Makepiece – from sheep to chic

By Kate | Women
Posted Dec 9, 2009

Makepiece was founded in 2004 by Nicola Sherlock and Beate Kubitz to produce beautiful clothing that is sustainable, low-impact and eco-friendly. Makepiece takes natural yarns, raised sustainably, spins them as locally as possible, knits in their community, using the minimum chemical processes possible to produce a finished product that can be treasured for years. Initially producing knitwear from wool from their own sheep and sustainable natural fibre farmed in the UK (wool, alpaca, angora and mohair), Makepiece added low-impact wovens to its collection in 2007. Their Epiphany | Autumn Winter 2009 collection features 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. This Carapace Dress with a deep neckline, shoulders and hemline shaped and decorated using their carapace ruche stitch. Warm and gorgeous at the same time. Comes in: violet madder (shown), moss, turquoise dusk, twilight, bright (undyed) and black. £ 258,00.

This Frieldhurst jumper dress, with a flattering cowl neck in lightly felted brushed mohair with a dense silky handle. Superfine kid mohair. Comes in: violet madder, moss, turquoise dusk (shown), twilight, bright (undyed) and black. £ 190,00.

This Edgeway cardigan is a sheer open knit cardigan made of bluefaced Leicester wool with kid mohair boucle. Comes in: violet madder, moss, turquoise dusk, twilight, bright (undyed) and black (shown). £ 99,00. Ships everywhere.

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