About us

The Catholic Church has always used glorious vestments in the sacred liturgy. For centuries, only the best was considered good enough for God. It is delightful to see renewed interest in traditional vestments in recent years.

The name FilAurum comes from two Latin words: “filo” (thread) and “aurum” (gold, of gold) and literally means “a thread of gold”, implying both magnificent traditional vestments and the goldwork embroidery that many of them have.

FilAurum creates beautiful hand-tailored vestments for use only in the Roman Catholic Church in the traditional Roman style using the finest natural fabrics: silk, cotton/silk blends, cotton. Most of my work is done through custom commissions. Vestments that are available for immediate dispatch can be found in the shop. If you would like to place a commission please send me a message or an email to discuss the details. I will be happy to assist you in creating a special Mass set or other items just for you. I am also happy to make missing items to complete sets.

Another direction of FilAurum’s work is the preservation of the precious liturgical heritage of the Roman Catholic Church. Having a background in history and historical sewing and tailoring, I treat every vestment as a historical work of art. I love working with old vestments and seeing them restored to their former glory. My ultimate goal is to safeguard the materials and the original shape of the vestment as much as possible. To maintain the historic integrity of a vestment, I only use natural fabrics (like silk and cotton) when doing the restoration and conservation work. Please note that currently vestments restoration is limited to a couple of Catholic churches in the UK, and at the moment I am not able to take on any extra commissions for restorations.

FilAurum is based in the UK but would be happy to ship anywhere in the world.