We are on a mission to throw away our throwaway culture.
BEHIND THE SEAMS
At Shiv Textiles, we specialise in sustainable textiles, and we are committed to reducing textile waste and promoting eco-friendly practices.
What are sustainable textiles?
We collaborate with mills and factories across the UK to rescue their deadstock materials that were initially destined for landfill. We collect yarn, zips, selvedges, buttons, and more, and transform them into fine homewares, lifestyle accessories, and sustainable weaving kits. Our products are designed to give new life to otherwise wasted materials.
Inspired by the modern world's rich textures, we use natural fibres to put a contemporary spin on traditional weaving techniques. Our cushions, throws, scarves, and purses are designed to transcend seasons and are made to last.
Sustainability never goes out of style.
How do we make them?
All our products are designed, woven, sewn, and finished by Siobhan in her Brighton studio. We use 4 to 16-shaft table and floor looms to create most of our products. We also develop fabric samples further and weave them on a Dornier Rapier loom.
We work hard to make our supply chain as low-impact as possible. For instance, our weaving kits are laser-cut locally from environmentally friendly plywood, and our cushion inners are made to order by a family-run business located just outside of London. We offset our carbon footprint by supporting tree-planting programs through Ecologi.
We are proud of our commitment to sustainability and our efforts to make the textile industry more eco-friendly.
Waste materials from British mills are rescued from going to landfill.
These materials are sent to Shiv Textiles, ready to be upcycled.
Product designs are adapted and leftovers used in weaving workshops.
Sustainable homewares and accessories look as good as they make customers feel.