Philosophy

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YARN & COPPER was established by British artist David Bateman and Ai Bateman.
Ai has a background in fashion, traveling globally as a buyer.
David graduated art college and has continued to be an artist.

David’s artwork is inspired by popular culture and textures taken from urban environments, creating his own unique style.
Most of our designs are a mixture of Illustration, painting, photography and graphics.
All of these aspects make up the style of YARN&COPPER.

All of our production is based in Japan.
We would like to support local businesses, which we believe have their own unique skills and offer special techniques.
Also we try to use environmentally friendly materials such as fair-trade organic cotton where we can.