ABOUT OUR BRAND...
Scattergood and Taylor is a brand driven by the desire to create simple stylish and sustainable garments using natural fabrics, fair trade & organic material.
Run by two British textile designers both with a passion for simple lines and classic shapes that fit into a bohemian lifestyle. We make real clothes for real people.
We don't believe in the throw away fashion culture, we believe in investing in a garment that is durable and will live with you as a second skin, much like a pair of jeans that mould to your body over time.
Our fair trade Eco-Smocks and Artisan Aprons cross over generations, genders and even seasons. They keep you cool in summer and warm in winter, they are hard wearing and sustainable and once you have invested in one you will wonder how you ever lived without it.
MEET THE DESIGNERS...
Anne literally learned to sew at her mother's knee on an old Singer treadle that she still has. From inventive re-cycling to keep a growing family well dressed, to running a thriving retail business in costume and dancewear, sewing has always had a key role in Anne's life. After selling her business she did several years’ casual work in the cruise industry and theatre, while continuing to make clothes for herself as she struggled to find well-made versatile garments in the natural fabrics she loves. This is how Scattergood & Taylor began. With business partner Sarah, they have together developed this passion into a business dedicated to creating a range of quality garments designed for easy wearing, versatility and long life using organic and fair trade fabrics as far as possible.
Sarah from a young age had a passion for textiles. She was awarded a place at the Royal College of Art, where she graduated with an MA in textiles and surface design. During her studies she won a travel scholarship and decided to journey though America and research the textile industry from visiting the Native American people in the Navajo tribe to weavers in San Francisco, heads of industry in New York to Hollywood costumiers. This trip had a very formative effect on her work to come. Sarah went on to work as a freelance artist & designer with various residencies and exhibitions both at home and abroad. Her work was sold in many established stores throughout the world including Harrods and Harvey Nichols. She did this for many years until she was offered the role of head costume designer for a London based company that supplied entertainment for major cruise liners, during this time she worked on many avant-garde and intricate costumes whilst also travelling the world. This is where she met Anne, who also made and designed costumes. After many years as a costumier she decided she wanted to go back to her roots and start working with more natural and sustainable fabrics. Whilst sewing sequins on board a ship in the middle of the Atlantic ocean the concept of Scattergood & Taylor was born.