stunning shapes, redolent with romance, unexpected knits, rich colours and winter softness ethically made in the UK from British wool.
Roses grow out of winter dresses, while dramatic ruching creates warmth and stylish silhouettes. Filmy layers of open knits add glamour with chunky scarves for substance.
Our drained down dusk palette is warm and deep, perfect colours for winter nights.
Makepiece is not just a designer label – it’s part of a landscape, which has for hundreds of years been shaped by the wool industry, from the dry-stone walled pastures to the packhorse tracks across the moors which took wool from farm to market.
They take natural yarns, raised sustainably, spin them as locally as possible, knit in our community, using the minimum chemical processes possible to produce a finished product that can be treasured for years. It’s part of a story which knits a community with a landscape.
Like you, Makepiece want beautiful clothes and…
HUMAN RIGHTS… they know they can trust their farmers and the mills where we live to produce yarn to a very high standard – and to look after the people involved in production.
ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY… they’ve chosen to use wool and mohair from British farms and their own sheep because they know how the land is farmed, and fibres such as hemp, bamboo and tencel because they can easily be grown sustainably.
FEWER CHEMICALS… each collection contains undyed and naturally dyed clothes along with some azo-free dye colourways dyed to european environmental controls.
A SMALL CARBON FOOTPRINT… they want their clothes to travel very few road miles before they’re worn so all our spinning, dyeing and manufacturing is done in the UK.
NO LANDFILL… they design their clothes to last – but when they’ve finally been worn to shreds, they can be composted.
‘If you think of what you’re wearing and you find it’s been round the world before you put it on for the first time, was manufactured out of cotton dripping with pesticides or sewn by people in shoddy conditions, it suddenly doesn’t feel half as glamourous.
Style is about expressing who we are. Most of us don’t think of ourselves as cheap and shoddy but if we’re not careful that’s what our clothes say about us.’ Nicola Sherlock, Makepiece designer.
Makepiece was founded in 2004 by Nicola Sherlock and Beate Kubitz to produce beautiful clothing that is sustainable, low-impact and eco-friendly.
Heart Gallery has a large selection of Makepiece A/W 09 now in stock so we look forward to seeing you down in Hebden Bridge soon xXx