a labour of love
Our ties are a true labour of British love and their journey starts in Suffolk in one of the few remaining and oldest silk mills in the United Kingdom. The mill has a long history and reputation for creating exquisite silks for the luxury end of the fashion industry. The design process begins by careful and meticulous selection of the woven silk.
Once woven the silk is sent to our skilled tie makers to be hand cut into the tie ready for returning to our studio to be embroidered. Using rich velvet and organza, the stripes and motifs are placed by hand onto each tie and individually embroidered.
On completion of the embroidery, the ties are returned back to our tie maker to be silk tipped and wool interlined. Their journey ends when returned to our studio ready to be beautifully packaged and sent to our discerning customers.
After graduating from Loughborough College of Art and Design with a BA (Hons) in Textile and Fashion Design. Sarah set up a business designing and creating fashion
accessories for both men and women.
Her designs included, hats, scarves, ties and waistcoats and Sarah's work sold in numerous prestigious shops and department stores in the UK, Europe, America and Asia. Stockists included Harrods, Liberty, Selfridges, London and Barneys New York and Japan. She was also commisioned to design two exclusive tie collections for Paul Smith Ltd and embroidered hats for the Guggenheim Museum in New York.
After a break to bring up her family her passion for original 'Made in England' accessories continues to thrive. The interplay between velvet and organza appliqued onto rich and textured woven silks is at the heart of her designs. Her design sources vary from fifties inspired designs to quirky hearts, to the contrast of coloured velvet stripes appliqued
on to the woven silk.