Our Milnsbridge textile accessories are made using bespoke lengths of cloth woven using pre-consumer waste yarns at a family-run mill in Huddersfield. The nature of the yarns used are unpredictable and unrepeatable which means each length of cloth made is totally one-off and the products we make from it are one of handful, if not entirely one-of-a-kind in appearance.
This all makes for a very creative design process. We spend a lot of time carefully selecting the available yarns, putting together various colour palettes and working with the team at the mill, who have a lifetime of weaving experience, to design the weaves used throughout the cloth.
The design process continues as we cut each product pattern from the cloth. We decide where to place patterns to best suit every piece, as the weaves, colours and placement changes throughout the length.
Each product is then made and finished by hand in our studio in Holmfirth. As the appearance of each product is different, special attention is given to the finishing details of each piece – such as the colour of the hand-wrapped woollen handles on our bags or the contrasting inner-pockets both of which add a contemporary look and feel to our work.
The inspiration behind our practice, the materials we use and the craftspeople we work with all have ties to Yorkshire. Our practice, inspired by the resourcefulness of the Rag Sorters working in Ossett, has a commitment to using environmentally conscious materials and supporting our local textile industry by introducing contemporary ideas and ways of working to traditional mills.