Woven Textiles. Designed in London. Made in Britain.

Modern textiles using traditional techniques.

By Cecil was launched in January 2018 by me, Cecilia Child, to create modern textiles using traditional techniques. I aim to provide an alternative to today’s mass-produced and environmentally damaging textiles and to demonstrate the best of British industry. The intention behind my brand is to produce future heirloom pieces that people will treasure and pass down to the next generation. A former fast fashion enthusiast, I am looking to reduce my footprint on the planet and hope to help other people to do the same.

Limited edition, small scale production.

I create woven fabrics that have a low environmental impact using sustainable materials. All of the textiles are designed and sampled on a handloom in my North London home. The collection of mill woven blankets and scarves are produced in Bristol by a micro mill as limited edition runs. I hand-weave a selection of unique and individual products, including cushions, snoods and pouches.

 Learn about the hand weaving process.

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Every handwoven item is finished and made up by me. The hand-weaving process is time-intensive and can be physically demanding, but it is also meditative and therapeutic. The nature of craft and its place as an antidote to the stresses and pressures of modern living is a significant draw for me. There is no place I would rather be than at my loom designing fabric. I love the problem-solving nature of weaving, and there is nothing more satisfying than unrolling metres of cloth that I have created from scratch. If you would like to hear more about how I work and my inspiration, then please follow my blog, Loom with a Brew. If you would like to keep up to date with news, events and product launches, please sign up to my newsletter. I only send out one email per month, and I promise not to fill your inbox with spam.

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