries, from embroidary, to video, this exhibition has it all, and celebrates all the exciting emerging artists Cardiff has to offer. 

The exhibition runs until the end of next week, it's a great chance to see some new and exciting material, and if your a lover of art it's a great place to explore. Pop in this weekend! 


Shine on.

Sunday, 12 October 2014

With autumn upon us, we've not just seen a change in the weather, but a change in our wardrobe! 
One thing that's helping us beat our grey day blues is our shiny tees!  Perfect layered under a snug knit and a cosy scarf these tees brighten up any gloomy day... Layer over leggings for a laid back look or tuck in to high waisted jeans for edgy chic. 

These t-shirts are 100% recycled, and hand made to order...we've got tons of different styles, but if your looking for a one off design just for you, we can certainly do just that! 

Keep your eyes peeled for new autumn/winter foiled faves coming soon! 


We're Made up we got to be involved with Cardiff Made.

Saturday, 13 September 2014

For a week we've been exhibiting our prints as part of alzheimers awareness month, In Cardiff Made.

The exhibition followed a series of auctions, and 50% of any art sold went to the dementia Charity Cross roads.


As my prints are very personal and came directly from my mamgus own experiences with Dementia, I was extremely privledged to be a part of such a great cause,

with tons of other talented artisits.


Thanks Cardiff Made!

We hope to work with you again soon!


Auntie sue in stitch.

Friday, 22 August 2014

This weeks top pick our hand sewn print - Auntie Sue in stitch. The original photo was taken of my Auntie sue and Auntie Shelia in the 1960's on the old knap lido in Barry, South Wales. Neither auntie can remember who their friend is! We love the brightly coloured stitch on this piece, it's great how it brings back the fun of the day! 

Check out or search us on etsy to find the print. Its avaliable on tons of products! 

Want to bring an old photo back to life? 
Get intouch and we'll make it happen. 


Top picks... Foil yourself happy!

Saturday, 16 August 2014

This week our top pick is our fresh foil silver tee... Cool oversized look, perfect with your fave pair of jeans! 
This week we've teamed ours with our fave pair of mom  jeans, cons and a chunky vintage knit, perfect laid back wear for moody weather! 

How will you wear yours? 
Find it at:
On on etsy 

REtrose x 

Vintage love birds.... A pretty lovely story.

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

The best Thing about our products? They all come with lovely little stories. We don't know all the people in the cute vintage photos we hunt down, but there's always a story to how we found these photos, and why we choose them. 

Our vintage love birds are anonymous. I found this photo in an old satchel my mamgu had tucked away in her house. The satchel was full to the brim with anonymous photos, all from day trips and events from a bygone era. It's pretty special. 

All the photos we're organised and labelled. So although I don't know who these lovely people are, I know this photo was taken outside the Sea view Labour club in my home town, Barry, South Wales. 

I adored this photo, I loved the couple (they were probably friends of my great grandma) I had to have a go at bringing this photo back to life! 

These love birds have made it on to so many of our products, from postcards and prints to t-shirts, and it's great to see you love these love birds too! With our t-shirt making it to our top picks.

Stay tuned for how to wear and more stories behind the prints. 



Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Dear bloggers, 
We're sorry we've neglected you for a while... We've been busy giving REtrose an upgrade! 
Not only have we got a brand spanking new website... But we've also given our etsy a lovely upgrade! 
and now, we promise we're back... And we'll be giving you a weekly low down on our top picks. We chose our top picks from what you've been buying, browsing and sharing, so keep your eyes peeled! We might be focusing on a product you LOVE! 

This weeks top pick is our vintage lovebirds printed tee 👉👉👉

Keep a look out this week on Facebook Twitter and Instagram for our story behind the print, how to wear and other products that you might love. 

Bloggers. We're back. 
REtrose x 


Thursday, 12 June 2014

Now, you may have noticed our absence from blogging recently...WE'RE SORRY! But it's only because we've been launching a brand spanking new website! 


