Jane Beck has already firmly established her self as an expert in Welsh textiles, creating a sucessful online business selling Welsh Blankets. That website has been identified as being of importance to Welsh National Heritage & was added to The National Web Archive in 2011 for research & reference for The British Museum, National Library & Welcome Libraries.
Over the past year or so the business has developed a clothing range using Welsh cloth & a small local work force. Hand tailoring & knitting in the traditional way. A collection of contemporary clothes in Pure wool & hand made in the Principality.
Taking inspiration from our local landmark Wool Mountain ( Mynydd Wlan) along the famous drovers road from Tregaron where local people historically collected wool from the hedgerows to spin into yarn for knitting.
This new website is a partnership with Janes` daughter Ceinwen James who is a student in Fashion & textiles in Wales It is designed to concentrate on the growing enthusiasm for quality natural fibre clothing. Hand made in the heart of Wales as it has been for centuries. Skills handed down through generations & garments designed to last.
The idea is to offer a stock range of contemporary garments & also create your own pieces through our tailoring service. Utilsing a fabulous stock of short run & Unused vintage Welsh fabrics as well as brand new Welsh flannels & tweeds from Carmarthenshires Mills.Pure wool knitwear all hand made in the Principality by our team of expert knitters.
With a retro inspired collection of original vintage garments for that Avante Garde style.
If you dont see what you want on the website , contact me to discuss your requirements. With over 30 years experience in dressmaking my seamstresses can make up virtually anything in Welsh cloth from your own pattern.
We will be visiting some of the shows this summer with a good range to buy on the day. So keep an eye on the events diary for some where near you.