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Textiles, Millinery & Weavers – #MeetTheMakers

With over 12 categories of craftsmanship presented at Made London Marylebone, meet our next 4 makers in the category of ‘Textiles, Fashion, Millinery & Weaving’.

Annaloom was founded by Anna-Louise Meynell in 2013, offering beautifully handcrafted textiles with original design from ethical and sustainable sources. Each piece is woven with natural materials, using traditional techniques and by inspiring artisans dedicated to maintaining exquisite quality in their craft. 

Angelika Klose initially trained as an historian and uses her knowledge of art history as a rich source for inspiration. Unlike a milliner, she forms the shapes of the hat from pieces of fabric, which emerge from the structural qualities of the materials rather than from a block. Her work as a costume designer in the theatre often leads to ideas that she can translate into her hat designs and vice versa. 

Anne Tomlin studied Textile Design at West Surrey College of Art and Millinery at The London School of Fashion, and has been designing and making hats for over 30 years; selling to major stores including Harrods, Liberty, Harvey Nichols, Mulberry, Saks 5th Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman and Mitsukoshi. She now takes her inspiration from the intricacy of the natural world, making pieces ranging from hats and corsages to miniature worlds of wild flowers, mixing materials like silk, silver, beads and hat straw, using a variety of techniques developed over the course of her career.

BAKKA Knitwear is a Fair Isle knitwear venture located at Bakka, Shetland. BAKKA’s aim is to promote and help preserve the tradition and cultural heritage of a uniquely Shetland product: Fair Isle knitwear. Only the oldest ‘heritage’ patterns and traditional colours are used, but the chosen yarn is not Shetland wool. Instead, BAKKA uses luxury 100% superfine merino yarn. The resulting garments, the principal collection of BAKKA accessories, are silky soft, durable and affordable.