“My love affair with wool is never-ending.
It started as an intriguing friendship when, at university, I was first introduced to its magic. As often happens, the friendship developed into a tentative romance, as the delicious possibilities of weaving and textile design were laid out before me. After university, during my time as textile designer with a well – established company, this fledgling love took flight. Breathless, I realised that I was in the throes of an enduring passion.”
With extensive experience in the textile industry Jurate (“Jacky”) Jakstaite has been designing and selling her own products in the UK and overseas since 2012. Each year she draws inspiration from her new-found home environment of Great Britain as well as from her experiences working for other well-established, overseas textile companies to create fresh, fun additions to her collection.
Jurate has a longstanding relationship with trusted manufacturers in her native Lithuania who carefully and skilfully bring her designs to life in either pure wool or blends of wool and cotton. New relationships with UK manufacturers are also beginning to take flight.
The products are stocked by many independent businesses all over the UK, as well as by some larger retailers and are exported as far overseas as Japan. The blankets and throws have also been keeping customers cosy in hotels and on many outdoor café and wine bar terraces. The products make very special corporate gifts and bespoke designs are also possible (minimum order applies). The wool fashion lines are available exclusively through the J.J. Textile website, where you can also purchase any of the beautiful products on offer direct from the designer.
You are welcome to browse the collection and appreciate the quality and joy of these lovingly-crafted, enchanting designs; discover something new and enter in to the J.J. Textile philosophy of ‘happy living in the woollen world’!