When times are challenging, we believe it’s important to support not just British brands, but home grown British independent brands that are made in England, supporting British craftsmanship.
Here we shine the spotlight on 3 British style brands that all share a passion for quality, timeless elegance and versatility.
The collections are classic and yet contemporary, unique and yet very wearable.
And we love the fact that, unlike with big brands, when you buy from a small brand you’ll be the reason for someone’s happy dance that day and you can enjoy being one of the only people in town wearing that item!
British Style Brands – CAT TURNER LONDON’s chic summer dresses are not only effortless, flattering and versatile, but also ethically made in London, which will make you feel fantastic when you wear them.
The dresses offer a classy casual look, perfect for so many different occasions. Whether you’re looking for cute hot summer day outfits, a working from home outfit or summer evening looks, these boutique dresses can be easily dressed up or down to suit lots of different occasions.
The brand prides itself on using premium, summer-friendly fabrics, so that women feel comfortable in the sun, as well as sustainable fabrics like Linen and Tencel. It offers a beautiful range of cotton summer dresses in a variety of styles (including kaftan dresses), with some of them truly evoking a sense of Riviera chic!
British Style Brands – Little by Little is a sustainable jewellery brand that takes design inspiration from ingredients. It was started by two friends, Annabel Cox and Georgina Fuggle – an ethical jewellery designer and food writer respectively. The idea was born over coffee, dreaming of ways they could do business whilst raising funds for charity.
Since its conception, there have been four collections: The Seville, The Mustard Seed, The Wedge and The Pip. All are made with sustainable gold, silver and glass, and each collection has its own distinct identity and quality. The founders always wanted to use their jewellery to empower others and are proud to work with the charity Luminary Bakery. With each piece sold, they donate sufficient funds to enable a disadvantaged woman to train at the bakery for a day, in order to help build their career.
British Style Brands – Russell Russell is an Isle of Man based label, designed by Sally Russell who aims to create unique, leather accessories for people of all ages, who are self-assured in their style choices. All her bags are handmade in England by skilled leatherworkers who specialise in using traditional techniques.
The first collection has been designed with a minimal aesthetic. The bags are soft and unstructured, with no base and no hardware, creating a simple and visually beautiful silhouette.
When you love something, you want to be able to use it all of the time and so the collection has been designed very much with versatility in mind. The bags can be worn in the crook of your elbow, over your shoulder, in your hand or folded into a clutch…perfect for any occasion, whether that’s the office, a night out or the gym.