News RSS



Who Made Your Clothes.

In the spirit of fashion revolution week, we thought we’d share with you the stories of our manufacturers - they're an important part of our story.   Our Italian scarf maker: a fourth-generation family business, established in 1931 and situated in Como, Italy. Como has been the home of silk production in Italy (and indeed Europe) since the early 16th century and at one time was home to more than 800 businesses involved in the manufacture of silk, now only two silk weaving companies remain. Before World War Two the area surrounding Como was planted in Mulberry trees, the leaves of which are the only food you can feed silk worms if you want them to produce silk. During the...

Continue reading



Scarves: an Essential part of Every Woman's Wardrobe.

Dame Vivienne Westwood is quoted as saying "Buy less, choose well, make it last." We couldn't have said it any better ourselves. The modern approach to dressing calls for a wardrobe that’s small, but perfectly formed. Key pieces, quality pieces, trans-seasonal pieces - they form the core. Buy these pieces from reputable brands and take care of them to ensure you get the most enjoyment from them. However, as Tamara Taichman, fashion editor at French Elle recently said “Clothes give you allure, but accessories give you style” - that’s why a few great scarves are an essential part of every woman’s wardrobe. We take great care with our designs, they must be enduring – they’re designed to be kept, to be...

Continue reading



Quality by Design.

Our goal is to produce beautiful, quality accessories that never go out of fashion. They’re designed to be kept, to be worthy of a place in your wardrobe, for many years to come.  Read on to discover how we aim to achieve this and what it means for you.   Enduring Designs. The design process is long (and occasionally frustrating). The goal is always to produce designs with an everlasting quality – designs that are modern…but could possibly be vintage. Colours are selected to either complement or contrast key pieces of clothing; the staple items of a woman’s wardrobe. We avoid colours that are in this season, because we know they’ll be out the next. Designing for longevity is a...

Continue reading



Hello. Welcome to The Kept Journal.

The Kept Journal is a place for you to learn more about us, our collection and our values. It’s a forum to share the stories of how and why we design the items that make up our collection. It’s a place to discover more about the origin of the natural fibres we choose and the properties that make them special, and it’s a window into the family businesses that we work with. We’ll discuss issues facing the fashion industry and share relevant articles. We encourage feedback, comments and dialogue. Just as we add new products as and when they’re ready, we’ll add new journal entries as when they’re ready. Just as our design ethos focusses on quality over quantity, so...

Continue reading