Keepers Makers designs and makes a range of textile homeware and accessories from rescued textile waste. All hand printed, hand sewn and handmade by the two of us in a coastal town in Somerset.
We even hand make our own environmentally friendly packaging!
Our Mission to Rescue Fabric
We have a goal of saving textiles from landfill and using only the valuable resource of textile waste. We start by rescuing all sorts of fabric, from damaged clothes to unwanted curtains, and then we process the fabric into its destined project. At the moment we have plenty of fabric for our projects just from family, friends and donations by textile lovers who want their unwanted textiles to go to another sewing project. You can find out more about how we sort the textiles and what we make it all into by looking at our process here.
We are a mother and daughter team (with all of help from the rest of the family too!!) designing handprinted fabric gifts and recycled fabric homeware.
Based in the coastal town of Watchet, Somerset we take inspiration from the colours, landscape and wildlife of Exmoor, Quantocks and the surrounding area.
Jacquelyn (Georgie’s mum), is a textile artist and illustrator has spent many years creating and designing exclusively with recycled fabric. She has a design honours degree specialising in sustainability as a mature student winning the D&AD New Blood Designer award for her final year work. A qualified tutor for creative textiles, Jacquelyn has 10 years experience delivering recycled fabric based workshops at galleries and educational establishments across Somerset.
Georgie (me!) is new to arty things but I have found my love in printing. I use wooden printing blocks to create a repeat pattern on lots of different materials. I particularly love the challenge of mixing paint to colour match to order.
Where to buy
If you have been inspired to help reduce textile waste you can find a selection of our gifts and home ware on sale around Somerset. Each location offers a different selection of our things so each of them is very much worth a look! You can find more details on all of the shops we supply here.
If you would like a range of our goodies in your favourite shop near you then we can do that too! We would be very grateful if you recomended us, please pass on our email address email@example.com.
We have made a number of commisions for individual homes such as rugs, lampshades and cushions. We just need to know your colours and we can make them for you! We have also been designing a range of giftware for independent retailers. Have a range of products that is unique to your shop and not available anywhere else! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Craft your own recycled homeware
Finally if you have caught the recycling, remaking bug and you would like to give recycling textiles a go then we also have a small selection of craft items available here. We do run workshops throughout the year. If you would like to be contacted about our next workshops please sign up to our email list here.
Thank you for spending a moment reading about us,
Hope to meet you soon,
Love Georgie and Jacquelyn