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The Shop@FTM unveils New Designers for Autumn

17 November 2010

Unique gifts and special Sue Timney merchandise available.

For each exhibition, The Shop@FTM selects a raft of new, cutting edge fashion, textile and jewellery designers to showcase and sell their unique ranges, alongside a variety of fashion related books, gifts, postcards, and collectable, limited edition merchandise that has been specially created to coincide with the current exhibition.

It is launching its new designers to coincide with the opening of ‘Sue Timney and the design of Timney-Fowler’ on the 19th November. From then you will be able to shop for the winter season as well as find some limited edition scarves created by Sue, as well other exhibition related products.

Gifts and products from the new designers include chic leather bags; beautiful jewellery made from distinctive beads; hand crafted embellished, eco-friendly accessories; luxurious knitted scarves, corsages and jewel coloured eel-skin purses– there is literally something for everyone in this little gem of a shop.

New designers in The Shop@FTM this season include:

Juzi jewellery feature recycled beads that have been handcrafted by three self-supporting co-operatives in Kenya. Each bead is unique; having been created from locally sourced redundant materials such as magazines, posters, calendars and bottle tops. The chameleon colours created from the recycled materials produce versatility and result in stunning, covetable pieces.

Piece Of Mind, is the baby of Gill Dibben, manager for the Mind charity shop in Ipswich, Suffolk. The label was formed by Gill with a group of her store volunteers and service users who share a passion for fashion. Everything made by Piece Of Mind is from recycled materials donated to the shop and 100% of the sale price goes back to the Mind charity. The range of eco-friendly bags and accessories are designed and made by volunteers at the shop. Each piece is unique and has been made from scratch using items such as curtains, clothes, bedding and even blinds which have been transformed into new accessories that are embellished with everything from buttons to appliqué.

Black Tangerine’s chic line of leather handbags ranges from quirky, gorgeous fashion forward bags to elegant handbags with a timeless, classic aesthetic. In just a short time the Black Tangerine brand has become synonymous with fine materials and quality workmanship resulting in investment handbags that are forever loved.

Betty Eilat's work emerges from great respect of the ancient world. To make the glass beads for her stunning necklaces, she uses old world techniques and combines them with modern materials, merging both ancient and new.

Amethyst Accessories offer special occasion millinery, handbags and silk flowers, handcrafted in the UK. Designs are regularly featured in wedding and national press and have showcased on the catwalk at Fashion-Expo, the National Wedding Show and the Berkeley Dress Show 2010, as seen in Hello Magazine.

Elisabeth Hamlyn was the winner of the Clothes Show London ‘Young Accessory Designer of the Year 2010’ in partnership with the Fashion and Textile Museum. Elizabeth’s winning design and latest collection of brightly coloured, knitted scarves were inspired by the work of Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta, whose designs include the colourful Fashion and Textile Museum building. She has created beautiful scarves with pleated effects and stripes in lightweight cotton, lycra and lurex.

Heidi Mottram's focus is her luxurious jewel coloured eel skin bags, purses and wallets. The eel skin texture and unique definition, combined with the amazing durability, helps to form a stunning range of accessories that are feather light and fantastic to touch.

On Thursday 2nd December the FTM will also be holding a late night shopping evening from 6-9pm, including a 10% discount and a glass of wine and mice pie. There will also be the opportunity to buy tickets Sue Timney and the design of Timney-Fowler and enjoy a late night viewing of the exhibition.

Notes to Editors:

For further information about FTM and its activities visit www.ftmlondon.org

The Shop@FTM is open during exhibition times Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 6pm

The Sue Timney and the design of Timney Fowler exhibition is staged by the
Fashion and Textile Museum and runs from 19th November 2010 – 25th April 2011

Press enquires please contact:

Alison Lowe - Press Officer, Felicities Ltd representing the Fashion and Textile Museum
Email: Alison@felicities.co.uk
Tel: 0207 377 6030

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