TheHandloomRoom

Locally Crafted - Artisan Crafted - Socially Crafted

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Items

 
Handwoven blanket

Handwoven blanket

£85.00

Ceramic Jugs

Ceramic Jugs

£28.00

Handmade Brushes

Handmade Brushes

£20.00

Cat Brooches

Cat Brooches

£14.00

River Cushion

River Cushion

£35.00

The Flori Cushion

The Flori Cushion

£35.00

Lake Cushion

Lake Cushion

£35.00

Figgy Cushion

Figgy Cushion

£35.00

Star Cushion

Star Cushion

£35.00

Bud Cushion

Bud Cushion

£35.00

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About TheHandloomRoom

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About

The Handloom Room shop is a celebration of textiles and craft with good, fully traceable provenance. Founded by Jade Ogden, a handweaver with a passion for textiles, craft and socially engaged arts practice.

- JADE O at The Handloom Room -

Jade Ogden’s handwoven scarves and soft furnishings are made on her table loom in the Mendips, Somerset. She uses local, undyed Shetland wool from Fernhill Farm, high on the Mendip Hills. Her Truly Mendip range has been made with all wool from under 10 miles away, a fully sustainable, soil-to-soil fashion choice. In other ranges, she combines New Lanark wool from a UNESCO world heritage site in Scotland.

- ARTISAN CRAFTED at The Handloom Room -

Handcrafted textiles from the rural region of Kutch, Gujarat in India. The artisans are members of the ‘United Artisans of Kutch’ collective, from where The Handloom Room buys directly, ensuring that the makers are paid the fair wage that they decide reflects their master craft work. Jade visited the region in 2015, it captured her heart and she has maintained connections there since.

- SOCIALLY CRAFTED at The Handloom Room -

A curated collection of craft items made in England and Finland by makers working at social enterprises. These craftspeople have learning disabilities or are recovering from mental health conditions. They are supported to develop their craft practice by the social enterprise, from where we source the craft directly. Up to 60% of sales revenue from The Handloom Room goes back to the organisations supporting the makers.

Production partners

  • Garvald Edinburgh

    Edinburgh, Scotland

    Garvald Textiles Studio facilitates a creative working environment for people with learning disabilities. Their facilities are calm and creative and encourage respect for the natural world around us. They run a thriving weaving studio and support people to become accomplished weavers.

  • Studio 306 CIC

    London, England

    Studio 306's aim is to empower disadvantaged local individuals by offering a creative space for those who are recovering from mental illness. Here they can rediscover forgotten skills, develop new ones and boost their confidence within a working environment.

  • United Artisans of Kutch

    Gujarat, India

    United Artisans of Kutch is a dream team of artisans of Kutch, Gujarat. It is a collaboration of like-minded, free spirited, creative, generous contributors and promoters who believe in making small but positive changes in the world. United by a deep love and respect for the people of Kutch.

  • V21 Pottery

    Cardiff, Wales

    V21 Pottery @ Fairwater supports people with learning disabilities to create and sell a range of ceramic products, each with its own unique personality.

  • Workshop 305

    London, England

    Workshop 305 creates a rewarding environment for people with learning disabilities to explore their creative interests and ideas. Their spacious and well equipped studios offer a friendly and supportive space for individuals to share a sense of community, purpose and achievement.

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Last updated on 24 Dec, 2021
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Care instructions

All textiles from The Handloom Room can be gently hand-washed in tepid water with a mild detergent and dried outside in the fresh air. This will prolong the life of your item and protect against shrinkage.

What is 'regeneratively farmed' wool?

I primarily work with undyed, regeneratively farmed Shetland and Romney wool, sourced less than 10 miles from my loom, high in the Mendip Hills. Using holistic farming techniques and UK processors to maintain traceability throughout the fleece to yarn process, this wool is truly local and sustainable. The sheep are regeneratively farmed, which means that through their continual grazing in nomadic-style flocks, they actively restore the natural biodiversity of the landscape. The sheep's grazing patterns enable habitat preservation for flowers, insects, birds and mammals that are native to the area.

What does soil-to-soil mean?

As a member of the South-West England Fibreshed, I have a keen interest in hyper-locally grown and produced textiles. Fibreshed is a community of textile growers and producers working together to explore and expand the production of home-grown textiles and garments as part of a healthier and regenerative textile ecosystem.

Soil-to-soil refers to garments or textile items that are made with pure natural materials, without any chemical or synthetic intervention whatsoever in their production. They can therefore be given back to nourish the earth and the end of their very long life. All items described as soil-to-soil can be put on the compost heap after they have been enjoyed for decades.

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