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Bespoke jumper in Welsh Shetland wool with cable cuff and neckline detail.
A beautiful and ‘must have’ Suzanna James jumper designed to complement the qualities of this unique, traceable, organic Welsh Shetland wool sourced from Carmarthenshire.
A signature design from her ‘Adre’ collection, every Chloe jumper is knitted to order, taking up to three weeks to accommodate bespoke sizing and sleeve length, neckline and cable detail.
Shown here in a natural ‘ecru’, other bespoke colours are available from the range of natural plant dyes Suzanna sources from Carmarthenshire.
A traditional, yet timeless design, the Chloe jumper embodies the values of slow, ethical and sustainable fashion at the heart of Suzanna James’ design and practice.
Hailing from Carmarthenshire in South Wales, Suzanna James is an award-winning textile artist and designer of iconic, made to measure, luxury knitwear inspired by the landscape of Wales. Having been surrounded by beautiful landscapes her entire life, nature has served as constant visual inspiration to her works.
Having studied Fashion Design at Westminster, she subsequently specialised in Knitwear at Winchester School of Art. Today she produces collections from her home studio, as a maker of knitwear encapsulating ethics and sustainability.
The work of Suzanna James has been most recently recognised by Wales Arts International (Grant Award 2019), Arts Council of Wales (Grant Award 2018), and the Abury Design Experience (Finalist 2018). She has also been awarded The Textiles Society Undergraduate Award, the Winchester School of Art and Peter Jensen Fashion Textiles Award, and placed within the David Band Textiles Award and TEXPRINT’s ‘Top Graduates’ in 2015.’
Driven by her materials, Suzanna James makes entirely traceable, season-less, storytelling knitwear, handmade with careful consideration of both ethics and aesthetics. Pieces are made to last with labour intensive, uniquely developed cable knit and felted textures. She actively seeks out extraordinary yarns by working with pioneer producers creating small batches of single origin, hand spun, fairly traded and vegetarian ‘living yarns’. The yarns are naturally dyed by expert dyers using foraged and botanical extracts, or dyed organically. Every piece is made with care and acts as a visual embodiment of sustainable, natural beauty.
If you would like to order this beautiful jumper (illustrated below) or find out more , please enquire below and Suzanna will contact you for a no obligation conversation.