William Morris Strawberry Thief Apron

$35.00
SKU:
T0224
William Morris Strawberry Thief Apron

A premium apron (measures approx length 94 x width 72cm) with adjustable neck loop and extra long ties that can be fastened in front or behind. Will fit adults of all shapes and sizes!

‘When class-robbery is abolished every man will reap the fruits of his labour.’ 

We’ve combined one William Morris’ classic designs The Strawberry Thief and a radical quote by him in a perfect marriage of his two passions: art and activism. A British artist, poet, novelist, and ardent socialist, Morris is best known as the 19th century's most celebrated textile designer, responsible for the some of the most recognisable textile patterns from the century. He was a radical in both his art and politics, refusing to follow the consensus. Disillusioned by the Victorian era's focus on dehumanising industrial systems that produced poor-quality, 'unnatural' objects, Morris championed a principle of handmade production, establishing the British Arts and Crafts Movement. Aware of the deep divisions in contemporary society, he declared himself a socialist, and in 1884 he helped set up a new group called the Socialist League, making frequent street-corner speeches and using his fame and artwork to further these objectives. So, go on ­– add to basket. This Strawberry Thief apron is a sweet steal!

Large adult apron, in half Panama unbleached cotton (heavy weight, textured finish). Length approx 37in x width 28in. The apron has an adjustable neck loop and extra long ties (35.5in) that can be fastened in front or behind. Machine wash at 110 degrees max.