We are James and Karen, the mother & son team behind Dalliance & Noble, a quintessentially British silk accessories brand launched in 2017 and based in the UK. We create luxury printed silk scarves, headbands, twillys, pocket squares and cushions; our aim is to liven up your life with an illustrative, colourful, out of the ordinary and unique accessory, for the shopper with panache.
Head of design is award winning British designer, James Skinner. James’ career started in 2014 when he was selected by Texselect as one of the 24 best graduating textile designers in Britain. He has worked in Italy and London creating designs for companies such as Kenzo, Valentino and Etro.
James meticulously hand draws each design to scale onto singular sheets of paper. Each design has an intense level of detail and beauty with a narrative representing historical events, people, objects and places, see whats been inspiring him here. This process from inspiration to the finished design often takes up to 3 months and great care is spent ensuring that every product created is a unique piece of wearable artwork. Dalliance & Noble believe in quality not quantity, they do not follow fashion trends but instead focus on creating timeless pieces that can be cherished forever.
Dalliance & Noble care about the planet and the people who manufacture their product which is why they have all their products printed and finished here in the UK, which is governed by the EU labour and human rights laws as well as EU environmental legislation ensuring that the highest ethical and environmentally sustainable methods are used.
A great deal of research has gone into both the quality and weight of the silk along with the printing process resulting in a luxurious product with a colour transference that allows you to see the print clearly on both sides. All Pocket squares and small scarves have been beautifully hand rolled by a singular artisan with the larger scarves finished with a very fine pin hem.
Each scarf is then folded and wrapped in chlorine free, non-acidic tissue paper and placed within a branded gift box along with a hand drawn ‘Thank You’ card.