We started in 2010, a family run company with myself (Ethne), my late husband (Gavin) and daughter (Tracy). We built an amazing team of the best sewers and makers, which soon become a family. Originally a creative studio and manufacturing workshop based in Woodstock in the heart of Cape Town, South Africa, we soon emerged to be a successful creatrive SME.

I moved over to the UK in December 2020 - to establish Big Heart Company UK. Big Heart Company UK journey is only just beginning.

With a keen interest and passion for up-cycling and embellishment of products this has led me to a perfect spot...Buck Street Market Camden, London. I spend the summer up-cycling New Jackets, Tattooing Sweet Curses, Creating Fabric from Garments, Sewing on the street at Buck Street market. Saving 1 Garment at a time from ending in landfill...

The unexpected happened in August - I fell on the streets of London, snapping both my wrists. I am training my hands to work again, and who knows what these mechanical arms can do! I just know what ever it is, it is going to be fantastic and exciting.

We're now back, with an amazing new website which we are proud to call our own. We have a lot to offer with a wide range of creative embellished & tattood jackets. We will also be back on Portabello Road in March.

We can not wait to see you there.

Yours truly,

- Ethne -