Our knowledge and experience at Purl English covers a wide range of knitwear design projects, working with a diverse spectrum of clients from small couture companies to global brands.

We work with all types of knitwear, machine-knitted and hand-knitted, of all different gauges.

We like nothing more than to get stuck into a challenging design commission, the more complex the better. If you require knitted product design and development please do contact us and we would be delighted to discuss your requirements.

Purl English’s creative head is Elizabeth Hicks, a design graduate with a specialism in developing innovative knitted textiles and clothing, particularly for the luxury market.

Elizabeth’s knitted womenswear and accessories collections have retailed in Henri Bendel of New York, Liberty of London and Nordstrom, USA. Design consultancy clients have included Valentino, Voyage, Aquascutum and The Scotch House.

We can help with:

•Interpreting trends
•Creating directions
•Selecting colours and yarn qualities
•Creating original knitted textiles
•Pattern writing
•Designing knitted garments
•Producing first samples
•Size specifications
•Sourcing knitwear manufacturers
•Overseeing production