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Welcoming the new season of women’s shearling: Autumn Winter 22/23

30th August 2022


Our approach to Autumn Winter 22/23 was to create a thoughtful collection, intentionally designed with a holistic approach to women’s shearling.

We wanted each style to be sympathetic to the wearer, the environment, and ultimately to waste less.

So we started from the beginning, with an aim to be circular.

When it comes to the designs, this season, our collection includes styles that we personally enjoy wearing, and that will stay in your wardrobe forever!

It was important for us that every piece is relaxed, comfortable and can easily be shrugged on over loose clothing.

From experience and with our customers also in mind, we focussed on creating styles which are sophisticated, ageless, timeless and that can be worn every day.

A key piece that we both love is a vintage inspired Shrug Shawl Coat in a traditional tan and white brushed Merino. It’s paired back, reversible and looks elegant yet everyday.

Another stand out piece for us is the curly Neat Shawl Shearling Coat which we designed in plush curly Toscana with cream wool, but reverse it, and you can wear this style with a vibrant Sahara sand coloured nappa leather outer.

This looks so different each way, and will always be a coat which you love to wear while ultimately keeping you really warm. This type of shearling will last for decades too, so it really does tick all the boxes.

As with every collection, we made our new season of women’s shearling in small quantities from our workshop in Kent or within a 60-mile radius. We’ve also sourced our materials from Leather Working Group tanneries and only used GOTS-certified sustainable fabrics and yarns.

This means we can always trace our production and is one of the many practices helping us work towards circular shearling.

Our new services

With our aim to make women’s shearling and our brand as circular as we can, we are introducing a couple of new services this year: 

Free lifetime repairs
Refresh service
Alterations service
Virtual appointments
Size inclusive

We are really excited about these new services, especially the introduction of Size Inclusive styles. Although we have not been able to do this for every style yet, this is very much an ongoing project. It makes us so happy to be able to make for all body types!

We hope you enjoy our new collection. As always, we made it to last, with a fit to last – so please enjoy wearing you Gushlow & Cole every day.

P.s don’t forget you can find out the maker of your Gushlow & Cole piece – their name is sewn into the label. 

Explore the AW22/23 collection of women’s shearling here.

 


Written by Emma Gushlow, Design & Creative Director

The story behind the ‘Made By’ label

30th December 2020


The story behind the ‘Made By’ label | written by Katrina Cole, Design and Creative Director at Gushlow & Cole

It all started when I happened upon a skirt in our fancy dress cupboard. It was a beautiful, vintage, three quarter length, full circle skirt in bright red satin.

Having recently set up the Gushlow & Cole workshop in my Dad’s garage, (this must have been a good 20 years ago) I took the skirt into our workshop to make a quick alteration before I wore it to a fancy dress party. When I undid the zip, I noticed the unusual label inside. It said ‘made by Barry and the girls in the sample room’. Coming from my background, I thought this was just wonderful – finally someone had recognised the people behind the product!

I have always believed that machinists are the unsung heroes of the fashion industry. Emma and I had only just stopped working in the machine room at my Dad’s factory. So we knew first hand what it takes to become a highly skilled machinist, an ‘artisan’ able to work out samples and to precisely sew to the exacting standards of luxury fashion. Some women had been honing their skills for decades in our family factory. So, if Barry’s place was anything like ours, I knew the girls in the machine room would be like family to Barry and feel really proud to be mentioned in a label. After all, a good machinist always sews pride and love into their work!

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From that moment on, and after a lot of thought about how we could somehow replicate this pride and show our customers how much love goes into making our products, we came up with the slogan ‘Made with Love’…who knew how much that one would catch on.

Our new slogan was sewn into every Gushlow & Cole piece and shipped to department stores worldwide. The only problem was, after a few years, it was catching on rather too much! In 2013 when I spotted it on the bottom of a stack of plastic boxes made in China, enough was enough! We needed to bring our labelling back to being personal. To go one step further, we had to refocus the artisan make back into our products. 

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We decided the only way we could be authentic about our heritage, show passion for English make and to celebrate the skilled craftsmen and craftswomen behind our products was to sew their name label alongside Gushlow & Cole. Hence the ‘Made By’ label was born.

The story behind the ‘Made By’ label

What better way could we let our customers know that we make very specialist items, which are not mass produced, by highly skilled craftspeople. Just like Barry, our makers are like family. We want people to know their story and to understand what skill goes into each and every one of our pieces.

(Some of our lovely girls at the G&C workshop at hilltop meadow in Kent, England).

We hope you enjoy finding out who made your Gushlow & Cole…and if you don’t know, just look in the label and meet our makers.

LAST MINUTE LUXURY GIFTS

Last Minute Luxury Gifts

15th December 2020


Last Minute Luxury Gifts | written by Katrina Cole, Design and Creative Director at Gushlow & Cole

Our last minute Christmas edit of luxury gifts has everything you need from luxury homewear to the ultimate shearling Gilet…even the cutest little baby boots. Order by Friday in time for Christmas.

