Children's Clothes & Accessories
Aero Leather Clothing Ltd, based in Scotland, have been manufacturers and sole distributors for the world famous Aero leather jackets since 1983, although it took a couple of years after we made the first Aero jacket in 1981. The current Aero company is a family business which was founded by Ken & Lydia Calder who still help to run the company and are still the major shareholders.
Extensive research and many years of manufacturing experience have gone into every aspect of the design and quality control of our jackets, to ensure that any garment bearing the “Aero Leather” label will provide decades of wear in the most hostile of environments and elements encountered in aviation, motorcycling, open top motoring and outdoor pursuits.
Every aspect of Aero is of the highest standard, the very best leather, selected and quality inspected by our technicians before they hand cut each individual panel. Then the lining is, again, carefully hand cut either from Alpaca wool, tweed, tartan, wool or silk. The leather panels and lining are then passed on to one of our sewing specialists who, on a traditional walking foot maching begins the process of constructing the item using stitching that is 3.25 times stronger than required. Once the item is built the specialist then puts his/her name to it and hands it to our Quality Inspector for the 28 point inspection that every item must undergo before leaving the premises.
My shop grew out of a life-long love of vibrant Liberty prints. As a child I would pore over my grandmother’s stash of quilting fabrics, savouring the bright delights of each new print.
Having completed a PhD in cancer genetics, I started to rediscover my creativity as a maker and designer of dresses, cushions, bags, childrenswear and quilts. Liberty of London Tana Lawn was a natural choice for my projects, with its fine weave, delicate and inventive patterns, intense long-wearing colours, and its traditional English heritage (many of its fabrics are still printed in the UK).
My shop has grown through my knowledge of Liberty and of stitch culture, sourcing rare, classic and new season prints to provide a range everyone can fall for.
Would you like to use your old jacket or coat and have me make it into something you can treasure for ever?
I don’t know about you but I love leather coats and the character each and every one has, all my jackets are sourced from charity shops and Ebay but mostly people give me their coats and jackets to repurpose into their own choice of bag/holdall. Not really following fashion trends but instead letting the details from the jacket guide my design.
So would you like to use your old jacket or coat and have me make it into something you can treasure for ever? Maybe you have something tucked away for a rainy day (or a new fashion era) maybe for some of you a big bat-winged embarrassing 80’s jacket with the notion ..”I’ll save that till it comes back in fashion” It probably will no doubt but listen here, I would love to get my hands on your beloved jacket and transform it into a beautiful bag/holdall/baby bag/clutch/hobo/you name it, I will make it!
This past year has been the most exciting as I set out to find beautiful galleries and stockists to sell my up-cycled products. Recycling more materials than ever and currently working on a range of mens accessories from British Airways plane seats along with the life jackets and seat belts.
After working for 15 years as a designer, the opportunity arose for me to set up my own business something I have always dreamed of.
Angels and Fishes is a family-run company making Christening and occasion wear for children. Handmade in the heart of England using beautiful fabrics and trimmings, our attention to detail makes our garments items to treasure.
Our aim at Angels and Fishes is to provide beautiful garments which are designed and made in the UK using wherever possible fabrics and trimmings which are also sourced from home. Many brands which have England on the label only design here and do not manufacture. Sadly manufacturing in the UK is dwindling away and we would like to do our bit to build it back up. We understand that this does mean paying a higher price for the garment, but with this also comes the knowledge of knowing exactly where our garment has come from in what conditions it was manufactured, the treatment of the work force and their well being.
Britain has long been a country which is renowned for its quality of workmanship and we hope that you are very happy with our products and level of service and if you have any suggestions on how we could improve we would be very happy to hear from you.
Angela Osborn (Designer)
Angy Morton is an avant-garde fashion designer. She provides an exclusive, bespoke fashion service for individuals and boutiques. She draws on extensive experience to work with her clients to produce personalised designs that are stylish and eye-catching from her studio in the English Lake District. She doesn’t follow convention and believes the mainstream fashion industry has too many square boxes and too many rules. “I’m more of a creative artist,” she says. “For me, fashion should be free and engaging and creative and, in my world, creativity and regulation are two separate things. They cannot live together. That’s why I live in the Lakes, and not in London.”
Angy’s other latest projects are Pyromania – an exciting, collection of limited edition designs developed from her previous couture collections of cocktail, evening and bridal wear., and her REDDRESSBLACKDRESS concept collection developed from her own classic Little Black Dress The first of these was exhibited alongside some of her fan wear designs at London Fashion Week in September 2010 and the full collection including some new couture recycled designs was revealed in June 2011 at Whitehaven Festival. These runs of exclusive designs will be manufactured in England, reducing Angy’s carbon footprint and supporting local communities. The first are now available as ‘hand-made to measure’ lines through her online ‘Prêt-à- Porter’ BUTiQ. These will be followed by pret-a-porter designs on her BUTiQ ir through select boutiques n the near future.
