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SILK BUTTON SHOULDER TOP | Light and drapey, sandwashed silk. Fits neatly across the shoulders and loosely in the body. Asymmetric folded collar with mother-of-pearl button fastenings at the side and on the shoulder. #TOASTbeing

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CARA |"This jumper looks like one I had of my mums, which I lost." ⠀ .⠀ Cara Shurey (@carashurey) wears TOAST Easy Wool Sweater, Ecru Denim Pleat Front Trousers and Boxy Cotton Tee in Cumin. All other items her own. #TOASTbeing

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SILK VELVET COLUMN DRESS | Fluid and lustrous viscose/silk velvet. Tapered, slightly tulip shape with a high neck and long self fabric tie fastenings at back. Pockets. #TOASTbeing

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TOAST & KETTLE’S YARD | We have partnered with Kettle’s Yard in Cambridge to create an exhibition titled TOAST RE-NEW. Five artists have been invited to re-new old TOAST garments and waste materials – from indigo-dyed cloth to hand-woven ikats – and to repurpose them into something unique and unexpected. The finished artworks will be exhibited at Kettle’s Yard, a beautiful and unique house with a distinctive modern art collection and contemporary gallery space. We will also be running a series of workshops with the artists alongside the exhibition. The exhibition is open from Wednesday 30th October to Sunday 3rd November. Learn more at the link in bio. #TOASTbeing ⠀ ⠀ Artwork by Richard McVetis (@richardmcvetis)⠀ Photography by Yeshen Venema (@yeshen.uk) at Kettle's Yard

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SMALL PAISLEY PRINT WRAP DRESS | Fluid and drapey printed viscose, with a paisley pattern print. Cross-over V-neck opening with double self-fabric ties at side. Gently fitted bodice with a swingy, finely pleated skirt. #TOASTbeing

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POTTERY WEST TEAPOT | Hand thrown and hand glazed stoneware teapot, made in Sheffield by pottery-duo Catherine and Matt West. Pottery West (@pottery_west) create small-batches and bespoke collections of ceramics for the home, with tactile glazes and minimal, ergonomic forms. #TOASTbeing

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WOOL WEEK | For the duration of Wool Week, TOAST exhibited a large-scale, textile installation, created entirely from Irish-spun wool. Giant hanks and loops of wool are suspended in the Redchurch Street shop space, knotted and twisted, and irregular in form.⠀ ⠀ Warmly toned and deeply textural, the wool has been spun and dyed in Donegal. We have been working closely with the spinners of the wool to craft dense, rich shades, and the same yarns can be found in the sweaters of our Autumn/Winter Collection. ⠀ ⠀ Many of the spinners and dyers who create the yarns have been practising their craft for over 40 years. They are proud of the iconic Donegal fleck.⠀ ⠀ The installation has been created collaboratively by artists Daisy Gray (@daisymgray) and Mila Harris-Mussi (@milaharrismussi). In a rhythmical movement, the artists reveal the versatility of wool, through manipulating and constructing the fibres into shapes and abstract forms. ⠀ ⠀ The installation will be up until the end of the month. #TOASTbeing⠀ ⠀ Photography by Aloha Bonser-Shaw (@alohabshaw).

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PIP | “My favourite thing is going to people's houses who’ve collected things I’ve made over the years. It’s like being reunited with old friends.”⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ Pip Hartle (@pip.hartle) wears TOAST Cord Wide Leg Trousers and Cotton Check Ruffle Collar Shirt. All other items her own. #TOASTbeing at Shoreditch

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HONEY, NAVY AND SAND | Wool Gauze Check Shirt and Tattersall Check Trousers worn with Ribbed Wool Fingerless Gloves and Solovair Jade Derby Boots. #TOASTbeing

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TRAILING FLORAL COTTON PYJAMAS | Crisp cotton poplin, block printed by hand using traditional techniques in Jaipur. Dot detail on leaf motif with a contrast dot print at inner cuffs. #TOASTbeing

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TOAST CIRCLE | To give our clothes a life beyond their first wearer, we have created TOAST Circle.⠀ ⠀ With this ongoing initiative we hope that you will bring your own pre-worn TOAST garments into our London Notting Hill, Bath or Edinburgh shops, share their stories, and be inspired to find other worn pieces to cherish and take home. ⠀ ⠀ Each of the participating shops will have a rail displaying the pre-worn clothes brought in by our customers. If you don’t find something you like straight away you can keep your token and choose a garment on your next visit. #TOASTcircle

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THE HISTORY OF FAIR ISLE | The literal translation of ‘Fair Isle’ is ‘island of tranquillity’ from the Norse form Friðarey, meaning ‘calm’ or ‘tranquil’. ⠀ ⠀ Considering its remote locale (the northern most inhabited island in the UK), and its population density of just nine people per square kilometre, making a total population just shy of 70 in permanent residence on the island, Fair Isle certainly lives up to its name. ⠀ ⠀ A plentiful supply of wool from Fair Isle’s resident sheep ensures that knitting is a usable skill. Sadly, it’s a declining local craft. Yet demand for this very specific style of knitwear remains high. ⠀ ⠀ In recent years, the term ‘fair isle knit’ has become popular – used generically to describe the stranded knitting technique, featuring bands of horizontal colours in geometric patterns.⠀ ⠀ Traditionally, the style features limited, muted colours used with only two variations per row. Perhaps confusingly, it’s often assumed to be Nordic or Icelandic. It does in fact originate from Fair Isle itself, which sits halfway between mainland Shetland and the Orkney Islands and is most widely known for both knitwear and a bird observatory.⠀ ⠀ Authentic Fair Isle garments are distinctive and luxurious, qualities that a sensitive replica should seek to emulate. Hand-spun or not, modern or traditional, Fair Isle knits should be pure wool, chunky and slightly oversized. #TOASTbeing

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