Jan Constantine is a leading British designer, whose work combines British traditional tastes with modern style. Her designs include strong motifs like hearts, the Union Jack, and the word ‘love’. Jan’s goals for the future include wanting to keep alive the ancient, hands-on skills demonstrated by her very talented workforce.
In 2012, Jan Constantine was appointed an official licensee for the London Olympics. Her hand-embroidered home interior collections, brimming with British style and flair, are very popular in the UK.
Jan Constantine’s collections are gaining recognition in Japan too, featured in magazines and at British fairs.
Born in Lancashire, England, Jan Constantine now lives in the Cheshire countryside with her husband and 2 daughters.
Her grandmother was a dressmaker and milliner, and her mother a tailor. While still young, Constantine learnt sewing, knitting, crochet, and embroidery from these expert needlewomen. By the time she was 12, she was making all her own clothes. After studying fashion, Constantine moved to London and had a successful early career as a fashion designer. She then moved to Cheshire and established herself as an interior designer.
In 2002, Constantine started her own brand ‘Jan Constantine’.
Her original hand-embroidered designs are very popular and her items are now stocked at high range department stores such as Fortnum & Mason, Selfridges, and Harrods.
・Heirloom Embroidery (Jacqui Small Publishing, 2009)
・For the Love of HAND STITCHING (Jacqui Small Publishing, 2011)
Jan Constantine Website