Locally Crafted | Artisan Crafted | Socially Crafted
ABOUT THE HANDLOOM ROOM
The Handloom Room shop is a celebration of textiles and craft with good, fully traceable provenance.
Founded by Jade Ogden, a handweaver with with a passion for textiles, craft and socially engaged arts practice.
- LOCALLY CRAFTED -
The Locally Crafted range at The Handloom Room features Jade’s handwoven scarves, cushions and accessories which have been made on her loom in the Mendips, Somerset. Jade uses local, natural, undyed Shetland yarn from Fernhill Farm (and is recently celebrating her first 7 mile radius scarf!) as well as other colourful woollen yarns.
- ARTISAN CRAFTED -
The Artisan Crafted range features handcrafted textiles from the rural region of Kutch, Gujarat in India. The artisans are members of the ‘United Artisans of Kutch’ collective, from where The Handloom Room buys directly, ensuring that the makers are paid the wage that they decide upon, for their master craft work. Jade visited the region in 2015, it captured her heart and she has had maintained connections there since.
- SOCIALLY CRAFTED -
The Socially Crafted range features craft items made in England and Finland by makers working within social enterprises. These craftspeople have learning disabilities or are recovering from mental health conditions. They are supported to develop their craft practice by the social enterprise, from where we source the craft directly. Up to 60% of sales revenue from The Handloom Room goes back to the organisations supporting the makers.