THE TERRACE PRODUCTIONS
This new company started in 2008 by James Benton, who had 15 years’ experience in men’s fashion so it’s been in the ‘dreaming’ for that time and in the making for three years. He gained his knowledge from one of the most established manufacturers in Italy and that allowed him to fulfil his passion to produce his own label. They take classic pieces and make updates for today’s modern man; they are constantly researching into using utility materials and innovative new fabrics to incorporate into their collections.
They believe in British manufacturing and are proud of the fact their entire first collection has been hand crafted in England. They source much of our fabrics from the few British mills there are left in the country. They trust in quality not quantity, producing small runs of handmade garments, extensively using high end materials and components, and specialising in limited edition pieces. They only use high end manufacturers who have a wealth of experience and are artisans in their trade.
Currently all the production is UK based, and they have a studio in Stratford, East London, and have a couple of high end manufactures in the Midlands who they are working with, all of which have years of experience. Their London work shop is based in Stratford, East London, it’s had a long history of high end manufacturing including making for Burberry back in the 90s. Some members of the highly skilled team have an expertise in leather, all Terrace Production leather products are made here. Their leather jackets start life as hides, which are handpicked for consistency of grain and put together by men who have over 10 years’ experience in leather production, their precision is exact, and they are artisans of the craft.
Millerain Fabric: Towards the end of the 1880’s, British Millerain began to develop fabrics which would suit a wide variety of clothing requirements from the rigours of life in the armed forces to the lesser demands of country pursuit’s requirements from the rigours of life in the armed forces to the lesser demands of country pursuits. Waterproof and water resistant fabrics have retained their popularity during the decades from 1880, when British Millerain began, through the war years when they supplied fabrics for use by British troops in India, through the fabrics revolution when synthetics emerged and right up to the present day. The demand for “Millerained” fabrics is greater than ever and the skills of this family company have been passed through six generations to meet the requirements of the clothing industry worldwide. Today, British Millerain is a major supplier of technical textiles. Producing apparel, canvas, medical, military, marine, industrial and sports fabrics.
SS11 British Millerain Wax Field Jacket.
Ventile: Ventile was the first truly effective all weather fabric whose breathability performance remains unsurpassed. Its secret lies in the uncoated and unlaminated construction. The fabrics are 100% cotton, utilising the finest, long staple fibres, only found in the top 2% of the world’s crop. After gentle spinning and doubling, the yarn is woven into a very dense Oxford weave, using up to 30% more yarn than conventional woven fabrics. The performance of Ventile fabrics results from the properties of cotton fibres which expand when they come into contact with water. The combination of fibres, yarns and weave causes expansion in a uniform manner. This allows the interstices within the fabric to close up, preventing the further passage of water. The fabric therefore provides excellent protection against the wind, rain, snow and cold. With care Ventile fabrics offer long life, superior breathability and excellent protection against wind, rain and snow, with the added advantage of being quiet and comfortable.
Chase and Status in Terrace Production Polo’s Coming to Stuarts of London this week is the debut collection from London based ‘Terrace Productions’.
What is the main ethos of Terrace Production? That’s easy: Modern British Quality