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Volkswagen T5 to T6 facelift

Volkswagen T5 to T6 facelift

We live in a vain world, an unfortunate yet factual statement.

While botox and plastic surgery might help your modelling career the same is to be said for giving your van similar treatment. After the surprising traction off the back of the last facelift film we felt obliged to get the camera out for an encore.

Seeing as our beloved pick up truck was going under the knife, the difference being this time skipping the T5.1 step altogether and going straight from T5 to T6.

If you're interested in facelifting your van or simply ready for another, relatively un factual shit-show...


Big Spring Beach Clean....with SAS and friends

Big Spring Beach Clean....with SAS and friends

Surfers against sewage made a big push this April for the #bigspringbeachclean, one of the largest volunteer beach cleaning projects within the UK. So, it seemed only right that we rallied the troops and joined in with the other 500+ cleans going on this weekend, all in a bid to clean our shores for the summer. 

For Stitches + Steel, and many of the other businesses surrounding us, Mersea Island is home. Working alongside familiar faces is always fun especially for such good cause, and so, on Sunday we were excited to get together and do our bit...


The ‘Beast from the East’ got us reminiscing.

The ‘Beast from the East’ got us reminiscing.

This might not be news to you but S+S conducts its business from some of the most Easterly coordinates in the United Kingdom. 

We keep our eye on the charts more than most folk out our way but nothing prepared us for the severity of this storm and how it’s effected our usual calm and tranquil shore. We’ve truly copped this storm on the head being the first landfall its hit. I’m sat here acquiring cabin fever, at home for the second day in a row due to the chest high spin drift gathered on the road outside. Incredible really.

Sifting through the dropbox trying...


VWBUS magazine feature, Issue 69.

VWBUS magazine feature, Issue 69.

From The Mountains To The Sea If you follow them on Instagram, you may think you know Oli and Tor from Stitches + Steel well, I too thought I had a good understanding of what they are all about, but it turns out there is much more to this VW loving, surf couple from the east coast...

 

First of all, if you haven't heard of Stitches + Steel I suggest you head over to Instagram and have a scroll through their photos. Whether you’re up to date with what Oli and Tor have created or not, let's look at...


New Digs. Phase 1.

New Digs. Phase 1.

We live a fairly low key existence here at S+S HQ, tucked away, hidden amongst old barns, tractors and wood, in the corner of the joinery firm's yard. Our black clad Portacabin being the head quarters for all operations since we set up shop. We show up daily manning the virtual tills of the online retail store. It's a solitary affair, but a necessary one for us setting up business on a limited budget. 


We've been called many things whilst we've frequented these humble dwellings. The old boys who work in the wood shop adorn their battered overalls and steel toe boots simply don't get it, on occasion they do show...