Bring out the bunting – it’s a bank holiday weekend and there’s only one week to go until the King’s Coronation! So, in the spirit of celebrating all things British, here’s a selection of some of our favourite home-grown fashion brands…
1. COTI VISION
British female-founded brand Coti Vision has revolutionised the glasses market with its trend-led necklace reading glasses and chains. Conceived by Julie Hawkins and Nancy Gries, their vision was to create a stylish wearable solution that would help people keep their glasses to hand. Its range includes its original chunky acrylic Classic Glasses Chain in numerous colours and designs as well as smaller bead- style necklaces, with each featuring silicone ends that attach to most frames. The concept was pitched on Dragon’s Den in 2021 – earning the brand instant recognition. Panel member Deborah said: “They’ve brought an important bit of everyday kit out of the dullness and into the light.” Many of its products incorporate recycled and natural materials such as those in its handmade Amore Italia Collection. Key products include its Necklace Reading Glasses, Amore Italia Classic Rainbow chain and new Halo necklace or glasses holder. Wholesale prices range from £7.50 – £35; free display stand included with first order and a minimum spend.
2. ONE HUNDRED STARS
Renowned for its signature kimonos in exclusive prints, family-run British brand One Hundred Stars creates timeless womenswear and accessories with a strong focus on sustainability and ethics. The label’s range of one size and duo size garments appeal to a wide demographic while its designers enlist premium sustainable fabrics such as bemberg, cupro, lenzing modal and recycled viscose to minimise its environmental impact. The boutique-friendly range includes the brand’s hero kimonos and kaftans alongside coordinating dresses, duster coats, trousers, tops and homewares. For SS23 its line-up includes a range of colourful prints with standout styles such as its floor length Margaux Kaftan, elegant satin Shift Dress with drop shoulder sleeves and luxurious Velvet Duster for cooler summer days and evenings. Wholesale prices are around £30 on average while the minimum order requirement is £400.
CONTACT: Tel: 01142 727 852 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
3. LOUIS & CO MAISON
Inspired by the French Riviera and made in Hampshire, Louis and Co Maison is the brainchild of husband-and-wife duo Lea Salomone and George Gros. Its hand-poured candles are made from 100 per cent natural soy and feature bold fragrances designed to transform any room. Meanwhile, its range of handmade reed diffusers are blended by hand and packaged completely plastic free. Best-selling scents include the rich and aromatic Le Feu (meaning ‘the fire’), refreshing cèdre and Mediterranean fig tree inspired Figue Noire. The company also offers a white-label service for boutiques that would like to offer own-branded home fragrances. £POA; Tel: 07816 641 264 E:email@example.com
4. FROM MY MOTHER’S GARDEN
Award-winning British lifestyle brand From My Mother’s Garden produces beautiful womenswear and accessories in sustainable fabrics and exclusive prints. The label’s collections are based on photographs of blooms and botanicals, with colourful pieces ranging from hero silky viscose kimonos jackets and velvet robes to womenswear separates, scarves, make-up bags and raincoats. Available on short order, this season’s range features a bouquet of colourful garden flower prints including forget-me-nots, passionflowers, cherry blossom, dahlias and cornflowers in soft pastels to vibrant hues. There’s a new range of tulle dresses, tops and panelled skirts as well as a mid-length kimono. Standout styles include a Sweetpea fit and flair Tulle Dress, a new lime Passionflower print short lightweight kimono and Forget-Me-Not linen mix shift dresses in stunning electric blue. Wholesale prices are £8 – £45 per piece while the minimum order requirement is £300.
CONTACT: Tel: 07825 148 040 frommymothersgarden.co.uk
Combining hand-painted prints with fierce and feminine silhouettes, British brand Sirens creates show-stopping sustainable womenswear in beautiful tactile fabrics. The label was founded by fashion designer Sinead Tabis who wanted to produce empowering fashion for busy women. Working with a talented team of illustrators, all of its prints are limited edition and exclusive to the brand. Buyers can expect to find wedding guest-perfect maxi dresses in flattering shapes, oversized shirts that will instantly elevate jeans, easy-wear shirt dresses that can also be worn open over trousers and elegant shape-enhancing blouses. Most of the label’s pieces are crafted in limited runs in high-quality viscose.
