Our sizing journey - Newly regraded XL, 2X and 3X sizes!
With the exciting arrival of our new Autumn & Winter 2021 Collection comes our newly regraded plus sizes. Learn more about our process here!
Cold Comfort Farm: A Style Guide
An original love, Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons, gives insight to the personality and essence of Pyne & Smith. Written back in the 1930’s, Stella Gibbons brilliant and witty novel is about a high society, young woman determining how she can support herself as an aspiring writer after both her parents pass away.
How To: Sew on a Button
At Pyne & Smith we support conscious shopping and repairing what we own to minimise waste, promote mindful living and save money! We love helping our customers prolong their wardrobe's life cycle in any way we can...
The Dig: Pyne & Smith Style Guide
Here at Pyne & Smith we have a favourite past time of watching movies purely to appreciate the costume design. This week I found myself (ahem... re-)watching The Dig and admiring the beauty and simplicity of the costumes. Here's how to incorporate The Dig into your Pyne & Smith style...
Swedish Cinnamon Buns Recipe
Swedish cinnamon buns or 'kanelbullar' are typically twisted and tied into little doughy knots, instead of frosting/icing on the top like the USA counterparts, these buns are sprinkled with pearl sugar. The dough in Swedish cinnamon buns is also kneaded with a hint of cardamom for a nice twist on this delicious morning bun!
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...
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.
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!