Makepiece... from sheep to chic
Why we do what we do...
Makepiece is not just a designer label – it’s part of a landscape, which has for hundreds of years been shaped by the wool industry, from the dry-stone walled pastures to the packhorse tracks across the moors which took wool from farm to market.
We take natural yarns, raised sustainably, spin them as locally as possible, knit in our community, using the minimum chemical processes possible to produce a finished product that can be treasured for years. It’s part of a story which knits a community with a landscape.
Like you, we want beautiful clothes and...
HUMAN RIGHTS... we know we can trust our farmers and the mills where we live to produce yarn to a very high standard - and to look after the people involved in production.
ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY... we’ve chosen to use wool and mohair from British farms and our own sheep because we know how the land is farmed, and fibres such as hemp, bamboo and tencel because they can easily be grown sustainably.
FEWER CHEMICALS... each collection contains undyed and naturally dyed clothes along with some azo-free dye colourways dyed to european environmental controls.
A SMALL CARBON FOOTPRINT... we want our clothes to travel very few road miles before they’re worn so all our spinning, dyeing and manufacturing is done in the UK.
NO LANDFILL... we design our clothes to last - but when they’ve finally been worn to shreds, they can be composted.
Makepiece is certified by Carbon Smart - please download our environmental policy and certification.