Posts tagged with ‘handmade’

  • Just In: Etu Aso-oke Minisnap clutches

    The Etu Minisnap Aso-oke clutch was so popular we decide to bring it back. This Aso-oke fabric is a true vintage and I am told it well over 50 years old at the very least. Probably closer to a century! Personally, I think blue is the new black. It still easily complements other colours without being as predictable as black.

    Etu Mini Snap Clutch

    In addition to that, I have introduced the Etu and Lace which is a variation of this mini blue clutch purse. This newer version is in a slightly lighter shade of blue (an even rarer type of the Etu fabric). It also incorporates a hint of Guipure lace for that added touch of elegance. I think it would make a great purse for a wedding or for a cocktail party.

    A converation started- if you are all dressed up and can’t think of how to make the conversation flow with your fellow party goes, tell them about how your purse is probably over a 100 years old!

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    What do you think? Is your flavour more stark and simple, or a little more playful with the lace? Lets know your thoughts.

    By in Our Products
    Urbanknit
  • Just in: Vintage and Gold Aso-oke Clutch

    I created the Megasnap clutch to be a huge statement piece. That one accessory that will always be a talking point no matter what you wear. Whether it is to finish off your formal outfit or LBD or to add glamour to a casual ensemble, this is definitely the piece for you.

    It is made in a Nigerian fabric known as ‘Aso-oke’ which is a loom woven textile similar in texture and weight to denim or canvas. This particular version is an old-school vintage which is partly woven with lurex which incorporates a glittering metallic gold thread. This version is also quite special as the style is perforated and beyond the visible perforations is a layer of deep aubergine satin fabric. Satin, Aso-oke, Cotton; many layers one clutch!

     

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    It is lined internally with a green and black Ankara print cotton fabric for that little bit of extra fun. It has several layers of padding to give it stability and to protect its contents. It is quite spacious and will fit a phone, money, keys, make-up, camera and a lot more. It has a handy strap making it easy to carry and has a small internal pocket.

    Check it out here: www.urbanknit.com/shop/vintage-and-gold-aso-oke-megasnap-clutch/

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    Aso oke clutch

    By in Our Products
    Urbanknit
  • Summer ready with a Bee Bag

    We have a brand new selection of Bee Bags in stock, just in time for the summer, lovely weather and sunshine days.

    The Bee bag is so called because its great for buzzing around. For shopping, going to the park, books and magazines or to swap your trainers when you get to work (yes, we all do it!). Anything really, you make it what you want it to be. The wide straps make it a comfortable to carry on the shoulder.

    Choose between Ankara print or batik versions. Muted or colourful? What’s your flavour?

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    Green Eleko Adire Bee Bag

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    Bumble Bee Bag

    Orange Batik Tote

    Orange Batik Tote

    Blue Shell Ankara Tote

    Blue Shell Ankara Tote

    By in The Store and Studio
    Urbanknit
  • Funky Brown African Batik Blazer

    Have you checked out our range of funky print and batik blazers? Well even if you haven’t here is one to have a look at. This one is the Brown Batik Blazer and the idea behind this wardrobe essential is simple. They come in a simple yet flattering cut and can be worn in a number of ways making them quite versatile.

    Brown Batik Blazer

     

    STYLE TIPS:

    The simple slightly loose fit is perfect if you are looking for the right African print jacket to add to your wardrobe. The blazer has 3/4 length sleeves and is also cropped in style. You can team with a pair of boots with a skirt and layer up during the cooler autumn/fall months. You could also rock your blazer with some skinny jeans and heels for a semi-formal look for a date or lunch out with the girls. Just a few options! That’s the beauty of it, you create you own look.

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    THE FABRIC:

    The gorgeous fabric is a handmade, hand-dyed fabric from southern Nigeria. The designs are painstakingly drawn by hand and dyed in various steps to achieve the layers of colour and pattern. It comes in a mix of browns, burnt orange and even hints of olive green.  Due to the organic nature of the fabric, no two jackets are exactly the same which I think is an added bonus. Your blazer will be truly unique to you!

