In the media

Read what others are saying about Keep & Share! The entries are listed in date order (most recent first), and can be sorted according to topic or type using the links in the menu.

The Guardian

Jamie Oliver's knitting kit and other great wool packs
Perri Lewis
'These went down a storm this summer when Keep and Share's knitting tent travelled around the festivals showing the young, the old and the drunk how to work a set of needles. How do I know? Because I was there teaching. The yarn is the best part about these kits - it's unique to Keep and Share and is made from offcuts of industrial knitting yarn.'

Making Futures

Designer/Makers are Key to Sustainable Textile Development
Lois Pittman and Katherine Townsend
Conference paper about innovative sustainable textile design approaches, including my work.

Simply Knitting

Great ideas
Features Keep & Share scarf kits.

The Culture of Knitting

reference to Keep & Share in chapter 6: 'Knit Power: the politics of knitting'
Joanne Turney
'Issues of sustainability have been addressed by the designer Amy Twigger Holroyd, whose knitwear company, Keep and Share, promotes ethical design and consumption. Equally inspired and appalled by the culture of obsolescence that surrounds the consumption of clothing, Twigger Holroyd devised a means of establishing a sustainability for garments, which relies on versatile design and an extended biography of the object. Garments are designed to be worn in a variety of ways, which offers more potential usage; they are also designed to be worn by other users at a later day (hence the name, 'Keep and Share'). She describes this as 'slow fashion': garments with longevity and the potential for multiple ownership.'

Country Living

Emporium: Eco Accessories
Features Keep & Share's Offcuts Yarn.

Electric Sheep [podcast]

Episode 3: Anarchy and Chocolate
Podcast which discusses Keep & Share knitwear and workshops (around 21 minutes in).

The Knitter

The Knitter loves...
'Creating knitwear that people will fall in love with and wear for a long time is the philosophy behind Keep & Share. Knitwear designer Amy Twigger Holroyd sells handmade knitwear from her base in rural Herefordshire, along with one-off pieces made to commission. She also runs a series of workshops covering subjects such as multi-coloured knitting, calculating your own patterns and sock techniques, and sells recycled hand-knit yarn made from surplus industrial yarns.'

Let's Knit

Cape Crusader
'Designed exclusively for Let's Knit by Tina Barrett, this stunning chunky cape is quick and easy to knit, so why not work one up this weekend? This garment is created from recycled yarn from Keep & Share, which is made from surplus industrial fibres - so not only does it have a unique finish, it's a real talking point too!'

Made

We Predict A Riot
'UK knitwear designer Amy Twigger Holroyd is working on a children's wear label called Riot and Return. Katherine Williams met with her to discuss the evolution of this brand from the adult range - Keep and Share.'

Loumms

Chinese takeaway?
Blog post about Keep & Share knitting kits.

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