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BLACK. Coffee. SYD, Australia.

BLACK. Coffee. SYD, Australia.

The first in a new series from us as we will be taking a deeper look into the van-life industry and hearing from individuals using their vans in interesting, inventive and creative ways.

Here we take some time out to chat with Daniel Acheson to discuss what it's like being at the helm of his stealthy T6 while mixing it up with time behind the wheel, then the handles brewing coffee for the inherently trendy demographic in the heart of Sydney, Australia. 

 What's your name?

My name is Daniel Acheson - “Ay-cher-son”. 

 Dan,...


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...


Say hello to your New SAS Reps for the East.

Say hello to your New SAS Reps for the East.

Say hello to your new Surfers against sewage reps for the East coast.

Us taking on this role has been a long time coming actually as we've been donating money to Surfers Against sewage through their 250 scheme for some time. 
Something we would also encourage any other businesses looking to enhance their knowledge of ocean health and spread awareness about the subject to do.
As we've been on our path with SAS their education, and consequently our knowledge to the issues at hand has grown. Transitioning into this role has been...


S+S + Australia

S+S + Australia

It continues to baffles us. The amount of our products we ship to Australia. We're not bragging about the figures, more how you guys down under seem willing to pay up for the bonkers shipping fees we have to charge.
The other side of that coin and what we also see from behind the scenes is how many shopping carts get bailed on too, fair and very justified when you're confronted with the current figures.

Well, you'll be glad to hear changes are afoot. Meet Jeff and his uber-babe girlie Laura. Those who keep a loose eye on what we're up...