Last year, whilst doing some early Christmas shopping, I walked past the street where we used to live a few years ago, and discovered that a wonderful shop had opened right on our old doorstep. Harper and Carr is made up of Greg Harper and Rebecca Carr. Both studied tailoring at the University of the Arts, London: London College of Fashion, and now have made York their home.
The rugged landscape of the Yorkshire Moors seems to be a fitting backdrop for their collection: their clothing is simple, natural, and very beautiful. They champion british made fabrics and sustainability, whilst their collection has a strong emphasis on durability. When visiting the shop, you will be able to catch either Greg or Rebecca sewing and stitching at their collections, as each piece is completely hand made. Their aprons are both practical and beautiful – I’ll probably need to get one to protect my clothes whilst doing my own dyeing!
Next to their own collection, Harper and Carr also sells pottery, books, magazines, art, and more. When visiting York, their shop on Fossgate is definitely a must.