About

Workwear and Clothing

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. 

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Sustainability

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.

Manufacturing

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.

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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.

For Trade and Wholesale Enquiries and if you are interested in stocking and retailing our products, please complete the form on our page and we will be in touch as soon as we can.

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.

 

Our customers are the heart of our business so please share your Stitch Society  workwear with everyone on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

3 Comments

  1. Hi Charlotte
    Loved reading your article on the Make it British site.
    I’m working on the marketing and place making of The Piece Hall in Halifax, and the re opening of it after a £20 million renovation. As you probably know it has huge textile heritage, and I wondered if there was any merit in us meeting up to discuss your project, and maybe some tie ins? I created a project called Totally Locally which has travelled the world and is about promoting local businesses and manufacturing, so it’s a subject close to my heart.
    Let me know if you would like to come over and visit – it’s pretty spectacular! And we can see if there is anything we could do together. Best Wishes, Chris

  2. Please could you let me know if your beginners dressmaker course is being run in the morning. I can’t seem to find it to book onto only the evening sessions.

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