The Importance of Pockets
One of the reasons Pyne & Smith was created was to bring practicality into women’s fashion. This is a desire that has transcended generations, has been a part of gender politics, and even caused struggle and resistance in the past.
Repairing your Linen Garments
Visible mending is a simple method for repairing a garment. Maybe you’ve snagged your dress on something, and a hole has formed, or you have weakened, thread bare areas from friction rubbing...
Meet the Pyne and Smith Team!
Our team at Pyne & Smith Headquarters consists of Jahana, Lyndsey, Joanna, and Eddie. You’re probably familiar with Joanna, founder of P&S, but it’s high time you get acquainted with this tiny but powerful team!
Behind the scenes: Chapel Asylum Photoshoot
The Asylum Chapel has an unexpected history. Despite what its name suggests, it was not actually a mental health institution, but instead an asylum in the older sense as a place of sanctuary, or more specifically an alms house....
Need to know Facts about Linen!
Here at Pyne & Smith we love linen and believe it doesn’t get the attention it fully deserves, so we decided to highlight some facts about linen that you may (if you're already a linen lover) or may not know yet.
Mama Harris' Apple Crumble
The humble apple crumble (a.k.a apple crisp for my US friends) was a family dinnertime staple at our table when I was growing up. It was something that my mum would throw together quickly on a Sunday if no other dessert was on offer…I always held out hope for an Arctic Roll. If you know, you know.
Designing a Linen Collection
The process of producing our dresses takes around 4 months from when we have placed our order with our linen mill. We begin work designing our Fall/Winter fabrics in March, with the goal that our collection will launch in September.
Is ethical fashion expensive? No, here's why.....
“Ethically made, sustainable fashion” are words many brands like to make sure you know apply to them. Why are ethically made garments priced higher than high street brands? Why shop with ethical makers like Pyne & Smith?
What is Sustainable Fashion?
Sustainable Fashion is a hot topic term used widely right now, and while I would love to claim to be 100% sustainable, that term is impossible to obtain, because we all use water and power to produce our clothes. However, most brands who use this term are pledging their commitment to our planet, to leave behind a minimal carbon footprint when running a garment business.
Cream Teas, walks and summer days in England
A peek into the life I grew up with, climbing trees, the rich earthy air, the sweet smell of hay being cut, cups of tea and long walks in the countryside....
Reasons to love Linen
As consumers, we are learning that synthetic materials are damaging to our planet. The good news? Natural fiber fabrics, like linen, are becoming more popular. Here’s some background information on what Linen is, and why you should wear it!