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