We've launched tons of new products too! From cushion covers... To tees, to prints! (We've been busy!) 


The fashion revolution... Where are your clothes from?

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

We're getting involved in the fashion revolution tomorrow... We're passionate about understanding where our clothes have come from, and what they're made from. We want to raise awareness. Because this stuff matters. And the great news is our fashion savvy customers can get involved too! We're your clothes inside out tomorrow and tweet a pic #insideout it's that simple! 
And for tomorrow only... For fashion revolution day, it's free shipping on EVERYTHING, EVERYWHERE. 

So get involved. Play a part. Be cool cats with an ethical ethos. ✌️

REtrose x

Ohhdeer competition

Monday, 7 April 2014

This weekend, I entered a competition with ohhdeer. For 2 weeks anyone has the chance god buy my designs on the ohhdeer website.
Search Emma Rees as the artist.


Tuesday, 25 March 2014

So... You know how your wearing our clearance now.... But what about the best buys from our mid season sale?! 

This week...our blog on asos marketplace is celebrating all our things foil...and their up to 50% off... How good is that?! 

Stay tuned for all our #ootd! 
Read up on how to wear here:

Keep foiling yourself happy! 

How are you wearing that?!

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

We're busy on ASOS marketplace this week looking at how to wear our bargain clearance pieces. Keep your eyes peeled. You might find something super cheap, that'll look super great with your wardrobe...


Monday, 3 March 2014

We know that feeling. When you’ve bought the greatest one off you could ever buy and you just want to show the ENTIRE WORLD. 
Well. Now you can! 
And even better… We’ll give you 30% off you next purchase when you do! 
Just tweet us or Instagram us @REtrose_ and use the hashtag #retroserocks 
And we’ll get in touch with a 30% off promo code just for you!

So go on… Strut your stuff… And remember #retroserocks



Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Hand printed foil tees now on asos marketplace for your pleasure. x

Shoot babes.

Monday, 17 February 2014

Sneak peak from the contact sheet of our most recent photoshoot? Oh ok! Cool tees GALORE for ss14... New product will start going up this week, so you can get your mitts on it super duper soon! 

Custom dyes.

Saturday, 8 February 2014

We love recycling here at REtrose. Ethical cool threads is the aim of the game. I posted before Christmas about all the t-shirts we've been rescuing... Most of which are almost ready to hit asos marketplace! The others we're just finishing up... Dyes at the ready! 

Plaid threads

Thursday, 30 January 2014

So, as you may or may not be aware, my main pick from the glass onion vintage kilo sale last Saturday was a huge load of plaid shirts… Some weren’t in such great condition and needed some loving…but I knew with someTLC they could be something to wear with a pair of mom jeans and be proud of!

So looking at the miss matching check trend that’s every where lately… I decided to have ago… Preloved style. And I’ve gotta say, these beauts might just be the best thing about spring!

Watch this space…we’ll let you know when you can get your hands on one!

Vintage picks.

Monday, 27 January 2014

After a week searching for the perfect pieces to re-work I found some great bits and bobs in the local charity shops and at bristols vintage kilo sale by glass onion!

We’ve got plaids and denim galore to do some very special things to… And some cute cable knits that will be given a cute spring twist…watch this space!

It's all about the SS14 vibe...

Friday, 24 January 2014

So, with a new year comes a new collection, we’ve already made major head way with all our recycled tees…. Reworking them in to stylish one of beauties, now we just need that vintage edge to pull it all off… With the research under our belt, we’re ready and raring to go on the hunt. Watch this space for my top picks!

New tees.

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Bang on trend and coming your way. We’re just putting the finishing touches on our brand spanking new tees. They’re Beauts.

HAPPY NEW YEAR! My New Years revolution? Become an expert knitter!

Saturday, 4 January 2014

That’s right. I’ve become more of a grandma than ever… But in a GREAT way. With the help of wool and the gang I’m learning how to knit the coolest garms and loving it! Everyone should deffos check them out… And check out my progress on Instagram… (I’m so proud!)

Instagram- @REtrose_