We've been looking for another supplier of canvas aprons for awhile. Risdon & Risdon is a family run business based in Shrewsbury that design and manufacture all their own products.
We were specifically looking for an apron with cross back straps - but in a lighter weight fabric and with less pockets that the others we stock. Not every application needs heavy fabric and masses of pockets (try emptying wood shavings out of an apron with lots of pockets after using a wood lathe ...)
The Studio Apron is made from 7oz cotton canvas with two front pockets. As it's name implies its more designed for studio based crafts and activities rather than mechanical work. The lighter fabric also make it great to wear on warmer days.
The cross back shoulder straps are available made from either cork or leather. Both are removable via press studs to made washing the apron easier.
After trying them out we've decided to stock just their Medium size, although a Large is available. The Medium is 67 cm wide and 82 cm long. These aprons are hand cut and the shape and fit of them is great. Although unisex in design, the shape and adjustability in the straps achieves a great women's fit.
We also stock the Cork strap version in two childrens sizes. 3 to 7 Years and 8+ Years.