Two or three times a year, when the weather is good and the beer is better, we close the doors on the old slaughterhouse and take workhouse on the road. The festival season is a wonderful time to present the collection in a unique and vibrant setting. We invite you to enter our 1940's British military mess tent. A mighty canvas structure held up miraculously with bits of wood and metal all tied together with large serpentine ropes. You will find Each unique piece hung side by side on industrial rails, woolen goods piled into wooden crates stacked on vintage work benches. Antique lamps and humming bulbs illuminating the space in a most magical way. We ourselves are always on hand, often eating home cooked food from mess tins or making last minute alterations, always happy to share our work and tell our story.
Please contact us to find out where you can find us this summer .
As a small company we get to work closely with a team of tailored artisanal craftsmen each as passionate to make outstanding garments that
Our signature bowler is made in Luton , our woollen caps from Lancashire . Our tailors are Savile Row savvy !
Our makers work for established brands such as Vivienne Westwood , Paul Smith and Comme des Garcon but they see the love and passion we have
and support our dream and our destiny .
At the heart of any Workhouse Garment is our dealing in deadstock cloth . We look for cloth with authenticity with its own story , worthy of the inspiration behind the design .It’s all about building character, often embracing imperfection rather than perfection to give unique and genuine charm to what we make.