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Top 22 British-made knitted accessories brands

Feeling the chill?  We’ve got it wrapped up with our top 22 British-made knitted accessories brands.

We bring you the definitive list of British-made knitted accessories brands. Including hats, scarves and gloves. This is all you need to choose your winter warmers.

Tullibee

Tullibee knitted scarfs
Tullibee

Tullibee is a bold and beautifully British brand for little ones & grown-ups. Each piece of the Tullibee range has been meticulously designed & developed to meet the highest standards of quality & of course safety.

Using only natural sustainable materials, the range consists of knitted lambswool & printed organic cotton blankets and scarves for all ages.

Paul James Knitwear

Paul James Knitwear
Paul James Knitwear

Since 1976, Paul James Knitwear has focused on the art of producing beautifully handcrafted knitwear for prestigious brands and influential boutiques based in the United Kingdom, USA, Europe and Japan.

As one of the UK’s leading knitwear designers, manufacturers, and wholesalers of private label knitwear and white label knitwear, Paul James offers a fully proven solution to delivering quality knitwear and jersey products to retailers across the world.

Jampot & Sunday

Jampot and Sunday Knitted Accessories
Jampot & Sunday

Using high-quality cashmere and lambswool fibres to make their accessories, this translates into a sumptuous end product. Jampot & Sunday design locally, source locally and manufacture locally so that they support other local businesses and minimise our carbon footprint. All items come beautifully gift wrapped & shipped at no extra cost to make sending the perfect present as easy as possible.

Waring Brooke

Waring Brooke

British knitwear designer Samantha Brooke, Founder of the luxury ‘Waring Brooke’ takes a multi-pronged approach to reducing fashion waste with a vision of the future firmly in mind for creating her knitwear and personalised accessories.

Treat a loved one (or yourself) to a truly bespoke monogrammed luxury headband. Made from luxury extra-fine merino wool. Your initials are made into a pattern throughout the design of the headband to make it truly unique.

Fruitbat Textiles

Fruitbat Textiles

Fruitbat textiles is an award-winning handcrafted textiles company based in the heart of Somerset. Charlotte Martin, creative director of the business, mixes her own dyes and weaves the fabrics and is hugely passionate about keeping traditional crafts alive within the country.

Each of their knitted accessories has been hand-dyed, handwoven and finished using quality British made materials to ensure their products are of the highest standard so they last you a lifetime and some!

Mars Knitwear

Mars Knitwear British-made knitted accesories
Mars Knitwear

A Leicester based knitwear manufacturer that has been producing the finest quality knitwear since 1994. All of Mars Knitwear’s products are designed, manufactured, and carefully inspected in-house by their team of experts.

Knitted to perfection and hand-finished by. Mars Knitwear scarves and headwear can be styled in a variety of ways and are made purely from 100% all-natural, thermally insulating wool.

The Welsh Girl

The Welsh Girl
The Welsh Girl

The Welsh Girl was founded by Julie Leonard in 2015 on returning to her Welsh roots after 25 years in the fashion and photographic industry in London.

With a passion for wool and a vision to re-ignite and celebrate the heritage textiles of Wales, she works with the cloth in a unique and contemporary way.

Jelena Faergemann

KNITTON chunky knit hats
Jelena Faergemann

Founded by designer Jelena Faergemann, this sustainable fashion brand produces made-to-order knitwear, knitted accessories and homeware. All of the processes are made in Jelena’s own studio – where she designs the patterns, knits them by hand or on her vintage knitting machines, packages and despatches.

Jennifer Kent

Jennifer Kent British-made knitted Accessories
Jennifer Kent

Founded in Glasgow by designer Jennifer Kent, the studio specialises in creating modern knitwear, accessories and interior products. The collections are thoughtfully curated and reflect Jennifer’s minimal aesthetic and impeccable attention to detail.

The brand is not driven by seasonal trends but instead places a strong focus on ensuring its beautifully made products are timeless and can be enjoyed and appreciated year after year.

Scottish Textiles Showcase

Scottish Textiles Showcase Knitted Accessories
Scottish Textiles Showcase

Specialising in Scottish provenance, the Edinburgh based Scottish Textiles Showcase champions Scottish artisans and wool mills. Their curated collections of accessories are designed and made in Scotland by some of the finest Scottish wool mills and craftspeople.

With an emphasis on sustainable living, and the shop local campaign their products are knitted or woven in natural fibres – cashmere, wool, alpaca, cotton and silk.

Oubas Knitwear

Oubas Knitwear British-made scarves
Oubas Knitwear

Oubas Knitwear is a luxury knitwear label, using yarns of the highest quality, from carefully sourced British and Italian mills. Oubas pieces combine traditional craft methods with contemporary style and pattern. Pieces are either made by hand in Cumbria, or in Scottish knitwear mills.

