Monday, 29 October 2012 - Limited edition Butterfly stoles for Livia Firth!
We are delighted to announce our beautiful hand embroidered Butterfly Stoles for Livia Firth are now available to buy at
Click the link below to view and buy one of these truly different and limited edition stoles here.

Friday, 19 October 2012

Great to see the favourite looks from the Pure Thread launch features our beautiful hand woven traditional shawl in Black and Cream. These will shortly be available on the Panchachuli U.K. Store or from Jill Heller at in New York.

Read all about the launch of Pure Thread London here....and see Jill and Joss's choices for the season ahead.....An inspiring event. Thank you both!

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Pure Thread pop-up Boutique London Launch Party
October 16th 2012
The launch of Pure Thread London was a terrific success and saw lots of wonderful ethical fashion brands curated by Jill Heller from Pure Thread NY, and Jocelyn Whipple. Here are just a couple of our photos of Jill and Leonie from Panchachuli U.K. looking lovely in our traditional shawls and stoles.

Both these shawls and stoles are available from Panchachuli U.K. in London or Jill Heller at

Thursday, 4 October 2012

PureThread - London Launch - October 2012


From 8 - 26 October, 67 Old Street, London EC1V 9HW, British shoppers with a conscience and an eye for fashion get the opportunity to touch, feel and buy into the world’s hottest sustainable style brands. Jocelyn Whipple, leading light of Livia Firth's Green Carpet Challenge joins with Jill Heller, owner of New York'd legendary Pure Thread to host this exclusive event.

Finally British shoppers get a chance to try exquisite ethical brands from Kami Organic to Stewart & Brown, Henrietta Ludgate to Beautiful Soul, brought together for the first time in the UK. These are the brands proving to the world that ethics and chic go together. These brands are helping to redefine ethical fashion across the world.

If these brands are new to you, don’t worry! According to Whipple and Heller UK consumers have been starved of top quality sustainable chic. During our event we'll be selling fashion that is truly beautiful, pieces you can fall in love with, that will stay in your wardrobe for many years. "We think UK consumers deserve access to this fashion" says Whipple.
Broadcaster and writer, Lucy Siegle, Author of To Die For: Is fashion wearing out the world?  says, ‘I can’t wait for this event. This will show that sustainable style has gone up several gears and is now a serious wardrobe competitor. These brands are the perfect antidote to a fashion culture that has become fixated on disposablity and takes a heavy toll on people and planet"
Launch Event:      Tuesday October 16, 6 - 9 pm.       RSVP Contact:
This retail event runs from 8-26 October, daily from 10am - 6pm at 67 Old Street, London EC1V 9HW, Sunday by appointment.
Collections/Brands for sale: An exclusive edit of sustainable style from Autumn Winter 12 collections by Jocelyn Whipple  (Green Carpet Challenge TM) Ada Zanditon ~ Altheane ~ Anna Louca ~ Beautiful Soul ~ Bottletop ~ Charini~ L’herbe Rouge ~ Loomstate 321 ~ Komodo ~ From Somewhere ~ Henrietta Ludgate ~ Izzy Lane ~ Junky Styling ~ Les Racines Du Ciel ~ Minna ~ Organic Leather ~ Panchachuli ~ Popomomo ~ Privatsachen ~ Raffauf Rainwear ~
Sonya Kashmiri ~ Still ~ Kami ~ Stewart+Brown ~ Sweet Blossom ~ Studio Jux ~ Front Row Society ~ Right as Rain.
• Handpicked bespoke items and vintage collection also on sale.
• Stunning ethical accessories.
• Organic skincare by Nourish. (contact for demonstrations and treatment days)
• Personalised styling advice sessions with Jill Heller, Pure Thread, New York, 15 - 20 October by appointment.

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Panchachuli U.K. are delighted to be taking part in the London launch of The Pure Thread NY.
This event will be curated by Jill Heller from the Pure Thread and Jocelyn Whipple from the Green Carpet Challenge, between the dates of 10th-27th October and will feature a wonderful selection of ethical brands. By invitation only, so please apply for an appointment. A great event! Not to be missed!     VENUE:   67 Old Street, London EC1 9HW 

Friday, 24 August 2012

Panchachuli U.K. Store has temporarily closed for maintenance while we update our new stock.

