Our Autumn/Winter 2012 collection draws on the understated but characterful traditions of British workwear. It looks to the best time-tested solutions from the past, pioneering innovative solutions where history offers no blueprint. The collection thus includes traditional fishermen's sweaters, knitted to a design familiar to generations of fishermen's wives and customised with motifs originating in the centuries-old fishing communities of Polperro and Staithes, alongside the innovative Etre Touchy and FIVEPOINT gloves, designed specifically for use with modern mobile devices.
Each piece is lovingly crafted in the British Isles, using ethically sourced, time-honoured British materials. Workwear jackets are fabricated from 100 percent Melton wool manufactured by a 150-year-old family business in West Yorkshire. Gansey and Guernsey jumpers are knitted from the finest 5-ply worsted wool, spun and dyed in Yorkshire mills that have been turning out the same material for generations. Leather gloves are made by a family business established in 1944, now one of the last surviving glove manufacturers in the UK. Bags are fabricated by a small Cornish company.
Timeless and durable, this is clothing in which to invest emotional energy, safe in the knowledge that it will be with you for years, improving with wear before eventually being handed on for others to enjoy.