Ally Bee Knitwear

Ally Bee knitwear
Ally Bee Knitwear

Ally Bee Knitwear stands for outstanding knitwear crafted from sustainably sourced natural fibre. In 2017 Ally Bee introduced to the collection the world’s only Cradle to Cradle certified cashmere and merino yarn.

Genevieve Sweeney

Genevieve Sweeney
Genevieve Sweeney

Made exclusively in the UK, Genevieve Sweeney marries contemporary design with exceptional hand finishes. Indebted to the time-honoured techniques of artisan makers, the brand has reimagined the possibilities of knitwear.

Glencroft Countrywear

Glencroft Countrywear
Glencroft Countrywear

Glencroft was established in the Yorkshire Dales in 1987 with the goal of providing high-quality British country wear and woollen and sheepskin goods. also maintaining their quality British brand, Glencroft.⁣

Their brand was set up to reflect their British and Yorkshire heritage, as well as their close links to Scotland where many of their loyal trade customers are based- many of their materials are Scottish (including Harris Tweed) and they incorporate many Scottish designs into their products.⁣

Wallace Sewell

Wallace Sewell British scarves
Wallace Sewell

Wallace Sewell creates innovative woven fabrics exploiting industrial techniques. They work closely with the textile industry in Great Britain to produce pieces ranging from scarves to furnishing products, which sell worldwide. ⁣

Wallace Sewell are inspired by many sources including the Bauhaus and Colourist movements, they are masters of colour, combining this with a fascination of the woven structure. Signature styles include vibrantly striped silks, sculpted wool crepes, supersoft cashmere and patchwork cotton chenille. ⁣

Tripster & Smith

Tripster & Smith
Tripster & Smith

Tripster & Smith are a small Cotswolds based company specialising in luxury wraps and throws made from the finest, natural textiles. With designs inspired by nature’s colours and classic British weaves, they have several collections to choose from as the seasons change.

Robert Mackie Knitwear

knitted accessories, hat, scarf, gloves
Robert Mackie

Robert Mackie of Scotland, established in 1845, is renowned for quality knitwear. The company has a long history of manufacturing knitted hats, scarves, gloves and garments for ladies, gents and children. Plain, ribs, jacquard and stripes are all available and their extensive range of machinery means they can manufacture a wide variety of products.

The Pattern Guild

The Pattern Guild
The Pattern Guild

The Pattern Guild is a Peckham based design studio founded in 2013 by Amber James and Fergus McDonnell as a collaborative project to explore patterns and textiles. Both founding members came from a Graphic Design background that then evolved into a passion for surface designs, in particular fabric screen-printing.

They combine bold geometric patterns with expertly designed products, made in London by a small team of highly skilled makers. By using the best materials, sourced ethically and sustainably, and method of form follows function, they create designs and products that are perfectly suited to their purpose.

Turtle Doves

Turtle Doves
Turtle Doves

Turtle Doves is a Shropshire based company specialising in hand-made recycled cashmere accessories. They use jumpers that have been discarded to make practical and stylish accessories ranging from a unique fingerless glove design to a cosy and versatile wrap and lots more.

Turtle Doves have recently started making beautiful patchwork throws too. They believe passionately in manufacturing in Britain and have worked hard to build a sustainable and ethical business.

Wonky Woolies

Wonky Woolies knitted accessories
Wonky Woolies

Makers of premium bobble hats and beanies designed and knit in the Scottish borders. They specialise in producing customised hats, from one-off designs to small-batch manufacturing.

Their own range of knitwear, including cosy pure wool beanies, is available online and through independent high street stockists.

BBCO Headwear

BBCO Headwear

BBCO is a headwear brand producing headgear for those with the spirit of adventure and who love the great outdoors, our products are shaped by our time spent on the mountains and by the sea.

All of their headwear is designed in house here in the UK. They always try and produce their products in the most sustainable and responsible way possible, they have just introduced their first range of 100% British headwear using British wool and local manufacturers here in the UK.

Johnstons of Elgin

knitted accessories, hat, scarf, gloves
Johnstons of Elgin

Johnstons of Elgin manufactures the finest cashmere cloth, knitwear and accessories from its mills in Hawick and Elgin. They are experts in cashmere & fine woollens, made in Scotland, since 1797.

If you enjoyed this article about British-made knitted accessories please leave a comment below. You can also see which Make it British members make knitwear in our directory here.

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2 Comments

  1. Alpacas Montana on March 30, 2019 at 5:27 am

    British name is enough to describe the quality of these accessories
    Wonderful !

  2. Jennifer Nisbet on October 21, 2021 at 1:03 pm

    Great selection of makers, all worthy of being in the top 21!

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