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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.

Let's join forces to make a positive impact on the planet, one thread at a time.


Craft with a conscience

Shiv Textiles, Brighton Weaving Workshop

Meet the maker: Siobhan Martin

Let me spin you a yarn… 

My name is Siobhan Martin, but you can call me Shiv. I am the founder of Shiv Textiles, and I am thrilled to take you on a journey of responsible craft and sustainability. 

At my studio, I aim to weave sustainability into the textiles industry while putting a modern spin on traditional crafts. I believe that we can enjoy quality products that we cherish while minimizing our impact on the planet.

In 2017, I started Shiv Textiles in my bedroom after working as an intern for big-name brands in the textiles and fashion industry. I was 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, and that's where I come in.

I began contacting mills and factories, buying their yarns, zips, threads, buttons, and other materials destined for landfill by the kilogram. And from these, I created the beautiful cushions, scarves, and weaving kits that you see today. The process of upcycling materials never gets old; it requires me to think on my feet and design with what I have. Every box of reclaimed materials that arrives at my studio feels like a small victory.

Buying with thought and care has never been more crucial, and I invite you to join me in honouring the lifecycle of our precious materials. Thank you for visiting my website, and I hope you enjoy my textiles as much as I enjoy creating them. 

Speak soon,


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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!


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