Blackshore Coastal Clothing makes beautiful, sustainable, hand-crafted clothing for men and women, in our own workshop-with-store in the beautiful costal town of Southwold, Suffolk. As well as the sewn garments that we make in our own workshop (jackets, coats, shirts, ponchos, smocks, and more), we also stock knitwear, outerwear, and other garments from selected producers around the British Isles. We are inspired by the look, feel and character of the British coast, and we strive to create apparel which is impervious to fashion trends, but rather provides timeless, effortless, style. We provide a full made to measure and bespoke service. All of the clothes that we make ourselves are protected by our free lifetime visible repair guarantee.
Around half of what we sell is made right here in our Southwold workshop. Other items are made in various corners of the British Isles. Our Guernsey sweaters come from Guernsey, but everything else is from mainland UK, including producers in Wales, the north of England, Midlands, and the west country, as well as from our own locality of Suffolk and Norfolk.
Wherever possible our materials are produced in Britain. A growing proportion of our fabric is actually woven in Britain, whilst most of the balance is finished and dyed in the UK. Our knitwear uses a mix of British produced sheep and goat wool and imported merino and alpaca. Our buttons are made from sustainable corozo manufactured in Britain's last button factory. We source our recycled and recyclable card and paper packaging from British producers.