Anyone who knows me will agree I am completely addicted to scarves…I have one literally for every occasion and in every pattern and colour you could possibly imagine.

From winter woollies to silky summer scarves, from horse patterned to check … I really have managed to collect a mountain…so what’s one more?

I came across Fleetwood & Foxgrove while scrolling through social media. As soon as I realised the brand originated in the very countryside where I was brought up, I knew this was a brand I wanted to get involved with.

Kirsty makes scarves inspired by the countryside in which she lives, the rolling hills of the Staffordshire/Shropshire border, and like me, she is scarf crazy, she explains: “I’m a scarf addict! I have a degree in fashion and I’ve always worked in marketing… it’s a culmination of my passions! My husband and daughter are very much involved too. My husband owns a design agency called Wotsit Design so we’re a duo of skills, our daughter’s 4…. she’s the boss, and my inspiration and I hope we are hers too.”

As Kirsty explains, Fleetwood & Foxgrove is very much a family affair, and with the help of her husband and little girl, she designs block coloured luxurious scarves, with her original range boasting bold colours from burnt orange, to blush pink, and corn gold to bottle blue, all surrounded by a contrasting satin rim. But this Field Range is one of two collections, the second is the Foxgrove Range which in Tracey’s words is “a collection of 100% silk designs, designed by us. They come in four sizes – pocket square, twilly, traditional scarf and large square. These are pre order only at the moment but we will stock them in the very near future.”

The Field Range.
Picture courtesy of Fleetwood & Foxgrove

The Foxgrove Range. Picture courtesy of Fleetwood & Foxgrove

 

I am lucky enough to have the burnt orange scarf in my ever-growing collection. It’s the perfect colour for autumn and can be worn dressed down with jeans and Dubarrys for a country stroll or dressed up for an evening out in London! Kirsty says: “I think a bold single colour can be worn with anything and anywhere, our 100% silk collection is designed with compete  inspiration from the beautiful British countryside, but there’s no reason why that wouldn’t work with a slick city get up! And I just love a silk tied around a classic city style handbag handle.”

The Fleetwood & Foxgrove website has just launched and features some of Kirsty’s brand new products…her incredible silk scarves from the Foxgrove Range!

To browse the collection head to the website or watch Fleetwood & Foxgrove grow from strength to strength via their social media pages:

Instagram: @fleetwoodandfoxgrove

Facebook: Fleetwood & Foxgrove

Check out my full interview with Kirsty below:

Tell me about Fleetwood and Foxgrove and where it all began for the brand? I ’m a scarf addict! I have a degree in fashion and I’ve always worked in marketing… it’s a culmination of my passions! My husband and daughter are very much involved too. My husband owns a design agency called Wotsit Design so we’re a duo of skills, our daughters 4…. she’s the boss, and my inspiration and I hope we are hers too.

Why scarves?
Accessories are my favourite thing, but scarfs are my favourite and there’s not much out there in the way of bold block colours that are luxurious. 

Tell me about your collection and the design process The Field Range is a collection of bold block colour polyester scarves with contracting satin edges in two sizes – large square (90cm x 90cm) and long slim – like a traditional scarf shape – (150cm x 150cm). The Foxgrove Range is a collection of 100% silk designs, designed by us. They come in four sizes – pocket square, twilly, traditional scarf and large square. These are pre order only at the moment but we will stock them in the very near future. 

Where do you get your inspiration from… do you have both the country and city in mind when designing your scarves? Indeed we do. Simple, subtle, sleek – I think a bold single colour can be worn with anything and anywhere, our 100% silk collection is designed with compete  inspiration from the beautiful British countryside, but there’s no reason why that wouldn’t work with a slick city get up! And I just love a silk tied around a classic city style handbag handle. 

If you had to pick one of your products… which would you say was your favourite? To date the Golden Pheasants silk on blue, but we’re designing a beautiful scarf with a equestrian feel that I know I’m going to just adore – watch this space. 

What’s a typical day for you as the founder of Fleetwood and Foxgrove? I’m a mum, a wife and Head of Marketing for an international agricultural business alongside working on Fleetwood & Foxgrove – so my days are kind of a whirlwind start to finish!

You were at Child’s Ercall show earlier this year… how successful was that and do you have any other show plans? Oh it was fantastic. My dear friend @equineoutline started and runs the show so I was supper proud to be part of it. We sold out of the Cranberry red … which was NOT expected. So very well for us.

You have just launched your website.. how much of a big step is this for you? Huge step! Putting yourself out to the big wide world feels a little scary and very daunting, but hey you don’t need to see the end of the staircase do you, you just need to climb the next step. That’s definitely the next one for us.  

Do you have any plans to expand your range in the future? Oh yes, the designs will keep developing! We’re accessories, scarves will just always be our headline range. But for the future think collars and stoles too! 

Where would you like to see yourself in five years time? On a little Fleetwood and Foxgrove stand at Badminton or Burghley definitely! 

Thanks for reading,

Lois x


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