I set up my knitwear practice in Summer 2015, after graduating with a BA (Hons) in Fashion Design from Batley School of Art in Yorkshire. The knowledge learnt from this, plus a summer-long internship at Makepiece and a three week course at Nottingham Trent University, enabled me to set up a home studio and start my own business upon relocating to Bristol.
Sustainability is at the core of my creative practice. The yarn I use is carefully chosen from either vintage sources, mill end stock or from British producers with the highest welfare standards. The majority of my items are made from wool – a naturally renewable fibre that is soft yet hard wearing and can even be composted when the garment finally comes to the end of its life cycle. My packaging materials are made in the UK from recycled sources.
I use vintage knitting machines to create my garments, which are worked by hand and finished using a linking machine to ensure sturdy seams. They are then hand washed with eco friendly laundry liquid and air dried to ensure a soft finish.