Labour and Wait

LABOUR AND WAIT are looking for a full-time Store Manager for our flagship shop in Shoreditch, London.
The position requires previous retail experience at management level. Applicants will have leadership qualities and be able to demonstrate excellent organizational skills.
In addition they will need to have a flair for visual merchandising and show appreciation of quality, timeless products.
We are looking for a motivated person who will contribute to the continuing development of the business.
This will involve overseeing our shop and online staff and liaising with the business owners.
Please send any enquiries or applications along with C.V. and covering letter to info@labourandwait.co.uk.
Deadline for applications: 12th September.

LABOUR AND WAIT are looking for a full-time Store Manager for our flagship shop in Shoreditch, London.

The position requires previous retail experience at management level. Applicants will have leadership qualities and be able to demonstrate excellent organizational skills.

In addition they will need to have a flair for visual merchandising and show appreciation of quality, timeless products.

We are looking for a motivated person who will contribute to the continuing development of the business.

This will involve overseeing our shop and online staff and liaising with the business owners.

Please send any enquiries or applications along with C.V. and covering letter to info@labourandwait.co.uk.

Deadline for applications: 12th September.

Blackwing Pencil

Our two styles of Blackwing Pencil are now available online. 

The original Blackwing was introduced in the 1930’s and was available up until 1988, when it was discontinued. This caused an outcry, with many fans across the globe bidding against each other on auction sites in order to obtain them. In 2010, the historic pencil makers Palomino revived this stationary classic.

The Blackwing Pencil

We are Hiring.

LABOUR AND WAIT are looking for a full-time Store Manager for our flagship shop in Shoreditch, London.

The position requires previous retail experience at management level. Applicants will have leadership qualities and be able to demonstrate excellent organizational skills.

In addition they will need to have a flair for visual merchandising and show appreciation of quality, timeless products.

We are looking for a motivated person who will contribute to the continuing development of the business.

This will involve overseeing our shop and online staff and liaising with the business owners.

Please send a C.V. and covering letter to info@labourandwait.co.uk.

Deadline for applications: September 12th.

Household Hints No. 4

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The problem with having a favourite woolly jumper is that clothes moths like it just as much as you do.

Moth-annihilation strategies abound. Cedar we knew about. (‘Eliminate clothes moths simply by constructing your chests and wardrobes out of cedar wood,’ one book helpfully informs.) Essence of lavender, thyme or rosemary, sprinkled on woollens, are also said to do the trick.

Moth balls, which we are occasionally asked for in the shop, are now banned because of their toxicity. Modern pheromone moth traps seem to work best of all, luring the poor creatures to their doom with an empty promise of love.

For those seeking yet more elaborate remedies, here is a tip for getting moths out of a carpet. It comes from a set of cigarette cards published between 1927 and 1935.

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At Work – M.E.S. Leather

Join us in our Redchurch Street store this weekend for the first edition of our AT WORK series.

The craftsman behind M.E.S. Leather – Jonatan Staniec – will install his workspace into a corner of our store to demonstrate his process and hand-make leather goods throughout the weekend.

Labour and Wait, 85 Redchurch Street, London, E2 7DJ

www.labourandwait.co.uk
www.mesleather.com

Dogs at LABOUR AND WAIT

Dogs are welcome at LABOUR AND WAIT when they are as well-behaved as Ralph. Ralph is a cross chow and Australian cattle dog and he has a beautiful russet coat.

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That said, he doesn’t like having his picture taken so we had to catch him unawares.

Of interest to Ralph and others like him are our classic ceramic feeding bowls, handkerchief (for walkers or walkees), our soft but sturdy rope dog leads, purpose-built dog whistle and our scrumptious felt slippers with chewy rubber soles. 

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Thanks again to Ralph’s owners for letting us feature him here.

Photographs by Jeff Cottenden

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Friend of Labour and Wait, photographer Jeff Cottenden, recently borrowed a selection of our products for a personal project - He’s kindly shared some of the resulting shots with us. We always enjoy seeing items so familiar to ourselves from another point of view and we hope you will too.   

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Featuriung our Mustard Coffee Pot, British Army Knife, Sailor’s Whisk, Work Apron, Enamel Tumbler and Fisherman’s Sweater.

See more of Jeff’s work at www.jeffcottenden.co.uk