The Swift


Designed to bring joy, our hybrid apron-dress is all about the pockets and swing.

Made from 100% Lithuanian linen, the Swift apron allows you to layer in style, bridging the gap between apron, dress and house coat.

I’ve taken the Japanese style utility apron and added swing with deep, happy pockets.

The Swift apron has loose, cross back straps that easily slip on over head. Two side pockets deliver ‘the swish’ and a drop waist ensures comfort. With a gathered skirt for femininity, Nicola, our designer refers to the Swift as ‘our most luxurious apron yet.’ We use medium weight linen that just gets softer and suppler with every wash and wear. As on all Bird aprons, the Swift features a discreet inner loop to hang your apron when the day is done.

The Swift apron is like the new house coat. You could wear it for cooking and housework to keep your clothes nice, and it’s gorgeous in its own right” Kate Kirk, Essex.

The Swift is made in Plymouth by Makers HQ, a social enterprise housed in the former Jaeger factory, established to reignite fashion and textiles manufacturing in the UK.  See our Makers page for more details.

Don’t see your size? See our Size Up, Size Down page, as we can custom-make a Swift just for you.

Please note! The Swift apron is also available to PREORDER in Size One, Two and Three in Teal Blue, and in Size One & Three in Yellow. Your apron will be made just for you.

  • 240g Lithuanian linen
  • Gathered drop-waistband
  • Extra deep hems for quality and strength
  • Large side pockets with unique over-detail.
  • Inner hanging loop
  • ‘You’re Doing a Great Job’ care label
  • Unique design by Nicola Ridd-Davis



  • 86cm length
  • 27cm top bib width
  • 45cm underarm seam width


Buy Good Things, Make Them Last

Here at Bird we care for the environment and encourage you to too

Our aprons and the environment are happier when they're washed on a cool wash

We recommend hanging our aprons on the line, rather than tumble drying