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The W Store X Granite + Smoke

Exhibition / Installation

Partner Programme

17   —    25 Sep 2022

Craft, Interiors & Furniture, Fashion & Textiles, Materials

The W Store in Walthamstow village will be hosting a window installation of local E17 designer makers Granite + Smoke new collection of wall hanging, blankets and cushions in their windows for the duration of the design festival.

The W Store in Walthamstow village will be hosting a window installation of local E17 designer makers Granite + Smoke new collection of wall hanging, blankets and cushions in their windows for the duration of the design festival. The W Store is the sister company of WORD store in the heart of Walthamstow Village. A design & lifestyle store selling a selection of apparel and well curated homewares, with community at its core. https://www.instagram.com/wordstoreldn/ https://wordstoreldn.com/ Address: The W Store, 47 Orford Rd, Walthamstow, London E17 9NJ Granite + Smoke create joyful products, consciously crafted with minimal impact to the environment. Made with premium and sustainable materials, from ethically sourced cashmere to recycled wool, that are beautifully hand finished by specialists to the highest standards. Woven in limited runs on jacquard looms at socially responsible, historic mills in Scotland and England, each creation tells an uplifting story inspired by the studios backgrounds in in carefully considered optimistic colour combinations. Each design is inspired by the geometry and simplicity of London’s iconic Brutalist architecture and is a continuation of Granite + Smoke’s earlier wall tapestries and blankets inspired by art, architecture and fashion. Behind the name Granite + Smoke is Lindsey Hesketh and Claire Canning; life-long friends and design professionals. The studio, founded in 2019, draws from their multi-disciplinary backgrounds, Lindsey is an architect who runs a RIBA award winning practice in Aberdeen, and Claire in London, works in interiors and fashion textiles, previously for Paul Smith & Alexander McQueen. The name evokes The Granite City  (Aberdeen) +  The Big Smoke (London); mythical cities where Lindsey + Claire live and design - two elements in contrast and harmony. Mindful manufacturing We are committed to preserving traditional crafts and skills, working with Scottish and UK manufacturers who embed positive social and environmental principles. With fair-trade principles at the heart of the production process, we choose partners who support local supply chains and prioritise communities and worker well-being.  Materials We use ethically sourced lambswool and cashmere, which is 100% natural and renewable and is certified to meet the highest standards of environmental care and social sustainability. It is accredited by the Sustainable Fibre Alliance and Sustainawool, is mulesing free and sourced from farms that are committed to the best practices in terms of land and animal welfare. Our recycled yarns are made from 100% recycled post-consumer textile waste from the fashion industry; 70% recycled wool + 30% recycled other yarns. www.instagram.com/graniteandsmoke/ graniteandsmoke.com info@graniteandsmoke.com