Country Road X St Albans Capsule Collection

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Country Road has joined forces with textile mill St Albans in a new cosy collaboration of scarves and throws just in time for winter.

The luxury range features a luscious blend of alpaca, wool and nylon oversized scarves and comfy throws perfect for beds and couches. The partnership between the two heritage brands showcases a celebration of fine textiles, local flair and bespoke craftsmanship. Now, working from the Eastern Cape, St Albans has produced and manufactured its renowned textiles globally since 1951. The range, now available exclusively from Country Road, is a testament to the quality and excellence of South African textiles in the international design community. 


Timeless while being unique, the collection features earthy tones, blue hues, peach pinks and forest greens in a bold check pattern. “By partnering with specialist textile mills such as St Albans,” says the team at Country Road, “we are able to honour decades of expertise and craft and translate that story. A third-generation mill, St Albans is renowned for producing beautiful alpaca-wool textiles and manufactures locally in South Africa. We know our customers love to support local initiatives, so this partnership really was a natural fit for both brands.” 

“The natural properties of the fibres are remarkable. It allows for excellent warmth without weight. It also has a beautiful natural handle and wonderful colour,” says Richard Gough, Managing Director of St Albans. Speaking of the collaboration, he says that working with Country Road has allowed St Albans and Hinterveld to work with fresh, new designers, to produce modern products using heritage textiles. With South African textiles at the heart of the design, the country is in the local and international design spotlight. 

For more information, visit Country Road, here.

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