Who knew the British Legion sold anything other than poppies? Not me… OK, maybe I thought they also sold ‘fancier’ poppies (like the ones female newsreaders or Princess Kate are often spotted wearing) – perhaps the odd poppy-motifed tea towel.
Well, pop yourself over to PoppyShop.org and be pleasantly surprised at their range of Orla Kiely designed bags, neroli scented candles and bluetooth speakers. Some of the products they stock make a design feature of the poppy emblem whilst on others, there is just a subtle nod to it.
My personal favourite thing is this military-style backpack, made from navy canvas and leather with brass fittings. With multiple pockets, it is brilliant as a changing bag, gym bag or to keep your laptop clear of your lunch.
The point here really is that you can support the British Legion all year ’round – not just with a paper flower on your jacket for a couple of weeks in November.
The canvas backpack costs £49.99, Juco bag £9.99 and the candle pictured £19.99