Posts tagged collaborations
BRAND: ALICE MADE THIS

Alice Made This is a British jewellry and Men's accessories brand. Husband and wife team Alice and Ed founded the brand after spotting a gap in the market for beautiful, timeless, simple men's accessories and the brand grew from there. All the pieces are made in British factories using industrial processes that refine raw materials into precise, contemporary accessories. 

I am honored to be part of Alice Made This - The Women's Edit collaboration, where alongside five very inspiring and entrepreneurial women I have chosen my own, unique combination of Alice Made This pendants to create The DLAM Edit.  

I loved creating this necklace and have never worn a piece of jewellry that I have wanted to touch so much before - the pieces are so tactile.

My Edit has 3 components which can be worn all together, on their own, or in any double combination. This is such a great necklace - so simple but at the same time confident and perfect to go with literally everything.  

Alice and I went to Art College together and were re-united by chance in our local pub with our babies (realising we were now neighbours) so I believe this collaboration was fate!

Here is some more information on this brilliant brand and how it all came about:

NAME OF BRAND/COMPANY: Alice Made This

DATE IT WAS FOUNDED: 2012

BY WHOM IT WAS FOUNDED: Alice Walsh 

WHY WAS IT CREATED: When Alice and Ed were searching (and struggling to find) cufflinks for their wedding, they realised that there was a need to develop something fresh in the men's accessories space. Alice's experience is in product development, having worked for the likes of Tom Dixon, Conran and Habitat, travelling the world exploring manufacturing techniques and processes, and she always wanted to own her own business. This was the ideal opportunity. All our collections are made in Britain, using a different British factory and industrial process, and we refine raw materials into precise, timeless accessories. 

WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR BRAND: We work with eight different British factories for our collections, ranging from aeroplane part manufacturers and marine rope workers, to military armouries and a silversmith in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter. All of products are made in Britain by experts in their fields.

With a genuine respect and passion for British factories, Alice has managed to develop strong and creative working relationships with all of our makers to deliver clean and honest collections.

We introduced our first Women's collection earlier this year, including a range of geometric necklaces, and have launched The Women's Edits in the run up to Christmas to celebrate this. The variety of graphic pendants and material finishes has meant that our customers can wear them by day or by night, and find a piece that really compliments their style and personality. This is something we will be continuing to grow in 2017!

WHAT WE SHOULD BUY FROM YOU: All sorts for the men in your lives... a perfect Xmas winner ;)

Also if you Christmas shop like me you can do "one for me, one for you" approach and treat yourself to a cheeky necklace! 

 @alicemadethis / Photography by @JKF_MAN 

BRAND: PEOPLE TREE

I'm not sure if it's something to do with getting older and more responsible or because of having kids or because there is so much taking from the planet and world and not enough giving back but ethics and sustainability has become more and more important to me recently.

People Tree has one of the best the most positive, productive brand ethos's ever.  They were one of the first brands (over twenty years ago) to pioneer Fair Trade and environmentally sustainable fashion, partnering with Fair Trade artisans and farmers in the developing world to produce ethical and eco fashion.  By creating access to markets and opportunities for people who live in the developing world they created a new way of doing business.  They produce, manufacture, ship and design clothes how all clothes should be but more than often are not.

To celebrate my awesome new Simeon Farrar graffiti dress i thought i'd do a post on People Tree - if its not a brand you know check it out.

Their clothes are always great quality and as well as their core collection they do some super cool collaborations with people such as Zandra Rhodes, Orla Kiely, Bip Ling and Atelier.  Loads of their clothes would be great to get if you are pregnant and will then last to when you are not.

Here are a few of my current favourites: