Re-Works is our latest project to make individual garments while keeping our environmental footprint to a minimum. Even though our production is small and limited, inevitably each season surplus or overlooked items are made. Maybe it was designed for a different market, maybe a strange colour choice by us, maybe a fabric that looked good on the design board but looks very different when made up! We wanted take another look at the pieces and see how we might improve or reinvent them, change them for the better, and give them some love.
“We’ve always been interested in over dyeing, we really like the look and feel of a garment once it has gone through that process. It means that the garments will have some dramatic changes in colour; some elements of fabric and components that dye more or less, gaining new and exciting tones and contrasts along with different shrinkage from the cotton components and the polycotton sewing thread, making for an imperfect and ultimately more interesting garment, and don’t you think perfect can be so boring anyway?” - David Keyte, UW Desinger
The first batch has been over dyed entirely in dark indigo blue, meaning you can add great fitting staples to your everyday wardrobe that you wont see anywhere else. We have worked very closely with a small dye mill in our neighbouring town Leicester. John Rogers, the mills dye manager has more than thirty years experience in the trade and is regarded as on of the most experience and trusted dyers in Europe.
As part of our celebrations for our Berwick Street store’s first birthday the garments will be available exclusively from the Store from the 4th August.