I founded Orwell + Austen in late 2012, after embarking on a city career that left my creativity suppressed, and my wardrobe craving colour! From the very beginning I knew I wanted to create beautiful, and playful cashmere pieces, with a focus on sustainable and ethical production.
As the brand continues to grow, so too has my continued commitment to creating a sustainable fashion legacy.
The brand philosophy
To create wearable, special, contemporary pieces from high quality natural materials, sourced in a sustainable and ethical manner. Elevating classic shapes and cuts, with playful colours and detailing.
All Orwell + Austen pieces are made using the finest grade natural fabrics, such as cashmere, fine wool, silk and organic cotton. The brand works closely with carefully selected manufacturers to ensure that each Orwell + Austen piece is finished to the highest standard. With care and attention going in to each and every detail.
The desire through the collection is to create fresh and inventive luxury fashion pieces, to be loved and admired for a lifetime.
All Orwell + Austen cashmere pieces are made in Nepal, a region renowned for producing some of the best cashmere in the world. We work collaboratively with a small, ethical, family run producer, in the Kathmandu valley in Nepal, who specialises in creating hand knitted sweaters and beanies using traditional techniques.
From the outset the brand ethos has been to utilise on the skill, expertise and craftmanship of these Nepalese artisans, to bring exceptional quality cashmere to the global fashion market.