CONTACT: E: info@ sirenslondon.com sirenslondon.com
Established in 2008 by former indie retailers Lynne and Nick Williams, Glasgow-based brand Marble offers contemporary womenswear featuring luxury fabrics and flattering silhouettes. Its new collection for AW23 nods to its love of colour, tactile textures and opulent jacquards. Buyers can choose from a range of contemporary abstract and classic prints in woven and knitted fabrics. Hero styles include knitted pleated skirts, available in six colourways, a coated bomber jackets, knitwear with detachable collars and its signature printed dresses. Marble is based in the UK and offers reliable deliveries with no import duties. The brand doesn’t sell directly to consumers and all sales enquiries are passed on to local stockists. Boutiques can choose which garments are delivered and when – helping businesses spread the cost while keeping their rails fresh. Wholesale prices range from £7 – £50 while the minimum order requirement is £2,500.
CONTACT: Tel: 0141 882 6743 marblefashions.co.uk
Designed to bring colour to women every day, British brand Luella specialises in high content cashmere knitwear, in-season Italian linens, printed cotton shirts and flattering wear-everywhere dresses. Its collections are designed in its Cotswolds-based studio by a design team led by founder Alison Townshend. As an experienced independent retailer, she wanted to fill a gap in the market for in-season quality womenswear offered at affordable price points. With stock held all year around in its UK-based warehouse, stockists are able to repeat order as required to meet demand. The brand’s linen and cotton ranges feature bright colourways and flattering silhouettes, with standout pieces including tunics, shirts and dresses.
Known for its signature single star print, Chalk offers a capsule range of UK-designed womenswear, loungewear, homeware and accessories with an emphasis on quality. Its timeless womenswear includes slouchy dresses, jumpsuits and loungewear in fabrics such as premium jersey, cotton and rayon. Best-sellers include its Robyn top (pictured), which is reworked every season in several prints and colourways. Meanwhile, its home fragrance and skincare range is made in the UK and packaged in recyclable amber glass, offering a sustainable option for boutiques. Standout products include its Lavender and Geranium Hand and Body Lotion as well as its Lime and Herb Room and Pillow Spray.
Leading UK umbrella manufacturer and Royal Warrant holder Fulton offers fun designs with quality materials and workmanship. The brand has recently launched its first sustainable line of umbrellas boasting rain-proof fabrics made from 100 per cent PET and state-of the-art bamboo handles. Its range takes inspiration from the natural world, offering three eye-catching prints including Beehive, Marching Elephants and Natural Bloom. Combining the brand’s renowned exceptional quality and unique designs, the line-up utilises the latest sustainable technology to create products that are kind to the planet while offering protection against the unpredictable UK weather.
CONTACT: Tel: 0208 963 3010 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
10. LILY AND ME
Marrying one-of-a-kind prints with timeless shapes, British lifestyle brand Lily and Me creates joyful womenswear collections inspired by art, crafts and the natural world. The family-owned business is nestled in the Cotswolds and prides itself on offering stockists an outstanding service. As the brand continues to increase its sustainable options, the range features eco-friendly fabrics such as Lyocell, Eco Vero and organic cotton while its new knitwear collection is crafted in a recycled yarn and alpaca blend. For AW23 buyers can expect printed blooms, abstract botanicals and textures designed to be styled with its cosy knitwear and plain jerseys. Key pieces include the pretty Folk print Jersey Swing Dress, recycled brushed polyester Abigail Top and Eco Vero Lenzing jersey viscose Witcombe Skirt. Wholesale prices are around £18 per piece on average while the minimum order requirement is £1,00.
CONTACT: Tel: 01452 220 7766 lilyandmeclothing.com