For the love of textiles
I believe all textiles have a beauty, even those redundant items no longer loved. We re-invent ourselves many times through the course of our lives, from a simple change in hair colour to a complete career or lifestyle change. Anything is possible! The same can be said of our once fashion leading textiles. They too can be re-invented and have a fresh life.
We are each born unique, in personality and quirky traits, and I want to celebrate that and encourage others to do the same. Fashion is in one day and out the next, but your own brand of style is yours for a lifetime. I believe that moving away from the constraints of "in fashion" and developing a more individual style can only increase personal wellbeing, as well as world wellbeing.
And in a world where mass produced and computerised has become an expected part of life, there is an unmeasurable value in something handcrafted using traditional skills.
Began life as a pair of jeans, and gained new life .....
.... as a wallet. Life cycle!
Individuality makes you
TwiLd Capit Hog is all about textiles, produced into one-of-a-kind and limited edition handmade accessories, such as hats, cravats, bow ties, pocket squares and wallets. The fabrics used are carefully selected for handle, colour and design, including recycled and vintage supplies. It’s about showcasing textures, patterns and the creative process of pairing different fibres together, to produce a characterful item that can be used and enjoyed. Depending on whether the fabrics incorporated in each design are swatches, remnants, repurposed, or off the roll, dictates whether it will be a one-off design or a very limited run.
My creation …… your style
Hello my name is Julie and I am the artistic creator at TwiLd Capit Hog.
I’ve always been intrigued by textures, finishes and decorative methods of construction. Over the years the creative bug has led me to acquire skills through working in clothing/ fashion, millinery, and theatre. Wanting to use these skills while incorporating a feel good element by recycling, along with my love of vintage and travel, my venture in to a creative business began. Using redundant textiles alongside new, to producing that eye catching item that will add a distinct flair to someone’s attire fills me with joy, and inspires me on my creative journey.
Modern meets bygone
In all my designs, I try to incorporate a vintage feel but with a modern twist. They will appeal to those who love original design and handmade, while wanting to be part of a textiles life cycle and support world wellbeing. And those who are wanting to express confidence and an independent mind in their personal style. All my products are unisex, although based on classic mens styling. From design stage through production my focus is always on quality, style, and ease of use, handcrafted in West Yorkshire.
Handmade becomes you
Due almost entirely to word of mouth and with the help of the internet TwiLd Capit Hog designs are reaching out across the globe. As well as the length and breadth of the UK, they have so far travelled to customers in 19 countries around the world, including 24 states. I value the support of those who appreciate a small independent brand with a personal touch, and want to spread the word to their family and friends.
Let your personality shine; take it out of the closet
New designs are always in work to increase a collections offer, and replace as products sell out.
The aim is to foster confidence to express a unique self through characterful handmade style, so whether at the start or in the midst of your journey, discover something new today.
Photo credits on this page from Burst: Graffiti buildings by Scott Murdoch/ Vintage shopping by Matthew Henry/ Antique books and World Globe by Sara Pflug