Happy New Year and welcome to the Pocket Book for January 3rd, the first of 2020.

Each week in the Pocket Book, we gather together articles from newsletters and books that we read, introduce makers that we adore, seasonal recipes we have tried and projects to do and put it together with a little bit of the Stitch Society for you to read at your leisure.

  • Colour


To start this week we have the colour of 2020,  as determined by Eclectic Trends, basically a non colour, a shade, in that it is BROWN. Not found on the colour wheel, brown has to be made by combining other colours. Read the whole reasoning behind the colour of the year HERE.






  • Travel

Secondly, we have an article from Polly Leonard at Selvedge Magazine about Exploring Massachusetts, a place which has a very fond place in my heart as I spent a wonderful 6 months near Boston as a young 18 year old. A few years ago now but I have returned several times since and still love the culture, history and people there.




  • Stitch Society 2020

One of the key areas of concern for the fashion and textile industry is sustainability, and one we take very seriously. This year we are expanding and developing our philosophy around sustainability. We are already looking at our packaging, fabric sourcing and the ensuring the provenance of our fabrics as we have from the start.

We have always made our workwear in the UK and made the choice from the start to use experienced, talented artists to make our workwear, to ensure their quality. Their work has made us what we are today.

For 2020 we are altering how we present our workwear, focusing on the end use so hopefully making it easier to find your perfect piece of workwear. We will be working with a variety of makers to ensure that we can make the perfect workwear for their end use so if you would like to join us on our quest, please get in touch.


We hope you enjoyed the Pocket Book for the 3rd January  and we will be back next week with more ideas and snippets. Please feel free to add your comments in the box below as we love getting your feedback and don’t forget to let us know if there is anything you would like included next week.

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