A day in the life of Funso

Funso in linen dresses in chapel
Hello! My name is Funso (pronounced fuun-show), which is a name from the Yoruba language and translates to "A gift to my parents from God" - and I'm the gift!
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The Importance of Pockets

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.
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Repairing your Linen Garments

Mending guide for linen dresses
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...
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Meet the Pyne and Smith Team!

Pyne & smith employees holding linen dresses
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! 
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Behind the scenes: Chapel Asylum Photoshoot

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....
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A tribute to German Salgado 1958-2021 - a key part of P&S

A tribute to German Salgado 1958-2021 - a key part of P&S
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The Tea Dress - our muse

The Tea Dress - our muse
Inspired by other indoor garments such as the wrap or a robe, the tea gown was originally created for women to only wear in the privacy of their own home.
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Need to know Facts about Linen!

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.
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Mama Harris' Apple Crumble

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.
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Designing a Linen Collection

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.
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Is ethical fashion expensive? No, here's why.....

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? 
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Who makes our clothes?

Who makes our clothes?
Who makes our clothes? Why does it matter? Read on to learn more about how a P&S dress is created....
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What is Sustainable Fashion?

Daniela in model no.14 in grey linen dress
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.
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Cream Teas, walks and summer days in England

Montage of linen dress flower sewing machine and field
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....
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Reasons to love Linen

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!

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A day in the life of Karmen, a visual storyteller

A day in the life of Karmen, a visual storyteller
Meet Karmen, a visual, story telling photographer whose talents include brand photography, creative portraits and boudoir photography.
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