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Design for Cold Weather in Rich Hues and Lush Textures, from Toast

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Design for Cold Weather in Rich Hues and Lush Textures, from Toast

November 5, 2019

From our perch here in the US, we’ve long coveted the simple but thoughtful collections of UK-based lifestyle company Toast. First launched out of a barn in Wales, Toast began as a loungewear company before expanding into goods for the home and well-made women’s clothing—now available stateside, too. Their vision is one of simpler but richer living: Each piece in their House & Home shop is borne out of collaborations with artisans around the world; a cultivation of traditional, age-old techniques, from indigo dyeing to basket-weaving; and a belief in the beauty of the handmade. A Toast piece is made to last, marked by sumptuous texture, organic color, and natural materials.

This lushness also makes Toast housewares nearly tailor-made for cold weather. Take, for example, their newly launched autumn and winter collections, with well-made products in the irresistible textures and deep hues we’re drawn to as the days get shorter. We particularly like the theme of the holiday collection, just launched, called Time to Breathe: a reminder to pause and revel in the small moments of the season—like woven mohair blankets and lots of candlelight.

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Shown here is a set of English Beeswax Dinner Candles ($14 for two), made in Cumbria, North West England, using a traditional hand-dipping method. They come packaged in a brown-paper box from Toast.

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Above: Each hand-dyed Ikat Napkin ($18), made in India, features a tiny red cross-stitch signature in the corner; they pair well with the Pottery West Teapot ($165), made in Sheffield. While Toast collaborates with craftspeople far and wide, they also cultivate up-and-coming artisans through their non-profit initiative, New Makers, providing mentorship and a platform to creatives starting out.

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Shown above, two winter essentials: a Sheepskin Hot Water Bottle Cover ($85), made in Somerset, and a Mohair Wool Blanket in a warm rose color ($295), woven in Spain.

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Above: A Rice Straw Hand Brush by Redecker (the larger broom at left, $20), and a Potting Shed Dustpan and Brush (center, $70), made from salvaged and foraged wood from the forest by UK-based woodworker Geoffrey Fisher, are in keeping with Toast’s poetic-but-practical ethos.

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Above: Toast’s well-made womenswear has a similar ethos of hand-crafted quality. This Easy Wool Sweater ($235) is made of wool spun and dyed in Donegal, Ireland.

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For more winter-ready wares, head to Toast’s House & Home collection.

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