The Swift Apron


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.

We’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 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 with 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.

You can PREORDER in Small or Large using our Size Up/Size Down service. We'll cut a Swift apron just for you with a wait time of 4-6 weeks. Simply select with Sizing Option.

  • 240g Lithuanian linen
  • Gathered drop-waistband
  • Extra deep hems for quality and strength
  • Cross back for comfort
  • Large side pockets with unique over-detail.
  • Inner hanging loop
  • ‘You’re Doing a Great Job’ care label
  • Unique design by Nicola Ridd-Davis
  • Size up/size down service
  • Cool wash 30c


Linen is a strong fabric that becomes softer with every wash and is also very absorbent.  For a better wash, avoid overfilling the washing machine to allow your Swift to properly soak up water and clean through well.  Avoid tumble drying and iron inside out. Wash at 30 degrees centigrade or on a cool setting.

Sizing on Medium Size, (we also make Small & Large to order)

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

Slow Food. Slow Fashion. Same values.

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