Local Businesswoman Dawn Hurd of Ethical Fashion brand Hurd and Co has recently won the prestigious Fashion Accessory of the Year 2019 Award, in the “Made in Britain” category. The award was issued by the British Travel Goods, Handbags & Accessories association (BTAA). Hurd and Co won the top award for their designer Chunky Knit Scarf at a ceremony held in Birmingham last weekend. The BTAA Awards promotes the growth and image of the Fashion Accessories, Handbags, Leather Goods and Travel Goods industry.
Somerset based Hurd and Co are an influential, ethical fashion brand providing handmade accessories from the finest natural wools and fabrics, mostly British thus supporting the British farming industry. A registered supporter of the Campaign for Wool, Hurd and Co are proud to promote the benefits of using this natural resource.
Dawn said, “We are delighted to support the Campaign for Wool of which Prince Charles is, of course, a patron. Wool is an amazing material to work with, and as long as there is grass to graze on, every year sheep will produce a new fleece; making wool a renewable fibre source. It’s also a long-lasting material and it maintains its appearance in the longer term, adding value to our products and their lifespan.”
Speaking about the recent BTAA win Dawn added, “Receiving this award is an amazing achievement for any business and I am absolutely thrilled that the judges loved our Chunky Knit Scarf & felt it worthy of a top national award. At Hurd & Co, we really are a sole trader and it is actually an enormous honour and all the hard work is paying off.”
Their knitted fashion accessory range includes Wrist Warmers, Boot Toppers and Scarves, as well as a range of country themed gifts for the home. The brand fits with both the Town and Country look, and all knitted Hurd and Co products are handmade in Somerset.
Committed to the reduction of waste through the provision of recycled, reusable and biodegradable packaging, Hurd and Co use boxes, tissue paper, card and tape all made from recycled fibres It is not dyed or bleached and is made in the UK, as they are mindful of their carbon footprint. Hurd and Co also supply their products in reusable jute bags as part of their ethical packaging provision.
Hurd and Co regularly exhibit and sell their exclusive products at Country shows across the UK in a small number of selected stockists including The Cotswold Tweed Company and The Crafty Collective.
You can also purchase Hurd and Co products online through their own website www.hurdandco.com.