Welcome to 20th Century Cloth! I’m Helen, a textile designer by profession and a vintage clothing enthusiast, collector and keen amateur dressmaker.
I live in North London with my graphic designer, photographer husband and two daughters.
Having completed a printed fashion textiles degree course at Winchester School of Art, I went on to work for several years in the fashion textile industry both employed and freelance. I have supplied several well known high street names with designs for printed textiles.
Now that original vintage clothing is becoming increasingly hard to find, and often too delicate for everyday wear, I have found myself making more of my clothes from vintage patterns and fabrics. Since good quality, well designed, original fabrics are scarce I have often wished I could find a wider range of fabrics that looked the part to use for my dressmaking.
After much deliberation I made the decision to use my skills and experience to design and print my own range of vintage inspired fabrics and make them available to fellow enthusiasts.
8point3 is an award winning designer, manufacturer & supplier of bespoke LED lighting solutions for the commercial & industrial sector, both new and retrofit. We use the latest LED technology and lighting controls in partnership with LUTRON coupled with engineering expertise honed over many years.
We are one of the UK’s most highly innovative and established LED luminaire manufacturing companies, successfully delivering market leading energy saving to a range of customers across both the private and public sector whilst dramatically improving the lit environment for our customers. Products include in-house specified LED configurations & luminaire design using industry software ensuring equal or improved light distribution and uniformity levels.
It takes 8.3 minutes for light from the sun to reach the earth. That’s why we’re 8point3. Quality and cost-effectiveness at the speed of light.
Our passion is to offer high quality products at fair prices. We offer a comprehensive range of handmade lokta products such as Photo Albums,Journals, A4 printer paper, Gift Stationery and much more.
We are proud that we also make a unique range of interior lighting here on the Isle of Anglesey. Our interior lighting includes Table lamps and Lamp Shades from 15cm up to 1 Meter in diameter – all of which are handcrafted. If you can’t see exactly the right Size of Shade for your needs on our website, then do please Contact Us and we will work together with you to create the perfect lighting for you.
We believe that selling via a website should never diminish the excellent customer service which every single customer deserves. With this in mind, please be assured you will treated as an individual and every order will be put together with the upmost care and attention to detail.
We ensure that ethical trade with our supplier in Nepal is at the heart of everything we do.
The benefits to the artisans and their immediate local community as a result of our trade cannot be underestimated as it secures long term and sustainable employment. We are in the privileged position to have become good personal friends with our supplier, and this can only ensure the continuation of Fair Trade between us.
All our products are made in Britain and created in London by the British artist and designer Anna Jacobs. Here she talks a little bit about her background –
I studied painting at Camberwell College of Arts and interior design and styling at Chelsea College of Arts and Central St Martins. The acclaimed painter, Trevor Bell (a leading member of the younger generation of St. Ives artists), very kindly offered to give me support and mentoring after seeing my paintings in 2005 and has provided invaluable advice over the years.
I sold my first painting to my sixth form art teacher in 1985 and since then my work has been bought and commissioned by private collectors across Europe.
My interior design business is focused on domestic interiors and private clients, with clients often commissioning my paintings for their interiors.
In January 2015 I officially launched my first collection of homewares, including cushions, lampshades and lamp bases, as well as silk scarves. My products all have beautiful art at their core, as well as a sense of craft and hand-made about them.
All our greeting cards are printed on a beautiful matt textured water colour type paper made from sustainable resources that gives them the look and feel of real miniature artworks.
Behaus are furniture designers that design and manufacture quality British made products from own designed lamps to bespoke shop and restaurant fittings.
Our manifesto was inspired by Walter Gropius’s ambition to mass produce customised homes and products through means of modern fabrication in 1923. Almost a century later since Gropius’s vision thanks digital manufacturing this vision can finally be transformed into reality.
Behaus has set off on mission to further explore and utilise the potentials of digital fabrication as a makers tool, in a revolutionary shift from mass standardisation to a mass customization of products.
We combine a mixture of very old and new techniques moving from totally hand made through the design to digital manufacture and individual hand assembly to create bespoke products uniquely made for you.
BERT FRANK ITEMS ARE DESIGNED TO OPPOSE THE THROW AWAY CULTURE WE LIVE IN TODAY AND ARE BUILT TO LAST AT LEAST AS LONG AS YOU WILL.
Bert Frank is an award-winning British luxury lighting brand founded in 2013 by designer Robbie Llewellyn and Adam Yeats, owner of a high-end metalwork factory. Drawing influence from the design codes of the industrial era but with a modern twist, the company has quickly established a presence on the international design scene, garnering accolades such as the 2016 Elle Decoration British Design Award for Lighting and the Best Product Award at the design et al International Design Awards.
From Robbie’s debut design, the Shear Pendant Lamp, the collection has expanded to include striking new ranges such as the angular Stasis light and the elegant Revolve line. Dedicated to supporting Britain’s rich heritage of manufacturing, every Bert Frank product is designed and crafted in the UK from the highest-quality materials and is created to age with you.
We can wire and ship directly anywhere in the world, for international enquiries please contact us via email and we will be happy to help.
A small, but growing team that Design & Manufacture under one roof, Cool products is what they do. Bespoke metal work signage, letter lights & lightboxes.
Bob Cool Industries has found its place in the alternative signage / product business with recent works for: Harrods, UBER, Pieminister, Norwegian Cruise Line, National Lottery, MTV, Bolongaro Trevor Westfield Store, Air BNB.
Also catering for the wedding rental market, supplying many rental & prop companies Large letter lights in Great Britain
If you need anything metal & Cool manufactured in Great Britain try these guys first!
Since the company’s foundation over 30 years ago, the Chalon brand’s reputation has grown and now receives global recognition. Through its own showrooms, the company has a presence in each of the key regions of the UK and has a number of agents representing Chalon overseas. The company is looking to expand its international focus and is working with UKTI as part of a co-ordinated export drive.
Whilst concentrating on kitchens, the Chalon range has been extended from its origins in freestanding furniture to include dining rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms, studies, and libraries – every room of the home. In more recent years, kitchen trends have seen Chalon develop furniture for utility rooms and pantries, as well as integrating the modern appliances that are required for today’s living. Complementary products such as lighting were added to the portfolio in 2010.
Today, under new ownership, our craftsmen continue to develop and evolve the Chalon portfolio. Predominantly English in style, our designs have been flavoured by particular influences from France, Scandinavia and Ireland to develop a distinctive house style.
Charlie Pie Designs is a contemporary British brand creating beautifully unique printed homewares and accessories.
Established by Oxfordshire-based textile designer Charlotte Knight in 2015, Charlie Pie’s signature style combines screen-printing with digital techniques, to transform Charlotte’s quirky illustrations into playful paper and fabric designs.
Charlie Pie’s homeware collection showcases these contemporary designs on a range of beautiful interiors products including up-cycled furniture, lampshades, cushions and wall art, all lovingly crafted in the UK.
Working from our workshop in Devon, we work closely with our clients to deliver the most effective Design furniture solutions.We can design and make bespoke items to order.
Simply get in touch and we can start a dialogue. We will then work together to achieve what you require.We like to establish a working dialogue based on your taste and requirements and then deliver a bespoke piece which it totally unique to you.
Our aim is to create the highest quality furniture that answers our customer’s demands. We believe good design comes from a deep respect and knowledge of the materials involved, and have extensive experience of working with wood.
Beautiful & Environmentally Friendly
Locally Sourced and Reclaimed Materials
MADE IN ENGLAND