The Details

 

Everything I do is centred around reducing waste in a way that positively gives back to the planet and can help people in the process.

 

All fabrics and trims are sourced secondhand. I source from online marketplaces, car boots and charity shops. 

 

Some of my blocks are designed to be zero waste such as the Simonne Puffer. The body is square pattern cut, which means they are designed so that the pattern pieces fit together perfectly when cutting out and therefore eliminates any waste. 

 

For the pieces that are not zero waste, I keep all off cuts and either upcycle these into accessories or I am working on shredding the smaller pieces down to use as padding for my AW21 jackets. 

 

I think about the end of life at the start so when I am choosing fabrics I try and avoid mixing fabric groups as much as possible for ease of recycling at end of life. For the same reason I avoid using trims and elastic as much as possible too. 

 

My aim is to be completely circular and ultimately regenerative.

C i r c u l a r i t y

 

C a r i n g  F o r  Y o u r C l o t h e s

Be kind to your clothes and treat them with the love that they give to us ! 

 

Wash only when necessary, on a cold eco wash setting and eco detergent ideally. 

 

For man made fibres it is advised to use a guppy bag to stop extra micro plastics ending up in our oceans. 

 

If you do one thing please just avoid using a tumble dryer. They wear down your clothes, add to your bills and are all round bad for the planet. Line dry or hang out in the sunshine. This way you will also benefit from the suns antibacterial properties & it also helps to fade stains. 

P a c k a g i n g 

It is very important to me that all of my packaging is in line with my zero waste, circular values. 

 

I have 2 different packaging for sending out orders at the moment : 

 

  1. Recycled, Recyclable brown paper bags

  2. Compostable mailers 

 

I then tie up the clothing in natural jute string which I of course encourage everyone to reuse on their next parcel ! The cards I attach are made of paper with seeds in that you can plant and a variety of cute plants will grow. The dried flowers I attach are all dried out from bunches of flowers I receive. 

  R e f u n d s  
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R e t u r n s

For Ready made items:

 

Please make sure you have double checked measurements and are confident the garment you are buying will fit you before purchasing. 

 

Please also note all fabrics I use are secondhand. Part of this means they will sometimes have imperfections which I think adds to their charm. This is not a valid reason to request a refund. 

 

Ultimately where I am doing this to reduce waste I do not want you to be left with something you will not wear so I do accept returns and or exchanges minus the cost of the postage to you. 

 

You have 14 days to request a refund or exchange. Strictly no exceptions after that. 

 

For Custom Bespoke pieces:

 

I can not accept refunds or exchanges. No exceptions.

M a k e r s 

In order to expand slowly and consciously I have started working with a few people that I have worked with previously or have been connected with through people that I used to work with. For me it all centres around trust and the relationship I build with all of my makers that I really pride myself on. 

 

I have started working with a pattern cutter who I have known for a long time and have worked with in previous jobs. They are more my friend than anything else and I love working with them and the expertise that they bring to my pieces. 

 

I have also started working with a very small sample room in North London to help with the sewing. I visit regularly and so can see for myself that everything meets my expectations and that people are safe and happy and treated well. 

 

I also still cut and make a good portion of the clothing myself too.

G r e a t e r  G o o d

Fashions relationship with humans proceeds itself. 

 

I am committed to helping out as much as I can to local and other causes that really resonate with me. It is a huge part of why I set up on my own as I wanted to do something that was helpful to others that goes beyond just making pretty clothes. 

 

To date I have donated money to UNCHR to help refugees and to The Love Hearts Appeal, a charity set up by one of my best friends after having a heart transplant herself. 

 

I have donated a Freya Simonne piece to the OR foundation to help raise money to support people in Accra deal with all our unwanted clothing. 

 

I volunteer my time to AMURT to help in food preparation for the underprivileged and homeless locally in east London. 

 

I am also really passionate about helping the next generation in fashion and so give up my time to speak with students and universities. 

 

I have given talks at Kingston & Westminster University as well as currently working on a project with Nottingham Trent University. I am always happy to give advice to students or anyone looking to get into the industry. 

 

All we have is today and the choices we make.