Jean Monro is one of the very few companies still editing hand-block designs. This process requires an apprenticeship of seven years, involves often hundreds of different blocks and, naturally, takes a long time to produce. The effect achieved is worth the wait, however, as it produces a look that cannot be satisfactorily copied by any other method.
As can be seen in the film we made, this is a very slow and labour-intensive process. The end product however is a fabric of great beauty and subtlety and is truly inimitable. Because of the method of production there are variations within the length of the cloth which add to the charm of the final product.