English Weather has been creating distinctive luxury women’s wear since the early 80s’. Today we distribute to some of the most exclusive boutiques in the UK and in the United States. We make luxury scarves in silk and cashmere, designed in the UK and printed in Como, Italy. However, true to our roots, we still make hand-knitted sweaters and accessories which are stocked by a few exclusive independent boutiques.
Gohar Goddard created Ziggurat in 1985, a beautiful store in Kensington, stocking high-end yarns and an innovative range of her own knitwear. Five years later, English Weather was born, creating the highest quality knitwear in Scottish cashmere and, eventually, luxury scarves. We are a family business and we place great value on the long and strong relationships that we hold with our customers.
Featuring prints of Gohar’s paintings, our scarves have a highly distinctive, contemporary look and feel. Each and every scarf we make is a signed print of an acrylic on canvas painting, some of which feature in solo exhibitions in the UK. Gohar's work can often be seen at the Coastal Gallery in Lymington and at the Highgate Contemporary Art Gallery in North London. Gohar’s paintings hold their roots in the influence of urban landscapes and the work of the St Ives school, Patrick Heron, Roger Hilton, Klee and Matisse amongst others.
Our luxurious hand-knitted sweaters, accessories and blankets are made by home knitters across the UK and Scotland. These pieces are made to order, although we sometimes hold some stock of accessories. If you are interested in these bespoke pieces, please contact us directly for information and stockists.