Whilst researching British fabrics for the first collection it was very important to us that the mill we selected reflected the Evemy & Evemy brand – enter Templemoyle Mills. Initially we were drawn to the rustic, understated colours and good selection of fabrics but soon discovered its rich heritage. Established in 1791 by the Dinsmore family the mill was first founded by local Abbotts who reputedly founded the linen trade. Over the next 200 years the mill came to specialise in a variety of waxed cotton finishes. Their fabrics are both traditional yet modern owing to their heritage and niche focus.
After viewing several samples from Templemoyle Mills’ collection it was tricky to choose the final fabric, but the final choice stood out for a few reasons. Firstly, the feel and movement of the cotton was perfect for the capes. It has the firm feeling but also a softness to it, adding that ever-so-important drape and sense of luxury. The colours were also natural and varied making it difficult to choose for the final collection! The palette is designed to be understated and fit perfectly with your country wardrobe. In addition to the aesthetics of the cotton, it is also practical. The fabric is shower-proof - great if you get caught in the rain at that country show, long walk or at the point-to-point. The British coated cotton capes are available in two designs, the Buckwheat (in cinnamon and navy) and the Barley (in sage and taupe).