Why we're different
We are makers, not a brand.
We want to provide colour and design as sustainably as possible.
We are into manufacturing integrity and print design, not photoshoots and influencers.
Nick Morley and Jane Walker started out in 2015 by equipping a state of the art digital workshop to print wool and cashmere. We started with high end fashion brands and knitwear companies, printing their garments, accessories and fabrics.
Using that knowledge we offer carefully sourced materials, almost all made in the UK. Our small team includes trained designers and technicians who develop our designs and are available to help you.
Quality materials and artisanal skill
The work of our small workshop is based around advanced printing techniques allied with the skill and knowlege of our people. These enable us to successfully work with materials such as fine merino wools, fine cashmeres, alpaca and sea island cottons.
The materials we work with are truly wonderful. We know the people, the companies and the communities who benefit from us sourcing almost exclusively from UK weavers and knitters, creating more skilled work here in the UK. Some producers are small workshops like ourselves.
We add our design expertise and print knowledge to your ideas to make thoughtful and meaningful products.
Coloured with care
Made responsibly in the UK with minimal carbon emissions
The most sustainable product is the one that you want to keep for ever.
So our first aim is superb quality and a design that meets your expectations.
Almost all of our materials are woven or knitted in the UK, usually from yarn spun in the UK or Italy. Our socks, for example, come from Pantherella, one of world's finest manufacturers, located just a couple of miles from our workshop. Our circular knitted merino scarves come from even closer.
Pattern and colour bring vibrancy and interest to clothing, but printing and dyeing are environmental hotspots that need to be managed responsibly. Simply doing this in the UK is a good start.
We are 100% renewably powered, so our carbon footprint of our small factory is less than one tenth of an individual UK person.
Our digital print process is low-waste and uses water-based inks that meet the requirements of most ecolabels. We print with dyes so the fibres feel beautifully soft. But the products can be safely washed using the usual wash instructions for each fibre.
We use packaging that is recyclable and made where possible from our production scrap.
We can sometimes offer limited editions of printed garments made from upcycled dead stock fabric and clothing.
Our approach is based on the best science available. Our parent, Faering Ltd has been part of Mistra Future Fashion, the world's largest research programme on sustainable fashion, is a member of the Future Fashion Factory research programme, and is a supporter of the Sustainable Clothing Action Plan.