I design and make distinctive workwear for artists and artisan businesses.
Custom work aprons are a striking way of developing brand identity for a business, as well as providing the specific requirements for the way they work. It is fascinating to collaborate with clients exploring their craft practice and figuring out the best overall shape, pocket positions, ties or straps, and fabrics.
Custom orders have included an ice-cream parlour, independent bookshop, Spanish deli/tapas bar, various artists, a glassmaker and a furniture restorer.
Marine Ices. Camden London. A distinctive shaped apron in two sizes. with adjustable neck tie, front pocket, name tags on the back. I also made the Marine Ices branded labels, fabric was digitally printed with multiple logos which I cut up and backed.
Much Ado Books. East Sussex. A variation on a classic shape, cut a bit wider for extra coverage because they deal with a lot of dusty boxes of old books, they also requested longer ties to tie up at the front. Ochre denim with burgundy colour ties for men’s size and dark green ties for smaller women’s size, ‘antique bronze’ metal D-rings .
Flavours of Spain London/Manchester. A deli apron in Spanish colours!
Sarah Myatt Glass. Glassware maker. A variation on No7 ochre/red. Made with a big side pocket (because front pockets fill with sharp glass shards, ouch!), big chest pocket, longer ties, completed with red stitching!
Private client – Wooden furniture restorer. It was a long design process, several months, and required 3 toiles (calico versions) and lots of advice from woodcrafter friends. Made from tough black denim, it features multiple pockets. The large pocket flap keeps woodshavings out of the lower pockets, but can be flipped up, secured with magnetic tabs, to access pockets underneath.