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OUR JOURNEY

WORLD CLASS W&P TIE SILKS - 'THE JOURNEY'

WE WANTED TO REPLICATE IN OUR W&P TIES, THE FANTASTIC QUALITY OF OUR ENGLISH MADE W&P SHIRTS.

OUR JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY AND STRIVING FOR EXCELLENCE TOOK US TO VANNERS, WORLD CLASS ENGLISH WEAVERS OF SILK SINCE 1740.

BEFORE OUR VISIT WE HAD REACHED A CLEAR VISION OF WHAT WE WERE LOOKING TO ACHIEVE;

  • WORLD CLASS WOVEN TIE SILKS
  • STYLISH AND SOPHISTICATED DESIGNS
  • SIMPLE AND VIBRANT COLOURS

OUR VISIT WAS TRULY INSPIRING, WE TRAWLED THROUGH VANNERS EXTENSIVE ARCHIVE OF DESIGNS AND COLOURS. LIKE CHILDREN IN A SWEET SHOP. 

REMARKABLY AFTER THREE HOURS, WE WERE ABLE TO NARROW DOWN AND AGREE UPON A SELECTION OF DESIGNS AND COLOUR WAYS THAT REFLECTED OUR INTENDED VISION.

A QUICK TOUR OF THE SILK PRODUCTION FACILITY CONFIRMED OUR EXCITEMENT OF HAVING FOUND  A WORLD CLASS PRODUCER OF WOVEN TIE SILKS.

RAW SILK FROM THE BEST PRODUCERS WORLDWIDE, ROBUST QUALITY CONTROL AND EXACTING STANDARDS ACHIEVED THROUGH TRADITIONAL TECHNIQUES USING STATE OF THE ART DYEING AND WEAVING MACHINERY / TECHNOLOGY.  THIS COUPLED WITH KNOWLEDGEABLE AND PASSIONATE STAFF.

WORLD CLASS W&P TIE SILKS - 'THE OUTCOME'

HAVING SELECTED THE DESIGNS AND COLOUR WAYS DURING OUR VISIT, WE RECEIVED THE WONDERFUL 'STRIKE OFFS' SEEN IN THE IMAGE.

EACH COLOURFUL STRIKE OFF REFLECTS ONE OF OUR CHOSEN DESIGNS IN A MYRIAD OF COLOUR COMBINATIONS. 

THE QUALITY OF THE SILKS IS FANTASTIC USING ONLY THE FINEST 7PLY ‘PURE DYE’ MULBERRY SILK AND ‘350 END’ WARPS  RESULTS IN UNSURPASSED QUALITY, LUXURIOUS FEEL AND INTRICATE DETAILING. PURE DYE’ MEANS THAT NO ARTIFICIAL ADDITIVES HAVE BEEN ADDED TO THE WARP OR WEFT YARN TO WEIGHT THE FABRIC.

FOLLOWING MUCH THOUGHT AND CONSIDERATION, WE ARRIVED AT THE DESIGNS AND COLOURS FOR OUR FIRST W&P TIE RANGE. 

 





IT HAS BEEN A MARVELLOUS JOURNEY TO OUR FIRST COLLECTION AND WE HOPE THAT YOU LOVE OUR W&P TIES AS MUCH AS WE DO.

THE MAKING OF OUR W&P SHIRT VIDEO

WE ARE VERY PROUD THAT OUR W&P SHIRTS ARE MADE IN ENGLAND USING TRADITIONAL TECHNIQUES TO THE HIGHEST STANDARDS. 

WE WANT TO SHARE THE EXPERIENCE OF A W&P SHIRT BEING MADE WITH YOU. SO PLEASE VIEW OUR VIDEO BELOW. 

IT TAKES YOU ON A JOURNEY THROUGH THE PROCESS FROM THE W&P SHIRT COMPONENTS BEING HAND CUT FROM OUR WORLD CLASS FABRICS THROUGH TO THE TURNING OF A COLLAR ON TRADITIONAL TOOLING THROUGH TO THE FINAL PRESENTATION OF OUR SHIRT IN A W&P BOX.

AS YOU SEE IN THE VIDEO THESE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE MANY INTRICATE STAGES OF MAKING A W&P SHIRT.  WE HOPE THIS DEMONSTRATES TO YOU THE CRAFTSMANSHIP, QUALITY AND PASSION THAT GOES INTO THE MAKING OF EVERY ONE OF OUR W&P SHIRTS.