Our Story


The Horsley collection is a celebration of tweed in all it's many and various guises. Not only do we offer products in a more traditional style of tweed, but we also source tweeds from Carlisle (just a hop, skip and a jump from our home in Kendal) that are most distinct in character. In fact these gorgeous tweeds are something rather special, and have been the lasting signature of the House of Chanel. 

In 2008 Ele Horsley set up a couture dress making business offering beautifully designed, feminine garments that not only flatter, but also have a real sense of 'wow'! Each piece is designed especially for the customer, fabrics chosen, pattern cut and fitted, and finally made up in a sumptuous silk or tweed. The beauty of having clothes made to order is that you can become part of the process yourself by creating your own unique combination of fabric and fit. 

This service is ideal for wedding clothing (both for the bride and her mother), or for anyone who finds it difficult to find off-the-peg clothing to fit.
The range has now grown to include home ware and accessories in order to offer the same luxury and sense of style to the rest of your world.