Aimee Harrison is the woman behind Line Cut Supply, an independent brand that tailor-makes high quality, versatile and minimal workwear for women. She specialises in clean lines, denim and a quietly radical understanding of modern women. Or, as she put it in her own words, finding an innovative middle-ground between “the boiler suit and the trouser suit”.
What brought you to Sheffield?
After working in America we decided we wanted to move back to the UK but not to London. We chose Sheffield because of the great creative scene, the nature and the people.
How did you get involved in designing clothes?
I studied in America but I didn’t do a fashion degree. I went into it from the more hands-on maker side. So I started making clothes as opposed to studying fashion. I’ve never really gone in for the whole high fashion vibe, it’s not really where I wanted to go with Line Cut Supply.
Who do you envisage wearing your clothes?
I think the world of work is changing and fashion hasn’t quite caught up with that, especially fast fashion. The women I envisage making clothes for are busy – they do lots of different things throughout the day. They could be working in a creative industry or not, but they need something that is durable and functional, which is why everything I make has huge pockets. Some of the pieces were designed for specific women, such as the apron, but then I decided to release it generally.
What new pieces would you like to add to the Line Cut Supply collection?
I’d like to do a range of essentials to compliment the more complex pieces – as long as they’ve got pockets. Everything has to have pockets.
What do you hope for the future of Line Cut Supply?
I’m quite stubborn in the principle of it, so I never want the manufacturing to happen offshore. I know what I don’t want, and that’s anything I don’t have complete oversight of. That’s why I make all of the pieces right now, so I can be sure it’s completely ethical and I can have complete control over the supply chain. I would potentially like to get a few more people on board.
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- Lucy Holt