Universal Works first collection launched in 2009 with David Keyte working from his kitchen table with an aim to make real, honest clothing based on fit and good design, though never over-designed. Universal Works is about the mixing of ideas; understanding heritage and context underpinned by contemporary needs and aesthetics. Buy your newest Universal Works items here at Townsfolk.
Universal Works was inspired by David’s formative years growing up in a provincial midlands town in the seventies, part of a working class family that loved to dress well; seeing his Dad and Uncles in their work-wear and also when dressing for the weekend. Next, working as a sign-writers apprentice, whilst experiencing the development of eighties sporting and music subcultures. And finally a thirty-year span in the fashion industry. From Paul Smith to Maharishi he gained an education from and worked alongside some of the best in the industry.
Universal Works produce garments in the right place, both in the UK and overseas, working only with factories they trust, admire and are proud to be associated with. Universal Works also collaborate with amazing people from artists to writers and anyone in between, a process that inspires continual growth and education.
Universal Works are an independent, small company, always approaching their work with passion and a sense of humour.
Buy Universal Works at Townsfolk
Townsfolk has been a retailer of Universal Works since 2019. You can find and buy the newest pants, t-shirts, cardigans, and jackets or sale items from Universal Works at our webshop and in the Townsfolk store at Frederiksberg, Denmark.