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Meet the Artist: Alexis Bruchon - Swaine

Meet the Artist: Alexis Bruchon

At Swaine we have worked with a talented illustrator to make our rich history come to life. Alexis Bruchon is a French illustrator from Clermont-Ferrand, surrounding volcanoes where he draws his i...

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The Best Umbrella Types - Swaine

The Best Umbrella Types

Brigg & Co. have been royal umbrella makers since the company’s founding in the 19th century and remain the most decorated umbrella manufacturer in the UK. Handcrafted at our workshops in Cambr...

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Gentleman's Etiquette: Umbrellas - Swaine

Gentleman's Etiquette: Umbrellas

AN ETYMOLOGY  Brigg umbrellas are more than the sum of their components. Fundamentally, we at Brigg do not make an umbrella, we make a canopy. From the Norman conquest onwards, canopies were used ...

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Journey to Perfumery Excellence: Crafting the House of Swaine's Signature Candle Scents - Swaine

Journey to Perfumery Excellence: Crafting the House of Swaine's Signature Candle Scents

The collaboration with Robertet wasn't merely a scent-finding mission; it was a harmonious partnership to encapsulate the soul of the House of Swaine in every flicker of the candle flame. 

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Personalise Your Heritage Piece - Swaine

Personalise Your Heritage Piece

The House of Swaine remains one of the most decorated umbrella manufacturers throughout the United Kingdom. Dating back to the 19th century, our Brigg umbrellas have long been cherished everyday ac...

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National Hat Day with Herbert Johnson - Swaine

National Hat Day with Herbert Johnson

  National Hat Day, observed on January 15th each year, is a delightful occasion that invites people from all walks of life to showcase their unique style and personality through a myriad of hats....

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Tom O'Dell On Swaine - Swaine

Tom O'Dell On Swaine

Tom O’Dell of Tom O’Dell Studios is a creative director, menswear stylist and brand consultant. We recently had a conversation in regards to our share appreciation for handcrafted heritage prod...

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Herbert Johnson and Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny - Swaine

Herbert Johnson and Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

It is November 2018 and I’m in London at an intimate evening gathering listening to Deborah Nadoolman-Landis speak about her career as a costume designer. We are treated to a  couple of hours of w...

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Herbert Johnson - a Hatter, not a Milliner - Swaine

Herbert Johnson - a Hatter, not a Milliner

 While a milliner creates decorative headwear with the intent to embellish and adorn, a hatter creates headwear that serves a purpose. At Herbert Johnson, we specialise in the latter.  We have bee...

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