Each limited edition tweed waistcoat was Stitched to last on the Scottish Isle of Mull celebrating wool woven in the Hebrides
Traditional, sustainable and ethical principles were woven and stitched into each Hebridean waistcoat I created for men & women. I combine durable corduroys, organic cotton and liberty prints with artisan tweed woven locally by Ardalanish Isle of Mull weavers, who describe ‘weaving as a fascinating mix of mechanics, maths, hard work, inspiration, creativity, trial and error and a little dose of magic’. Toffee tones are created with Manx Loaghtan wool from the Isle of Man and creamy shades are synonymous with fleece the Shetland Isle. I developed a soft spot for the adorable Hebridean black sheep who are abundant on the island.
The blues, oranges and yellows synonymous with the Hebrides are all achieved using natural plant dyes grown on site. Lovingly restored wind powered Victorian looms are used to weave their exquisite range of artisan tweed. If you happen to visit Mull, be sure to take the turn on the road to Iona to see where the weavers work their magic, click here to browse my favourite Hebridean tweeds and click here to visit Ardalanish weavers shop.
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Ethically Made to order
Artisan craftsmanship wa prioritised so each unique mens waistcoat from this collection was only available in sustainably small quantities.
Making each garment upon receipt of your order equates to less waste, limited editions also ensure each piece is more unique, ideal for the black sheep!
This collection supports the ‘Campaign for wool’ and avoids synthetic material containing toxic 'poly' plastic fibres - natural materials are compostable / ocean safe. Only organic pure cotton thread was used in the sewing machines and packaging was zero plastic. I am committed to promoting & adding more certified organic materials to the fabric library. Browse more materials here.
a Made to
My popular made to measure service was complimentary and only requires 3 simple measurements - ensuring a flattering fit for all.
I have always believed in the power of drafting my own patterns, check out the measuring guide for the details.
Autumn Winter Collection 2022 - 2023
Hebridean Black Sheep
Tweed: Hebridean Diamond twill / Herringbone pure new wool woven by Ardalanish isle of mull weavers | Certified Organic cotton: Brown or Aros green | Liberty print: Stately bouquet
Tweed: plant dyed 'Iris Tattersall' woven by Ardalanish isle of mull weavers | Cotton Corduroy: Aros green | Liberty print: Wildflower
Tweed: plant dyed 'woad Tattersall' woven by Ardalanish isle of mull weavers | Organic Cotton: blue | Liberty print: Thorpe blue
Cotton Corduroy: Gorse yellow | Cotton lining: Aros green or Liberty print: Wildflower / Organic Lodden