Row X Row is a knitwear and crochet label, consisting of lightweight, summer knits to chunky crochet hats, depending on the season. Since all items are made to order, customers can request specific colours and sizes to make pieces uniquely theirs. The aim is to create unique, versatile pieces that last a long time.
Row X Row began in late November 2015 after Elizabeth realised she’d to work in a more creative field than she was in. She had been crocheting for fun for many years, and eventually decided to create a business selling her work. She took up machine knitting to help speed up her process, and now makes the majority of items on a hand-operated domestic knitting machine, with the rest being crocheted, or a mixture of the two.
Row X Row mainly focuses on womenswear (dresses, tops), although men’s and baby hats will be added this winter, with a view to create a small menswear collection in time.
Elizabeth designs, makes and photographs all pieces for Row X Row. Her mother and brother help with events, such as markets and shows.
Peckham means home. It's where Elizabeth has lived all her life. She loves the variety of people here, and the mix of cultures and experiences that result. There's always lots happening. Her favourite places are Peckhamplex and Peckham Rye Park (add Peckham Levels to that soon too!)
Elizabeth plans to get involved with Peckham Levels as much as possible. She’s looking forward to meeting all the other members, and to potentially collaborating on some cross-disciplinary projects.
She's very excited to have an inclusive creative hub arrive in the form of Peckham Levels, and feels something like this was really needed. She hopes much of the wider community gets involved and feels the benefits of the project in some way.
Her future hopes are to open a shop selling unique pieces by independent designers, and to expand her practice beyond clothing into other areas.