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About Us



Brambles & Me is a natural dye business located within the heart of North East England, founded by Mia Malone in 2018.

A love of nature and spending time outdoors along with childhood memories of playing in grandparent’s gardens, planting bulbs and shrubs, watching as they attract bees and butterflies throughout the spring and summer often provides inspiration for the colours and names created.

It was through studying BA (Hons) Fashion and Textiles that led to the creation of this family owned business. 





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Products

All our yarns are nylon free and are hand dyed using natural dye extracts from roots, barks, leaves and insects which produce results as unique as Mother Nature.  

Please note, colours can vary according to different computer monitors although care has been taken during photographing products to represent the colours as accurately as possible.

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Events

25-28 June - Virtual Woolfest
12-13 September - Virtual Perth Festival of Yarn
26-27 September - Virtual Yarndale
24-25 October - The Big Textiles Show, Leicester Racecourse

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British Knitting & Crochet Awards 2020

Brambles & Me have been shortlisted in the Best Indie Hand Dyer category for the British Knitting & Crochet Awards 2020. Thank you all for the amazing support you have shown since we launched in 2018, it means the world to have been nominated!

If you have a couple of minutes to vote for us that would be truly amazing, thank you so much for giving us this opportunity. Voting opens on 4th June 2020 and closes on the 26th August 2020. You can vote online here or in the July issue of Let's Knit or issue 122 of Let's Get Crafting. All voters will be entered into a prize draw (see Let's Knit website for more details) Thank you once again for all your support!

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Postage & Packaging

Temporary adjustments during the Coronavirus pandemic: 
Orders will be dispatched once per week to coincide with essential food shopping as advised by current UK Health & Saftey guidelines. Social distancing and high hygeine standards are adhered to at all times and Government updates are closely monitored. 

There maybe some  delays in receiving orders due the increased demand on the Royal Mail at this time, we ask that you please be patient and if you have any concerns to contact us and we will help where possible.


Brambles & Me ships World Wide using Royal Mail Postal Services. Orders within the UK use Royal Mail First Class post and International orders have a choice of Royal Mail International Standard post or Royal Mail Tracked & Signed post. All orders are dispatched on Mondays and Fridays.

Packaging materials consist of recyclable mailing bags, tissue paper and stickers. Business cards are made from recycled silk fabric and printed with eco-friendly inks. We are currently reviewing our packaging materials with the aim to begin using paper mailing bags and fully compostable materials.

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Core Values

Brambles & Me has a passion and commitment for sustainablitiy and endeavours to create as little an impact on the environment as possible. Throughout the dye process, water is kept to a minimum by reusing dye baths and exhausting dye liquids. Yarns and products are rinsed in a PH neutral eco-friendly washing liquid and fabric conditioner and using a small amount of water.

Electricity used to power Brambles & Me is from a 100% green and sustainable energy provider.

Brambles & Me welcomes everyone, we value equality, inclusion diversity and dignity for all. We recognise and respect that individuals have differences and our goal is that by working together we can become stronger. We strive to learn and adapt to ensure that we offer a safe and welcoming space both online and at events. 

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Care Guidlines

It is recommended to carefully hand wash naturally dyed products in cool/warm water using a PH neutral solution as many natural dyes are sensitive to varying PH levels and minerals, therefore using a product which is more acidic or alkaline could cause the original colour to shift. Naturally produced colours can evolve over time and develop further characteristics, it is therefore recommended to keep items out of direct sunlight.
If using light and dark colours in a project together, it is advised to test samples prior to use.

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