New for 2014 will be a range of baby and toddler wear under the label A-Boo, and hopefully a new collection called Romantica. Angy’s latest project is to establishing a manufacturing base in Cumbria as part of a co-operative of home-workers/
On the Swedish island of Gotland, between limestone beaches and wind-torn pines, a knitting tradition, unbroken for centuries, quietly thrives. Shapes, patterns and techniques are passed down through the generations to be treasured and maintained. The knitters’ creativity is free and adventurous, but the raw material remains the wool of the island’s sheep that have lived alongside them since the Viking age.
Everything is made in our studio in London. Each piece is handcrafted using a combination of hand and machine knitting techniques and can take anything from a few hours to several weeks to complete. Once the knitting stage is finished the piece is hand washed and blocked. This involves laying the piece flat onto a board, carefully pinning it into its finished shape and letting it dry. The drying is done naturally and can take several days depending on the bulk of the piece and the temperature and humidity of the air.
As a first time mum, I wanted to have fun with my son when out & about. I loved the flat cap design for adults and wondered why a high quality design for a baby hadn’t been made yet.
So I dusted off my sewing machine and after creating a few prototypes, the perfect Artimus London flat cap was born. But just a hat didn’t feel like the complete package, which gave me the inspiration for the matching scarf. Now I want to share the concept so that everyone can keep their little one nice and snug…with a touch of style!
Bespoke, stylish and designed to stay on your childs head. Artimus London flat caps and scarves for kids are a head turning accessory for your little cherub when they’re out & about.
Artimus London tweed flat caps and scarves are handmade in London with high quality wool tweed. They have a 100% funky cotton lining so little heads won’t get sweaty. All natural materials allow heads to breath while keeping them nice and warm.
Not only is the Artimus flat cap for boys and girls set a collection piece, it’s a gift that can be passed on to friends and family when the time is right.
Ashton Lane Alpacas is a friendly, family business run by Peter and Carol Watt.
We are situated in the charming Wiltshire village of Steeple Ashton, which nestles in the countryside to the north of Salisbury Plain.
Ashton Lane Alpacas is a herd of quality huacaya and coloured suri alpacas. The alpacas live in harmony with our retired event horses, chickens and our boisterous Maremma sheepdogs, Nanook and Bunty.
We offer stud services, alpacas for sale, raw fleece, rovings for spinning or felting and knitted products. But most of all we offer a friendly, helpful welcome.
About Attani products;
The yarn for our knitted garments comes mainly from our herd of alpacas. However, we do source fleeces from fellow UK breeders in order to blend colours and create a variety of natural shades.
Our range of products is constantly expanding and changing with the seasons.
All our knitwear should be carefully handwashed.
We are looking at developing different ways to use all grades of alpaca fibre, from fine knitwear to bird nesters.
The Go Everywhere Mat (GEM) is the indispensable baby playmat for the sociable mum and baby team on the go. Hook it on your buggy for a splash of colour, pop it in your changing bag or throw it in the car and head off on your adventures.
Whether it’s a playdate at the house with hard floors, a picnic in the park, a day at the beach, a baby yoga class or a trip away from home, the Go Everywhere Mat will provide your little one with a comfortable and cushioned place to play – a practical alternative to the full blown baby gym.
The Go Everywhere Mat is suitable from newborn and will continue to have numerous uses as your baby grows – use it as a playmat, teepee base, high chair bolster…the list goes on.
Both the mat and leather carry strap are designed and manufactured in the UK. The premium UK sourced waxed cotton that we use has a lighter and drier feel than traditional waxed cotton, with the added advantage of being machine washable. Like traditional waxed cotton, it is water resistant and hardwearing, making it the perfect base for indoor and outdoor use. Our luxury leather carry strap is individually crafted and hand finished at a workshop in East London.
Baby Acorn is very proud to be designed and manufactured in Great Britain and brand HQ is just 70 miles from where the collection is produced near Nottingham….
All of the pieces in our range are made from 100% OEKO Tex certified cotton with ‘phalite’ free printing taking place in Leicester before transferring to our locally skilled factory. All trimmings and nickel free poppers used in the collection are fully compliant with testing standards and even our labels and swing tickets are all manufactured here in the UK. We truly are a British brand!
At Baby Acorn we believe that unisex baby wear doesn’t have to be neutral and beige……… Our vibrant collection features 5 woodland themes which coordinate beautifully together or mix to create a bespoke newborn look. Unisex styles alongside pinks and blues present a luxury baby wear collection for those special first months. Using only the best OEKO Tex certified cotton our sleepsuits with integrated mittens, knot hats, reversible bibs, shawls and tops & leggings are proudly designed and Made in Britain…x