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Made in France: Tea Towels by Tissage Moutet

Genuine French jacquard-woven cotton tea towels are now available from Tissage MOUTET.

All of MOUTET’s products are made solely in Orthez, France. The company is a certified Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant (“living heritage company”) which offers the guarantee of French weaving expertise, and which speaks in honour of the company’s 5 generations of industrious Orthez weavers.

Both designs are available on their website, here and here.

New Licensed Products in Japan

Tenugui Hand Towels

Eirakuya, the oldest cotton fabric shop in Japan, established in 1615, designed two tenugui (traditional Japanese towels) in 1932, when Chaplin visited Japan for the first time. The Chaplin merchandising company, Bubbles Inc SA, has recently licensed the rights to Eirakuya to manufacture and sell new tenugui with the same beautiful vintage designs from the 1930s.

Available in Japan only.

T-Shirts and Tote Bags

Licensed Chaplin t-shirts and tote bags are now available from Japanese label, Deluxe.
Currently sold on Zozotown and Bridge Tokyo online shops.

New Limited Edition Statue: The Kid

Infinite Statue have unveiled their new limited edition statue commemorating one of Chaplin’s most important films, The Kid.

Many of Chaplin’s admirers regard The Kid as Chaplin’s most perfect and most personal film: “A picture with a smile… and perhaps, a tear.” This new statue aims to capture all the beauty and emotions that the film has given to many generations of viewers.

Pre-order online today at Sideshow or Infinite Statue.

Smile for Bradley Lowery

Bradley Lowery has touched a lot of people with his brave battle against cancer. The terminally ill six-year-old from Blackhall has inspired two Hartlepool sisters, Liv’n’G, to record Smile For Bradley, a cover of Charlie Chaplin’s Smile, in Bradley’s honour to raise awareness of Neuroblastoma, as well as to funds for the Bradley Lowery Foundation.

The track has already entered the official top 40 at number 4, which is unbelievable for a small charity single.

You can download the track here (proceeds go to the Bradley Lowery Foundation which aims to support other youngsters fighting cancer):

And watch this adorable video of Bradley’s class singing his song.