We look to the British seaside for the sugared tones of our new Portobello Collection: sun, sea & sand are the inspiration for this nostalgic nod to the staycations of our childhoods. The fresh pastel colours of candyfloss, ice lollies & timeless British beach huts combine with airy weaves and specially selected summer yarns, making the Portobello Collection a perfect choice this summer.
There is nothing more reminiscent of British summertime than sandy sandwiches eaten next to pastel toned beach huts and faded fishing boats. This Collection is named after our local beach Portobello; a suburb of the Scottish capital famous for its Georgian & Victorian architecture, as well as its long sandy beaches and wonderfully faded aesthetic.
Any sunny summer day will see hundreds of people flock from the city and surrounding areas to make the most of the weather by paddling in the freezing waters, munching on candyfloss and 99s and maybe having a fish supper by the shore.
The British seaside is characterised by a nostalgia for times past – windswept holidays in coastal towns are fondly remembered through peeling pastel paints, bright buckets & spades and children pocketing their favourite treasures from the tide line.
The Portobello Collection will feature two gorgeous new warps and a few exciting new designs. Our first, the Portobello warp, runs through sugary summertime tones for the perfect pop of pastel: fading from daisy yellow, through peach and pink hues to the perfect baby blue … this warp will bring a nostalgic splash of summer fun to your stash.
The second of our Portobello Collection warps is the fresh Seaside warp. Fading from a turquoise blue, through ocean hues to a beautiful fade of light, fresh greens & a cool cream – this warp is the natural counterpoint to our candy-coloured Portobello warp.
Bright, fun wefts bring sunshine and variety to these gorgeous soft fades, while our choice of yarns means there is something for everyone in the Collection
For the first time in this Collection, we will see our three colour weft facing technique used on a fade – woven with the finest Supima cotton, silk and linen on this organic combed cotton seaside warp this wrap is definitely one to look out for! From pure bamboo mixes to 100% organic combed cotton; Tencel blends & summer weight Ice cotton – you are sure to find a blend in this Collection to suit your tastes and climate.
We also have two Boutique wraps to be released: with a Sea Island Cotton Sekai woven on the Portobello fade, and a cashmere Kiku on the seaside grad.
All of these slings have been finished with our soft touch technique: ready broken in from the bag – perfect for busy parents!
The Portobello Collection will launch soon and will continue over the next few weeks, bringing a little taste of the British seaside to you where ever you are in the world.
We hope the Collection will travel with you and your family on your own seaside adventures – we have designed this Collection with a whole new generation of fun-filled, sand-covered holiday memories in mind. It’s time to get out there and build a sandcastle, have an ice cream and enjoy the summer!