Today saw the bright new start to our 1-to-1 mentoring sessions with new and growing women-led businesses in fashion and textiles in and around London. A snapshot of some of our delegates joining the 4th cohort follows:
Pluck’d Designs fuses fashion with function, creating timeless pieces. Pluck’d Designs is a clothing and accessories brand, founded by Saffie Pluck in 2015. Pluck’d Designs focuses on high-end crafted functional design, taking inspiration from material innovations. Urban Wear, the first range, pays particular attention to the city dweller, who wants everyday products that transform to reflective urban pieces at night, lighting them up in their urban jungle. The products are made by hand in London using locally sourced materials and manufacturers.
Eve Meredith and Katie Doherty are the creative brains behind JumbleSell, a Womenswear brand & platform, combining textiles of selected Jumble Sell members each season, resulting in a jumble of beautiful surfaces. Join s/s 16 now! London. Follow the girls on Twitter @JumbleSell
Based in the vibrant East End of London, Nahara combines traditional art and textile skills with contemporary styling. Inspired by art and culture from across the Asian and Arab world, Nahara experiments with ideas around tradition and modernity. Each collection uses beautiful, high quality fabric and creates modest, fluid cuts. Nahara allows a woman to be modern, urban and spiritual; to be connected to her past, while living in the present. Nahara was created in 2013 by Sonya Ahmed. Born in Libya to Bangladeshi parents, Sonya lives in London and works as a doctor.
Silver by Audrey Rose.
Silver by Audrey Rose is a range of hand-crafted bespoke jewellery designed and made by me, Jacqueline Audrey Rose Campbell. “My early influence was a desire to express the love I felt for my family. This initial idea developed into the “Affirmation” collection and I still have that feeling every time I wear each piece. The design lends itself perfectly to adaptation to suit every client, with various options to create your own unique expression. Each piece is unique as it is hand-made and the detail is decided by the person for whom the jewellery is intended. For example, my own suite of “Affirmation” include the names of my husband and children and has fresh-water pearls. It is such a personal piece that it can say whatever each person wants it to.”
Aniqah Moawalla & Naeema Anjarwalla are launching an exciting new homewares and liftstyle brand fusing traditional artisanal skills of East Africa with the demands and style of the modern kitchen. This beautiful brand will be launching soon… watch this space!
RURU London is a fashion design brandfusing Turkish style and traditional textiles and craft techniques with an easy-to-wear fashion sensibility for London living. Owner Reyhan Yazici-Kizilagac is a fashion designer, personal stylist and can also be consulted on a private basis for bespoke design and fittings.
Shaheen Kasmani-Ayub is a surface pattern designer and artist working across a range of media. The Kat & Monocle creates Fine Hand Drawing for Fashion, Home and Giftware.
Founded in London in spring 2014 by designer Pantxika Ospital, Jentil is a unique brand of minimalist metropolitan style and eco-conscious ethics, committed to delivering tasteful, hardworking bags and accessories for contemporary city living.
Made from high quality Portuguese cork, the Jentil collection is designed in London. It comprises simple, unisex designs, created to answer the demands of modern life and technology. The current Jentil range includes bags and smaller accessories such as purses, wallets and laptop cases.
Jentil takes a natural approach to design, and using both human and animal-friendly materials is an important part of that. Jentil bags and accessories are ethically made in Portugal as well as registered with the Vegan Society.