    Brown Batik Blazer

    BUY IT HERE:

    The blazer is available here: www.urbanknit.com/shop/brown-batik-blazer in the following sizes:

    UK 8/US 4/EUR 36
    UK 10/US 6/EUR 38
    UK 12/US 8//EUR 40
    UK 14/US 10/EUR 42

    So how would you style yours? Are you a converse and skirt kind of girl or a heels and skinny jeans glam chic?

     

    By in Our Products
    Urbanknit
  • Brown and Mustard Yellow Handmade Finds

    Brown and Mustard Yellow

     

    Always a great color combination for the autumn without resorting to boring dark colours. Your colours don’t have to get dull just because it is Autumn/Fall. Brighten up the grey! At home or on the move add colour to your day.

    To have a closer look at the handmade pieces in the collection have a look on Etsy

     

    By in Fabulous Finds
    Urbanknit
  • Heart Home Magazine: October 2014

    Heart Home Magazine explores the patterns, colours and textures of  homeware and interiors with an ethnic edge. We are delighted that a few of our pieces are featured in the October 2014 edition. Flip the magazine by clicking above and explore interior and home ideas from designers from all of the world.

     

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    The Blue Batik Cushion is shown on Page 13 & Page 14 and our Purple Violet Splash Shawl is shown beautifully on Page 14.

     

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    Our Green Ankara Print Blazer as well as the Batik Diamonds Supersnap Clutch are also shown on Page 21.

    Many thanks to Maxine Brady: www.maxinebrady.com

     

    By in In the Press
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  • Urbanknit on Etsy Anniversary

    Its our Etsy anniversary today! We opened our Urbanknit Etsy store on the 20th of June, 2006. That is 8 years and over 400 sales ago.

    I would live to say a huge massive thank you to all out Etsy customers, some of whom have stayed with us over the years and to our fellow Etsy designers, artists, creatives, sellers. They have been wonderful with sharing tips, advice, collaborations and moral support.

    Much love to the handmade creative community that continues to grow and thrive! Looking forward to marking 10 years on Etsy!

     

    As part of our birthday month, we are also running a huge sale in our Etsy shop. Just enter SUMMER8 at checkout for 40% off your entire order.

    Do you already shop on Etsy store? If not, follow this link and get £5 off your first order! www.//etsy.me/1qHAsDO

    By in The Store and Studio
    Urbanknit
  • Cool Tees Thursday: Crawlspace Studios

    Umbrella and Rain Packaging Tee

    Umbrella and Rain Packaging Tee

     

    Here is to all the people in the UK that have been battered by the winds and storms. Praying it gets better very soon.

    Our cool tee today Umbrella and Rain Packaging features a cool and simple graphic in a soft lovely grey. It comes from Crawlspace Studios another fab Etsy store.

    By in Cool Tees Thursday
    Urbanknit
  • Item of the Week: Chocolate Brown Wool Snood

    Brown is one of those colours that you might not get too excited if given a choice BUT just like black, I think it goes with everything. (Except maybe fuchsia pink).

    Think about it, creams, navy blue, dark green. A great alternative to the usual black. So for this winter we have introduced a Dark Brown Snood. The snood has got to be the most popular winter accessory for 3 years running. This one is in our signature chunky knit in the XL style. Hand knitted as usual. If brown is not for you, then check out our other colour options black, forest green, mustard yellow, purple, dark tealBrown wool snood Brown wool snood

    This would also make a great gift for men, one size fits all so need to worry about sizing. What’s your favourite winter accessory?

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    Urbanknit
  • The Urbanknit Alpaca Cowl

    There are cowls and snoods everywhere you look, with everyone trying to stay warm and snug in this cold cold weather.

    We decided to make a version for those that want something extra soft with added touch of luxury.

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    This extra chunky cowl is hand-knitted from a yarn that is a blend of Alpaca and wool. This makes it extra soft and warm.

    It comes in two versions, the Midnight Blue and the Camel Cream.

    Let me know what you think!

     

    By in Our Products
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