We will be opening again in September 2012 with lots of lovely new items and some old favourites as well!

This summer we visited India again and made the long trek up in to the Himalayas where the Panchachuli Women Weavers are based.
We visited with the design team from Timberland U.K. and NEST , so there will be lots of exciting new product development coming soon. We also took a videographer/photographer and can't wait to see the results, which we will upload when available.
Also, while at the factory, we saw our beautiful hand embroidered butterfly stoles for Livia Firth at Yoox being made, and these will shortly be available at

Our next Autumn 2012 Newsletter will be available soon, and will contain all the latest product developments and new ventures.

In the meantime we will keep information updated on the Panchachuli U.K. Facebook page!

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Welcome to the Spring 2012 Newsletter from Panchachuli U.K. As we look forward to another year, we'd also like to take this opportunity to tell you about some of the exciting developments that have taken place over the last Winter season.

Green Baby

Last year our ladies were busy hand knitting a beautiful range of 100% super soft cashmere blankets for Green Baby. We are absolutely delighted with the results which have now been added to the website at

The two versions are in either a patchwork natural fawn and natural ivory design or plain natural ivory (image below)

Check out our Panchachuli link on the Green Baby website

We will be extending the Panchachuli hand knitted baby range next season to include hats, mittens and scarves, all available in 100% Mongolian cashmere.


Carrie Parry

We are also thrilled for fashion designer Carrie Parry who has won The Green Award at Amsterdam Fashion Week in January 2012. Carrie has made an impressive mark on the fashion scene in the U.S.A. and her eco credentials are second to none.

Her Winter 2012 designs are just fabulous and feature our Panchachuli Lamb's wool fabrics in bright orange, magenta and green, alongside other carefully selected fabrics.

You can read all about Carrie at


Ethical Fashion Forum

Mary King from Panchachuli U.K. has been selected for a Fellowship from the EFF. This is a wonderful opportunity to collaborate with other companies and individuals over the coming year.

We took part again last October in a vibrant Global Source Expo at Sadlers Wells in London.
CLICK HERE to visit the SOURCE Online platform


FELLOWSHIP 500 has been launched by the Ethical Fashion Forum with the aim of taking the fashion industry to tipping point- the point at which sustainable practices by fashion businesses become the rule rather than the exception to it- from field to final product.

The Fellowship will do this through:

  • Uniting 500 of the world's foremost innovators and leaders in the fashion sector every year
  • Supporting and facilitating collaboration between these leaders towards common sustainability goals
  • Inspiring innovative thinking, enabling positive change and creating an enlightened space to tackle the challenges of the fashion industry
  • Putting the spotlight on the industries leaders, globally, through the Fellowship scheme
  • Encouraging more fashion sector professionals and businesses to engage with sustainability and to become leaders in their fields, in every part of the world.




We would be delighted if you 'like' our Facebook page to keep updated.


SOURCE4STYLE - The Sustainable Fabrics Directory launched in November 2010 and has been very well received. September 2011 saw the re-launch of a newer version of the website.

Designers will now be able to access a selection of our fabrics directly from

We are developing lots of new fabrics this season and will be introducing them gradually over the next few months.

Our dyes are either AZO free or Vegetable dyed in over 37 colours. The colour charts and range of weaves can be viewed on our online brochure on the website at (link on the left hand side of the home page)

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THE LITTLE SLING COMPANY - Samantha Brown is the owner and creative force behind this beautiful company who make the most luxurious slings for carrying babies available!

We have been very happy to supply our 100% NZ lamb's wool stoles to be made into slings for Samantha. If you are looking for something really special for babies be sure to check out the website at

The above link shows the fabulous range of baby slings available from The Little Sling Company.


With very special thanks to the following Retailers for your support

Eco- Age –

The Source –

69b –

Jivita Ayurveda –

Ethos –

Coming soon…..The Panchachuli Spring SALE ….. All items on our website at up to 50% reduced RRP…… ……Store.

Thank you all once again for your continued support for the Panchachuli Women Weavers. It is very much appreciated by us all.