THE SHAWL SCARF

The iconic shawl scarf – the perfect accessory for the Christmas holidays!

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HOMEWEAR

Gifts for him or her, our sheepskin homewear collection will add a natural element to living rooms, kitchens and bedrooms.

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THE SHEARLING SLIPPER

Slippers so luxurious, you will not want to give them away!

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THE ULTIMATE GILET

Stuck for the ultimate gift for her, the natural edge Mixed Texture Gilet is the perfect winter piece she will treasure forever.

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BABY BOOTS

Who can resist these fluffy booties? Handmade in super soft Toscana shearling, these cute booties are the perfect present for any parents to be.

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Luxe Loungewear

14th November 2020


Luxe Loungewear | written by Katrina Cole, Design and Creative Director at Gushlow & Cole

As the shift towards home working continues, post pandemic fashion does not need to be confined to a mass produced elastic waist bands, sweat shirts and throw away fashion. Why not invest in a great piece of clothing that will keep you comfortable, warm, stylish, and that will last long after lockdown.

From incredibly warm and light down backs that you will never want to take off, to refined pure English wool and cosy slippers – we’ve put together our edit of comfortable loungewear pieces for relaxed living and working.

THE NATURAL EDGE GILET

A casual, natural shaped Toscana gilet with your choice of fabric reverse. From Toscana to Merinillo to padded goose down – what will your perfect pairing be?

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THE STAND COLLAR ‘CROMBIE ‘GILET

Working well both at home and away as a refined minimal layer, the Stand Collar Gilet ticks every box. Choose to pair with a pure British woven wool back, or go for full out merinillo – either way, this soft, refined layer will be a smart investment to your winter wardrobe.

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THE SHEARLING SLIPPER

Finally, no stay at home would be complete without a pair of cosy shearling slippers. Handmade from soft, Toscana these cosy Shearling Ballet Slippers in pastel pink will keep you looking pretty all day long. Or, slip into the ultimate in luxury lounging – Travel Sliders in cashmere touch lacon shearling, perfect for any staycation or vacation.

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Behind the Scenes Shooting AW19/20

30th August 2019


Behind the Scenes Shooting AW19/20 | written by Bex Pearman

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Our highly anticipated AW19/20 collection is here, ready for the coming season. Explore an exclusive behind the scenes look at shooting our latest collection.

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For our autumn winter 19/ 20 women’s collects, Emma and Katrina took inspiration from their wardrobe archive. Shapes, lengths and sleeves from the 80’s and 90’s have been worked into the collection alongside a modern approach to luxury shearling and leather design.

Here’s a sneak peak at some of our new styles coming soon in September…

 

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Welcome to Autumn Winter 16…

21st September 2016

The Gushlow and Cole Autumn Winter 16 collection is an urban yet elegant take on traditional British shearling design.


Reversible outerwear in soft, cool neutrals and feminine pastels underpin a mood of relaxed glamour and sit on an urban backdrop of dark graphite black.

Thoughtful design continues to drive this season’s iconic scarf collection with bold pairings of colour and texture. Long lengths for draping and wrapping feature alongside hand knit snoods and collars with simple fixings for effortless everyday wear.

The playful mix of Toscana and chunky knit is carried forward within the gilet collection. Lightweight layers in Merinillo and Lacon continue the focus on trans seasonal shearling in cropped to longline lengths.

With a focus on versatility; sleek and sophisticated light weight toppers are individualised with opulent shearling scarves whilst contemporary oversized silhouettes in comfy deep piled shearling feature hand crafted details that nod towards tradition.

Key pieces this fall include the reversible Bomber Jacket, the reversible Parka Jacket and the reversible Taper Coat.

size guide

BODY MEASUREMENTS (cm)
XXS XS S M L XL
HIP 87 92 97 102 107 112
WAIST 60 65 70 75 80 85
BUST 79 84 89 94 99 104
CONVERSION CHART (cm)
GUSHLOW & COLE XXS XS S M L XL
UK 6 8 10 12 14 16
US 2 4 6 8 10 12
EU 36 38 40 42 44 46
JAPAN 5 7 9 11 13 15

FOOTWEAR
UK 3 4 5 6 7
EU 36 37 38 39 40
USA 6 6.5 7.5 8.5 9.5
JAPAN (cm) 23 24 24.5 25 26
KOREA (mm) 230 240 245 250 260

HATS (cm/”)
SIZE CIRCUMFERENCE CM/INCH
ONE SIZE 58/ 22.8
S-M 57/ 22.4
M-L 58/ 22.8

GLOVES (cm/”)
SIZE LENGTH WIDTH
ONE SIZE 17/ 6.5 10/ 4

 

 If you are unsure about our sizing then please contact our customer care team on ✆ +44 (0) 1959535066 or [email protected]
who will be more that happy to help and advise you.

All measurements in centimetres.