One of the things I was really looking forward to about the M.Hulot Bricks and Mortar Shop (which we had to pull out of due to the pandemic) were the pieces by others designers, carefully selected for their colour and materials, their back stories, their sustainability and provenance and their kinship to M.Hulot. We had our first drop a good few weeks ago now, and these can be found on the website under 'Accessories' and 'Books and Magazines'. It's looking like this 'first drop' may become our only drop, but in the spirit of celebrating work that I feel an affinity with, designs that you will love, and to spread some cheer and support from small business to small business I have created our very first 'Thoughtful Edit'.
1. Hilary Grant. Beacon Hat in Haar. £50
Hilary creates super soft Scottish lambswool knits in great palettes and prints. She works from her textile studio on the island of Orkney and this is documented on her incredible instagram feed which moves between clean and simple images of her work, alongside photos of life on the island and it's unique natural beauty which inspires her.
2. M.Hulot. Parker's Batwing in Emerald. £130
3. M.Hulot. Wye Saddle bag in Clay. £285
4. Carrier Company. Wide Legged Trouser in Tan. £245
Carrier Company is a wonderful Norfolk based business founded by Tina Guillory, a gardener and environmentalist. I can't remember how I discovered them, but I own a pair of their trousers and can vouch for how comfortable and hardwearing they are, not to mention the classic shapes with just a hint of something a little different. All pieces are cut on site at their barn, and then put together by sewers local to the area.
5. Genevieve Sweeney. Sotolino Socks in Cornflower. £14.99
I discovered GS through the Assembly Market last December, and immediately fell in love with the colours, textures and tactile nature of her knits. I was all the more excited to hear that she works with a family run factory in Derbyshire using excess yarn until it runs out. Beauty and sustainability combined.
6. Good News London. Softball Weave Canvas Low. £115
I found Good News sneakers via their instagram sometime ago and felt a strong connection to their aesthetic. How not to love stripe, weave and canvas combinations in striking colours. On further investigation I found their name was indicative of their use of recycled rubber soles, organic canvas and a string of 'giving back' initiatives.
Don't forget, we are currently offering 20% off M.Hulot full price leather goods. Discount and free shipping will be applied at checkout.