Our English factory
Bearland House is an elegant 18th Century townhouse in the centre of historic Gloucester and home to the Emma Willis Factory. Here their luxury shirts, boxer shorts, pyjamas, dressing gowns and walking socks are made using traditional methods of cutting and sewing, making to the highest standards.
Cutting by hand, patterns are matched at the seams and sewn 18 stitches to the inch using single needle stitching for the neatest, strongest seams. Collars are hand trimmed before turning to ensure clean cut, sharp points, small handmade gussets at the side seams and finished with real Mother of Pearl buttons. All of their trimmings and components are sourced in England.
Cutters and machinists Amy, Andrew, Chloe, Ellie, Helen, Jacquie, Karen, Kath, Kelly, Lizandra, Lucie, Lyn, Mandy, Maureen, Megan, Sam and Steph are highly skilled and take great pride in their work. Ending, pressing, folding and packing are carried out with care and attention by Christine, Emma, Joanna and Tracy.
Emma spends 2 days a week at the factory overseeing design, cut, make and quality control of all bespoke and ready to wear shirts for the London Jermyn Street Shop, Mr Porter and emmawillis.com. Bespoke and ready to wear appointments are now available in our Bearland House showrooms. Please contact us to book an appointment.
Bearland House, Longsmith Street, Gloucester, GL1 2HJ
"The West End tailor who makes suits for wounded soldiers" - Channel 4 News
Channel 4 News
Channel 4 interviewed Emma, founder of the charity Style for Soldiers, Ambassador Matt Weston and former soldiers David Roffe and Stewart Hill about the charity at the London shop, featured on the November 11th 6 o'clock news.
Mr Porter visited our English Shirt Factory in the centre of Histroic Gloucester and filmed the process of an Emma Willis shirt being made by our team of skilled cutters and seamstresses.
Style for Soldiers
Style for Soldiers
In gratitude for the courage and sacrifice of our servicemen and women, Emma Willis makes complimentary shirts, walking sticks and hosts reunion parties for those she has met at Headley Court.