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Shiv Textiles is an independent, Brighton-based studio closing the loop on the fast-fashion industry. We rescue deadstock yarn destined for landfill and handcraft it into fine homewares, lifestyle accessories and sustainable weaving kits for you to give a new life at home.

BEHIND THE TEXTILES

Craft with a conscience

Shiv Textiles, Brighton Weaving Workshop
SHIV TEXTILES BY ALUN CALLENDER

Meet the maker: Siobhan Martin

Let me spin you a yarn… 

My studio is about weaving sustainability into the textiles industry. By putting a modern spin on a traditional craft, I want to show that it’s possible for us to enjoy quality products – pieces you really cherish – while minimising the impact we have on the planet too.

 

Shiv Textiles was born in my bedroom in 2017. As an intern for big-name brands in the textiles and fashion industry, I’d been shocked by the amount of perfectly good materials going to waste. And I knew there had to be a better way. Fast fashion needs to take its foot off the pedal. 

 

So I began contacting mills and factories, buying their yarns, zips, threads, buttons – all destined for landfill – by the kilogram. And it’s from this that all those cushions, scarves and weaving kits are created. This process never gets beige-and-boring. You have to think on your feet. Design with what you have. Every box of upcycled materials that lands in my studio feels like a small victory.

 

Buying with thought and care has never felt so important, and as I hope you’ll join me in honouring the lifecycle of our precious materials. And enjoy my textiles too. 

 

Speak soon,

Shiv

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Collaborations & Community

Shiv Textiles is a one-woman business.

But the thing that makes the fabric of sustainable textiles so colourful is the people I’ve met along the way.

From collaborating, stockists, events & press. 

We love working with others.

Supply Chain & Processes

We are on a mission to throw away our throwaway culture. 

We work with mills and factories across the UK to reduce their waste!