S.E.H Kelly – Makers
British Menswear brand S.E.H Kelly are one that I’ve featured a number of times on the blog and they’re one that I always pay attention too, not just for the clothing they make, but also due to how and where they source the materials they use, and how they produce their garments.
The guys have recently added a ‘Makers’ section to their website that highlights some of the manufacturers they work closely with in these fair isles of ours. At the moment there are two pieces already up – a look at the Workroom in North West London and also a piece on the West Midlands based manufacturer they procure their buttons from.
Set to follow soon are articles on a West Yorkshire cotton mill and a Lancashire woolen mill and as you can see above, these behind the scenes looks at the methods, fabrics and components that go into S.E.H Kelly’s clothing also contain some great photography. This helps give an idea of the spaces these things are produced in, and just what goes into making something as simple and taken for granted as the humble button.
Personally I find this kind of thing fascinating, partly because I like to know where my clothes come from, partly because both my grandfathers worked for mills when the rag trade was strong in this country (both in Bradford) and because it’s great to know that even if it’s not like it once was, we’re still capable of making things in this country.
If you want to see more of this series, or for more information on the brand and its clothing, visit their website here: S.E.H Kelly.