ARTISAN CLOTHING FOR THE MODERN WORLD
It’s all about fast fashion these days. Clothing made quick and sold cheap to give an instant fashion hit. It’s fun, it’s disposable and it no doubt has it’s place.
But some of us want something different. Something made to last. Something made with a little more soul.
That’s what Robin + Rhino is about. Each piece is made to order in our small factory in Sheffield. Everything is sewn by real artisans on old machines using the finest materials that we can get our hands on, all sourced as locally as possible. Every piece is unique, personalised to its owner.
All Robin + Rhino clothing is hand crafted and built to last. It's your chance to own something special. Something made just for you.
The Robin+Rhino SHEF Tee is made in Sheffield from 100% heavyweight cotton jersey. It's an easy fit, not too tight but not too baggy, with the back an inch longer than the front. Each tee is made to order and features a personalised printed neck insert - just add the name that you want inside below. It's finished with the R+R signature motif on the left breast - a mark of Sheffield quality.
R+R personalised tees - custom made in sheffield
This machine is called Catherine. It’s a 4 thread overlocker that was made in Germany by the Mauser corporation somewhere between 20 and 30 years ago. In a previous life, Catherine was used in the production of linings for the inside of sleeping bags used by Arctic explorers. Her work has been up Everest more times than we’ve been up Asda.
We use Catherine for all the heavy duty construction on our tees, sweats, baselayers and more. She is more than up to the job.
This four thread overlocker is called Princess and was made by Brother, in Japan, sometime in the 1980s. Brother machines are renowned for their reliability and, touch wood, Princess has never let us down.
We bought her from a firm in Manchester that specialised in making clothes out of PVC for those with quite specialist tastes in evening wear.
Even though machines don’t have feelings, we can’t help but think that she’s happier with us.