Category Archives: Devon Consumer

The Devon Consumer section on the Devon Week gives us a chance to promote businesses in Devon, inform people of the depth and variety of businesses that are in the area (which we reckon adds to the confidence of the sector and the general public alike) and should be an interesting read. It’s an editorially-led section and is not paid for in any way.

Devon-based JewelStreet announces winner of Jewellery Lovers’ Award 2014

Devon-based JewelStreet, the on-line marketplace devoted exclusively to jewellery retailing has announced the winners of its first ever Jewellery Lovers’ Awards, which includes a designer from Somerset.

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John Lewis Exeter reveals host of new in-store technology

John Lewis has announced that its new shop in Exeter will feature a variety of technological innovations. Designed to give customers a seamless shopping experience and build on Partners (staff) expertise, John Lewis Exeter will be the most advanced omni-channel shop within the retailer’s estate.

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Natural skin care from Devon: Kitty of Devon

Luxury balm
Kitty of Devon
is a natural range of skin products from Kath Blackmore. Inspired by her love of experimentation and her disillusion with the skin care industry, Kath combined her years of research with a resolve to create skin care that doesn’t use chemicals.

Her inspiration comes from her passion for natural plant-based skin care and an aversion to the mainstream skin care industry, which she believes lacks integrity and honest. And she’s on a natural quest, she says on her site a number of products in the shops label themselves ‘natural’ but on closer inspection contain controversial ingredients.

It’s a quest that has seen her track down a fairtrade women’s co-operative in eastern Ghana, for the shea butter she uses in her facecream.

(top image: Lavender Luxury Balm, 30ml for £7.50)

Kitty of Devon
Miracle Facial Oil, 30ml £10.50

Kitty of Devon Face Cream
Rose Geranium Face Cream, 60ml £9.50

Kitty of Devon
Lavender, Luxury Bath Oil, 150ml £9.50

Kitty of Devon

Pretty Feet Foot Balm, 30ml, £7.50

• Our Devon Consumer section is a showcase for Devon-based consumer firms in these hard times. If you know company that should be featured, email

Funkspeed: authentic scooter fashion

Funkspeed's Ska Polo Dress

Our aim is to supply the discerning customer with authentic 1960s, 1970s styled clothing together with hand picked vintage items.

Funkspeed's Paisley scarf

We are also the sole (soul…?) UK stockist for England Belongs Clothing who bring to the scene a traditional style in limited numbers to keep things exclusive.

We have over 30 years experience in the scooter scene and now want to put something back into something that has given us so much.

Funkspeed limited edition shirt

We endeavour to provide the best possible service at the lowest possible prices not only locally but across the UK, EU and worldwide. Indeed we already have customers from Torquay to Toronto and Paignton to Perth and are particularly proud to be selling to Italy… the home of style!


This goes to show that the scooter scene is still active throughout the world and not confined to the British coastal resorts as in days gone by.

Funkspeed Sta Prestrouser

As genuine scooterists ourselves we have a good insight into what people want and very much stand by our motto ‘We Don’t Sell What We Wouldn’t Wear’ – if it’s not right for us it’s not right for our customers!

Take a look at our Funkspeed website and if you join our Facebook page you’ll also qualify for free UK postage.
Rob and Claire Jenks
(Funkspeed – Clothing for scooterists by scooterists)

(Items- prices correct when going to press: Ladies Two tone / Ska polo dress £24/95; Paisley scarf ; Ladies Ska Button-down check shirt £24.95; Dogtooth suit; Sta Prest Trousers £24.95)