The Stitch Society grew from our passion for textiles, from the need for comfortable and durable workwear for artists and makers, and a desire to make all our range in our studio in the iconic Salts Mill, in the heart of the textile industry’s heritage of West Yorkshire.
All our aprons and our studio clothing range are made in our studio space in Salts Mill from UK sourced and manufactured fabrics as we recognise the need to create sustainable, durable workwear with minimal environmental impact.
Our shop in Saltaire showcases all our range of workwear and clothing and you can see where we make everything as well as a range of other makers work.
This has been our mission from the start and our commitment to this remains as strong today as it ever was.
Simple because form follows function, comfort is our priority. We test all our products on real people in real life.
Stylish because if you look good, you feel good.
By investing in our range, you are investing in yourself, your work and your business.
We strive to make the most durable garments we can because we hate waste. Why buy an apron a year when you can buy one to last you 10 years or more?
Buy Once, Buy Well.
Mending, repairing and repurposing and an integral part of our philosophy.
Our range has grown over the last few years and we now make sturdy work jackets, stylish coats and our linen smocks – all with same attention to detail and, of course, pockets.
All our garments are made in our studio in Salts Mill, Saltaire in Yorkshire and in 2021 we opened our shop where you can see not only our workwear but carefully chosen partners work as well.
We are also members of Blue Patch, the Sustainable Business Directory, regularly working with them on projects throughout the UK raising the awareness of the importance of sustainability in the textiles and clothing industries.
Sampling and Production
We also provide sampling and small batch manufacture for other small businesses, providing pattern development, sampling and production runs.
We have worked closely with the UKFT in the past developing training programmes and apprenticeships for industrial sewing machinists in the textile manufacturing industry and have been members of Make It British for a number of years.
Please get in touch via our contact form on our Sampling and Production page if you require further information.
Trade & Wholesale
As well as retailing through our own outlets, we offer our range of clothing and workwear to retail partners which include museums and galleries, curated lifestyle shops and garden centres, often creating exclusive ranges for our wholesale customers.
Classes & Workshops
Since September 2021 we have been offering classes and workshops in Salts Mill including dressmaking, tailoring, leatherwork and felting and are hoping to expand our range of classes for 2022.
All the classes can be seen on our Classes and Workshops page.