Here at Timothy Everest we have been proudly stocking the scarves made by weaver Tamaki Niime since our Redchurch Street store opened many years ago. Ms Niime is a craftsperson in the Japanese tradition of Banshu-Ori, an ancient process of making cotton textiles in one continuous production cycle, using time-honoured techniques like Sakizome – a way of dyeing the yarn before weaving the cloth on vintage looms.
The scarves she produces are one-of-a-kind with their lightweight, elegant roughness making the perfect all-year-round accessory.
From a small workshop in the historic cotton producing city of Nishiwiki, Niime oversees the entire process of dyeing, weaving and finishing from beginning to end, offering a range of meticulously made individual pieces with incredible detail.
This season we have selected some brighter, bolder combinations of hues than usual to compliment our own “Changing Landscapes” collection. These offer vivid pops of colour and textural counterpoints to our own ode to the splendour of the natural world.