( No, of course she can’t keep it !)
(Eat your heart out Ms. Moss !)
Do you know of any cloth where just 10- 15 yards is woven at one time ?
Do you know of clothes that are designed for a lifetime’s use, and more ?
Well, we do !( Smug, who me ....... really don’t know what you mean.)
I’m going on about clothes hand made for us by a co-operative of lovely people on the Island of Islay - Jeremy his wife Tink and Anne .
The tweed is hand loomed in short runs from the wool of the island’s sheep, the buttons are carved from stag’s antlers and the cuffs, hood and other detail are finished in soft wild goat chamois.
( Unfortunately, to keep the fragile island eco system in balance both the deer and goats have to be painlessly culled - they still very much thrive though !)
It’s a totally ’Unisex’ range, it’s just for the moment I can’t find any men to photograph. (Joe does not photograph at all well !)
These Islay clothes start from wool of the Island’s sheep - which is hand weaved into tweed that lasts a lifetime, add hand carved buttons, and put all together with the hand stitching of the folk of Islay.
Could anything you wear be more natural ?
Anything be naturally warmer ?
Any clothes more environmentally friendly ?
Could anything you wear be more part of
’Natures Natural Cycle’ ?
For example, I’m a very dainty, very petite
(who said ’Huh’) size 10 (ish)
My jacket is the the medium size.
|Small||30 - 32"||34 - 36"|
|Medium||34- 36"||38- 40"|
|Larger||38 -42"||42- 44"|
|Large and Roomy||44- 46"||46 - 48"|
We can also arrange made to measure, but that would be a lot more dosh !
Any mistakes can take a while to sort out !
Delivery will normally take about three weeks - and I know it’s well worth the wait.
These clothes will serve you well for a long, long time - and then become treasured ’Hand me Downs’.
There simply are no other outdoor clothes quite like them !
Ladies and Men’s are the same price, as the real cost is in the hand crafting.
The price is an investment in many, many winters to come.