Welcome to Withnell.  We make beautiful quality clothing woven with stories of Lancashire, family and heritage.
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Proudly  based  in the North West of England, Withnell is  at the foot of the beautiful Pennine Moors in Lancashire. This is where  we create  premium handcrafted clothing, using a soft tonal palette of colours inspired by the wild landscape  and enriched with subtle details. Style without the drama.
An  honest approach to design for simplicity and versatility drives Withnell. Working with the characteristics of natural fabrics and incorporating details that you may not appreciate until after you buy.

We design with longevity in mind, to create beautiful and versatile clothing that our customers can enjoy for seasons to come. Practical easy fit layering and timeless styles for  women of all ages and sizes.
Withnell only cut and sew your  garments once ordered so that nothing is wasted.  The very little waste that we have is repurposed into accessories or other projects.

Slow, conscious clothing is what Withnell is about taking our responsibility seriously.  Slow in the processes that go on in the studio, hand making all of our garments.  Slow in the carefully considered decisions about which fabrics, threads and trims to use.  Slow in the honest approach to design for simplicity and  ageless comfort.


 Story Behind The Name

Withnell is the old parish name for the  cluster of villages  where we are based. Meaning  'the hill where willow trees grow'  Withnell has been a settlement since Saxon times. Strategically situated to view the Ribble estuary and any potential threats. 

 Here you will find quarries in the hills and in the valleys are the remains of many cotton mills, paper mills and dying and bleaching works.

 The history of the place, family  and the people of Withnell are intricately woven into the story and the stitching of every unique garment.  

Quote about the importance of revering nature