We use English lace, in traditional archive patterns, to create handmade ties, bow ties and pocket squares. The lace is a specialist cotton lace called 'Leavers Lace' and we are very proud to work with the last remaining manufacturer of lace in the UK. Their factory is based in Derbyshire and has historic links with the famous lace industry. Leavers Lace is hard wearing and easy to clean. It is the closest replica to handmade lace that a machine can achieve.
Our lace accessories require a detailed development process because the fabric isn't traditional silk. Having worked with skilled craftsmen since 2010, we have created a consistent, luxury product, made by hand in the UK.
Marwood Woven Fabric - Made in Suffolk, England, UK.
The woven cloth that our ties are made from is developed and produced in a historic Suffolk mill that has been producing fabric since 1720. It prides itself on making cloth for the best luxury clothing brands around the world and Royal commissions, including the silk for Princess Diana's wedding dress. We work closely with the mill to develop new patterns that originate from our ink drawings or sketches. We use techniques such as photographic jacquards to gain intricate results for our most detailed designs. We always choose a matt finish to our silks, rather than a traditional shiny look, as we appreciate a vintage aesthetic.
The cloth is then cut by hand, with attention paid to the positioning of each design and direction of each pattern. Each tie is hand finished with a 'bullion' knot in tonal colours to the cloth. The finishing touch that makes a Marwood tie recognisable is the 'staircase' tipping – the diamond-shaped lining behind the point of each tie.
Marwood Mohair - Hand-dyed in Devon, England, UK
Mohair is a silk-like wool yarn made from the hair of the Angora goat. Mohair fiber is extremely durable and resilient. It is notable for its high luster and sheen which has helped give it the nickname the 'Diamond Fiber'. Mohair takes dye exceptionally well, which is why we have hand-dyed our socks in exclusive colours. Mohair is warm in winter as it has great insulating properties, while remaining cool in summer due to its moisture-wicking properties. It is durable, naturally elastic, flame resistant, crease resistant, and doesn't felt. Mohair is composed mostly of keratin, a protein found in the hair, wool, horns and skin of all mammals. While it has scales like wool, the scales are not fully developed, merely indicated. Thus, mohair does not felt as wool does. Mohair is a luxury fiber, like cashmere, angora and silk, and is usually more expensive than most wool that comes from sheep due to its unique properties. Our Mohair comes from angora goats that are bred on a family farm in Devon. The yarn is then spun and knitted into socks and then hand-dyed at the farm before Marwood tags are hand applied. The process is highly monitored and executed to an extremely high standard. We stand by this luxurious fibre and are confident that Marwood mohair socks are made to last.