Hawthorne & Heaney at The BTBA Summer Party 18

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A warm mid summer evening has become the mark of the BTBA Summer Party and this year’s do was no exception. The very best dressed of London’s tailoring community congregated on Friday evening in the gorgeous Merchant Taylors’ Hall to mark the occasion. The party includes the presentation to those who have earned their Savile […]

Hawthorne & Heaney on our Dress Making Project

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In the studio we like to continue to challenge ourselves and push to create something new with our skills, so at the end of last year, we set ourselves a bit of a challenge to create a dress to wear to the BTBA Festival Dinner in February. Like with all create processes, it started with […]

Hawthorne & Heaney at the BTBA

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At the start of July each year the Benevolent Tailors’ Beneficiary Association Summer Ball comes knocking stylishly on London’s door and Hawthorne & Heaney was there this year to answer it’s call. The Summer Ball is the more informal of the two annual BTBA Balls, one might think that there would not be that much […]

Hawthorne and Heaney at the Golden Shears 2015

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This time of year, one of the most prestigious awards for young aspiring tailors is awarded. As a steward of the Bespoke Tailors Benelovent Association, our director Claire Barrett attended this years event.   The prize is awarded to the student who is considered to have produced the best tailored outfit with consideration given to […]

Hawthorne & Heaney supports the BTBA

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Around this time of year, the Bespoke Tailors’ Benevolent Association meet to hold their inaugural festival dinner and Auction to raise funds to support the trade. The BTBA was established when two charities; the Master Tailors’ Benevolent Association (est. 1887) and the Tailors’ Benevolent Institute (est. 1861) merged together. Beneficiaries include tailors, woollen merchants and those from […]