Happy February! So, I wanted to start out by giving a little shoutout to some other small/ independent businesses that I have been really liking recently. Shop small always, not just for Christmas.
1. Emma Warren Design
First up, is Emma Warren Design. This lovely lady is based in gloustershire, and designs, embroiders and sews the most amazing clothing and accessories. She has recently had a new workspace built from scratch, complete with hot chocolate station, and it is safe to say that I have MAJOR STUDIO ENVY. Emma sells on Asos Marketplace as well as on her website. Here are some of my favourite items from her shop:
Embroidered Bee Backpack - £26.00
Heart Sweater - £26.00 (Part of the valentine's edit)
Embroidered Glitter Dolphin Sweater - £32.00
2. ELB Handmade
Next up it's ELB Handmade. Now I have been following this shop on instagram for as long as I can remember, and I do own a few pieces made by Emma, including a bodysuit, underwear set and a bikini. The quality of her products are amazing, and I highly recommend you now buy all of your underwear from here. She caters to all sizes and can do custom sets/ sizes at your request. It's good to remember that you get what you pay for with independent makers (not that handmade has to mean expensive). These sets are made with love, and made to LAST.
Love Bug Lace Set - £20.00
Midnight Kiss Bodysuit - £20.00 (Available in multiple colours)
Wonderland Lounge Set - £30.00
3. Realm Designs
Beth is the mastermind behind this colourful independent brand. Beth crotchets/ sews everything herself and tries to use recycled clothing and fabric where she can. Her items are super affordable and so cute!! I will definitely be stocking up my earring collection this summer.
Rainbow Earrings - £12.00
Crocheted Flower Bag - £20.00
Image From Realm Designs Market Stall
4. Pom Poms For Dayz
Erykah is a Bristol based creative, who uses vegan friendly wool to create colourful pom pom accessories. She takes custom orders, so your poms can match your outfit perfectly! Pom Poms For Dayz has collaborated with brands such as bellisaxclothing making limited addition accessories to sell alongside new collections. Tassel earrings and pom hair clips are also available to order. These are an absolute must have for festival season!
5. Desert Fox Collective
Desert Fox are a vintage and own label clothing brand based in France. Their aim is to sell 'ethical clothing with magical vibes', and they certainly achieve that. Their instagram is any boho babe's dream with floral and celestial prints everywhere you look. All vintage is handpicked from vintage markets in the local area, so you can be assured you get the best quality and the most unique items out there. Alongside the wide selection of Vintage that is available, Desert fox make their own clothing, using gorgeous vintage fabrics to produce dungarees, skirts and shorts. They also create handpainted jeans. This is ethical fashion done right! The brand take this one step further by making their labels from scrap fabric and using compostable postal bags. As if it couldn't get any better, they also have a reward scheme on their website for return customers. What's not to love!
Handpainted Reworked Jeans - £30
Own Label Full Length Dungarees - £45
Vintage and own label pieces styled together.
All images and prices taken from www.instagram.com or individual business websites.
Feel free to comment some of your favourite small brands below!