March 27, 2022
Carolyn Denham founded Merchant and Mills in 2010 with a vision to encourage sewing and a connection to what we wear, by providing the patterns, fabrics and tools for customers to make their own garments. Offering, as she says 'a viable, wearable alternative to the increasingly indistinguishable options of the high street,' a sentiment we concur with - opting out of the fast fashion frenzy in favour of timeless appeal.
Based in a warehouse in Rye, there is a shop with a mezzanine floor for sewing classes, and a project in the works to create a Merchant and Mills house for people to look around for inspiration, so they can make curtains, bed spread or blinds as well as clothing!
Carolyn Denham of Merchant & Mills photographed by Mark Cocksedge for RyeZine.
June 26, 2022
It looks like we're in for a long hot summer, whether abroad or at home. Keep it cool in the right pair of sandals for you.
Check out our selection of the best SS22 sandals, get 'em while it's hot!
June 19, 2022
Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, our Coal Drops Yard's boutique will be closed Sunday the 19th and Monday the 20th of June.
We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday.
Thank you for your understanding.
June 12, 2022
June is Pride month - and this one's EXTRA special as it celebrates 50 years.
Pride is about allowing everyone to feel proud of who they are no matter who they love...of bright, colourful pride in being!
This year's parade will take place on Saturday July 2nd