about 46 stitch
46 Stitch is a British accessories brand creating detachable collars that are both unique and timeless. Individuality, quality, slow fashion and sustainable practice are pillars of the 46 Stitch brand ethos. From sourcing exquisite, Tana Lawn Liberty fabrics in small quantities to working with local London seamstresses on handmade small order pieces. To finding one-off stock-market cottons, linens and trims from artisan-makers in Delhi to partnering with a family-run factory nearby to reduce carbon footprint and support the local community.
Our pursuit is to create collars that surpasses the ‘accessory of the moment’ and become a forever piece our customers will wear, love and hand-down to family and friends. Beautiful quality cottons, hand-made with care and attention in Liberty ditsy florals, mono prints, broderie anglaise, gathered frills, traditional Indian woodblock prints, yarn-dyed linen and gingham and metallic foil with cut-out, scalloped and ric rac trims. All with simple, unfussy fastenings of self-fabric ties or button backs and some reversible to be worn inside out and front and reverse. The circular motion of design, process and distribution provides the opportunity to create a business that benefits our customers, employees and the planet, by promoting local working partnerships and avoiding waste and an unnecessary carbon footprint.
46 Stitch was founded by former fashion buyer, Hannah Gilmour, whose career in the fashion industry has spanned more than fifteen years. On her 40th birthday, with an unshakable belief in her idea, she decided to take the plunge and launched 46 Stitch amidst the 2020 global pandemic. The brand name is derivative of her children's ages and the family’s house number, while ‘Stitch’ serves as a reminder of the brand's handmade approach. Hannah’s extensive global travel and particular love of India and its talented artisans has been a weighty influence on her choices for 46 Stitch. She excels at creating bespoke and beautifully-crafted accessories as a means to lift the modern, pared-back fashion aesthetic of today. And her skill at unearthing expert craftspeople with exceptional talent has allowed Hannah to bring her long-awaited fashion vision to life.
She lives with her husband James and their two children, Margot, 6 and Olive, 4 in West London.