Broadcasters Laura Jackson and Alice Levine are the founders of eponymous London-based supper club, Jackson & Levine. Started in Jackson’s warehouse flat in East London in 2012, the evenings soon became the hottest tickets on the food scene, with the intimate dinners selling out in seconds.
Creating a space that is as impressive as the food is a priority for Jackson & Levine, now known for their innovative floral installations and unique hand pickedOne thing that they’re both particular about at their supper clubs is table linen – they’re both self-confessed napkin hoarders – so when the idea of designing a capsule collection with Habitat came about they knew immediately what they wanted to do. Polly (Habitat’s Creative Director) suggested working with Khadi cloth - a hand-spun, handwoven fabric made in India using traditional skills that are becoming less commonplace due to mechanisation. Laura and Alice both love the beauty in hand craft, where you can see that human hands have worked on a product, so they were very excited to be able to support a traditional Khadi weaving village with this project. Each piece is entirely individual - not machine uniformity - and the cloth has a wonderful loose quality that gives a relaxed, informal feeling to it.
Their first capsule collection includes the staples for dressing yourand kitchen - napkins, runner and placemats for entertaining, apron and tea towels for prepping – designed to reflect their own supper club style. A cool, neutral base stripe underpins the whole collection with printed botanical motifs giving a nod to the foraged herbs they use in their cooking and table decorating. These are grown-up pieces to enjoy entertaining with, that will stand the test of time and be talking points at the table. And, not that they’re biased or anything, but they reckon they’ve created the most beautiful kitchen apron too.