Luella launched in 2013 when Sassy and Boo founder Alison Townshend spotted a gap in the market for quality short order womenswear for her own stores. The label’s collections are designed in the Cotswolds, combining classic silhouettes with feel-good colours and prints. Central to the range is its signature Italian-made cashmere blend knitwear offered in vibrant colourways and modern shapes. Alison’s original classic star jumper is updated each season in new colour combinations such as cobalt and magenta, coral and baby pink as well as black with black sequins. Elsewhere the label’s womenswear line-up includes printed maxi dresses, colour block swing dresses, shirt dresses, silky blouses and sparkling sequinned separates.
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The brainchild of a busy mum of three, London-based luxury sustainable footwear brand Rosamund Muir launched in March 2020. Its collection includes sandals, pumps and boots, which are expertly handmade by a small team of artisans using only the finest Italian materials and age-old traditional techniques. With an aim to keep its environmental impact to a minimum, the brand’s pieces are all crafted in small batches using premium surplus stock leathers. For 2023 the short order collection includes heeled ankle boots and loafers in striking colourways, elegant strappy sandals and timeless sling-back wedges.
Founded by Indian graphic designer Darshana Shilpi Rouget, Alba Amicorum produces limited edition fine silk and cashmere scarves and shawls. Her designs are created in collaboration with a growing community of creatives from painters, writers and prima ballerinas spanning different generations and cultural backgrounds. Recently, she produced a collection with the Man Ray Trust featuring designs based on the surreal artist’s original paintings and photographs. The brand’s pieces are crafted in Italy by a family of artisans and can be purchased via independent stockists and its own Belgravia-based atelier.
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Reinventing traditional Indian textiles for the global woman, sustainable label Nesavaali fuses ethnic style with Western fashion, creating a contemporary design signature. The label was created in 2018 by designer Shangami Muthumani to support highly skilled female artisans in India who hand weave beautiful silks and fabrics in the ancient traditions of their ancestors while facing poverty and hardship. Today her brand helps women create a better life by providing working opportunities and fair wages. Its short order range includes gold foil printed dresses, tailored suits, flared skirts and jumpsuits. Wholesale prices start from £12 per dress.
Sustainable underwear brand Nudea was founded by Priya Downes who’d been working in finance for luxury fashion brands including Chanel and Burberry. With a vision to marry her head for numbers with love of great product, she launched the label in 2019 with a mission to create beautiful and functional eco-friendly underwear. Each garment is produced sustainably with support and comfort in mind, with the brand achieving B Corp Certification after just three years of trading. The brand’s core collection includes responsibly manufactured bras and knickers in premium fabrics crafted using recycled yarns. Recently the label expanded into the nightwear market with its new capsule collection, Nudea Sleep. All its styles are made in partnership with responsible suppliers paying fair living wages and are manufactured in fully-certified factories.
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FROM MY MOTHER’S GARDEN
Created by Colmers Hill boutique owner Penny Callaghan, From My Mother’s Garden offers womenswear and accessories in sustainable fabrics and exclusive prints. At the heart of the range are Penny’s signature kimono jackets and long robes, which feature stunning botanical prints based on photographs taken in her mother’s garden. Since its initial launch in 2020 the collection has expanded with new pieces each season, with the range now including dresses, semi-sheer tops, tunics, trousers, tulle skirts, pyjamas, satin bomber jackets and raincoats. There’s also a line-up of pretty accessories from peony print wash bags and bamboo scarves to vibrant cross-body handbags and home fragrances. Wholesale prices range from £8 to £49.
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