WOLLE+HIDE by WOLLE+HIDE
West Norwood maker
At WOLLE+HIDE we make handmade high quality women’s and men’s fashion accessories and clothing from natural materials for design conscious individuals. We mix a rural and urban aesthetic –which use simple shapes and incorporate details that make each piece unique.
WOLLE+HIDE products combine wool, leather, sheepskin and cowhide together creating tactile, useable bags and purses and simple wearable clothing using beautiful natural fibres, of course especially wool!.
We support the Campaign for Wool and British farmers and weavers – all of our products are handmade by us in The Cotswolds and Lambeth London.
I have been involved in the Fashion and Textiles world for thirty years and decided to set up my business because I wanted to share my love of natural fabrics, design and of course sheep, with others. I strongly believe in the revival in craft and design and the awareness in ethical based products and sustainability.
Making handmade products has enabled me to show my passion for the wonderful materials that I use through simple shapes that show off the beauty of the texture of the various cloth, fresh colour combinations, suppleness of the leather and the tactile nature of sheepskin and hairon cowhide: I believe in combining these materials to maximise the textural experience of the user.
I was a Design Technology and Art teacher for fifteen years specialising in A Level Textiles and Fashion Design. I am trained as a fashion designer and interior designer and have worked in the fashion textiles business for thirty years in a range of fab jobs for prestigious companies.
I plan to start offering workshops in Fashion and Textiles.