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Derek Jarman’s Cottage Inspires New Tweed Collection by Social Enterprise Company Romney Tweed

Prospect Cottage, former home of world-renowned English film director, the late Derek Jarman, is the inspiration behind the new Romney Tweed Prospect Collection. This remote, distinctive black tarred cottage in Dungeness, Kent, with its bright yellow window and door frames has given rise to four new yellow and black checked luxury tweeds designed by Romney Tweed. Made from top-quality Romney wool, they are spun and woven in Yorkshire.

We’re proud to showcase the Prospect Collection as a love letter to the distinctive Prospect Cottage and the shingle which surrounds it. The Prospect Collection honours the resounding legacy of the cottage in a year when the notion of home has been so important.

says Collection designer and Weaver-in-Residence, Rosie Green

The charm of the Romney Marsh coast is the inspiration behind the Coastal Collection, which represents the ever-changing nature of the sea and marshy land it touches. The five new colours highlight the sea, sky and flora found at Dungeness. The other range is the Heritage Collection. This contains 16 tweeds inspired by and named after historical churches on Romney Marsh. There’s a selection of weekend bags, cushions, ponchos, scarves and other accessories using these two fabric collections.

The wool comes from single breed (often single flock) Romney sheep that have grazed in this area since 7th century. With its high lustre and durability, it’s one of the best British wools. The wool is durable, flame-resistant, water repellent, and doesn’t need as much washing as man-made fibres. It’s then spun into a worsted yarn, and woven into this luxury tweed. The tweed has a wonderful drape and handle that’s superior to most middle weight tweeds, which means it can be comfortably worn next to your skin. Romney Tweed is biodegradable, recyclable, and can be produced organically.

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