Wearable histories craft an exciting future

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Fresh out of the University of Leeds, the twin-duo known as Buttercrumble launched a collection of vintage-inspired silk scarves in April 2016. The scarves were met with an amazing response as they secured Buttercrumble a place on Art&’s RAW Talent programme, received national press coverage and sold out! Following popular demand, the coveted collection is relaunching in October, with only 25 scarves being produced. It makes owners of the scarves true fashion trailblazers. It is wearable art. It is wearable history.

Our clothes tell personal narratives without us always knowing. Buttercrumble believe that vintage clothing has the potential to express even richer narratives due to the way they have been passed from wearer to wearer. This causes messages to be layered over time. Each scarf in the collection is inspired by vintage artefacts collected around Yorkshire and this is reflected through their rich, nostalgic colour schemes. The scarves have been designed with an impeccable attention to detail hence they were designed and made here in Great Britain using 100% silk.

Chloe and Abigail, originally from Scarborough and now living in Leeds, are blown away with the support and success they have received since completing their studies and diving into their design business. 2016 has seen the twins launch a successful collection, produce a giant snakes & ladders board at The Royal Armouries and be crowned finalists for IPSE’s Freelancer of the Year Awards. They are excited to see what the future holds!

The scarves are lovingly stocked in Leeds Craft Centre & Design Gallery and relaunching on Buttercrumble’s website this October: www.buttercrumble.com/shop (RRP: £95)

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