Lane Produce Co-branded Notebooks for Fashion Designer Margaret Howell
Margaret Howell is a British fashion designer who began as the pioneer of workwear for women in the 1970s, designing clothes to be functional. She is a proud supporter of the British industry, investing in and sourcing high-quality materials and manufacturing.
When Lane exhibited at the Best of Britannia design exhibition in Clerkenwell, London, in October 2012, we met Jo Barber of Margaret Howell who was in interested in our products. Best of Britannia is a curated exhibition of designers and brands who make products in the UK, which we were delighted to be a part of and which allowed us to launch our new range. BOB is an exhibition which celebrates the history of British craftsmanship, something which Lane is keen to pursue, following Margaret Howell’s example.
We found that there was a confluence of interest in what Lane and Margaret Howell both stand for. They were specifically interested in the Lane notebooks, because of their British-made paper and the fact that they are assembled in the UK. Margaret Howell works with British manufacturers who share her passion for working with high quality materials, like John Smedley’s knitwear and Mackintosh’s partly handmade raincoats.
The Lane notebooks for Margaret Howell are co-branded, with the Margaret Howell foil stamp on the cover and the Lane logo on the outer packaging. They are sold in packs of three and went on sale in the Wigmore Street shop in November 2012. This flagship store houses a design studio and retail space for their collections, including clothing, accessories and furniture.
Similar to Lane, Margaret Howell is interested in mid-century design – British, timeless and functional design, classics such as the anglepoise lamp and Ercol, with whom she collaborated on the Ercol Reissue series. Margaret Howell has an eye for interesting historical design, continually sourcing vintage design items in an effort to supply and promote quality, beautiful and functional design.
For more information on where to buy the Lane for Margaret Howell notebooks, contact their stockists.
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