Read on to find out more about London based fashion line, Masato London, who will be joining us on Sunday April 12th 2015. The label has links to Bath and is fronted by designer Japanese born Masato Jones (pictured). Interview by Carla Stobbs.
Who are you and where are you based?
Masato is a brand based in Paddington, London, that creates T-shirts & sweatshirts that fund our 1st line of women’s & menswear.
Where do you get your inspiration?
The line which we sell in Bath is based on anything that takes my fancy. Usually quirky drawings of animals such as the popular penguin to a Guitar or a Sax. I try to do different designs at different times and hope they like it. The current T-shirt Steer (above) comes from a steer skull, which I tried to make it look not so gruesome.
What is your link to Bath?
We had a boutique in Milsom Place before as part of a company called British Designers & happy to say we have retained those customers.
What will you be selling on April 12th?
We will have new T-shirt lines at £25 clearance sweatshirts at £25 & clearance T-shirts at £15.
What is your best seller?
All our products are limited edition however our best seller of all time is our Penguin sweatshirt (see above).
See Masato on Sunday April 12th at the Bath Artisan Market or join their 156K followers on Twitter @masatostudio
On Sunday April 12th we’re thrilled that our venue’s resident juice bar, Beyond the Kale is joining forces with us for our Super Spring Special and giving away free superfood juice shots outside their shop in Green Park Station. They are also giving away lunch for two – read on to the end find out how to enter…
In case you’re yet to visit them, Beyond the Kale is run by husband and wife team Mark and Ayshea Hawthorn who are brilliant examples of living healthily – they are full of energy and style and not at all earnest in their approach, attracting many customers to their store which they set up 18 months ago.
“The ethos of our organic juice bar and plant-based whole foods shop is to celebrate the power of food and how it can fuel the mind, body and soul” explains Mark. “We believe that to live a vibrant, active and creative life it all starts with what you eat and drink” explains Mark. “Our business was born from our own desire to eat well and live better and we first trialled the idea of selling healthy, freshly-blended drinks at market stalls – the response was amazingly positive!”
Now doing a roaring trade at Green Park in a permanent shop, one of Beyond the Kale’s most popular options in the shop is raw, organic cacao which they blend into drinks and melt into delicious superfood treats. Says Mark: “Cacao is richer in magnesium, calcium and zinc than all other superfoods and basically tastes like chocolate.”
Sounds as delicious and good-for-you as everything else they sell! On April 12th you’ll be able to sample the following:
Cacao with almond milk and raw honey: Rich in magnesium, calcium and zinc and tastes delicious!
Acai with berries and banana: High in anti-oxidants and rich in Omega 3 to boost brain health and skin rejuvenation
Spirulina, ginger and orange: Packed with vitamin A, Chorophyl and iron and aids detoxification.
Definitely a recipe for a great day out! But if you can’t make Sunday April 12th, you can always visit Beyond the Kale any day of the week, 9am-5.30pm Monday-Friday, 8.30-5pm on Saturdays and 10-4pm on Sundays. Visit their Facebook page here
WIN LUNCH FOR TWO WITH BEYOND THE KALE ON SUNDAY APRIL 12TH!