15 November 2016

CLOSET LONDON

Flying the British flag wearing a London-designed, London-made dress in the capital's most beautiful park.

Emma Louise Layla in Closet London Multi V Back Seam Dress - UK style blog

Over the past couple of years, in the same way that I care more about opting for local ingredients where possible, provenance and reducing food miles, I care more and more about where my clothes come from. With Fashion Revolution's #whomademyclothes movement gaining momentum since the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh back in 2013, the growing number of depressing factory exposé documentaries and the decreasing quality found on the British high street, I find the cheap thrills not particularly thrilling anymore. Maybe it's my age...

Regent's Park in Autumn - London lifestyle blog

Closet London dress - London fashion blog

Emma Louise Layla in Closet London Multi V Back Seam Dress - UK style blog

I blogged about my changing attitude towards high street x designer collaborations here, as I've bought several pieces from different collabs over the years; one item shrank, one didn't wash well and one literally fell apart. The products are made in the same factories as their mainline collections, at quadruple the price for the same quality, and because they're covetable "it" items, they date after one season and end up in charity shops shortly after.  I prefer to buy from brands with ethical integrity, those who practise responsible manufacturing in countries with fair workers' rights or in factories they own and are accountable for, and those who pride themselves on quality and longevity. Enter Closet London - a brand which both designs and manufactures in London. And it's very reasonably-priced. I wore this printed dress for a crisp, sunny walk around Regent's Park and blended in with the autumnal colours around me.


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Emma Louise Layla in Closet London Multi V Back Seam Dress - UK style blog

Regent's Park in Autumn - London lifestyle blog

Closet London dress - London fashion blog

Regent's Park in Autumn - London lifestyle blog

Emma Louise Layla in Closet London Multi V Back Seam Dress - UK style blog

Teal croc leather handbag - London fashion blog

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