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Read what others are saying about Keep & Share! The entries are listed in date order (most recent first), and can be sorted according to topic or type using the links in the menu.

Country Living

Emporium: Eco Accessories
Features Keep & Share's Offcuts Yarn.

Electric Sheep [podcast]

Episode 3: Anarchy and Chocolate
Podcast which discusses Keep & Share knitwear and workshops (around 21 minutes in).

The Knitter

The Knitter loves...
'Creating knitwear that people will fall in love with and wear for a long time is the philosophy behind Keep & Share. Knitwear designer Amy Twigger Holroyd sells handmade knitwear from her base in rural Herefordshire, along with one-off pieces made to commission. She also runs a series of workshops covering subjects such as multi-coloured knitting, calculating your own patterns and sock techniques, and sells recycled hand-knit yarn made from surplus industrial yarns.'

Made

We Predict A Riot
'UK knitwear designer Amy Twigger Holroyd is working on a children's wear label called Riot and Return. Katherine Williams met with her to discuss the evolution of this brand from the adult range - Keep and Share.'

Let's Knit

Cape Crusader
'Designed exclusively for Let's Knit by Tina Barrett, this stunning chunky cape is quick and easy to knit, so why not work one up this weekend? This garment is created from recycled yarn from Keep & Share, which is made from surplus industrial fibres - so not only does it have a unique finish, it's a real talking point too!'

Loumms

Chinese takeaway?
Blog post about Keep & Share knitting kits.

The Observer

Gift Guide: for ethical shoppers
Lucy Siegle
'If you're allergic to the high street, Keep and Share knitting kits and Gossypium's organic and fairly traded kit dress is for you. Give the gift of independent creativity this Christmas.'

Fashion Theory

SLOW + FASHION - an oxymoron - or a promise for the future?
Hazel Clark
'Another British designer, Amy Twigger Holroyd seeks, in her knitwear label Keep & Share (Figure 6), to encourage people to buy less by forming a strong bond with individual garments, through consumption and use. She designs garments to be worn in different ways, by people of different sizes, and different genders. The versatility provides greater opportunity for items to be shared or handed down or on to someone else. The premise is that to want to keep something one has to know it, like it and see its creative possibility.'

Marie Claire

Knit Wits
'It's a sad fact that a lot of 'Scottish cashmere' is actually produced in China. Which is why we're fans of Keep & Share's chic 'Amaranta' cape, £220, knitted from the undyed wool from goats in rural Devon. The creatures not only help to sustain British farming, but keep down invasive bracken and gorse in our countryside, too. And the cape is just perfect for slinging over pretty dresses on cool autumn evenings. Get yours from keepandshare.co.uk.'

Herefordshire Life

Knit your own cardi at Lugwardine
'Would you like to celebrate National Knitting Week by knitting a cardigan in a single weekend? Amy Twigger Holroyd founded award-winning knitwear label Keep & Share in 2004 and the sustainable 'slow fashion' business has grown steadily ever since. This year she decided to throw open the doors of her Lugwardine workshop to share her skills.'

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