Knitwear design duo Jess Quinton and Jane Chadwick came together with a mutual vision to launch their company using only small family run British factories. Concerned by the effects of fast fashion on environment they are interested in communicating the value of textile design and craft that was traditional in communities around the uk.
They are based in London and Suffolk and have makers in Devon, Nottingham and Scotland where traditional knitting skills are part of the heritage of the area. Helping keep this local knowledge and craftsmanship alive is the founding principle of Quinton Chadwick, along with the ethos of Slow and Sustainable Fashion.They use British spun 100% natural fibres and all packaging is recycled or biodegradable and their fully fashioned seamless hats and cut edge scarves are designed too ensure there is zero waste in production.
With colour and pattern as their passion and textiles as their training, both Jess and Jane are rooted in the craft of knitting [ Jess worked for Italian fashion house Missoni after graduating from the Royal College of Art and Jane ran her own hand frame knit label ]. Always inspired by colour and texture, each new collection moves with current trends yet enhances their strong graphic style. Soon after setting up 15 years ago they became winners of the UK Fashion Export Council's award for small business and this made them even more committed to their goals.
Today QUINTON-CHADWICK is recognised for its Modern-Traditional design sensibility and its quality British production. Their unique accessories are now stocked globally with many stores that share this ethical approach to fashion such as Liberty London who are great supporters of UK produced brands and Merci Paris with its foundation in Madagascar, all helping raise the bar for ethically produced fashion.