In tandem with a Percival collaboration, Traid invited me to design and produce a capsule collection of womenswear pieces using their fabrics. All garments were manufactured locally in the UK using high quality materials that would have been wasted, had they not been donated to Traid. The collection featured an oversized double-breasted coat in various heavy wools, a long tailored jacket and a shorts playsuit in silks and crepes. It was sold in Traid’s Dalston store and on their website. Many thanks to The Right Project for facilitating the collaboration.
As a project for Autumn Winter 2014, Percival collaborated with the clothing charity Traid to make a special line of products in support of their work. The mini-collection includes the Percival pea coat cut from meltons and camel cashmere, a selection of check shirts in soft brushed cotton, some outershirts in block colours and checks, slim-cut trousers in our unique fit and fine wool unstructured slim-cut blazers. All items are manufactured in the UK with reclaimed textiles donated to TRAID.
When I visited TRAID’s warehouse, I was excited to discover the high quality of the fabrics that had been donated. It made sense to match our design approach to TRAID’s resources. At Percival, we build quality and longevity into the design of a garment, intending for it to be worn season after season. This itself means there should be a reduction in waste; using waste material in the first place extends the idea.
Photography: Sam Christmas | Models: Bethany Harper Walsh, Mark Thompson, Sam Turrell, Luke Waller
Bethany wears pieces from a women’s range I designed “Olivia Hegarty for TRAIDremade”. With thanks to Bella and Matt for house-boat location.