A Cloth Merchant

Merchant & Mills Patterns & Books

Iconic British style is put to work in Merchant & Mills' presentation and packaging, as a language that would attract the very people that had hitherto overlooked sewing.  They supply patterns, fabrics and tools that allow the creation of a desirable functioning wardrobe, and offer a viable, wearable alternative to the increasingly indistinguishable options of the high street.

Merchant & Mills continues to grow steadily, evolving and developing as experience and ideas demand. Carolyn and Roderick now travel the world in search of unique and beautiful fabrics, finding aesthetic and practical inspiration along the way. Merchant & Mills products are stocked in the world’s most respected outlets and the company has successfully collaborated with London’s V&A Museum and Alexander McQueen.

New patterns and products emerge, never rushed to market, but slowly developed to be exemplary, desirable and pragmatic.

The ethos is to respect the roots of sewing, from trade to home dressmaking, as we enable and inspire more people to find the satisfaction of simply making. 

Carolyn Denham has a degree in Fashion design and has worked in New York, Italy and London. Roderick Field is a respected photographer with works in the National Portrait Gallery.