Saturday, 27 October 2012

Friday, 26 October 2012

Style Salvage visits Marwood studio...

Marwood studio is based in Dalston, East London and is a shared space of various creatives. We love this as it brings a genuine and unique influence on each other's work... if not simply from boosting each other's confidence and determination to follow through with our ideas and what we believe in. Marwood studio used to shy away from having visitors but every so often we open the door to a familiar face and let them in to our world.. or crowded Marwood corner, which is a bit more accurate. 

Steve from 'Style Salvage' came by recently to remind himself of our SS13 collection "Transparent Grids".  This collaboration was a collaboration between Marwood and Toni Davey - an artist we very much admire and were excited to work with. Toni is having an exhibition in a couple of weeks at the Beardsmore Gallery  in North London which will be well worth a visit. 

Photo by Ali Mobasser

We will be launching the collection on in December and you will be able to buy the styles on our website as well as Mr Porter online, Liberty London, Other Shop in UK. See our stockists list on for more UK and International stockists. 

Here is a quote from Toni Davey about her work... 
In my work the underlying structure of the grid is always present. The grid offers the means to retrace ones’ footsteps, to understand the journey, to allow forms to follow a rule or sequence of changes that produce solutions which are pure, logical and visually beautiful: qualities that exist in nature.

We will have more on this closer to the time. Keep in touch. 

Leafy logo spotting

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Other Shop, Kingly Street, London...

...our favourite shop of course.

Monday, 22 October 2012

Marwood scarves to come...

We paid a visit to Macclesfield today - the official end of the silk road. 
Marwood has produced lace scarves with hand knotted tassels, soft staircase wool and cotton scarves and next we are working on screen printed designs from historic Macclesfield. It is the right place to develop our new ideas and it was great to get away from the studio today and get inspired by their archives. The set-up there is impressive and they even have a shetland pony roaming around in their neighbouring field. Picture perfect. 

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Pop Down

We visited the New York 'High Line' again this summer and it remains to be a favourite must-do element of any NY visit for us. The High Line is a public park built on an historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. It is owned by the City of New York, and maintained and operated by Friends of the High Line. Founded in 1999 by community residents, Friends of the High Line fought for the High Line’s preservation and transformation at a time when the historic structure was under the threat of demolition. It is a tranquil haven up above the meatpacking district and easy on the eye from above, or by foot. 

Architects were recently challenged to the same scheme in London and we are happy to hear our friend was part of the trio who proposed the winning design 'Pop Down'. Congratulations.  
"Pop Down seeks to capitalise on a forgotten network of tunnels under London, an urban experience where visitors can embark on an expedition underground, entering and exiting the tunnels from street level. The tunnels provide the ideal environment for an urban mushroom farm with the introduction of daylight through a series of sculptural glass-fibre ‘mushrooms’ at street level. These will highlight the route of the tunnel above ground and will convey daylight to the tunnels below through punctures along their length. The produce will serve new pop-up concept ‘Funghi’ restaurants and caf├ęs at each entrance. This will be an underground oasis for mosses, lichen and funghi, where the mycelium and basidiomycete are king." Read here.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Scott Trindle

Looking forward to working with Scott...

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Show Me The M(arwood)

The BBC News program "Show Me The Money" will feature the process behind making a Marwood tie tonight at 9.30pm among its line up of topics.

(Skip to 20.50 to see the Marwood slot)

Our cloth and the ties themselves are made in England and this will be shown through interviews and behind-the-scenes coverage shot by the BBC. This program is about the makers and will show off the hidden industry that buzzes away in small towns outside of London. We are lucky they make Marwood cloth and ties. It is their skill and time that means we can reliably say that Marwood ties are made to last. It has reminded us of the beginning of Marwood - this time two years ago when developing these relationships and products, we recorded the goings-on with photographer Callum Toy. He shot everything on film and we got to grips with what goes on before a tie hits the shop floor. Unfortunately we couldn't go to the filming by the BBC on Thursday but got across town to meet the presenter, Victoria Fritz in Liberty in the evening. The interview was unrehearsed, fast (and nerve-wracking) but we are really excited that they decided to feature Marwood - thanks to Chris Waldron who recommended us. We are proud that Marwood ties are made in England... not as a patriotic stance but because it means we know the makers and we are supporting an industry that has developed over the last hundred years and should continue to do so. We look forward to making more products in the UK as well as abroad when relevant. It is about finding the right people to do what they do best as we have found this creates a reliable product that lasts. 

Friday, 5 October 2012

50 years of Bond? Connery did it so well...

We have high hopes for Daniel Craig of course. Bring on Skyfall. 

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

William Klein + Daido Moriyama?

This is on our list of things to do soon.. 

Explore modern urban life in New York and Tokyo through the work of photographs of William Klein and Daido Moriyama. This is the first exhibition to look at the relationship between the work of influential photographer and filmmaker Klein, and that of Moriyama, the most celebrated photographer to emerge from the Japanese Provoke movement of the 1960s.   

Continued here... 

Monday, 1 October 2012