We don't satisfy ourselves with just one house style! The artists and designers that we commission have an put their own ‘handwriting’ onto our cloth, which gives us a deliciously different range of styles. Many are not conventional textile artists and come from backgrounds such as ceramics, Fine Art and book illustration. Our current collections are principally for women and young girls, but we are expanding our range as quickly as we can to include a full range of boys and more for us grown ups. We also run regular competitions seeking out new design talent, so do subscribe to our newsletter for more on this and other Clothkits happenings.
Here is a little more about some of the creative brains that we work with...
Rob Ryan View & buy Rob Ryan designs for Clothkits here
Based in his Brick Lane Studio, Mister Rob creates magical illustrations that weave intricate stories of love and friendship over the surface of the cloth and paper. In a league of his own, Rob works with scissors and card to make the most incredible papercuts, and his work is widely collected. After many an hour of midnight snipping, first on offer is his adult’s skirt ‘hold me’ and now a full length skirt too. A full collection from him will be eagerly awaited by all. To have a look at his own website click through the link here.
Jane Foster View and buy Jane Foster designs for Clothkits here
The first of our new family of Clothkits’ designers is Jane Foster, who prints bold Scandi-inspired nave birds and flowers. Based in Brighton, Jane is influenced by 50’s design and ceramics, and has a hearty collection of such wonderful things to inspire her. To read an article and interview on her style click through here to the Independant on Sunday interview here. Her birdie dress is just GORGEOUS (so much loved that there was an urgency to make one for us grown ups!, and the funky chicken has been a real fave with mums who wore Clothkits themselves as children in the 70’s. seems to really strike a chord… To have a look at her own website click through the link here. We love you Jane!
People Will Always Need Plates View & buy People will always need Plates designs for Clothkits here
The wonderfully talented duo of Hannah and Robin create uber cool urban images with an urban flavour. Frequently using mid century architecture as a starting point, Hannah and Robin were originally designers for ceramic ware (hence the name). Their enormous appeal has meant that they have also designed for the likes of Conran and Habitat. And us too! To see a little more about the brand and what they get up to have a peek at their website here.
Linda Edwards View & buy Linda's designs for Clothkits here
Shropshire based Linda Edwards' designs have a whimsical and carefree style. Birds, trees and animals from her time living in Africa are oft cited as her inspirations (though perhaps not for the unicorn!) The Magic Tree Skirt has been very popular with Clothkittens everywhere. Linda also designs for ceramics, cards, and has illustrated countless books with her cheerful style.
Mini Moderns View & buy Mini Moderns designs for Clothkits here
Our newest colaboration is with textile and wallpaper designers Keith Stephenson and Mark Hampshire of Mini Moderns. Which is our fave? So hard to choose! One fave is the Ruby skirt kit, which has been the subject of much excitement here at Clothkits. To read more about the chaps please follow the link below.