Closing the loop on the textiles industry
COLLABORATION & 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 – the artisans that I’ve collaborated with and the mills that have helped rescue yarn from landfill. And, of course, collaborating with you too.
Every one of you who’ve joined a weaving workshop or found a new home for sustainable textiles – that’s when they really come to life. Together, we slowing down the fast-fashion story of the textiles industry.
Shiv Textiles wouldn’t be where it is today without its network of artisans, designers and lovers of craft.
That means right across the supply chain, from selvedge waste supplied by Gainsborough Mill to collaborative collections with Kinnaird Jewellery and custom blankets for Freight and hosting events at Wealden Literature Festival and Radical Giving in Lewes.
Something special happens when creatives support one another – it was a pleasure to see my textiles alongside other makers at open studios with artists Lily Rigby and Philippa Stanton. And an honour to be featured in a shoot for Cole & Son as wells as national publications including Reclaim and Good Homes.
Shiv Textiles works closely with a mixture of different stockists that share the same ethos and goals of shopping sustainable and small. You can find our products in Dowse, The HOST, VK Gallery & Mimmo Studio - to name a couple.
JOIN THE COMMUNITY
Weaving is a brilliant mood-booster and a great way to meet other creative souls. And it’s possible to enjoy it in a way that’s as good for the planet as it is for your wellbeing.
Become part of the community by joining a workshop or connecting over on @shiv_textiles, where I share studio stories, from weaving to the (sometimes) chaos of being a small-business owner.
In my newsletter, you’ll enjoy stories that unpick the craft as well as sneak peeks of new collections, pop-up events and offers. Supporting small, independent businesses, makers and artists really makes a difference.