Crowns & Coronets

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  • Crowns & Coronets is a luxury British knitwear brand for children from 0-6 years.

    Each sumptuously soft garment is handcrafted in England by master artisans from a blend of the purest Himalayan yak down and sustainable bamboo. We ethically source our noble yak down from Tibetan herders.

    The income from selling the yak down to Crowns & Coronets improves the well being of the nomads while preserving cultural skills and maintaining sustainable rural lifestyles.

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    Our Yak Collection is imbued with influences from yesteryear. We create timeless and classic pieces to be treasured as heirlooms fit for little princes and princesses.

    Wool is the Way in our ALL NEW, HOME Collection. Throws, bedspreads, cushions, baskets and rugs knitted with immense needles from Pure Wool. Fabulous character and texture. Now available in the Crowns & Coronets SHOP. Find links in the sidebar of this listing.

     

    Helena Hubbard’s story

    Following a ten year career in financial journalism that took me from London to Sydney (and back again), writing for The Daily Telegraph, The Australian Financial Review and the Sun Herald, I changed course in 2010, with the premature birth of my son. I rediscovered my love for the therapeutic art of hand knitting and created my knitted textiles brand, Crowns & Coronets, with pure and natural fibres at its heart.

    Crowns & Coronets began in a London flat in the design centre of Notting Hill with a mission to clothe little princes and princesses in eco and natural knitwear with the look of nostalgic, smart, British chic. Six years (and seven house moves) later, the fabulously British brand, continues to grow and evolve, just like a piece of knitting, getting bigger and more sumptuous every day.

    My tiny baby is now a bright robust chappie and he’s joined by two sweet little sisters.

     

    Crowns & Coronets HOME collection

    The Crowns & Coronets HOME Collection of blankets, rugs, throws and cushions is made from 100% British Wool from British sheep breeds reared and sheared in Britain. The fluffy fleece are scoured and combed in England. The super soft unspun woollen tops are hand knitted in Chichester on the South Coast. Super-sized knitting needles (50mm in diameter), made from PVC pipes, create gargantuan 3 inch stitches. The perfect foil to display the delightfully textured and tactile cabling, linen, herringbone, moss and garter stitch. Each individual piece is carefully and lightly felted to strengthen the textiles and reduce the amount of piling. The HOME Collection is the epitome of pure, natural, British country luxe.

    I have been knitting since a child and my house is filled with yarn and knits. I adore the textures and forms that knitting creates and I knit with whatever I can.

    Luckily, my husband knows a fair bit about wool and can cope with the continuous knitting. His family have farmed sheep in Orange, New South Wales, Australia since 1876. Great Grandmother Gladys continues to dye, spin, and hand knit woollens from the fleece.

    Meet Helena Hubbard

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    Read our blog post where we meet Helena and she shares how she likes to spend her day, the inspiration behind her business and a few of her favourite places in the UK.

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