Award winning hand weaver, dyer & milliner specialising in unique luxury accessories for men & women


On the 1st September 2020 a fire broke out in a unit just behind our studio.

It was a close call but we are happy to report we got away very lightly with some minor smoke damage that can be solved with a few days airing the place out, a deep clean of the studio and washing all products and fabrics that were in the studio at the time.

We are in the process of cleaning our products and getting them back to a saleable condition and we will gradually re-open our store as we go. We can still take orders for bespoke products but please be aware that they will take a little longer to complete due to us spending the next couple of weeks cleaning the studio and stock.

Please be patient with us as we navigate our way through this situation.

If you have any questions or queries please feel free to send us an email -

Charlotte x

"I was given a beautiful scarf and earrings from Fruitbat Textiles as a gift for my birthday. Both are absolutely gorgeous and superb quality. I will enjoy wearing both of these immensely. I now have my eye on the poppies for next year!"

Rebecca Moore, November '17

"I have several items of Charlotte's and I know I will be buying more. From the most beautiful scarf to my poppy her work is superb and you know when you have something of hers it is unique."

Lesley Giles, November '17


Fruitbat textiles is an award winning hand crafted textiles company based in the heart of Somerset.

Charlotte Martin, creative director of the business, is Somerset born and bred and her work, colours and textures, are totally inspired by her local surroundings.

She mixes her own dyes and weaves the fabrics. She is a trained milliner. Charlotte is based in her workshop in a creative corner of Ilminster, South Somerset. She is hugely passionate about keeping traditional crafts alive within the country and she works hard to educate society about the skills and standards needed to create traditional hand crafted pieces. 

Charlotte’s designs are made using natural fibres. She believes this approach is kinder to the environment and allows her to replicate the colours and textures that inspire her throughout the year. 

Living in an area of outstanding beauty, Charlotte’s work is motivated by the seasons - whether it’s the bluebell fields of spring; the beautiful dusk light on a ham stone building during summer; the leaves and trees and rich, rusty oranges of autumn; or the magical light of a frosty, winter morning - Charlotte manages to capture the look and feel of these stunning environments in her dying and weaving. 

She creates hand woven and dyed luxury accessories for both men and women. Her often bespoke, unique pieces range from scarves and wraps, flat caps and other casual style hats, to occasion wear such as hats and fascinators. She also takes commissions. 

Please feel free to continue onto the shop pages to view and purchase a selection of Charlotte's products.

Why not treat a loved one to unique, British made caps and fashion accessories.

For more information on Fruitbat Textiles, traditional crafts or Charlottes work feel free to get in contact.



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