Firehorse is a luxury fashion brand championing the best of British design and finest craftsmanship. Our collection of limited edition silk scarves is designed and hand-made in England for those who seek modern design fused with the ‘slow luxury’ of artisan manufacture.
Our founder Finella comes from a family of artists and promoters of artisan manufacturing, including Irish linen damask. She grew up with a love of exquisite quality textiles and a desire to showcase the very high standard of artwork that Britain and Ireland are famous for. Our scarves are created with British artists, each of whom has been chosen for his/her fresh approach to textile design and high level of originality. We love collaboration - discovering and working with the brilliant artists, designers, photographers and artisan makers who together make up the creative team for each Firehorse collection. The result is a collection that is diverse, sophisticated and universal, whilst also managing to be modern yet timeless.
Our authentically luxurious scarves are made of the finest silk satin, a fabric which has been treasured for centuries for its delicate sheen and sensuous draping quality. Firehorse scarves are hand-made in Macclesfield which has a silk heritage spanning four centuries. Local limestone infused waters are used to gently wash the silk, enhancing its beautiful lustre. Limited edition designs are then printed onto the fabric before careful finishing by a team of artisans. The edges are softly rolled and finally hundreds of fine stiches are applied by hand. Finishing the scarves this way is true work of art with the luxurious roll providing the scarves with subtle, elegant structure and drape.
We’re proud to be a sustainable and ethical brand that contributes towards the move away from fast fashion. We use a number of techniques and have made a number of decisions that mean that our customers can be proud of the pieces they’re investing in including opting for digital printing over screen printing for our silks. This results in less waste being discharged in to drains, 50% less water used, and reduced carbon emissions. Our packaging, from merchandising tags to gift boxes, tissue paper and mailing envelopes, has also been selected to be as environmentally friendly as possible, with all items being fully recyclable and tags and gift boxes being made from recycled materials.
We treat each individual Firehorse scarf as a work of art, working closely with our designers and full creative team to ensure each product is perfect for both today and the future. Regarded both as a modern day accessory and an heirloom to be passed lovingly from generation to generation, Firehorse scarves are truly exquisite investment pieces.