If you want to understand how the textiles industry is shifting, Unmade is probably as good a place to start as any. Set up two and a half years ago by fashion graduate Kirsty Emery and industrial design graduates Ben Alun-Jones and Hal Watts, today, Unmade along with its collaborators have produced a wide range of original knitwear designs, using the studio’s own computer programme and machines combined with the founders’ progressive and inventive attitude to bring complex ideas to life.
Unmade is a new champion brand who brings together a rotating cast of illustrators “with a mechanical but playful aspect to their work” to make an impact on the modern UK fashion and textiles scene. From merino wool garments to cashmere jumpers and scarves, the brand opens up the possibility of treating ancient craft as a tool to explore the future by allowing customers to create made-to-order scarves and jumpers.
Recently, they have teamed up with It’s Nice That and a bunch of commissioned illustrators including Ed Carvalho-Monaghan, Peter Judson, and Nous Vous to produce a collection of knitwear. So far, Unmade have also collaborated with Christopher Raeburn, Malika Favre and Kate Moross to take on the challenge of creating textiles that will absolutely blow your mind.