What is Ellis and Low?
Ellis and Low is a new luxury, sustainable knitwear brand based in Manchester. We use a fusion of contemporary and traditional styles in our designs to create fun knitwear and accessories intended to last a lifetime.
We’re at the very beginning of our journey venturing into the business world and we’re excited to see Ellis and Low blossom! 🌱
Who are we?
Ellis and Low was created by us, Em and Jess, we’ve been best friends since the age of 2. It’s always been a dream of ours to create a business together: first our own café, then our own farm and now our own knitwear business! Eventually we want our own physical store with a place to eat and drink, an allotment to grow our own plants (for eating and dyeing) and many years down the line our own sheep! 🐑
Em here, I studied Fashion Design at Manchester School of Art, specialising in knit. This is where I developed a love for designing and making hand-knitted heirloom jumpers, designed using research from my clan’s knitting history, patterns and photography. Check them out below!
Jess here, I studied Textile Design for Fashion and Interiors at Bath Spa University, specialising in knit. I took inspiration from nature and architecture using salvaged or recycled materials. My designs were always unexpected and unusual, with a sense of fun and a love of colour.
Why Ellis and Low?
Audrie Ellis and Elizabeth ‘Lily’ Low are our grandma’s maiden names. They both taught us how to knit and crochet at a young age and we’ve had the knitting bug ever since. They are the reason for this brand’s creation so our name is a dedication to them.
Our logo is what we call our ‘sheep planet’ which is a nod to our sustainable ethos. We wanted to ensure that it was 100% original so we used a drawing tablet to draw out each letter and sheep by hand. Originally we wanted to include Audrie’s bun and Lily’s clan tartan into our logo but it was a little too busy.
The design itself is quite playful so we kept the colour palette simple, using just one colour. (Keep your eye out for our other colour variations.. 👀)
What to Expect from Ellis and Low
- Bespoke Heirloom Pieces
- Knit and Crochet Workshops
- Knit and Natter Evenings
- A Repair Service
We’re delighted to have finally introduced Ellis and Low to the world! Thanks for taking the time to get to know us. We will continue to update our blog so you can see what goes on behind the scenes and read all about our products. Follow us on Instagram @ellisandlow for more regular updates!
Em and Jess 💙